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John Updike Collections

The John Updike Collections of the Alvernia University Archives and Special Collections

Series 1-6

Series Number:       1-6

Series Title:              Audio and Video Materials

Series Dates:           1937-2009

Extent:                       26.5 linear inches

Arrangement:          Chronological

Scope and Content Note:

David Silcox acquired or personally videotaped several appearances by John Updike and programs about him as well as some videos of Shillington’s past.

In 2009, David Silcox and Jack De Bellis gathered information via questionnaires and interviews from some of John Updike’s classmates and childhood friends. Some of the information was used in the book, John Updike’s Early Years by Jack De Bellis (with David Silcox) published in 2013. This series contains 34 questionnaires and 8 recorded interviews.

Box also contains preservation copies of each item on DVD. Public access copies on DVD available for use upon request (Box 14).


Silcox/Lewis Collection Series 1-6 Finding Aid