Guide to the David Lane Wright addendum,
1940-1967

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wright, David Lane, 1929-1967
Title: David Lane Wright addendum
Dates: 1940-1967 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 27 boxes (4 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 39
Summary: This addendum to the David Lane Wright collection (COLL MSS 2) contains further writings, correspondence, and journals, as well as some Air Force and college material from the Idaho writer. Since Wright generally kept copies of his own letters, the collection contains outgoing as well as received correspondence. Also includes are notes and draft for some of his novels, short stories, and other forms of writing. Collection predominantly in English with some notes in French and Vietnamese.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

David Lane Wright was born on May 22, 1929, in Bennington, Idaho to Conover and Lenora Rich Wright. He was a descendent of LDS Apostle, Charles C. Rich. He spent his childhood in Bennington, and from the time he was a young man he kept copious journals. He loved sports, especially baseball and football, and enjoyed exploring the terrain around Bennington and Montpelier, which figures prominently in his work. When he was seven his brother Rich, to whom he had been very close, died from an acute appendicitis and this event continued to influence David for the rest of his life. Character's based on his brother often appeared under different names in many of his writings. In fact his most prominent piece, a play first produced in 1956 called "Still the Mountain Wind," was about Rich's death.

Wright started attending Utah State University (then called Utah State Agricultural College) in 1946 at the age of seventeen on an athletic scholarship. He studied English under the tutelage of Professors A. N. Sorensen and Ira Hayward both of whom encouraged him to write and publish. He also was a sports writer for the student paper. Throughout his life his dream was to become a full-time writer, but he also prepared to become an English teacher. For the first three years at college he was on the track team and played football. His final year he quit football to spend more time writing.

After graduation Wright held many jobs as a teacher throughout Idaho. On October 22, 1950, he married Nancy Johnson, one of his students from Rexburg. He changed positions several times and eventually ended up back his home town working at the elementary school. He entered the Air Force and was called into active duty and continued write, winning several Air Force story contests and producing his work, "Still the Mountain Wind." Also during this time he was stationed in various places throughout the United States as well as the world including South Dakota, Florida, Alabama, and Iceland.

In 1963, Wright was able to pursue his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Iowa while still in the Air Force. He completed it in February 1964. Later, while stationed in Alabama during this time, he became involved in the civil rights campaign. In 1965, Wright was sent to Saigon, Vietnam. There he performed mostly administrative and diplomatic duties, earning a Bronze Star and he was later promoted to the rank of Major. When he returned from Vietnam in December, 1966, he and Nancy divorced with Wright maintaining custody of the children. In February of 1967, he suffered a heart attack. He recovered somewhat and returned to his home in Montgomery, Alabama where he lived for the next four months. On June 26, 1967, he suffered a second heart attack and passed away at the age of thirty-eight.

Sources:

  • David L. Wright. "Autobiography." David Lane Wright Papers Mss Coll 2, box 7, Fds 5, 6. Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University Merrill Library, Logan, Utah.
  • James Miller. "Discovering A Mormon Writer: David L. Wright 1929-1967." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. V(2), pp. 79-85.
  • David L. Wright. "Autobiography." David Lane Wright Addendum Mss Coll 39, box 12, Fd 1. Special Collections and Archives, Utah State University Merrill Library, Logan, Utah.

Content Description

This addendum to the David Lane Wright collection (Mss Coll 2), contains further writings, correspondence, and journals, as well as some Air Force material from the Idaho writer. The collection has been organized along the same lines as the original collection with boxes devoted to correspondence, his writing, his career in the Air Force, and his journals.

boxes 1 through 7 contain incoming correspondence from family, friends, and publishers organized chronologically. A few folders organized by date but containing correspondence from specific people or institutions were retained since Wright had organized these himself. The last part of box 7 and all of box 8 contain more correspondence, incoming or outgoing as noted, which Wright organized into specific collections (such as correspondence with his friends Vosco Call and Jim Miller, as well some people he knew in Vietnam), or which had no date. Since Wright generally kept copies of his own letters, boxes 9 and 10 contain outgoing mail organized chronologically. A great portion of this correspondence, particularly that from 1955 and 1956, contain information on Amos Wright, David Wright's great-grandfather, who figured prominently in Idaho and early-Mormon history and about whom Wright was writing a biography.

