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Miles Wilson Accessions

 Collection
Identifier: UPWC-16130

Scope and Contents

Multiple accessions from Texas State University professor and writer, Miles Wilson. Materials include research and drafts for his books, Line of Fall, Fire Season, Going the Distance, and Harm: Poems.

Dates

  • 1965 - 2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html

Biographical Note

Miles Wilson was the founding director of the MFA program in creative writing at Texas State University, where he is Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He is the author of three prize-winning books: Fire Season (2014), Harm (2003), and Line of Fall (1989.) His newest book, Woodswork: New and Selected Stories of the American West, is forthcoming in 2018 from the University of New Mexico Press.

Wilson served three fire seasons (1964, 1965, 1967) as a member of the Dalton Hotshots, a U.S. Forest Service Interregional Fire Crew based on the Angeles National Forest in California. While serving with the Dalton Hotshots, Wilson received a Bachelors degree in English at Pomona College and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for his previous publications, including the John Simmons Short Fiction Award from the University of Iowa Press for Line of Fall and the Violet Crown Book Award from the Writer's League of Texas/Barnes & Noble for Harm. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. Wilson currently divides his time between San Marcos, Texas and his native Oregon.

Extent

8 Linear Feet

8 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Multiple accessions from Texas State University professor and writer, Miles Wilson. Materials include research and drafts for his books, Line of Fall, Fire Season, Going the Distance, and Harm: Poems.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Miles Wilson, 2016, 2018

Title
Guide to the Miles Wilson Accessions
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Katie Salzmann

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

Contact:
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA