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|Size||9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2000 items)|
|Abstract||Leslie A. Field (1926-2012), a white author, wrote five books and numerous articles and reviews about Thomas Wolfe and his writings. The Leslie A. Field Collection consists of manuscript drafts, editorials, research files, correspondence, clippings, speeches, and other materials related to his study of Thomas Wolfe and to the Thomas Wolfe Society.|
|Creator||Field, Leslie A.|
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Leslie Arthur Field ("Les"), a white author, wrote five books and numerous articles and reviews about Thomas Wolfe and his writings. Field taught in the English department at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, from 1956 to 1991. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1926 and grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Field earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Wayne State University and completed his doctorate in English at Indiana University. Field’s published works on Wolfe include Thomas Wolfe: Three Decades of Criticism, Thomas Wolfe and His Editors: Establishing a True Text for the Posthumous Publications, and The Autobiography of an American Novelist. He was also author of two unpublished manuscripts about Wolfe. Field was a long-time member of the Thomas Wolfe Society and a mentor to younger Wolfe scholars. In addition to his research on Wolfe, Field also produced works on such modern Jewish-American writers as Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Field and his wife, Joyce W. Field, collaborated on two works about Bernard Malamud. He died, at age 85, in Lafayette, Indiana, on 22 June 2012.Back to Top
The Leslie A. Field Collection consists of manuscript drafts, editorials, research files, and correspondence related to publications about Thomas Wolfe by Field and others. There are also files relating to Field's unpublished manuscripts on Wolfe; work conducted while a visiting scholar at Bar-Iain University in Tel Aviv, Israel and in France; speeches; Thomas Wolfe Society materials; and articles and clippings about Wolfe, written by Field and others. Correspondents include Joseph Bentz, Morton Teicher, Aldo Magi, and other Wolfe scholars.Back to Top
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103291
Publications by Leslie A. Field #CW9, Series: "Papers, 1976-2017 (Original Deposit of December 2017)." Box 1-6
Manuscript drafts, research files, and correspondence relating to publications.
Publications by others #CW9, Series: "Papers, 1976-2017 (Original Deposit of December 2017)." Box 7-8
Material used by Field for his research.
Unpublished manuscripts and material relating to work in France and as a visiting scholar at Bar-Iain University in Tel Aviv, Israel, and for the Thomas Wolfe Society.
Articles and clippings #CW9, Series: "Papers, 1976-2017 (Original Deposit of December 2017)." Box 15
Writings about Wolfe by Field and others.
Master's thesis, research notes, speeches.
|Digital Folder DF-CW9/1||
Miscellaneous: WFYI "No Limits" broadcast on Thomas Wolfe, 17 May 2017 #CW9, Series: "Papers, 1976-2017 (Original Deposit of December 2017)." DF-CW9/1
Radio program broadcast on WFYI in Indianapolis, Ind., discussing Thomas Wolfe. Guests include Mark Canada, professor at Indiana University at Kokomo and president of Thomas Wolfe Society, and A. Scott Berg, author of book on Maxwell Perkins. Recorded on 17 May 17 2017, in advance of meeting of Thomas Wolfe Society in Indianapolis, Ind., on 19-21 May 2017.
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103563
Correspondence, 1963-1991, and reviews, chiefly sent by the University of Oklahoma regarding Field's book, Thomas Wolfe and His Editors: Establishing a True Text for the Posthumous Publication. Other correspondents wrote concerning Thomas Wolfe Society officers, the Thomas Wolfe Festival, and Thomas Wolfe research.
Processed by: John Blythe, Nancy Kaiser, Lydia Neuroth, and Caitlin Rivas, January 2018
Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, January 2018
Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2019Back to Top