Wolfe, Tom, 1931-

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Tom Wolfe (b. March 2, 1931, Richmond, VA) is an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence in stimulating the New Journalism literary movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively. He began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, but achieved national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters), and two collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.

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creatorOf Flack, Audrey. Audrey Flack papers, circa 1952-2008. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Krim, Seymour, 1922-. Papers of Seymour Krim, 1953-1990. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Brown, Jerry Elijah, 1945-. Papers, 1961-1990. Auburn University.
referencedIn Wolfe, Tom : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. Charles Angoff collection, 1927-1978. Boston University. School of Medicine
creatorOf Taylor, Robert, 1925-. Robert Taylor papers, 1952-1990. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tafel, Edgar. Edgar Tafel interview, 1990 May 16 - July 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Letter to Tom Wolfe from John Glenn New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Gypsy Rose Lee papers, 1910-1970 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Harper's Magazine Records, 1847-1983, (bulk 1940-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Tafel, Edgar. Oral history interview with Edgar Tafel 1990 May 16-July 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Typed letter signed with initials : Glen Ellen, California, to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1979 Oct. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
MARSHALL INTERVIEWS WRITER TOM WOLFE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Wolfe, Tom. Wolfe, Tom: Art World Personality Files. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Carolina Symposium. Records of the Carolina Symposium, 1927- 1986. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Eisenberg, Lee, 1946-. Records : of the 50th Anniversary issue of Esquire, 1976-1984 (bulk 1982-1983). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Edgar Tafel architectural records and papers, 1919-2005 Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Dept. of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Paul Green Papers, 1880-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Beattie, Ann. Papers of Ann Beattie, 1963-1999. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Cristofer, Michael. Bonfire of the vanities : screenplay / by Michael Cristofer ; based on the book by Tom Wolfe. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn James M. Cain Papers, 1901-1978, (bulk 1925-1978) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cain, James M. (James Mallahan), 1892-1977. Papers of James M. Cain, 1901-1978 (bulk 1925-1978). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn University of Virginia. Dept. of English. Papers of the Dept. of English Language and Literature [manuscript], 1956-1970. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Maynard Walker Gallery. Maynard Walker Gallery records, 1847-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Wolfe, Tom, 1931-. Letters, 1982 May 9 and July 6, Southampton, N.Y. [to] Richard N. Gregg, Allentown, Pa. / Tom Wolfe. Kutztown University, Rohrbach Library
referencedIn The New York City 100 Records, 1995-2000 (Bulk 1997-1999) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
contributorOf MARSHALL INTERVIEWS WRITER TOM WOLFE United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Kaufman, Philip, 1936-.... L'étoffe des héros / de Philip Kaufman ; Tom Wolfe, aut. adapté ; musique de Bill Conti ; avec Charles Frank, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Wolfe, Tom, 1931-. Letters, 1982 May 9 and July 6, Southampton, N.Y. [to] Richard N. Gregg, Allentown, Pa. / Tom Wolfe. Kutztown University, Rohrbach Library
creatorOf Wolfe, Tom, 1931-. ALS, 1975 October 22 : New York, New York, to Ted and Dolly. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn New York City 100. Guide to the New York City 100 Records, 1995-2000 (Bulk 1997-1999). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. Collection of typed letters signed (184), autograph letters signed (19), autograph and typed postcards signed (15), and autograph notes signed (7) : St. Helena, California, Last House [Glen Ellen, California], and Aix-en-Provence, to David Pleydell-Bouverie, 1968-1992. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sam Ragan Papers, 1948-1996 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf WOLFE, TOM. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
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associatedWith Beattie, Ann. person
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associatedWith Eisenberg, Lee, 1946- person
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associatedWith Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978 person
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associatedWith Fisher, M. F. K. (Mary Frances Kennedy), 1908-1992. person
associatedWith Flack, Audrey. person
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
correspondedWith Glenn, John, 1921-2016 person
associatedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981 person
correspondedWith Gregg, Richard N. person
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associatedWith Krim, Seymour, 1922- person
associatedWith Lee, Gypsy Rose, 1914-1970 person
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employeeOf New York Herald Tribune corporateBody
associatedWith Ragan, Sam, 1915- person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf St. Christopher's School (Richmond, Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tafel, Edgar person
associatedWith Tafel, Edgar A. person
associatedWith Taylor, Robert, 1925- person
associatedWith University of Virginia. Dept. of English. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Wolfe, Tom, 1931- person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Yale University. corporateBody
associatedWith Zorina, Vera. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Richmond VA US
New York NY US
United States 00 US
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Nonfiction novel
Authors, American
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Journalists
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Birth 1931-03-02

Americans

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