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Elizabeth George Speare Papers

Summary Information
Title: Elizabeth George Speare Papers
Dates: 1961
Creator: Speare, Elizabeth George
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1874
The collection contains a carbon typescript for the author's acceptance speech for the 1961 Newbery award.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Speare, Elizabeth George


Materials are arranged by title.

Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth George Speare was born November 21, 1908, in Melrose, MA, and died November 15, 1994, in Tucson, AZ. She was an educator and author, remembered for her historical novels for children. In 1958, she published The Witch of Blackbird Pond , for which she won the Newbery Medal. She also received a Newbery Medal for The Bronze Bow , plus numerous other honors and awards. Her novels have become classics for school children in the United States.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 5, 62, 83 Children's Literature Review , vol. 8

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a carbon typescript of the author's acceptance speech for a Newbery 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.
  • Speare, Elizabeth George
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Speech 1961 
Box MF725
carbon typescript of acceptance speech for the 1961 Newbery award. (1 p.)  Box MF725