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MS Am 2815

Wolfe, Thomas,1900-1938. Thomas Wolfe additional papers, 1906-1981: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, pf
Call No.: MS Am 2815
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Thomas Wolfe additional papers,
Date(s): 1906-1981.
Quantity: 1 collection (7 linear feet (16 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, German, Italian, and many other languages.
Abstract: Papers collected by and about American author, Thomas Wolfe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of William B. Wisdom; received: 1947.
Recataloged from:
  • Wisdom *AC9 W8327 LZ999g: Clippings
  • Wisdom *AC9 W8327 Zzx: Travel material
  • Wisdom *AC9 W8327 Zzxa: Postcards
  • Wisdom *AC9 W8327 Zzxb: Programs
  • Wisdom *AC9 W8327 Zzxc: Periodicals, newspapers, publishers' advertisements
  • Wisdom *AC9 W8327 Zzxd: Memorabilia
  • Processing Information:

    Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

    Conditions Governing Access:

    There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
    A portion of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

    Preferred Citation for Publication:

    Thomas Wolfe Additional Papers, 1906-1981 (MS Am 2815). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

    Related Materials

    See also HOLLIS and OASIS for additional materials held by the Houghton Library relating to Thomas Wolfe, and especially see:

    Biographical / Historical

    Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was an American novelist.


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    Scope and Contents

    Some items, but not all, were collected by Thomas Wolfe, as some materials included here were assembled and added after Wolfe's death. Includes: clippings from American and European newspapers and periodicals including reviews of Wolfe's works, biographical information, and obituaries; a collection of periodicals, newspapers (mostly German), and publishers' advertisements; photographic postcards (mostly unused and views principally European), postcard albums, and other photographic reproductions of art masterpieces, historic sites, scenic views; photographs and drawings of Wolfe and his family and friends, watercolor sketches of his homes, X-ray negatives of Wolfe, and other publishers' material for his books; programs and pamphlets for plays, concerts, museums, theaters, courses of study, etc..., including several from The Carolina Playmakers; and a collection of travel materials such as guidebooks, museum catalogs, scenic albums, tourist pamphlets, maps, timetables, souvenir menus, travel advertisements, etc... primarily European, but a few are American.


    A portion of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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