Guide to the Wallace Earle Stegner papers: concerning the Asian-American Literary Exchange, 1949-1954

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Guide to the Wallace Earle Stegner papers: concerning the Asian-American Literary Exchange, 1949-1954

Collection number: M0807

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
May, 1997
Encoded by:
Michael G. Olson
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stegner, Wallace Earle Papers: concerning the Asian-American Literary Exchange,
Date (inclusive): 1949-1954
Collection number: M0807
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Wallace Stegner, in an effort to promote good relations and literary exchanges between Asia and the United States, visited the Far East. With funding provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, Stegner and his wife visited India, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand between November 1950 and February 1951. After returning to Stanford, Stegner set up an informal literary agency devoted to placing Asian writings in U.S. publications. From 195 1-1954, he solicited manuscripts from Asian writers and translators and sent them to various magazines and publishers.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

Wallace Earle Stegner, Papers concerning the Asian-American Literary Exchange. M0807. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Estate of Wallace Stegner, 1992

Provenance

Gift of the Estate of Wallace Stegner, 1992

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection includes the correspondence of Stegner and the various authors, editors and publishers he met on his trip, as well as letters from others who later heard of his project. There is also a great deal of correspondence with American editors and publishers, with whom Stegner sought to place Asian manuscripts. A few of Stegner's own manuscripts, written on Asian topics, are also included in the collection.
As far as possible, the collection follows the organization of the original files. Most of the papers, therefore, are filed under the relevant country name. Under the title of "Japan," for example, one can find correspondence with Japanese authors and publishers, clippings from the Japanese press, and so on.
Outgoing letters from Stegner are filed amongst related correspondence. For example, the file labeled "India: Publishers" includes both letters from the publishers and Stegner's responses. Most of Stegner's outgoing letters were written by his secretaries.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Narayan, R.K.
Vaidya, Suresh.
Kiyooka, Elichi.
Hiramatsu, Mikio.
Gonzalez, N.V.M.
Ray, Sri Annada Sankar.
Asian-American literary exchange.
Indic literature--20th century.
Japanese literature--20th century.
Philippine literature--English--20th century.
Thai literature--20th century.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

American Book Publishers Council

Box 1, Folder 2

Asian Press Service

Box 1, Folder 3

Book exchange lists

Box 1, Folder 4

China: authors

Box 1, Folder 5

Copyrights and royalties

Box 1, Folder 6

"Dead File"

Box 1, Folder 7

Expenses

Box 1, Folder 8

Expenses

Box 1, Folder 9

Expenses

Box 1, Folder 10

Expenses

Box 1, Folder 11

Egypt

Box 1, Folder 12

India: articles

Box 1, Folder 13

India: authors (A-C)

Box 1, Folder 14

India: authors (D-I)

Box 1, Folder 15

India: authors (K-N)

Box 1, Folder 16

India: authors (O-Q)

Box 1, Folder 17

India: authors (R-Z)

Box 1, Folder 18

India: Bose, Buddhavdeva

Box 1, Folder 19

India: correspondence

Box 1, Folder 20

India: correspondence

Box 1, Folder 21

India: correspondence

Box 1, Folder 22

India: Indian Institute of Culture

Box 1, Folder 23

India: magazines

Box 1, Folder 24

India: miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 25

India: notes

Box 1, Folder 26

India: notes

Box 1, Folder 27

India: press clippings

Box 1, Folder 28

India: publishers

Box 1, Folder 29

India: "Publisher's Exhibition" pamphlet

Box 1, Folder 30

India: P.E.N.

Box 1, Folder 31

India: Ray, Lila and Sri Annada Sankar

Box 1, Folder 32

India: R.K. Narayan

Box 1, Folder 33

India: Vaidya, Suresh ("A Literary Letter from India")

Box 1, Folder 34

Indonesia

Box 1, Folder 35

Indonesia: authors

Box 1, Folder 36

Intercultural Publications, Inc.

Box 1, Folder 37

Intercultural Publications, Inc. 1952

Box 1, Folder 38

Intercultural Publications, Inc. 1953

Box 1, Folder 39

Intercultural Publications, Inc. 1954-1955

Box 2, Folder 1

Japan: articles

Box 2, Folder 2

Japan: correspondence

Box 2, Folder 3

Japan: correspondence

Box 2, Folder 4

Japan: Keio University

Box 2, Folder 5

Japan: Kiyooka, Elichi

Box 2, Folder 6

Japan: Hiramatsu, Mikio n.d.-1950

Box 2, Folder 7

Japan: Kiyooka, Elichi

Box 2, Folder 6

Japan: Hiramatsu, Mikio 1951

Box 2, Folder 8

Japan: Kiyooka, Elichi

Box 2, Folder 6

Japan: Hiramatsu, Mikio

Box 2, Folder 9

Japan: Kiyooka, Elichi

Box 2, Folder 6

Japan: Hiramatsu, Mikio

Box 2, Folder 10

Japan: Hokuseido Press

Box 2, Folder 11

Japan: Kenkyusha Ltd.

