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Guide to the Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner, ca. 1909-1992
Special Collections M0952  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1909-1992
    Collection number: Special Collections M0952
    Creator: Benson, Jackson J.
    Extent: 13.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Research card files (4 boxes) labeled "chronology" and "topic" may not be read or copied until 2005. Back-up tapes may be listened to and transcripts read, but no copies of the interviews (recorded or transcripts) are to be made until 2005. We will duplicate original tapes that currently have no back-up copy at cost so a reader may listen to them, but there may be a short delay. Original letters represented in the collection in photocopy form cannot be photocopied by Stanford. Letters selected from Stegner's office are held by the University of Utah. Originals of other letters are held by private individuals.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Jackson Benson, 1997.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner, M0952, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    American biographer of Hemingway, Steinbeck and most recently, author of the biography WALLACE STEGNER : HIS LIFE AND WORK. New York: Viking, 1996.

    Scope and Content

    128 interview cassette tapes of Stegner and his associates, transcripts of the interviews, 100 back-up tapes; annotated copies of correspondence including that with Phil and Peg Gray; copies of Stegner periodical fiction, essays, and articles, including all of the very early material; copies of reviews of Stegner's major works and story collections; clippings; and Benson's card files of sorted research notes.

    Access Terms

    Gray, Peg.
    Gray, Phil.
    Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-
    American literature--20th century.
    Wallace Stegner : his life and work.