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Finding Aid to the Wright Morris Manuscripts
BANC MSS 72/246 c  
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Description
Manuscript drafts of Wright Morris' novels, essays, and stories along with a small amount of correspondence.
Background
Wright Marion Morris (1910-1998) was a novelist, essayist, and photographer known for his portrayals of the Great Plains, especially Nebraska. Morris was also recognized as a experimentalist in narrative forms. He studied at Pomona College in Southern California and lived for many years in Mill Valley, California. He authored more than 40 books and many essays. Morris published his first novel, My Uncle Dudley, in 1942. He was finalist for the National Book Award three times and won the award in 1956 for The Field of Vision and in 1980 for Plains Song: For Female Voices. From 1962 to 1975, Morris was a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
Extent
22 linear feet (15 cartons, 12 volumes)
Restrictions
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