Guide to the Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner, ca. 1909-1992

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble
Department of Special Collections
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner, ca. 1909-1992

Collection number: M0952

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:
1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1909-1992
Collection number: Special Collections M0952
Creator: Benson, Jackson J.
Extent: 13.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Research card files (4 boxes) labeled "chronology" and "topic" may not be read or copied until 2005. Back-up tapes may be listened to and transcripts read, but no copies of the interviews (recorded or transcripts) are to be made until 2005. We will duplicate original tapes that currently have no back-up copy at cost so a reader may listen to them, but there may be a short delay. Original letters represented in the collection in photocopy form cannot be photocopied by Stanford. Letters selected from Stegner's office are held by the University of Utah. Originals of other letters are held by private individuals.

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.

Provenance

Gift of Jackson Benson, 1997.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Jackson J. Benson Research material about Wallace Stegner, M0952, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

American biographer of Hemingway, Steinbeck and most recently, author of the biography WALLACE STEGNER : HIS LIFE AND WORK. New York: Viking, 1996.

Scope and Content

128 interview cassette tapes of Stegner and his associates, transcripts of the interviews, 100 back-up tapes; annotated copies of correspondence including that with Phil and Peg Gray; copies of Stegner periodical fiction, essays, and articles, including all of the very early material; copies of reviews of Stegner's major works and story collections; clippings; and Benson's card files of sorted research notes.

Access Terms

Gray, Peg.
Gray, Phil.
Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-
American literature--20th century.
Phonotapes.
Wallace Stegner : his life and work.


Container List

 

Original Accession

Box 1-4

Interviews

Physical Description: 124 original tapes

Access Information

restricted; may be listened to but not duplicated until 2005
Box 5-7

Interviews

Physical Description: 98 copies of tapes

Access Information

restricted; may be listened to but not duplicated until 2005
Box 8-9

Reviews of Stegner's works

Box 10-11

Interview transcripts with Stegner & family -

Access Information

restricted; may be read but not duplicated until 2005
Box 11-12

Clippings

Box 13-15

Interviews with others

Access Information

- restricted; may be read but not duplicated until 2005
Box 16

Letters to Stegner

Box 17

Letters to Phil & Peg Gray, 1939-1979; letters to Stegner from special correspondents

Box 18

"Fame files," 1960-1964; manuscript materials, drafts, working notes; Stegner periodical fiction, 1934-1971; published Stegner essays & articles, 1935-1947

Box 19

Published Stegner essays and articles, 1947-1967

Box 20

Published Stegner essays and articles, 1969-1992

Box 21

Card file notes; early childhood to 1934

Access Information

- restricted; may not be viewed or duplicated until 2005
Box 22

Card file notes; 1935-1954

Access Information

restricted; may not be viewed or duplicated until 2005
Box 23

Card file notes; 1955-1990

Access Information

restricted; may not be viewed or duplicated until 2005
Box 24

Card file notes; topics Age to Writing

Access Information

restricted; may not be viewed or duplicated until 2005
 

Addendum: Accession 1998-006

Box 25

1. Uncollected Stegner stories, mostly very early

Box 25

2. Additional reviews of short story collections

Box 25

3. 4 cassette tapes (2 are copies):

 

a. Interview with Wallace Stegner, 1987. Amer. Audio Prose Library

 

b. Wallace Stegner reading "The Spectator Bird" and "Crossing to Safety," (excerpts), 1987. Amer. Audio Prose Library

 

4. 2 cassette tapes: Wallace Stegner reads "Beyond the Glass Mountain," and other works from collected stories, 1990