Guide to the Return of An Angel: A Play in Two Acts script, 2005

Summary Information

Title: Return of An Angel: A Play in Two Acts script, 2005
Collection: AC.676
Extent: 0.01 linear feet 1 folder

The collection contains a copy of Return of an Angel: A Play in Two Acts by Sandra L. Mason. The play is about the life of author Thomas Wolfe and his relationship to his hometown, Asheville, North Carolina.

Creator: Mason, Sandra

Biographical/Historical Note

Return of an Angel dramatizes Asheville, North Carolina, in 1929, the year of Thomas Wolfe's publication of his first novel, Look Homeward Angel. The production's plot details Wolfe's rise and fall in popularity with the citizens of Asheville after individuals read thinly veiled depictions of themselves and their town within his work.

Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) was an author and native of Asheville, North Carolina. His works include the novels Look Homeward, Angel and You Can't Go Home Again.

Sandra L. Mason is a playwright from Asheville, North Carolina.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one typed copy of Return of An Angel: A Play in Two Acts by Sandra Mason, copyright 2005.


The collection is arranged in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The materials were purchased from George Brosi at Appalachian Mountain Books in 2010.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, September 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

AC.676: "Return of an Angel: A Play in Two Acts" script, 2005, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 28608.

Container List

Script, 2005 ACSC_Box 22, Folder 15