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Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler collection of Katherine Anne Porter

Call Number: YCAL MSS 153
Scope and Contents
The Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler Collection of Katherine Anne Porter contains correspondence, manuscript items, notes, and ephemera related to Porter which were received with the Wescott and Wheeler papers. The material covers the dates 1943-83.

The collection is housed in 3 boxes and is organized into three series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; and III. Other Material.

Series I, Correspondence , contains copies of letters from and about Porter, as well as early letters about the Katherine Anne Porter Foundation.

Series II, Writings , contains drafts (many inscribed to George Platt Lynes) and printed copies of works by Porter, along with a galley proof of Ship of Fools.

Series III, Other Material , consists of various items documenting Porter's life, including articles and clippings, and notes by Monroe Wheeler on Porter, among other items.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Glenway Wescott and Monroe Wheeler Collection of Katherine Anne Porter is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received with the Glenway Wescott Papers and the Monroe Wheeler Papers, purchase from Monroe Wheeler, 1988, with later purchase and gift from Anatole Pohorilenko, 1998.
Associated Materials
Additional Katherine Anne Porter material can be found in the Glenway Wescott Papers [YCAL MSS 134] and the Monroe Wheeler Papers [YCAL MSS 136]. The materials included in this collection represent items that were already segregated when received with the original papers.
2.13 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980
Language of Materials