boxes 11 through 19 contain publications and drafts of Wright's work. box 11 is specifically devoted to published versions of his writings in journals and pamphlet form. boxes 12 through 15 contain drafts, notes, and compilations of short stories as well as some miscellaneous composition books and free writing. While the attempt has been to organize the writing to make research easier, for the most part the content of the folders reflects how Wright organized them. Thus, some folders which contain untitled manuscripts or miscellaneous writing are as Wright organized them in order to preserve what order he ascribed them. box 16 contains poetry, poetry compilations, and essays, while boxes 17 through 19 are devoted to Scripts and Novels, containing notes and drafts of both. box 20 contains miscellany such as newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs, including those from the original production of "Still the Mountain Wind."

box 21 has items from college, primarily the University of Iowa, and box 22 is devoted to Wright's Air Force career and contains photographs, manuals, notes, and official records. The rest of the collection, boxes 23 through 27 contain Wright's numerous and detail journals as well as three audio recordings. There is some overlap in the journals as Wright apparently would start one before he had filled up another and then later would return and finish the others. He frequently used notebook paper and letters to fill in for days when he did have his journal with him. Finally, because this is an addendum to the Mss Coll 2 with which it frequently overlaps, numerous cross references have been added to aid the researcher in locating all relevant material.

Overall the collection documents and life and work of a voluminous writer who only began to receive national recognition for his work shortly before his death. That much of his writing is still relevant is evidenced by posthumously published poetry and continuing performances of his best known work, "Still the Mountain Wind," performed as recently as 1995, nearly thirty years over his death. Wright's work documents life in a small, Mormon community in Southern Idaho, in addition to his research into the life of Amos Wright. This collection has value, not just for the literary works, but also for how it documents life and relations in southern Idaho.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the David Lane Wright addendum must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

David Lane Wright addendum, 1940-1967 (COLL MSS 39). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into boxes devoted to his correspondence, his writing, his career in the Air Force, and his journals.

Acquisition Information :  

Much of the material in this addendum was presented to Utah State University in November 1976 by Mr. Wright's daughter, Charlotte Wright Piggot. In 2003, additional material was presented to the University by Charlotte Wright, who had retained some of the papers for her personal research. There are also publications of Mr. Wright's work and references to these publications which were done posthumously by Ms. Wright.

Related Materials :  

David Lane Wright PapersCOLL MSS 2

David Lane Wright Photograph CollectionPO135


Detailed Description of the Collection

Incoming Correspondence, 1941 - 1967

(see also Mss Coll 2, box II, Fd 1 - box V)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Incoming Correspondence Before 1945
1 2 Incoming Correspondence 1952
1 3 Incoming Correspondence Aug 1954 - Jan 1955
1 4 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1955 - Sept 1955
1 5 Incoming Correspondence Sept 1955 - Dec 1955
1 6 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1956 - May 1956
2 1 Incoming Correspondence June 1956 - Dec 1956
2 2 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1957 - June 1957
2 3 Incoming Correspondence July 1957 - Nov 1957
2 4 Incoming Correspondence Nov 1957 - Dec 1957
2 5 Incoming Correspondence Dec 1957
3 1 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1958 - Apr 1958
3 2 Incoming Correspondence Apr 1958 - May 1958
3 3 Corespondence about writing from 1957 - 1958
3 4 University Correspondence 1957 - 1958
3 5 Letters and poems from children of DLW mid 1950s
3 6 Incoming Correspondence Aug 1959 - Oct 1959
3 7 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1960 - Mar 1960
3 8 Incoming Correspondence Aug 1959 - Oct 1959
3 9 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1960 - Mar 1960
4 1 Incoming Correspondence Mar 1960 - June 1960
4 2 Incoming Correspondence July 1960 - Oct 1960
4 3 Incoming Correspondence Oct 1960 - Dec 1960
4 4 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1961 - Feb 1961
4 5 Incoming Correspondence Mar 1961 - May 1961
5 1 Incoming Correspondence June 1961 - Aug 1961
5 2 Incoming Correspondence Sept 1961 - Dec 1961
5 3 Business letters 1962
5 4 Incoming Correspondence 1962
5 5 Incoming Correspondence 1963
5 6 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1963 - Nov 1963
5 7 Incoming Correspondence Dec 1963 - Feb 1964
6 1 Incoming Correspondence 1963
6 2 Incoming Correspondence 1963 - 1964
6 3 Incoming Correspondence 1963 - 1964
6 4 Letters and applications for the University of Iowa
6 5 Incoming Correspondence 1964
6 6 Incoming Correspondence 1964
6 7 Incoming Correspondence 1964
6 8 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1965 - July 1965
7 1 Incoming Correspondence Aug 1965 - Dec 1965
7 2 Anti-Integration Flyer 1965
7 3 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1966 - Dec 1966
7 4 Incoming Correspondence Jan 1967 - June 1967
7 5 Corespondence concerning heart attack 1967
7 6 Corespondence with Huntington Hartford
7 7 Corespondence with Mose Wright
7 8 Corespondence from Forest Hunt containing family biographies
7 9 Corespondence with the University of Iowa
7 10 Corespondence with Colonel Wagner
7 11 Corespondence with Fred Kisen
7 12 Corespondence with Jim Miller
7 13 Corespondence with Vosco Call
8 1 Corespondence concerning the settlement of estate of DLW
8 2 Letters from Theresa in Vietnam (in French)
8 3 Letters from Cô Húóng, notebook used to "talk" with her
8 4 Letters to Cô Húóng
8 5 Miscellaneous notes about Cô Húóng
8 6 Corespondence concerning Jane Olsen
8 7 Undated outgoing correspondence
8 8 Corespondence organized by addressee (as arranged by DLW)
8 9 Rejections and Acceptances
8 10 Letters from children of DLW
8 11 Letters concerning Amos Wright
8 12 Corespondence about custody of children
8 13 Undated incoming correspondence
8 14 Undated incoming correspondence
8 15 Undated incoming correspondence
9 1 Corespondence from Nancy Wright Apr 1957 - June 1957
9 2 Corespondence from Nancy Wright July 1957 - Sept 1957
9 3 Corespondence from Nancy Wright Sept 1957 - Mar 1958

