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Bibliographic Record Display
- Author/Creator:Wilder, Isabel, 1900-1995.
- Title:Isabel Wilder letters to Paul Keane, 1975-1994.
- Physical Description:0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Holdings Record Display
- Location:LSF- BEINECKE
- Call Number: YCAL MSS 977
- Status:Not Checked Out
- Notes:In English.
Gift of Paul Keane, 2013.
- Organization:Arranged chronologically.
- Access and use:This material is open for research.
- Biographical / Historical note:Isabel Wilder, sister of American author and playwright Thornton Wilder.
Paul Keane, graduate of Yale Divinity School (1980).
- Summary:Collection of approximately 70 pieces of correspondence, chiefly autograph manuscript letters and cards, signed, from Isabel Wilder to Paul Keane dating from Keane's efforts on behalf of a Bicentennial Commission of the Town of Hamden, Connecticut to establish a museum room containing Wilder family memorabilia commemorating Thornton Wilder. With one letter, autograph manuscript, signed, from Thornton Wilder to Keane and several pieces of correspondence from Keane to Isabel Wilder and others.
- Format:Archives or Manuscripts
- Cite as:Isabel Wilder Letters to Paul Keane. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- Subjects:Keane, Paul.
Wilder, Isabel, 1900-1995.
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
American literature--20th century.
Authors, English--20th century--Archives.
- Occupation:Authors United States 20th century.
"Literary Birth Pains of 'the Gay Ivy:'
History's Demand, Miss Wilder, Paul Keane : 1975-1995
Thornton Wilder: An "insufficient sense of the tragic."
|Miss Wilder and my parents:|
1985 dedication of recreated Thornton Wilder study
at 'our town'
(Hamden, Connecticut's Miller Memorial )
|Isabel and Thornton Wilder maintained an open-door policy toward letter writers, as a way of repaying society for Thornton's instant, world-wide fame after the publication of The Bridge of San Luis Rey in 1928.|
"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth." --Voltaire
|Circa 1978 attending a social gathering at the invitation of Miss Wilder.|
Thornton Wilder Commemorative, 1985
This Oregon address does not match Vermont content of letter (?!)
Was I hurt when she returned them here with no mention of them? Twenty-seven years has erased the memory.
NOTE: Although this was approved by the associate dean at the divinity school, it turned out to be against IRS regulations and all donations had to be returned. So much for the divinity school's knowledge of worldly matters ! Very embarrassing !