Irene Wilde contributed poetry to the
Saturday Evening Post and the
Los Angeles Times, wrote
Driftwood Fires (1928),
Fire Against the Sky (c. 1938) and
The Red Turban (1943). The collection consists of both typewritten and handwritten poetry by Wilde, correspondence, news clippings, and
annotated rough drafts.
Wilde was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina. She attended the University of Chicago. After completing her education, Wilde
became a librarian. She contributed poetry to the Saturday Evening Post and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She won many awards for her poetry, including first prize in the North Carolina State Poetry contest
in 1932, first place at the Southern Festival of Allied Arts in 1936, first prize in the Nature Poem contest sponsored by
the Chattanooga Writers' club, and in 1937 she received the Savannah prize from the Georgia State Poetry Society. She was
a member of the League of Western Writers (Los Angeles Branch) and the Southern California Women's Press Club. Her publications
include: Driftwood Fires (1928), Fire Against the Sky (c.1938), and The Red Turban (1943).
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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