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Paul Wilkes Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-159

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers, records, research, teachings, and publications of writer Paul Wilkes.


  • Creation: 1953-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History ( for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Paul Wilkes arrived in Wilmington in 1984 to teach on a part-time basis in the Creative Writing Department of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  He is the author of numerous books, predominately with a religious background, about religion in America.  His extensive research on the various subjects is well represented with this collection.  His earlier writings from the 1960s echo many of the issues that are currently discussed.  His focus on Catholicism has permeated through the various hierarchies of the religion, from Archbishop to parish priest.  As a second-generation American, he also establishes roots to his Slavic ancestry with research for an unpublished work.  Mr. Wilkes is currently living and teaching in Wilmington.


155 boxes (Contains 155 boxes and 2 map case folders)

Language of Materials


  • 1 copy of the book "Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church"
Paul Wilkes Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository