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John Updike Collections

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

Series 1-10

Series Number:       1-10

Series Title:              Shillington (Pennsylvania) Borough

Series Dates:           1915-2009

Extent:                       2.0 linear inches

Arrangement:          Chronological, alphabetical

Scope and Content Note:

John Updike maintained ties to his hometown throughout his life. His mother, followed by Thelma Lewis and then David Silcox, would keep him up to date by sending him batches of newspaper clippings and other items regarding people and places he knew. The area also played important roles in many of his writings. This series contains several historical items related to places familiar to him.


Silcox/Lewis Collection Series Number 1-10 Finding Aid