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|Document Type:||Archival Material|
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Meridel Le Sueur; Paula Zimmering; Velma V Smith; Oscar A Christensen; Irene Paull; Fred Whitehead; Lucile Driftmier Verness; Margery Latimer; Marian Le Sueur; Arthur Le Sueur; Deborah Le Sueur; Rachel Tilsen; William Winston Wharton; Norma Wilson
|Description:||48.0 cubic feet (47 boxes, 1 partial box, and 1 oversize folder).|
Le Sueur's audio tapes (1950s-1980s) contain interviews, music, and conversation with family and friends. In addition, the collection includes papers of Le Sueur's father, William Winston Wharton, her mother and stepfather, Marian and Arthur Le Sueur, and her daughters, Deborah Le Sueur and Rachel Tilsen, and their families.
The correspondence, covering over 70 years of Le Sueur's life, contains letters from friends, publishers, admirers, and family, particularly her daughters, Rachel and Deborah. There is much information on family matters, her literary progress, and political affairs. The journals, which Le Sueur kept nearly her entire life, comprise 133 volumes, dating from her teenage years through the 1990s; they are the wellspring of much of her writing. Manuscripts in the collection include a sampling of the huge amounts of material sent to Meridel by other aspiring writers, in addition to her own work, both published and unpublished. Publications, clippings, programs, and other publicity provide information on Le Sueur's career and activities, and on the many political and literary organizations that interested her.