Preliminary Guide to the Patricia Rowe Willrich Papers, 1949-1996
The Patricia Rowe Willrich Papers, 1948-1996, are comprised of published and unpublished autobiographical writings; essays and lectures on contemporary American authors; correspondence with contemporary American authors; and miscellaneous other papers related to 20th century American literature. The writers featured in the correspondence include Maxine Hong Kingston, Larry McMurtry, John McPhee, Reynolds Price, Wallace Stegner, Peter Taylor, and Anne Tyler. The most extensive correspondence is with Anne Tyler and is arranged in the Anne Tyler Papers Series.
- Collection Number
- Patricia Rowe Willrich papers
- Willrich, Patrica Rowe
- 2.25 Linear Feet, 750 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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[Identification of item], Patricia Rowe Willrich Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Typscripts of college essays, short stories, autobiographical sketches, and essays on contemporary American authors.
Includes correspondence with Seventeen magazine concerning stories submitted for publication.
Autobiographical writings and short stories, chiefly written for creative writing classes.
Essays and lectures written by Willrich for presentations on contemporary American authors at bookstores, libraries, clubs, senior centers, etc. Arranged alphabetically by author or subject.
Willrich's correspondence with American authors. Some correspondence files include transcripts of interviews, notes, clippings, and other related materials. Files are arranged alphabetically by author. For Anne Tyler's correspondence see the Anne Tyler Papers Series.
Includes photographs of Stegner and correspondence with others concerning Stegner's death.
Chiefly correspondence between Willrich and Anne Tyler, 1983-1996.Includes some writings about Tyler's work and notes and recollections of meetings with Tyler. Topics of letters include family issues, travel, and writing. In several letters Tyler responds in depth to Willrich's questions about her life and work.
Particia Rowe Willrich was a free-lance writer, speaker, and teacher who made presentations about selected contemporary American authors at bookstores, libraries, clubs, senior centers, etc.
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- Anne Tyler -- Correspondence
- John McPhee -- Correspondence
- Larry McMurtry -- Correspondence
- Maxine Hong Kingston -- Correspondence
- Peter Taylor -- Correspondence
- Patricia Rowe Willrich
- Reynolds Price -- Correspondence
- Willrich, Patrica Rowe
- Wallace Stegner -- Correspondence
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library recieved the collection as a gift from Mason Willrich in 1998.
Processed by Don Sechler
Completed October 28, 1998
Encoded by Don Sechler
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.