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Outgoing Correspondence, 1947 - 1967

(see also Mss Coll 2, box I, Fds 4-17)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
9 4 Outgoing 1947 - Sept 1948
9 5 Outgoing Sept 1948 - Sept 1949
9 6 Outgoing Sept 1949 - Sept 1950
9 7 Outgoing Aug 1950 - Oct 1950
9 8 Outgoing Oct 1950 - July 1951
10 1 Outgoing Aug 1951 - Mar 1952
10 2 Outgoing Mar 1952 - Aug 1952
10 3 Outgoing Sept 1952 - June 1953
10 4 Outgoing July 1953 - Dec 1953
10 5 Outgoing Dec 1953 - Dec 1954
10 6 Outgoing Jan 1955 - Dec 1955
10 7 Outgoing Jan 1956 - Dec 1956
10 8 Outgoing Jan 1958 - April 1958
10 9 Outgoing May 1958 - July 1958
10 10 Outgoing Aug 1958 - Nov 1958
10 11 Outgoing 1959
10a 1 Outgoing 1962 - 1964
10a 2 Letter to Editor of Look Magazine Oct 18, 1963
10a 3 Outgoing 1965
10a 4 Outgoing 1966
10a 5 Outgoing 1967

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Publications with writings by David Lane Wright
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
11 1 Mutiny (Vols 3,4)
11 2 "A Treatise on Education"
11 3 Inland (Spring, 1960)
11 4 The Humanist (July/Aug 1960)
11 5 "Still the Mountain Wind" (bound script)
11 6 The Arizona Quarterly (Winter 1960)
11 7 Massachusetts Review (Winter 1961)
11 8 Best Articles and Stories (Mar 1961)
11 9 College writings
11 10 Poetry published posthumously by his daughter Charlotte M. Wright
11 11 Samisdat Magazine
11 12 Reviews of DLW
11 13 "Mice, Men, and Principles" by DLW
11 14 USU Scribble Mar 1949
11 15 USU Scribble Dec 1949; May 1950
11 16 List of publications by DLW

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Composition Books and Notes

(see also Mss Coll 2, box VII, Fds 7-15)

Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
12 1 Composition book containing short autobiography (see also Mss Coll 2, box VII, Fds 5-6)
12 2 Composition books
12 3 Notes
12 4 Notebooks and miscellaneous writings
12 5 Miscellaneous untitled writings
12 6 Ideas for writing
12 7 Notes for story about Charles C. Rich
12 8 Notes for poetry and short stories
12 9 Untitled handwritten drafts and notes
12 10 Notebook with notes and untitled stories
12 11 Untitled drafts
12 12 Untitled drafts
12 13 Notes on Jerry Wright

