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Guide to the W. Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz Papers , 1894-1961 M0278
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Description
Correspondence, books, notes, printed material, ephemera, and photographs pertaining to Mahayana Buddhism. Also contains materials pertaining to Evans-Wentz's education.
Background
Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz helped to develop Western understanding of Oriental religions, primarily Tibetan Buddhism. He was born February 2, 1878 in Trenton, New Jersey where he spent his childhood, completing elementary school in June, 1892. After less than two years of high school, Wentz decided to become a journalist. He dropped out and enrolled in commercial courses at business colleges in Jacksonville, Florida and Trenton, New Jersey. Working his way across the United States in various newspaper offices, he followed his family, who had recently settled in La Mesa, California, westward. Having decided that he was not well-suited to journalism, he arrived in Palo Alto in the academic year 1901-1902, hoping to gain admittance to the recently--established Stanford University.
Extent
10 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. Some materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.