Douglas Woolf papers

Creator: Woolf, Douglas, 1922-
Abstract: Novelist and short story writer Douglas Woolf was born on March 23, 1922 in New York City. Woolf’s stories began to appear in print during the 1940s in such journals as Story, Prairie Schooner, The Span, and Western Review. He went on to publish a number of short stories and novels in addition to running Wolf Run Books, a combination publishing and book-selling firm. The Douglas Woolf papers comprises 21 linear feet of autograph and typescript drafts of Woolf’s novels, short stories, and poems; as well as the author’s personal papers, correspondence files, files related to Wolf Run Books, and printed material. The final segment of the collection is a group of papers related to Woolf’s second wife and literary executor, Sandra Braman. The papers document Douglas Woolf’s dedication to his writing and the sacrifices that that vocation entailed, both for himself and his family. The contents of the collection also clearly develop a picture of Woolf’s lifestyle. Woolf’s varied employment, his need for solitude, his isolation from established professional enterprises, his challenges with the publishing world, and his personality are all variously chronicled in these papers.
Date(s): 1922-1997
Call Number: MSS 0429