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Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975



  • Existence: April 17, 1897 - December 7, 1975

Found in 90 Collections and/or Records:

Sinclair Lewis papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 268

The Sinclair Lewis Papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and personal papers documenting the life and work of novelist and author Sinclair Lewis.

Dates: 1866-1964, bulk 1910-1950

Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Papers

Call Number: LWL MSS 20
Abstract: The Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis Papers consists of correspondence, writings, financial records, and other papers documenting the personal and professional activities and interests of the American author, editor, and collector Wilmarth Lewis and his wife Annie Burr Lewis. At their home in Farmington, Connecticut, the Lewises created a world-renowned collection of eighteenth-century print, graphic, and manuscript material related to the English author, connoisseur, and collector Horace Walpole...
Dates: 1800-1980, bulk 1926-1979

Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 237

The Liebert Autograph Collection contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Sir Joseph Banks, Marie Corelli, Eugene V. Debs, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Ouida, and Alfred Tennyson. The Liebert Correspondence consists of letters written to Liebert by Ian Fleming, Beverly Nichols, John Cowper Powys, and Thornton Wilder.

Dates: 1604-1987

Love and how to cure it / by Thornton Wilder, n.d.

 Part of Collection — Box 71: Series 9 [Barcode: 39002038070711], Folder: 22
Call Number: MSS 30, Series IX, Sub-Series IX.B

Marcia Nardi collection

Call Number: YCAL MSS 70
Abstract: The Marcia Nardi collection contains correspondence and writings documenting her work as a poet between 1949 and 1983. The collection contains letters to Nardi by Louise Bogan, Marguerite Caetani, Randall Jarrell, Norman Holmes Pearson, Alec Waugh, Thornton Wilder, and others, most offering personal and professional advice and assistance in her efforts to complete a volume of poems. There is also a manuscript miscellany, "The New Helicon," in the hand of John Edmunds and a typescript of...
Dates: 1949-1983

Dudley Nichols papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 671
Abstract: The Dudley Nichols papers contain correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of American screenwriter and director Dudley Nichols. Correspondence with family, friends, authors, critics, actors, and directors includes a number of authors who, like Nichols, served in the Armed Forces during World War I or resided or worked at least briefly in California and Hollywood. There are letters from Edward Dahlberg, William Faulkner, Gene Fowler, Aldous Huxley, William...
Dates: 1903-1969

Henri Peyre letters

Call Number: GEN MSS 309

Consists of letters to Peyre chiefly from French authors, plus one letter from Peyre to Donald Wing enclosing a typescript of Paul Claudel's "Partage de midi," which Peyre had made from the play at the Bibliotheque Nationale.

Dates: 1929-1971

Quincy Porter Papers

Call Number: MSS 15

Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the American composer Quincy Porter (1897-1966)

Dates: 1897-1975 (inclusive)

Postcard and note, 1950, undated

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-28
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

One autograph postcard, signed, to Dr. Fritz Karger, thanking him for calling attention to a line from Sappho, possibly left unattributed, and one autograph note addressing a question put forward in a questionnaire. Note on verso of the questionnaire, typescript, including a response from Henry Miller.

Dates: 1950, undated

Postcard : Hq 328th Fighter Group, Hamilton Field, Calif., to Janet Cohn, Brandt and Brandt, Park Ave., New York, N.Y., 1942 October 24

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-30
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
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Autograph postcard, signed, describing a night in the barracks and asking for Cohn'sher help in finding the "ideal manager for plays 'after the war'."

Dates: 1942 October 24

Postcard : Puerto Rico, to James Leo Herlihy, 8787 Shoreham Drive, Apartment 808, Hollywood, California 90069 , 1973 December 31

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-33
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
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Autograph postcard, initialed, offering advice.

Dates: 1973 December 31

Postcard : [Roe?], Florida, to Grace Bacon, Olin Library, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut , 1957 February 22

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-34
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
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Autograph postcard, signed, concerning his health and work.

Dates: 1957 February 22

Postcards : to Michael Myerberg, 1941

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-20
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
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Two autograph postcards, signed, one from Ecuador, sent during a tour of South America, concerning personal activities, such as plans.

Dates: 1941

The Mel Powell Papers

Call Number: MSS 70

Musical scores, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and sound recordings by and about Mel Powell (1923-1998), the composer, jazz pianist, and educator.

Dates: 1942-1991, inclusive

"Prisoner of war interrogation demonstration play", 1942 September

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-24
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Draft, typescript, of play co-authored with Jacob Bleibtreu. Accompanied by one autogaph letter, signed, with envelope, from Wilder to George Kelley describing the play, written while Wilder was a student in the United States Army Air Forces Intelligence School at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1942 September

Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 3

The papers contain correspondence, writings, subject files and personal papers documenting the personal life and writing career of Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant and such subjects as the Taos writers colony, the Indian rights movement, popular psychology, and life in Paris during World War I. Major correspondents include Randolph Bourne, John Collier, Alyse Gregory, Sidney Howard, Haniel Long, Amy Lowell, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Thornton Wilder.

Dates: 1903-1965

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 76
Abstract: The Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers contain manuscripts of writings, letters, clippings, photographs, artworks, and personal papers relating to the life and work of Gertrude Stein and her companion, Alice B. Toklas, and to Gertrude's brother, Leo Stein, an artist and writer. As well as holding the bulk of Stein's literary output (often described as "experimental" or "cubist" writing), the materials document Stein and Toklas' involvement with the literary and art...
Dates: 1837-1961

Samuel Steward papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 987
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, artwork, research materials, printed materials, and other papers by, to, or related to Samuel Steward. Correspondents include Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, George Platt Lynes, and Thornton Wilder. Writings include drafts of homoerotic novels written under the nom de plume Phil Andros, and a translation of Querelle of Brest by Jean Genet. A focus of the papers is Steward's sexual exploits, which are documented in diaries, photographs, and...
Dates: 1930-2003

Louise Talma papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 811
Abstract: The Louise Talma Papers contain materials relating to composition and performance of Talma's opera The Alcestiad, and to Thornton Wilder, his friendship with Talma, and his collaboration with her as librettist for The Alcestiad. Contents relating to The Alcestiad, 1950s-1970s, include autograph letters, signed, to Talma from Thornton Wilder, 1952-1975 and undated, and from his sister Isabel Wilder, 1954-1972, with some letters annotated by Talma; autograph manuscript music drafts; diazo...
Dates: 1942-1985, bulk 1952-1963

"The primrose path", [1915]

 Part of Collection — Box 32: [Barcode: 39002137170412], Folder: GROUP 530, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Playscript, draft, holograph, corrected, performed Thanksgiving 1915 at Oberlin College.

Accompanied by two copies of the play and one printed letter, dated April 10, 2006, from Philip A. Corfman to Patricia C. Willis.

Dates: [1915]