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Collection Number: CW2.2

Collection Title: Richard Gaither Walser Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1971-1982

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract Richard Gaither Walser was born in Lexington, N.C., in 1908. He received an MA from the University of North Carolina in 1933. After returning from service with the United States Naval Reserve, he taught briefly at the University of North Carolina before joining the English faculty at North Carolina State University in 1946. Walser wrote or edited more than 30 books, most of them collections of works relating to various aspects of North Carolina life and literature. He also explored the work of several North Carolina writers, producing major works on Thomas Wolfe, George Moses Horton, and William Hill Brown. He retired from teaching in 1970 and died in 1988. The collection contains notes, correspondence, and drafts for several of Richard Walser's Thomas Wolfe publications, some of which were done in collaboration with Aldo Magi. Also included are cartoons relating to Thomas Wolfe and information on the Wolfe-related Westall and Penland families.
Creator Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908-1988.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Richard Gaither Walser Papers on Thomas Wolfe (#CW2.2), North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donation.
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St. Mary's College Thomas Wolfe Collection (#CW6)

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Richard Gaither Walser was born in Lexington, N.C., in 1908, the son of state attorney general Zeb Vance Walser and Estelle Adderton Walser. He attended Davidson College for one year and then transferred to the University of North Carolina from which he was graduated in 1929. He received an MA from the University of North Carolina in 1933. After returning from service with the United States Naval Reserve, he taught briefly at the University of North Carolina before joining the English faculty at North Carolina State University in 1946. Walser wrote or edited more than 30 books during his career, most of them collections of works relating to various aspects of North Carolina life and literature. He also explored the work of several North Carolina writers, producing major works on Thomas Wolfe, George Moses Horton, and William Hill Brown. He retired from teaching in 1970. He died in 1988.

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The collection contains notes, correspondence, and drafts for several of Richard Walser's Thomas Wolfe publications, some of which were done in collaboration with Aldo Magi. Also included are cartoons relating to Thomas Wolfe and information on the Wolfe-related Westall and Penland families.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Frances Weaver, A. Hope Shull, Nicholas Graham, 1998

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, September 2009

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