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Thomas Pauly papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8947

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of research materials on Zane Grey used by Thomas Pauly to write the 2005 book Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His women. Includes materials on Zane Grey's world record fish, "My Living Past," written by Zane Grey, correspondence, a Zane Grey diary photocopy, Dolly Grey diary photocopy, and the "key to Zane Grey's Sex Language Code" photocopy. The Zane Grey items where created by approximately 1900-1925.


  • before 2005


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 the Thomas Pauly papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas H. Pauly was born in 1940 in Missoula, Montana. He was a university professor, researcher, author, and lover of the outdoors.

Thomas H. Pauly was born in 1940 in Missoula Montana. He has traveled a lot, but spent most of his career in Delaware, working as an English professor for the University of Delaware. He received his BA at Harvard University and his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. His most significant contribution to his field is probably the biography of Zane Grey he published in 2006: Zane Grey: His Life, His Adventures, His Women. He has also published four other books, including one on Elia Kazan, one on the historical background of Chicago, the musical, and a book on early American sport called Five Early American Champions and the Sports They Changed.


1 box ((0.5 linear ft.) )

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Custodial History

Materials were photocopied and/or collected by Thomas Pauly in the course of researching and writing his 2005 book on Zane Grey. He donated the papers to Special Collections himself in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Thomas Pauly; 2016.


Arts and Communications

Processing Information

Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2017.

Thomas Pauly papers
Mary-Celeste Ricks
27 January 2017
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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