University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota LibrariesOnline Finding Aids
space Home | About Us | Search Tips | Finding Aids FAQ | View Basket |
Marie G. Lee Papers

Summary Information
Title: Marie G. Lee Papers
Dates: 1989-1999
Creator: Lee, Marie
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1663
Abstract:
Marie G. Lee's papers focus on her work as an author of young adult fiction. The collection contains production material for five titles published between 1992 and 1999 with some production material dating back to 1989. The collection also contains production material for a story Dead and Gone that appeared in the anthology On the Wings of Peace published in 1995. Production materials include holographs, typescripts, notes, front matter, galley and page proofs, clippings and research material. The collection also contains one piece of correspondence to Marie G. Lee from Judy Blume.

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

Access and Use

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Marie G. Lee was born April 25, 1964 in Hibbing MN. She graduated from Brown University in 1986 and worked for an economics research firm before becoming a free-lance writer. In 1992, Marie G. Lee published her first novel for young adults Finding My Voice that drew on some of her own experiences growing up in Minnesota. The story told of teenage Ellen Sung, a Korean-American, confronting both parental expectations of good grades and the racism she encounters from some classmates and teachers. The book was praised by critics for its depth and candor and received several honors including the Best Book Award from the Friends of American Writers and a Best Book for Reluctant Readers citation from the American Library Association. In 1994, Lee published Saying Goodbye , a novel that contained Ellen's experiences at Harvard University where she learns more about race relations when she and her close friend and roommate, an African-American, have a falling out over a controversial African-American speaker who dispagages Korean-Americans.

Source: Something About the Author, V 81, pp:123-126.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for five titles published between 1992 and 1999 with some production material dating back to 1989. Production materials include holographs, typescripts, notes, front matter, galley and page proofs, clippings and research material. The collection also contains one piece of correspondence to Marie G. Lee from Judy Blume. The materials are arranged by title with folder and box level control.

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.
  • Lee, Marie G.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Miscellaneous  
Box MF 1953
Letter from Judy Blume to Marie G. Lee ca 1988 (1 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
Finding My Voice 1992 
Note  Boston: Houghton, 1992
Box MF 1953
typescript, part photocopy, corrected (44 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
If It Hadn't Been for Yoon Jun 1993 
Note  Boston: Houghton, 1993
Box MF 1953
typescript, corrected (85 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
galley proof, corrected (46 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
photocopied articles, research material (9 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
periodicals, research material (2 p.)  Box MF 1953
 
Necessary Roughness 1996 
Note  New York: Harper/Collins, 1996
Box MF 2096
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF 2096
 
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 2096
 
holograph (bound notebooks) (709 p.)  Box MF 2096
 
clippings (2 p.)  Box MF 2096
Box MF 2097
typescript, part corrected (305 p.)  Box MF 2097
 
typescript, corrected, part holograph (147 p.)  Box MF 2097
 
On the Wings of Peace 1995 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1995
Box MF 2274
typescript, corrected for her story Dead and Goneappearing in this anthology (7 p.)  Box MF 2274
 
Saying Goodbye 1994 
Note  Boston: Houghton, 1994
Box MF 2038
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF 2038
 
typescript, corrected (232 p.)  Box MF 2038
 
typescript, corrected with holograph (129 p.)  Box MF 2038
 
typescript, corrected [incomplete] (93 p.)  Box MF 2038
 
page proof, corrected (225 p.)  Box MF 2038
Box MF 2039
page proof, corrected (223 p.)  Box MF 2039
 
holograph (147 p.)  Box MF 2039
 
F is for Fabuloso 1999 
Note  Avon: New York, 1999
Box MF 2274
typescript, corrected (176 p.)  Box MF 2274
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 2274
 
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 2274