The papers consist of correspondence (letters and postcards) from Thornton Wilder to his friend, Everett W. Gibbs.
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was a noted American playwright and novelist.
His plays include Our Town (1938), The Skin of Our Teeth (1942), and
The Matchmaker (1954)--later adapted to film as "Hello, Dolly!". His novels include The Cabala (1926), The Bridge of San Luis
Rey (1927), The Ides of March (1948), The Eighth Day (1967), and others. In his work, Wilder sought out universal values regardless
of the place or time of the setting. As a playwright he was very innovative, discarding props and scenery and making his characters
address the audience directly.
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