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Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993



  • Existence: 1909 - 1993

Biographical History

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.

Wallace Stegner biography, via WWW, October 5, 2017 (all above)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Wallace Earle Stegner letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311935]
Identifier: MSS SC 1483
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1955 December 5

Wallace Earle Stenger letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311919]
Identifier: MSS SC 1485
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1979 January 26