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Early Drafts and Short Stories Chronologically Arranged

(see also Mss Coll 2, box VII, Fds 7-15; box XI, Fds 1-21)

Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
13 1 Early Drafts: "I Loved Too Young" "Her Reminiscences" "The Time River" "A Tribute to Eve"
13 2 "Critical Papers,Drafts, 1952: "Character Revelation in The Two Soldiers," "Pattern in Old Morality," "Life-Death Theme in Death in Venice," "The Last of Jack Robe," "Gunsmoke," "Air Force Doctor!" "The ECI Murder Case"
13 3 Drafts, 1953: "Dreams That Never Came Back" "Academic Freedom in Secondary Schools" "...Early Though the Laurel Grows..." Various untitled poems and stories
13 4 Short Stories, 1953: "The Bigger Game," "Home Run" (2 drafts), "Early Though the Laurel Grows..." "Run Sheep Run!" "Of Pleasures and Palaces," "Ellen," "The Third Dream"
13 5 Short Stories, 1958: "The Bigger Game" (2 drafts), "Madonna," "Moods in Chirstmastime," "Something Extra," "Locomotive," "A Fisherman among Men," "The Hawk," "The Return," "Home Run"
13 6 Story Workshop, notes and outlines for various stories and story called, "At the Train Station"
13 7 Iowa Workshop Stories, 1963: "Memory," "Of Pleasures and Palaces"
13 8 Iowa Workshop Stories, 1963: "The Rough Edge of Experience," "Still the Mountain Wind"
13 9 Iowa Notebooks

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Short Stories and Miscellaneous Writings

(see also Mss Coll 2, box VII, Fds 7-15; box XI, Fds 1-21)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
14 1 "The Rough Edge of Experience"
14 2 "The Rough Edge of Experience
14 3 "Home Run"
14 4 "Home Run"
14 5 "No Women"
14 6 "The Eyelash Fantasy and other stories"
14 7 Drafts: "The Hawk," "A Train of Events"
14 8 "A Summer in the Country," Short story version of "Still the Mountain Wind"
14 9 "Madonna," and other untitled writings and notes
14 10 "Madonna: A Novel Condensed by Memory"
14 11 "Flight"
14 12 Drafts: "The Bigger Game," "The Littlest Nation"
14 13 "Speak Ye Tenderly of Kings"
14 14 "Mosquitos"
14 15 "Coming Home"
15 1 Untitled Stories
15 2 Short Story Writing, notes 1963
15 3 College Writings: "Simplicity," "The Old Place," "My First Love," "The Eccentricities of Adolescent Love," "The Atomic Bomb"
15 4 Drafts: "The Making of a Citizen," "The Day the Revolution Began"
15 6 Notebook of thoughts and opinions
15 7 Poetry and Story Compilation: "An Interlude of Love," "The Man From Nebraska," "The Old Man and the German Girl," "Academic Freedom in Secondary Schools," "The Death of Rich," with explanatory introduction
15 8 "Of Pleasures and Palaces"
15 9 "Of Pleasures and Palaces"
15 10 "Big Dreamer," "The Lost Child"
15 11 "The Man from Nebraska"
15 12 "By Thy Works"
15 13 "Shadows in the Wind: Stories from Bennington, Idaho"
15 14 "I Know Why"
15 15 Various untitled drafts

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Poetry and Essays

(for poetry see also Mss Coll 2, box XI, Fds 22-27; for essays see Mss Coll 2, box IX, Fd 18)

Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
16 1 "The Conscience of the Village"
16 2 "The Conscience of the Village"
16 3 Poems revised 1959
16 4 "Time Away," poetry compilation
16 5 Untitled poetry compilation
16 6 "River Saints," a compilation
16 7 Essays for Air Force Extension Course Institute
16 8 "The Role of Creativity in College Writing"
16 9 Newspaper articles by DLW
16 10 "Methods of Education"
16 11 "Critique 6643"
16 12 Booklet of thoughts and reminiscences
16 13 Notes on American Literature
16 14 "The Atomic Bomb Project and other Essays"
16 15 Autobiography and "King Simmons"
16 16 "A Dissertation upon the Worlds of Though and Reason"
16 17 "In Deseret's Sweet Land: A Discussion of Mormonism"
16 18 "In Deseret's Sweet Land"

