Joe Wheeler collection of ephemera, approximately 1910-1989
Scope and Contents
Contains ephemeral materials about or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Wheeler, the Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture.
- approximately 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.
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.