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Robley Wilson, Jr. Papers.

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Title: Robley Wilson, Jr. Papers, ca. 1963-2000

Archives Record Series: 14/03/16

Creator: Robley Wilson

Date: ca. 1963-2000

Extent: 0.209 linear feet, 1 box

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

Access and Use: There are no restrictions on the use of this material.

Preferred citation: [Identification of item] in the Robley Wilson Jr. Papers, ca. 1963-2000, Archives Record Series 14/03/16, [folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Historical note:

Robley Wilson, Jr. (born 1930) was a professor in the English Department at UNI from 1963-1996. From 1969-2000, he edited the award-winning North American Review. He is a writer who has published six short story collections, three poetry collections and a chapbook, and four novels.  

Professor Wilson now lives in Florida.

Short story collections:

  • The Pleasures of Manhood (1977)
  • Living Alone (1978)
  • Dancing for Men (1983)
  • Terrible Kisses (1989)
  • The Book of Lost Fathers (2001)
  • Who Will Hear Your Secrets? (2012)

Poetry Collections:

  • Kingdoms of the Ordinary (1986)
  • A Pleasure Tree (1990)
  • A Walk Through the Human Heart (chapbook, 1996)
  • Everything Paid For (1999)

Novels:

  • The Victim’s Daughter (1991)
  • Splendid Omens (2004)
  • The World Still Melting (2005)
  • After Paradise (forthcoming, 2017)

It is unknown when his papers were donated to Special Collections & University Archives. They contain the following material.

Inventory:

Folder 1: List of publications

Folder 2:

  • Esquire magazine, with one of his short stories
  • Reviews of his works
  • Several photocopied short stories
  • One story in manuscript

Folder 3: Manuscript for apparently unpublished short story collection Weights and Measures


Finding aid created by Library Associate Dave Hoing, July 2017. Updated January 2018 (dh). Linear Feet updated September 13, 2017.

 

 


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