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Elizabeth Yates Papers

Summary Information
Title: Elizabeth Yates Papers
Dates: 1951, 1967
Creator: Yates, Elizabeth, 1905-
Extent: 5 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1432
Abstract:
Collection contains manuscript, typescript, galley sheets, and correspondence for An Easter Story and the manuscript of Yates' acceptance speech for the 1951 Newbery Medal Award.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

An Easter Story, 1967

Acceptance speech for the 1951 John Newbery medal award,


Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth McGreal Yates was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905. She wrote books for both adults and children, but is best remembered as an author of children's books. A notable success was her 1950 publication of Amos Fortune , a children's book based on the true story of an African prince who becomes a slave in America and later gains his freedom. The book won the John Newbery Award in 195l. She died in 2001 in Concord, New Hampshire.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , volume 128, p. 248.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a manuscript, typescript, galley sheets, and correspondence for An Easter Story and the manuscript of Yates' acceptance speech for the 1951 Newbery Medal Award.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Yates, Elizabeth, 1905-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
An Easter Story 1967 
Note Unwin, Nora Spicer
New York: Dutton, 1967
Box MF857
typescript, mostly in pencil with corrections (132 p.)  Box MF857
 
typescript, corrected (111 p.)  Box MF857
 
corrected galley sheets (196 p.)  Box MF857
 
partial galley, pp. 33-127 (94 p.)  Box MF857
 
sheets pasteup (3 p.)  Box MF857
 
correspondence with editor (16 p.)  Box MF857
 
Acceptance speech for the 1951 John Newbery medal award  
Box MF857
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF857