The Wallace Archive, the papers of the successful twentieth century writer Irving Wallace, came to Honnold Library in 1982. The Archive has grown to nearly three thousand cataloged items which include the work of Wallace, his wife Sylvia, and their children David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace, and selected books from Wallace’s personal library. The significance of this archive lies in the accumulated files of correspondence, journals, research notes, original drafts, corrected proofs, publicity, photographs, and related material documenting the production of Wallace’s best-selling writings.
The inclusion of biographical information and early magazine articles, short stories, and screenplays makes the collection a primary source on Wallace’s career in general. Most items are personally annotated by Irving Wallace.