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Thornton Wilder Correspondence

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 24 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was an American author and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Among his best-known works are the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and the play Our Town.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thornton Wilder Correspondence consists of one item, a note from Wilder to editors of The Denver Quarterly, declining their invitation to join their Advisory Board.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.


Authors, American.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thornton Wilder Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Rare Books, 1981.

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