Research Catalog

Donald Vining papers,

Title
Donald Vining papers, 1926-1996.
Author
Vining, Donald, 1917-1998.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Purinton, Dick.
Description
3.6 linear feet (9 boxes, 2 video files).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Scripts.
  • Video recordings.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography (note)
  • Donald Crossley Vining (1917-1998) was the author of A Gay Diary, a dramatist, and the founder and publisher of the Pepys Press.
Call Number
MssCol 3171
Author
Vining, Donald, 1917-1998.
Title
Donald Vining papers, 1926-1996.
Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
The Donald Vining papers includes correspondence, diaries, novels, play scripts, stories, and articles as well as a scrapbook and two videotaped interviews documenting his personal and professional career. The correspondence contains personal correspondence with his lover, Richard Purinton, and business letters concerning his writing career. His writings include both published and unpublished fiction and nonfiction. His diaries include two of his original childhood diaries, 1926-1927, as well as typescripts of his diaries, 1926-1970, illustrated with photographs, that Vining called his Diary Digests. Also present are a scrapbook of press clippings and memorabilia.
Biography
Donald Crossley Vining (1917-1998) was the author of A Gay Diary, a dramatist, and the founder and publisher of the Pepys Press.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the Donald Crossley Vining Papers, Manuscripts and Archives; Yale University Library, New Haven, CT; Donald Vining Diaries, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and the Donald Vining Diaries, Historical Society of Pennsylvannia, Philadelphia, PA.
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Occupation
Dramatists.
Added Author
Purinton, Dick.
Research Call Number
MssCol 3171
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