Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993
- Existence: 1909 - 1993
Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was a novelist.
Wallace Stegner was born February 18, 1909 in Lake Mills, Iowa. He wrote 30 books over 60 years, most of which were about the West. In 1934 he married Mary Stuart Page. He became involved with conservation movements in the 1950s. He served as an assistant to the Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy administration. In 1964 he started the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University. He also taught at the University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, and Harvard University. Wallace Stegner passed away April 13, 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Citation:Wallace Stegner biography, via WWW, October 5, 2017 (all above)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten and signed letter dated 5 December 1955 and addressed to Jeanne W. Gunn. The item is a response to an inquiry by Gunn about Stegner's career and the publishing of his book "Remembering Laughter."
Photocopy of a typewritten and signed letter addressed to Karl Young, dated 26 January 1979. In this letter Stegner admits that he enjoys writing fiction more than history and talks briefly about his books.