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Charles Wright papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss022

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes correspondence to and from Wright (mostly on topics concerning books), a collection of memoranda, lists and notes regarding the cataloging of several collections including Lord Harewood's library, a library at Buxted Park, and the library of the Reverend W. Bowens. The collection also contains Wright's notes, quotations, and memoranda on readings by Wright.

Dates

  • 1835-1856

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact the archivist with questions regarding copyright.

Biographical Sketch for Charles Wright

Charles Wright was an American poet born in 1935 in Tennessee. In his early years, Wright attended the Christ School in North Carolina for his junior and senior years of high school, where he grew an affinity for writing and literature. For college, Wright chose to attend Davidson College, where he obtained a B.A. in history by 1957. In 1963, Wright obtained a master's degree from the University of Iowa and attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He later attended the Sapienza University of Rome and the University of Padua through a Fulbright Scholarship. From 1966 to 1983, Wright taught at the University of California, Irvine. Following his time there, in 1983 Wright moved to the University of Virginia, where he stayed until his retirement in 2010. During his career, Wright gained an affinity for poetry, which he had taken up during his time of service for the U.S. Army while stationed in Italy. In 2014, the United States named Wright Poet Laureate, where he retired from that position in 2015. One of Wright’s positions included being a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Apart from Poetry, Wright published the award-winning books Country Music (1982) and Black Zodiac (1997). For his work Country Music, Wright was awarded the National Book Award, and for his work Black Zodiac, Wright was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

The information in this note is from the following sources:

“Charles Wright (Poet).” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, December 31, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wright_(poet).

Extent

3 boxes (1.5 cubic feet)

Abstract

The collection includes correspondence to and from Wright (mostly on topics concerning books), a collection of memoranda, lists and notes regarding the cataloging of several collections including Lord Harewood's library, a library at Buxted Park, and the library of the Reverend W. Bowens.

Physical Location

Mezz (R80, D5, S1)

Acquisition

Acquired by purchase.
Title
Charles Wright papers
Author
Alan Lathrop
Date
1970s
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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