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Sylvia Wilkinson Manuscripts

Identifier: MSS 0032

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Wilkinson's review of the Heather Ross Miller title Gone a Hundred Miles, editor's notes for Wilkinson's book, Moss on the North Side, and manuscripts for Moss on the North Side and A Killing Frost.


  • 1964 - 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Sylvia Wilkinson was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1940. She graduated from Woman's College (now the University North Carolina at Greensboro) in 1962, received her master's degree from Hollins College and also studied at Stanford University. Wilkinson taught at various institutions and received a number of literary awards including the Sir Walter Raleigh Award twice -- in 1968 for A Killing Frost, and again in 1978 for Shadow of the Mountain.


0.40 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Sylvia Wilkinson (1940- ) is an alumna of Woman's College (now UNCG) and an award-winning author.

This collection contains editor's notes, a book review, and manuscripts of Wilkinson's books, Moss on the North Side and A Killing Frost.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Sylvia Wilkinson in December, 1968 and 2010.

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Processed by Archives Staff, January, 2010.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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