Biography and History

Philip Gordon Wylie was born in Beverly, Mass. In 1902. He attended Princeton University during 1920-1923. A writer of fiction and nonfiction, his output included hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels and works of social criticism. He also wrote screenplays while in Hollywood, was an editor for Farrar & Rinehart, served on the Dade County (Fla.) Defense Council, was a director of the Lerner Marine Laboratory, and at one time was a special advisor to the chairman of the Joint Committee for Atomic Energy. Most of his major writings contain critical, though often philosophical views on man and society as a result of his studies and interest in psychology, biology, ethnology, and physics. He died in 1971.

Source: From the finding aid for C0059

Occupations

  • Novelists, American -- 20th century..
  • Philip Wylie Papers. 1920-1984 (inclusive), 1930-1971 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0059

    A writer of fiction and nonfiction, Philip Gordon Wylie (Princeton Class of 1924), authored hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism. His collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence representing his life work, ranging from Dormitory Ditties, published during his college days (circa 1920), to The End of the Dream, a novel published posthumously in 1972.

  • Arthur and Sylvia Mandy Collection of Philip Wylie. 1947-1957 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1169

    Consists of material by and about Philip Wylie collected by Arthur and Sylvia Mandy during the course of their friendship with the American writer.