Skip to main content

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.


  • 1910-1989


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joe Wheeler collection on Zane Grey must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

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 Bachelors and Masters in History from Pacific Union College, a Masters in English from Sacramento State University, and the Ph. D. 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.

Author/Editor/Compiler of seventy 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.


3 oversize folders (0.4 linear ft.)

45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials have been divided into cartons by series. Materials within most folders retain the original order in which they were recieved.

Arranged into eleven series: 1. Collection of Zane Grey manuscripts. 2. Collection of articles. 3. Collection of diaries. 4. Collection of correspondence. 5. Collection of newspapers. 6. Collection of magazines. 7. Collection of ephemera. 8. Collection of serials. 9. Collection of plays and scripts. 10. Correspondence and other materials. 11. Collection of photographs and negatives.

Custodial History

Purchased from Joe Wheeler and retrieved from his Conifer, Colorado home in July 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Joe Wheeler; 2009.


Literary Manuscripts collecting policy.

Processing Information

Processed; Aimee Bastarache; 2010.

Register of Joe Wheeler collection on Zane Grey
Aimee Bastarache
2010 August 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States