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Papers of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, Central Valley, California poet.
Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel was born in 1918 in Stroud, Oklahoma, and moved with her family to the Central Valley of California in 1936 as part of the Dust Bowl migration. She lived in the Central Valley, primarily in Tulare, for the remainder of her life. Known as an "Okie Folk poet," she is the author of over fifteen collections of poetry and prose, most dealing with aspects of life in the Central Valley. She was the subject of a film documentary by Chris Simon, "Down an Old Road: the Poetic Life of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel." She died April 13, 2007.
12 Linear Feet (24 archives boxes)
Publication rights to Wilma McDaniel's literary works are held by Jim Chlebda.
Collection is open for research