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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Hall Wheelock
RLIN number: NXCP87-A192
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family history and childhood; Harvard College; work on literary publications; career as editor for Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926-57: clients and staff; career as poet: influences, publications, evaluations of his own and others' work; anecdotes concerning Zoe Akins, Van Wyck Brooks, Vachel Lindsay, Edgar Lee Masters, Maxwell Perkins, Edwin Arlington Robinson, the Charles Scribner family, Edward Sheldon, Sara Teasdale, Oscar Williams, Thomas Wolfe, and many others.
Extent: Transcript: 478 leaves, Tape: 7 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1967 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1886
Speaker occupation: Author; Poet
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 1967
Interviewer: Hawkins, Robbin
Topics discussed - ASP terms: American literature--20th century; Authors; Book industries and trade; Editing; Editors; Oral history; Poetry; Poets
Topics discussed - Other terms: Charles Scribner's Sons; Literature--History and criticism; Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017843-13286