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Wheeler, Joe L., 1936-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1936-

Biographical History

Joe Wheeler (1936- ) is a collector of stories and manuscripts.

Joe Leininger Wheeler was born in the Napa Valley, California. When he was eight, his family moved to Latin America and he grew up bilingual with a deep appreciation of the Hispanic culture. His mother homeschooled him for fourteen years. He later went on to earn a bachelor's and master's in History from Pacific Union College, a master's in English from Sacramento State University, and the PhD in English (History of Ideas emphasis) from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Wheeler published Zane Grey's West (a fanzine) from 1979 to 1991, and co-founded the international Zane Grey's West Society in 1983; he continues to serve as its executive director.

He was the author, editor, and compiler of 70 books by eleven publishing houses, he is considered to be one of America's leading anthologizers of stories. He lives in Conifer, Colorado with his wife, Connie. They have two children and two grandsons.

Citation

UPB files, August 16, 2010 (Napa Valley, California; moved to Latin America at age 8; bilingual; homeschooled; Bachelors and Masters in History from Pacific Union College; Masters in English from Sacramento State University; Ph. D. in English from Vanderbilt University; published Zane Grey's West; co-founded international Zane Grey's West Society in 1983; executive director; author; editor; compiler; seventy books by eleven publishing houses; leading anthologizer of stories; lives in Conifer, Colorado; wife Connie; two children; two grandsons)

Phone call to publisher, Mar. 6, 1997 (Joseph Leininger Wheeler; b. 1936)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Joe Wheeler collection of articles, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains original copies and reproductions of articles by, about, and related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, or the Zane Grey's West Society. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1989.

Joe Wheeler collection of correspondence, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence to, from, about, or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, or the Zane Grey's West Society. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1989.

Joe Wheeler collection of ephemera, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Box: 29
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains ephemeral materials about or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, the Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture.

Joe Wheeler collection of magazines

 Series — Box: 28
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains original copies of magazines, catalogs, and comic books containing material by, about, or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, or the Zane Grey's West Society. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1989.

Joe Wheeler collection of newspapers, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Box: 27
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains original copies of whole or partial newspapers containing articles by, about, and related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Joe Wheeler, or the Zane Grey's West Society. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1989.

Joe Wheeler collection of photographs and negatives, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and negatives by, about, or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, the Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1989.

Joe Wheeler collection of plays and scripts, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Box: 34
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 9
Scope and Contents Scripts for plays written by Zane Grey and Millicent Smith.

Joe Wheeler collection of serials, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains serials about or related to Zane Grey, Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture.

Joe Wheeler correspondence and other material, approximately 1910-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, articles, surveys, and other materials that are by, about, or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, the Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture. Materials date from approximately 1910 to 1989.

Joe Wheeler collection on Zane Grey

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7641
Scope and Contents Joe Wheeler collection of Zane Grey materials include manuscripts, articles, diaries, correspondence, serials, ephemera, newspapers, plays, photographs, negatives, and other materials by, about, or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Joe Wheeler, Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture. Dated approximately 1910-1989.