Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

WILSON MSS.

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Inventory

I. Biographical

Box 1

  • Emmart, Adolphus Dunan
  • Leich, Charles Francis
  • Wilson, Douglas Cook
  • Wilson, Ellen Janet (Cameron)
  • Wilson, William Edward, 1870-1948 and Nettie (Cook) Wilson
  • Wilson, William Edward, 1906-1988. Includes address book; biographical sketches; certificates and awards, 1959-1973; new items, 1939-1973; Sagas yearbook, 1923; miscellaneous items, 1916-1948 (8 folders)

II. Correspondence

Box 1

  • 1927-1966 (30 folders)

Box 2

  • 1967-1977 (26 folders)

III. Financial

Box 2

  • Includes receipts and account statements, 1941-1973.

IV. Indiana University

Box 2

  • Faculty reports. Wilson to English Department, 1950-1971
  • L358, 20th century American fiction, 1954-1959. Course outlines and lectures (26 folders)

V. Photographs

Box 3

  • Wilson, W.E.; Ellen Wilson and sons, family and friends, 1891-1983 (4 folders)
  • Congressional junket, 1924, Dec. (5 photographs)
  • Congressional tree planting, 1923, Mar. (4 photographs)
  • Graduate writing class party, May 13, 1955 (18 photographs)
  • Homes, 1918-1959 (4 photographs)
  • Houses in Evansville, Ind., 1952 (21 photographs)
  • People, identified (3 photographs)
  • Places (49 photographs, 1 postcard)
  • Trip on the Gordon C. Greene. 1942 (47 photographs)
  • White, Harry A., 1970-1971 (6 photographs)

VI. Speeches

Box 3

  • 1965, Nov. 13. Society of Indiana Pioneers.
  • 1965, Dec. 8. Vincennes Historical Society and Antiquarian Society.
  • 1966, Apr. 28. Indiana Library Association, District V.
  • 1966, May 11. IU Alumni at Evansville.
  • 1966, July 7. Brown University N.D.E.A. Lectures.
  • 1966, Aug. 1. Writer's Conference at Boulder, Colorado.
  • 1966. Indiana University Women's Club.
  • 1967, Sept. 29. Harmonie Associates, Evansville.
  • undated. Boulder, Colorado.
  • undated. English teachers club

VII. Writings

Box 1

  • The following are enclosed in correspondence:
  • Graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy (enclosed June 23, 1945)
  • The Horse That Could Play the Calliope (enclosed June 7, 1945)
  • The House on Audubon Street (enclosed Aug. 22, 1952)
  • U.S. Naval Academy (enclosed May 22, 1945)

Box 2

  • The following are enclosed in correspondence:
  • The Boatload of Knowledge (enclosed Apr. 28, 1973)
  • Independence (enclosed Feb. 14, 1976)
  • Book review (enclosed Sept. 20, 1974)

Box 3

  • Kinnell, Galway
  • Poems. May 9, 1957, inscribed to Wilson
  • Wilson, William Edward, 1870-1948
  • Enjoy the present day. undated (2 folders)
  • Wilson, William Edward, 1906-1988
  • Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek, a play (3 folders)
  • The Angel and the Serpent (4 folders)
  • Articles, 1938-1975 (3 folders)
  • Bailley's Wells or Déja vu (4 folders)
  • Bibliography, 1921-1977
  • Book Reviews, 1973-1975
  • Every Man is My Father (8 folders)

Box 4

  • Hush-a-Bye, Indiana (2 folders)
  • Indiana: A History (4 folders)
  • Memo to Don Congdon regarding future books
  • Mirrors on the Road: short stories (3 folders)
  • On His Being Arrived to the Age of Sixty-Three, or Out to Old Uncle Charlie's, Feb. 20, 1969 [poem]
  • On the Sunny Side of a One-Way Street, July 24, 1958 (5 folders)
  • Prudence Goodchild's Indian
  • The Raiders, 1954 (2 folders)
  • Saint Tropez [poem], Dec. 12, 1968
  • Short Stories, 1934-1973
  • Spain is a Fine Country: short stories
  • The Strangers, 1952 (9 folders)
  • We must all start sometime: short stories (7 folders)
  • Miscellaneous notes, undated
  • Wilson, William Edward, 1934-
  • Me, Myself & I, 1949

Oversize 1

  • Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek, a novel, June 8, 1949. Bound. Master copy.

Oversize 2

  • The Raiders, Dec 16, 1954. Bound proof copy, signed by Wilson.

Oversize 3

  • On the Sunny Side of a One-Way Street, 1958. Galley D

VIII. Printed

Box 5

  • Articles, 1940-1982 (10 folders)
  • Poems. 1955
  • Reviews
  • Abe Lincoln...novel. 1949-1962 (4 folders)
  • The Angel and the Serpent. 1963, Dec.-1965, Mar.
  • Big Knife. 1940, Aug.-1941, Feb.
  • Crescent City. 1947, Aug.-Dec.
  • Empty noon. 1953, Feb.
  • Every Man is my Father. 1973, Apr.-1974, Nov.
  • Indiana: A History. 1967-1975
  • Indiana: A State Portrait. 1950, June-July
  • On the Sunny Side... 1959
  • The Raiders. 1955, Apr.-Dec.
  • Shooting Star. 1942, Mar.-July
  • Social Experiments on the Wabash. 1964
  • The Stranger. 1952, Aug.-1953, Feb.
  • The Wabash. 1940, Feb.-Mar. (2 folders)
  • Yesterday's Son. 1941, July-1942, June
  • Reviews by W.E. Wilson, 1941-1977 (5 folders)
  • Short Stories
  • The Answer
  • Baby Lions
  • Beyond Darkness
  • Beyond the Loud Winds
  • Bird Roby's Sidewheeler
  • The Blue Boy
  • Class Report
  • Deception
  • End of a Voyage
  • Engagement Under Fire
  • The Girl Named Irene
  • Hoosier Hot Spell
  • In Some Far Corner
  • La Ley de Lynch
  • The Lone Pioneer
  • Longies
  • Mucho Calor
  • Off the Record
  • Paradise House
  • The Ship's Doctor
  • The Sign
  • The Trap
  • Where Now?
  • Wooden Funeral
  • Duplicate copies of articles and stories in Book Dept.

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