page top
Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Acquisition Note
Publication Rights
Access
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Container List

Charles Morrow Wilson Papers

Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Vermont Libraries. Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator - Author
Wilson, Charles Morrow, 1905-
Title
Charles Morrow Wilson Papers
ID
mss.016
Date [inclusive]
1925-1966
Extent
3.0 Linear feet 7 boxes
Location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
Abstract
Wilson worked as a writer and journalist. Collection includes letters to Wilson; articles (1929-60) on topics such as farming, economics, health, industry, and travel; drafts, galleys, and page proofs of his books; reviews of his work; and notebooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers. Includes letters (1959) in response to an article in Reader’s Digest critical of Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas.

Preffered Citation

[Identification of item] Charles Morrow Wilson Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

Return to Table of Contents

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections 1976 March 1 

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Note

Gift of Charles M. Wilson on June 18, 1964, and later.

Return to Table of Contents

Biographical Note

Charles M. Wilson, son of Joseph Dickson and Mattie Maud (Morrow) Wilson, was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on June 16, 1905. He received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1926, married Martha Lois Starr in 1939, and had three children: Morrow, James, and Joseph. Wilson was associate editor of the monthly magazine All’s Well in Fayetteville, 1926-1927, worked as a special reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1927-1928, and for the New York Times, 1930-1933. He did free lance work for Atlantic Monthly, Commonwealth, Scribner’s, Harper’s, Saturday Evening Post, Vermont Life, and other magazines. He was a foreign correspondent and tropical agriculturist in Latin America and Africa, a motion picture consultant, and a member of the board of directors of the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine.

Wilson is the author of many well received juvenile, farming, historical, travel, and general interest books such as: The Roots of America (1936), Aroostook: Our Last Frontier (1937), One Half of the People (1949), and The Great Turkey Drive (1964).

Return to Table of Contents

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence (to Wilson), drafts of manuscripts, galleys, page proofs, newspaper clippings (mostly reviews about Wilson’s books), Wilson’s notebooks, and copies of magazine articles by Wilson. they papers have been arranged by type and chronologically within each group.

Return to Table of Contents

Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Articles
  • Notebooks

Occupation(s)

  • Journalists

Personal Name(s)

  • Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994

Subject(s)

  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Travel

Return to Table of Contents