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G. Clifton Wisler Papers

Identifier: RC2016-005

Content Description

The G. Clifton Wisler Papers include manuscripts for 56 of his writings which include multiple drafts for certain titles. Documents also include correspondence to publishers, and research notes. Boxes 1 through part of 11 are manuscripts in Wisler’s original order. The last part of box 11 through 14 are research files.


  • Creation: 1950 - 2006


Conditions Governing Access

The G. Clifton Wisler Papers has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The G. Clifton Wisler Papers is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Oklahoma City, Mr. Wisler grew up in Dallas, where he graduated with honors from Hillcrest High School in 1968. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in 1972 and began teaching at Denton High School. He returned to SMU, earning his master’s degree in English and education in 1974. He later attended the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas, where he wrote his dissertation on a Civil War history of the 9th Texas Infantry Regiment.

In 1979, he published his first novel, My Brother, the Wind, which was nominated for the 1980 American Book Award. In 1984, Mr. Wisler left teaching to devote himself to writing. His honors include the International Reading Association’s 2001 Paul A. Witty Short Story Award for his work, “The Orange Armband,” and an Association of Educational Publishers 2000 Distinguished Achievement Award for Bloody Pond. He authored more than 70 books, including Run the Blockade, Red Cap, My Brother the Wind, Massacre at Powder River, A Cry of Angry Thunder, and Piper’s Ferry: A Tale of the Texas Revolution. He twice won the Western Writers of America Spur Award and was a finalist for the honor eight times. He died in April of 2006.


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Processing Information

The G. Clifton Wisler Papers was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2012 by Charles C. Wisler, Jr.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

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