Collection Number: 70074

Collection Title: John L. Idol, Jr., Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1964-2010 (bulk 1987-2001)

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1600 items)
Abstract Contains correspondence, manuscripts, and newsclippings relating to Thomas Wolfe and the Thomas Wolfe Society. Materials chiefly relate John L. Idol, Jr.'s work on Thomas Wolfe Society matters, including correspondence with Aldo P. Magi and Terry Roberts, past editors of The Thomas Wolfe Review. Idol was a white scholar of American literature and professor emeritus at Clemson University, a past president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, and editor of many Thomas Wolfe Society publications. Materials range in date from 1967-2010.
Creator Idol, John L., Jr. (John Lane), 1932-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 John L. Idol, Jr., Papers on Thomas Wolfe #70074, North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from John L. Idol, Jr., in August 2010 (Acc. 102009).
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John L. Idol, Jr. (1932-2021), was a white scholar of American literature and professor emeritus at Clemson University, a past president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, and editor of many Thomas Wolfe Society publications.

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Contains correspondence, manuscripts, and newsclippings relating to Thomas Wolfe and the Thomas Wolfe Society. Materials chiefly relate John L. Idol, Jr.'s work on Thomas Wolfe Society matters, including correspondence with Aldo P. Magi and Terry Roberts, past editors of The Thomas Wolfe Review.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Stubbs, April 2022

Encoded by: Dawne Howard Lucas, April 2022

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