Box 2, Folder 12

Japan: military permits

Box 2, Folder 13

Japan: miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 14

Japan: notebooks

Box 2, Folder 15

Japan: notebooks

Box 2, Folder 16

Japan: P.E.N.

Box 2, Folder 17

Japan: Perkins, P.D. and Tone

Box 2, Folder 18

Japan: press clippings

Box 2, Folder 19

Japan: press clippings

Box 2, Folder 20

Japan: publishers

Box 2, Folder 21

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 22

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 23

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 24

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 25

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 26

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 27

Japan: translators

Box 2, Folder 28

Korea

Box 2, Folder 29

memorabilia

Box 2, Folder 30

"Packet libraries" for Asian universities

Box 2, Folder 31

"Packet libraries" booklists

Box 2, Folder 32

Phillipines: articles and notes

Box 2, Folder 33

Phillipines: authors

Box 2, Folder 34

Phillipines: authors

Box 2, Folder 35

Phillipines: authors

Box 2, Folder 36

Phillipines: authors

Box 3, Folder 1

Phillipines: Gonzalez, N.V.M. 1950

Box 3, Folder 2

Phillipines: Gonzalez, N.V.M 1951

Box 3, Folder 3

Phillipines: Gonzalez, N.V.M 1952-1953

Box 3, Folder 4

Phillipines: Gonzalez, N.V.M ("Children of the Ash-covered Loam")

Box 3, Folder 5

Phillipines: Gonzalez, N.V.M ("Lupa and the River")

Box 3, Folder 6

Poetry Magazine, Asian issue: correspondence 1951-1952

Box 3, Folder 7

Poetry Magazine, Asian issue: correspondence Jan 1953-Apr 1953

Box 3, Folder 8

Poetry Magazine, Asian issue: correspondence May 1953-June 1953

Box 3, Folder 9

Poetry Magazine, Asian issue: correspondence Aug 1953-Dec 1953

Box 3, Folder 10

Poetry Magazine, Asian issue: manuscripts

Box 3, Folder 11

Poetry Magazine, Asian issue: manuscripts

Box 3, Folder 12

Rockefeller Foundation n.d.

Box 3, Folder 13

Rockefeller Foundation 1949

Box 3, Folder 14

Rockefeller Foundation 1950

Box 3, Folder 15

Rockefeller Foundation 1951

Box 3, Folder 16

Rockefeller Foundation - 1952

Box 3, Folder 17

Rockefeller Foundation Jan 1953-June 1953

Box 3, Folder 18

Rockefeller Foundation July 1953-Dec 1953

Box 3, Folder 19

Stegner: essay correspondence

Box 3, Folder 20

Stegner: essays

Box 3, Folder 21

Stegner: essays

Box 3, Folder 22

Stegner: essays

Box 3, Folder 23

Stegner: notes

Box 3, Folder 24

Stegner: notes

Box 3, Folder 25

Thailand: correspondence

Box 3, Folder 26

travel arrangements

Box 3, Folder 27

UNESCO

Box 3, Folder 28

United States: authors

Box 3, Folder 29

United States: correspondence

Box 3, Folder 30

United States: correspondence

Box 3, Folder 31

United States: correspondence

Box 3, Folder 32

United States: correspondence

Box 3, Folder 33

United States: magazines

Box 3, Folder 34

United States: magazines

Box 3, Folder 35

United States: magazines

Box 3, Folder 36

United States: P.E.N.

Box 3, Folder 37

United States: publishers

Box 3, Folder 38

United States: State Dept. and Foreign Service

Box 3, Folder 39

"Verse from Asia"

Box 4, Folder 1

Clippings

Box 4, Folder 2

Ford Foundation

Box 4, Folder 3

Ford Foundation

Box 4, Folder 4

Ford Foundation

Box 4, Folder 5

India: Chulalongkorn University book request

Box 4, Folder 6

India: notes

Box 4, Folder 7

India: Osmania University

Box 4, Folder 8

India: P.E.N.

Box 4, Folder 9

India: Ray, Sri Annada Sankar ("The Book of Binu")

Box 4, Folder 10

Japan: authors

Box 4, Folder 11

Japan: authors

Box 4, Folder 12

Japan: authors

Box 4, Folder 13

Japan: authors

Box 4, Folder 14

Japan: authors

Box 4, Folder 15

Japan: notes

Box 4, Folder 16

Japan: Ozaki, Kazuo ("Insects of Various Kinds") and Hiroo Mukai

Box 4, Folder 17

Phillipines: Mano, Toribia