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Ron Wilcox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-434

Scope and Contents

The Ron Wilcox collection was donated by Ron Wilcox. Ron was a writer specifically of poetry, which he incorporated into plays and epic poetry. He grew up in Holiday, Utah, attended BYU and received his master’s Degree from Baylor University.

This collection is arranged in four main series, Correspondence, Writings, Audio Visual and Visual Arts. There is only one correspondence, and it is followed by his writings. This series begins with his memoirs which includes an oral history interview conducted in 1989. Next comes his plays, this has his original charcoal study in Brainwashing which was created for Thomas Andros. His poetry is next and this includes his epic poem, Mormon Epic and Mormon Epic II, and smaller works. Published works follows and this include his novel, The Rig, his master’s thesis and a self-published book. The last in the writing series is Other Writings, and this contains his writings that would not fit anywhere else.

The Audio Visual series contains some photographs and color slides from the Thomas Andros play. It also includes CDs that contains readings from his poetry and other works. The Visual Arts series is last, and it contains his illustration books plus a charcoal done by his brother, Keith Wilcox, of Ron as a young boy.

Dates

  • Date Not Yet Determined

Extent

5 Boxes

Arrangement

Box 1 Correspondence

FD 1 Letter from William Stafford, 4 August 1976 Writings, Memoir

FD 2 IAMRON- Memoir for My Archive, pp. 1-73 FD 3 IAMRON- Memoir for My Archive, pp. 74-137 FD 4 IAMRON- Memoir for My Archive, PP. 138-188 FD 5 Oral History Interview, Ronal Wilcox- James Moyle Oral History Program, LDS Historical Department Plays FD 6 Macbill, A Tragifarce of the Clinton Impeachment FD 7 Macbill, A Tragifarce of the Clinton Impeachment- Explanation and/or Prosaic Dissertation upon the Play FD 8 The Tragedy of Thomas Andros- Stage Manager Copy, 1960 FD 9 The Tragedy of Thomas Andros- charcoal Drawings for Study in Brainwashing Box 2 Writings, Plays

FD 1 The Tragedy of Thomas Andros- Photographs of Charcoal Drawings for Study in Brainwashing FD 2 The Tragedy of Thomas Andros- Stage Manager’s Report Form and Stage Notes Poetry FD 3 Dendra- Unpublished Cybernovel Written in Verse, pp. 1-161 FD 4 Dendra- Unpublished Cybernovel Written in Verse, pp. 162-324 FD 5 IAMRON- True Stories from A Fictional Life, Book One Toward Perfection FD 6 IAMRON- True Stories from A Fictional Life, Book Two Forever Rearranging FD 7 IAMRON- True Stories from A Fictional Life, Book Three Fleeting Light FD 8 IAMRON- True Stories from A Fictional Life, Addendum Poetus Interruptus or Candor Reconsidered FD 9 Mormon Epic, Book One Quantum Gospel, Bound Copy Box 3 Writings, Poetry

FD 1 Mormon Epic, Book One Quantum Gospel, Copy 2 FD 2 Mormon Epic II, Book One Brigham pp. 1-189 (Copy 1) FD 3 Mormon Epic II, Book One Brigham pp.190-381 (Copy 1) FD 4 Mormon Epic II, Book One Brigham (Copy 2) FD 5 Multiplicity, Memory’s Duty and more Poetry FD 6 Quantum Gospel: A Mormon Testimony, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 40, No. 2 pp 168-178 FD 7 Soul Surfing- A Long Narrative Poem Box 4 Writings, Poetry

FD 1 Soul Surfing- Introduction, First Manuscript Form Published Works FD 2 3 Stages, A Self Published Book. Stage One: The Tragedy of Thomas Andros, Stage Two: The Finger Tomb, Stage Three: A Lyric Poem Collection FD 3 Polyhedral Drama, Master’s Thesis 1963, Baylor University FD 4 Polyhedral Drama, Master’s Thesis, Tactile Pictorial Mosaic Explanation of a Concept FD 5 The Rig, 1978 Other Writings FD 6 Email, Essays and Letters, pp. 111-172 FD 7 Email, Essays and Letters, In book form FD 8 Electronic Theater Manuscript FD 9 Electronic Theater Notes at Random Manuscript Box 5 Audio Visual FD 1 CDs- Mormon Epic, Informal Audio Readings FD 2 CDs- Three Stages and other Aural/Visual Readings FD 3 Color Illustrations- The Tragedy of Thomas Andros FD 4 Color Transparencies- Tragedy of Thomas Andros FD 5 Photographs- Set for Tragedy of Thomas Andros Visual Arts

FD 6 Charcoal Drawing of Ron Wilcox by Keith Wilcox c. 1937 FD 7 Illuminations Simultaneity in Fixity- The Spacetime Project, Cyperpaintings by Ron, 2005. Rendered on Canvas FD 8 Illuminations Simultaneity in Fixity- The Spacetime Project, Cyperpaintings by IAMRON, 2014 Miscellaneous

FD 9 Cassette Notes on Tribal Drum, August 26, 1971 FD 10 Program, The 1953 Varsity Show, “Keynote,” A Musical Comedy in Two Acts (BYU)
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408