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Novel Draft, Short Stories, & Poetry

folders 7 - 48 are poetry

Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
16a 1 "King David Simmons" revised draft, novel
16a 2 "A Little Bit Too Little" draft, short story
16a 3 "A Measure of Contentment" short story
16a 4 "Barroom Aquarium Tale" draft, short story
16a 5 "I Thought My Album was a Place to Go" short story
16a 6 "The Man Without a Past" draft, short story
16a 7 Three Poems of a Family Nature; "A Hunters Dream, Time Away, & Father and Son"
16a 8 "40 Hours Every Week"
16a 9 "A Difference In Age"
16a 10 "A Kind of Life"
16a 11 "A Medical Solution"
16a 12 "A Well Planned Future"
16a 13 "Annual Letter"
16a 14 "Audiences"
16a 15 "Baptist Sinner"
16a 16 "Birthplace"
16a 17 "Considerthe Cloud Spun Sky..."
16a 18 "Eighteen"
16a 19 "Final Wager"
16a 20 "Guardian Angle to Ethan Frome"
16a 21 "Hamlets Vision"
16a 22 "Her"
16a 23 "Hunters Return"
16a 24 "Imported Theme"
16a 25 "In Turns of Time"
16a 26 "Integration"
16a 27 "Journals..."
16a 28 "Jungle Fires"
16a 29 "Letter From Home"
16a 30 "Music Without a Poem"
16a 31 "Prayer to a Smoke Ring"
16a 32 "Rape"
16a 33 "Speaking of Hunters"
16a 34 "Spectral Back Far..."
16a 35 "Standard of Living"
16a 36 "T-33, Pilot's Pride"
16a 37 "That Which is the Question"
16a 38 "The Best Things in Life"
16a 39 "The Evening of the Sixth Day"
16a 40 "The Night and I in Keflavik"
16a 41 "The Price of Ink"
16a 42 "The Serpent's Tooth"
16a 43 "The Spinster"
16a 44 "The Top of the Sky and Back Agatin"
16a 45 "The Virtue of Illiteracy"
16a 46 "To All SoBeingBorn"
16a 47 "Trade"
16a 48 "War and Peace"

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Scripts and Notes for Novels

(for scripts see also Mss Coll 2, box IX, Fds 1-18)

Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
17 1 "One Spring Night" written with Merv Willie
17 2 Untitled Play
17 3 "Regarding Prometheus"
17 4 Reviews of "Still the Mountain Wind"
17 5 Drafts of "Still the Mountain Wind"
17 6 Rights to productions of "Still the Mountain Wind"
17 7 "Still the Mountain Wind"
17 8 Poetry and Scripts inspired by Air Force
17 9 Notes for "River Saints"
17 10 Synopsis of Amos Wright novel
17 11 Outline for Amos Wright novel
17 12 Notes for Amos Wright novel
17 13 Notes for Amos Wright novel
17 14 Notes for Amos Wright novel
17 15 Notes for Amos Wright novel
17 16 Notes for Amos Wright novel

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Novels
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
18 1 "Big River"
18 2 Outline for novel on King Simmons
18 3 Outline for novel on King Simmons
18 4 "Voices of Remembered Ghosts"
18 5 Pictures of Bennington, Idaho used in research
18 6 Analysis of letters by Amos Wright
18 7 Critique of novel by DLW
19 1 Untitled novel
19 2 Untitled novel
19 3 Untitled draft
19 4 Untitled novel
19 5 Untitled novel
19 6 "Golden Summer"
19a 1 "Autobiographies" draft, novel, part 1 of 2
19a 2 "Autobiographies" draft, novel, part 2 of 2
19a 3 Untitled draft
19a 4 Untitled draft
19a 5 Untitled draft
19a 6 Untitled draft

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Newspaper Clippings and Miscellaneous

