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Finding Aid for the Irene Wilde papers, 1929-1945
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irene Wilde papers
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1945
    Collection number: 863
    Creator: Wilde, Irene.
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Irene Wilde contributed poetry to the Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times, wrote Driftwood Fires (1928), Fire Against the Sky (c. 1938) and The Red Turban (1943). The collection consists of both typewritten and handwritten poetry by Wilde, correspondence, news clippings, and annotated rough drafts.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Irene Wilde bequeathed through attorney John E. Landon, 1965.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Irene Wilde papers (Collection Number 863). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Wilde was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She attended the University of Chicago. After completing her education, Wilde became a librarian. She contributed poetry to the Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She won many awards for her poetry, including first prize in the North Carolina State Poetry contest in 1932, first place at the Southern Festival of Allied Arts in 1936, first prize in the Nature Poem contest sponsored by the Chattanooga Writers' club, and in 1937 she received the Savannah prize from the Georgia State Poetry Society. She was a member of the League of Western Writers (Los Angeles Branch) and the Southern California Women's Press Club. Her publications include: Driftwood Fires (1928), Fire Against the Sky (c.1938), and The Red Turban (1943).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists primarily of typewritten and handwritten poetry by Wilde, the majority of which is organized alphabetically by title, and annotated rough drafts of Wilde's The Red Turban and Life Begins with Gabriella. The collection also includes letters and telegrams regarding the publishing of her poetry, news clippings about her, and clippings of her published poetry.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Wilde, Irene --Archives.
    Women Poets, American --Archives.