Virginia Sorensen incomplete transcripts from manuscript books, 1932-1948
Scope and Contents note
Contains transcripts of twelve of Sorensen's sketches from her "Little Books," and of diary entries from 1932-1936.
- Other: 1932-1948
- Sorensen, Virginia, 1912-1991 (creator, Person)
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While the transcriptions are available for public research, the original little books have restricted access. Access is granted only with permission from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Virginia Sorensen manuscript books must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Virginia Sorensen (1912-1991) was an author in Utah.
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 December 24, 1991.
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