Tom Wolfe papers

Collection Data

Description
Tom Wolfe is an American author and journalist known for such works as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. He is a pioneer of the New Journalism and has been an outspoken advocate for the revival of social realism in American fiction. The Tom Wolfe papers, dated 1930 to 2013, comprehensively document Wolfe's career, providing insight into his writing process and the development of his signature style; the professional relationships he maintained with editors, writers, and cultural critics; his social life in New York City; and readers' responses to his published work. The collection includes draft manuscripts, outlines, research files, correspondence, lectures, photographs, and drawings.
Names
Wolfe, Tom (Creator)
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008 (Correspondent)
Dietz, Lawrence (Correspondent)
Lish, Gordon (Correspondent)
Strachan, Patricia (Correspondent)
Straus, Roger W. (Roger Williams), 1917-2004 (Correspondent)
Thompson, Hunter S. (Correspondent)
Tyrrell, R. Emmett (Correspondent)
Van Petten, O. W. (Correspondent)
Wenner, Jann (Correspondent)
Wong, Kailey (Correspondent)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1930 - 2013
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 22833
Topics
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
American literature -- 20th century
Authors and publishers
Authors and readers
Authors, American -- 20th century
Journalism -- United States
Nonfiction novel
Social realism in literature
Authors -- United States
Journalists -- United States
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Genres
Drawings
Galley proofs
Lectures
Manuscripts
Manuscripts for publication
Photographs
Research notes
Screenplays
Scripts (documents)
Shorthand
Sketches
Notes
Biographical/historical: Tom Wolfe is an American author and journalist known for such works as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. He is a pioneer of the New Journalism and has been an outspoken advocate for the revival of social realism in American fiction.
Content: The Tom Wolfe papers, dated 1930 to 2013, comprehensively document Wolfe's career, providing insight into his writing process and the development of his signature style; the professional relationships he maintained with editors, writers, and cultural critics; his social life in New York City; and readers' responses to his published work. The collection includes draft manuscripts, outlines, research files, correspondence, lectures, photographs, and drawings.
Acquisition: The Tom Wolfe Papers were acquired through the generosity of Katharine J. Rayner.
Physical Description
Extent: 91.85 linear feet 219 boxes, 1 volume 8 audio files
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20522059
MSS Unit ID: 22833
Archives collections id: archives_collections_22833
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9be5d80-b0ea-0134-5c61-00505686d14e
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