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Virginia Sorensen correspondence with Wanda Snow Peterson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2645

Scope and Contents note

Contains 38 pieces of correspondence written to Wanda Snow Peterson.

Dates

  • approximately 1930-1937

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Virginia Sorensen correspondence with Wanda Snow Peterson must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Virginia Sorensen (1912-1991) was a renowned author.

Virginia Sorensen was born Virginia Eggertsen in Provo, Utah, in 1912. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1934, and she also studied at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and at Stanford University. She married Frederick Sorensen, but the marriage ended in divorce. She later married the English writer Alec Waugh and lived with him in Morocco from 1967 to 1980, when she returned to the United States. Sorensen is best know for her works of historical fiction that centered on individuals in small-town Mormon society, including her most recognizable work, A Little Lower than the Angels (1942). She was also renowned as a children's author. Sorensen was twice awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her literary research, and received other literary awards. Virginia Sorensen died on 24 December 1991.

Extent

3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Contains 38 pieces of correspondence written to Wanda Snow Peterson.

Arrangement note

Correspondence sorted chronologically.

Other Finding Aids note

Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2645.xml

Custodial History note

Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Lisa Tait, LaRene Despain, and Susan Howe in June, 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Lisa Tait, LaRene Despain, and Susan Howe; June 2003.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Taylor M. Dix; October 2003.
Title
Register of Virginia Sorensen correspondence with Wanda Snow Peterson
Status
Completed
Author
Taylor M. Dix
Date
October 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States