Joe Wheeler collection on Zane Grey

Joe Wheeler collection on Zane Grey

Dates: 1910-1989

Joe Wheeler collection of Zane Grey materials include manuscripts, articles, diaries, correspondence, serials, ephemera, newspapers, plays, photographs, negatives, and other materials by, about, or related to Zane Grey, the Grey family, Joe Wheeler, Zane Grey's West Society, or western life and culture. Dated approximately 1910-1989.

  • Extent: 45 boxes (22.5 linear ft.). -- 3 oversize folders (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Grey, Zane, 1872-1939. -- Wheeler, Joe L., 1936
  • Call Number: MSS 7641
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Literary Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials have been divided into cartons by series. Materials within most folders retain the original order in which they were recieved. Arranged into eleven series: 1. Collection of Zane Grey manuscripts. 2. Collection of articles. 3. Collection of diaries. 4. Collection of correspondence. 5. Collection of newspapers. 6. Collection of magazines. 7. Collection of ephemera. 8. Collection of serials. 9. Collection of plays and scripts. 10. Correspondence and other materials. 11. Collection of photographs and negatives.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joe Wheeler collection on Zane Grey must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7641; Joe Wheeler collection of Zane Grey materials; Literary Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7641, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Joe Wheeler and retrieved from his Conifer, Colorado home in July 2009.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Joe Wheeler; 2009.
Subject Terms
Grey, Zane, 1872-1939; Grey, Zane, 1872-1939--Archives; Zane Grey West Society; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Authors, American--20th century; Correspondence; Diaries; Film serials; Images; Literature; West (U.S.)--Social life and customs
Genre / Form
Articles; Letters; Manuscripts; Negatives; Newspapers; Photographs; Printed ephemera
Processing Information
Processed; Aimee Bastarache; 2010.
Appraisal Information
Literary Manuscripts collecting policy.
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Finding Aid Title
Wheeler (Joe) collection on Zane Grey
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T13:13-0600
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Biographical History

Joe Wheeler (born 1936) is a collector of stories and manuscripts.

Joe Leininger Wheeler was born in the Napa Valley, California. When he was eight, his family moved to Latin America and he grew up bilingual with a deep appreciation of the Hispanic culture. His mother homeschooled him for fourteen years. He later went on to earn a Bachelors and Masters in History from Pacific Union College, a Masters in English from Sacramento State University, and the Ph. D. in English (History of Ideas emphasis) from Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Wheeler published Zane Grey’s West (a fanzine) from 1979 to 1991, and co-founded the international Zane Grey’s West Society in 1983; he continues to serve as its executive director.

Author/Editor/Compiler of seventy books by eleven publishing houses, he is considered to be one of America’s leading anthologizers of stories. He lives in Conifer, Colorado with his wife, Connie. They have two children and two grandsons.

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