Wallace Stegner Exhibit
The Dean of Western Writers
Photograph of Wallace Stegner by Margaretta K. Mitchell Photography in 1977, Wallace Stegner Photograph Collection, p0561n01_03_01
Stegner’s Wilderness Letter, although written in 1960 continues to have a tremendous impact on individuals and policies regarding natural lands. It is still used today as an inspirational catalyst for calling attention to environmentally conscience policies and laws.
Wallace Stegner passed away in 1993 at the age of 84 following an auto accident. His influence on those around him as a professor, author, and environmentalist has solidified his place in history as truly being “the Dean of Western Writers.”