(for more clippings see also Mss Coll 2, box VIII, Fd 2; box IX, Fds 8-16)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
20 1 Articles about DLW
20 2 Newspaper clippings
20 3 Newspapers clippings about DLW
20 4 Articles on Friends of DLW
20 5 Requisition forms for moving
20 6 Miscellaneous notes and articles 1948
20 7 Miscellaneous notes and articles
20 8 Contracts and certificates of DLW
20 9 LDS Pamphlets circa 1940s and 1950s
20 10 Copy of "Manas," a newsletter
20 11 Newspaper clippings
20 12 Newspaper clippings
20 13 Newspaper clippings about "Still the Mountain Wind"
20 14 Programs from "Still the Mountain Wind"
20 15 Programs from "Still the Mountain Wind"
20 16 Photos of Premier Production of "Still the Mountain Wind"
20 17 Articles on Baseball
20 18 Photographs from Iceland
20 19 Mailing lists for publications
20 20 Audio recording: "Curfew Valley"
20 21 Audio recording: "curfew Valley" part 1
20 22 Audio recording: "Curfew Valley" part 2
20 23 Audio recording: "Curfew Valley" part 3
20 24 Audio recording: "Misc on Rapport"

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College

(see also Mss Coll 2, box VIII, Fds 1-9)

Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
21 1 Unbound MA Thesis
21 2 College writings
21 3 Class Records, Newspaper clippings
21 4 Exams from University of Iowa
21 5 Class Graduation folder

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United States Air Force Career

(see also Mss Coll 2, box VIII, Fd 10)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
22 1 Notes from Air Force Classes
22 2 Air Force Extension Course Institute
22 3 Notes for speeches
22 4 Cadet Manual 1949
22 5 Change of Station Order 1965
22 6 Operation Top Star (Officer Retention)
22 7 Air Force Staff Meeting Notes, Saigon, Vietnam 1965-66
22 8 Air Force Newsletters and Memos
22 9 Picture of DLW receiving Bronze Star
22 10 Photos from Vietnam
22 11 Official Military Records
22 12 DLW USAF File

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Journals , 1946 - 1966

(For journals 1946, and November 1946 see Mss Coll 2, box VII, Fds 3-4)

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
23 1 Audiorecordings (of the David L. Wright family)
23 2 Audiorecordings (of the David L. Wright family)
23 3 Loose Journal Entries 1946 - 1967
23 4 Journal I May - Oct 1946
23 5 Journal II Nov 1946 - Apr 1947
23 6 Journal III Apr 1947 - Apr 1948
23 7 Journal IV May 1948 - Aug 1948
23 8 Journal IV (cont'd) July 1948 - Aug 1948
24 1 Index to Journal IV
24 2 Journal IV Apr 1948 - Jan 1949
24 3 Letters for Journal IV 1948
24 4 Journal May 1949 - Nov 1949
24 5 Journal Jan 1949 - Jan 1950
24 6 Journal May 1950 - Nov 1950
25 1 Journal Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
25 2 Journal Jan 1950 - Aug 1950
25 3 Journal Dec 1950 - May 1952, plus autobiography
25 4 Journal Aug 1952, plus introspective on coming home
26 1 Journal Winter 1952 - Spring 1953
26 2 Journal Oct 1953
26 3 Journal Nov 1953 - Nov 1954
26 4 Journal Nov 1954 - Oct 1955
26 5 Journal July 1955 - Feb 1957
26 6 Journal Feb 1956
26 7 Journal Jan 1958 - July 1958
26 8 Journal Aug 1958 - Oct 1958
26a 1 Journal Jan 1959 - Mar 1959
26a 2 Journal April 1959 - June 1959
26a 3 Journal Nov 1959 - Dec 1959
26a 4 JOurnal Dec 1963 - May 1965
27 1 Journal Aug 1963
27 2 Journal Oct 13 - 29, 1964
27 3 Journal circa 1965 (no date)
27 4 Book of Cô Húóng, Journal from Vietnam Dec 1965 - Jan 1966
27 5 Journal Apr 1966 - Oct 1966
27 6 Journal July 1966 - Oct 1966
27 7 Journal Sept 1966, plus notes in French
27 8 Notebook for languages, French and Vietnamese, dated Sept 1966
27 9 Journal May 1962 - Aug 1965

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Wright, David Lane, 1929-1967--Correspondence.
    • Wright, David Lane, 1929-1967--Diaries.
    • Wright, David Lane, 1929-1967--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Air Force--Airmen--Correspondence.
    • United States. Air Force--Diaries.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Authors, American--Idaho--Correspondence.
    • Authors, American--Idaho--Diaries.
    • Civil rights movements--United States.
    • Fiction
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975.

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