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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1883.5-1883.8

Thomas Wolfe papers


Materials regarding American novelist Thomas Wolfe as well as letters and a manuscript by him.


  • 1916-1975

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


7 linear feet (2 boxes and 12 volumes)
Includes autograph manuscript of The judgement in heaven, letters from Wolfe to Margaret Roberts, a photocopy autograph manuscript of Of time and the river, material concerning the dramatization of Of time and the river, and materials relating to the Thomas Wolfe 75th anniversary celebration in Asheville, NC.

Biographical / Historical

Wolfe was an American novelist.


Organized into the following series:
  1. MS Am 1883.5: Of time and the river
  2. MS Am 1883.6: Material concerning the dramatization of Of time and the river
  3. MS Am 1883.7: Materials relating to the Thomas Wolfe 75th anniversary celebration
  4. MS Am 1883.8: The judgement in heaven and letters to Margaret Roberts

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*73M-93. Gift of O.M. Brack, Jr.; received: 1973.

*75M-81. Gift of the University of North Carolina at Asheville; received: 1975.

*77M-1. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1977.

Related Materials

See also: William B. Wisdom collection of Thomas Wolfe (MS Am 1883-1883.3).
Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938. Thomas Wolfe papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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