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Wallace Stegner Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0145

Scope and Contents

Stegner's letter to Donna Ore, UNCG class of 1973, deals with his story, Chip off the Old Block. It appears Ore had written Stegner concerning a term paper topic comparing Stegner's own childhood with the childhood portrayed in the story.

Dates

  • 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was an American historian, fiction writer, and environmentalist. He was born in Iowa but grew up in Montana, Utah and Saskatchewan. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1930, then went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard University before founding the creative writing program at Stanford University, where his students included Sandra Day O'Connor, Ken Kesey, and Larry McMurtry.

Stegner won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972 for Angle of Repose and the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird in 1977. He was the father of nature writer Page Stegner.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was an American historian, fiction writer, and environmentalist. The letter in this collection was a response to a letter from Donna Ore (UNCG class of 1973) in regards to Stegner's story, Chip off the Old Block.

Method of Acquisition

Acquisition method unknown.

Related Materials

See the University of Iowa for more Wallace Stegner papers.

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
Wallace Stegner Letter
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

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

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