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Mary Q. Steele Papers

Summary Information
Title: Mary Q. Steele Papers
Dates: 1969-1979
Creator: Steele, Mary Q.
Extent: 1.9 linear ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1887
Abstract:
Mary Q. Steele's papers focus on her work as an author of children's books. The collection contains production materials for six titles and includes holographs, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, front matter, a reverse positive photostat, and correspondence.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Mary Q. Steele and her husband gave this collection to the University of Minnesota in 1970, with additional materials placed on permanent loan at the U from 1974-1977.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by title.


Biographical Sketch

Mary Q. Steele was born May 8, 1922, in Chattanooga, Tenn. She married the author William O. Steele, and published her fist book under the pseudonym Wilson Gage in 1958. Throughout her long and prolific career, she wrote both picture books for young children and more complex stories for older readers. In 1970, she received a Newbery citation for Journey Outside , a story critics lauded as a fantasy-adventure story as well as an allegory, and called it fascinating on several levels. Many of Steele's books reflect her interest in natural history and bird watching. She has also been praised for her skill at creating realistic and respectable characters. Mary Q. Steele died June 30, 1992.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author vols. 3, 51, 72


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for six titles, and includes corrected holographs and typescripts, some carbon, corrected galley proofs, notes, front matter, a reverse positive photostat, and correspondence.

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.
  • Steele, Mary Q.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Because of the Sand Witches There 1975 
Note New York: Greenwillow Books, 1975
Box MF729 folders 1-2
typescript and holograph, corrected partial carbon (98 p.)  Box MF729 folders 1-2
Box MF729 folders 3-5
typescript, corrected, with front matter (130 p.)  Box MF729 folders 3-5
Box MF729 folders 6-8
typescript, corrected carbon (128 p.)  Box MF729 folders 6-8
Box MF729 folder 9
galley proof, corrected (55 p.)  Box MF729 folder 9
Box MF729 folder 10
galley proof, corrected (55 p.)  Box MF729 folder 10
Box MF729 folder 11
galley proof, corrected (60 p.)  Box MF729 folder 11
Box MF729 folder 12
page proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF729 folder 12
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF729 folder 12
 
notes (8 p.)  Box MF729 folder 12
 
reverse positive photostat (1 p.)  Box MF729 folder 12
 
Eye in the Forest, The 1975 
Note New York: Dutton, 1975
Box MF730 folder 1
notes (1 p.)  Box MF730 folder 1
Box MF730 folders 1-4
typescript and holograph, corrected (176 p.)  Box MF730 folders 1-4
Box MF730 folder 5
notes (1 p.)  Box MF730 folder 5
Box MF730 folders 5-7
typescript, corrected, with front matter (163 p.)  Box MF730 folders 5-7
Box MF730 folders 8-10
typescript, corrected carbon (156 p.)  Box MF730 folders 8-10
Box MF730 folder 11
galley proof, corrected (49 p.)  Box MF730 folder 11
 
Journey Outside 1969 
Note New York: Viking Press, 1969
Box MF731 folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (127 p.)  Box MF731 folders 1-3
Box MF731 folders 4-5
typescript, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF731 folders 4-5
Box MF731 folder 6
galley proof, corrected (47 p.)  Box MF731 folder 6
 
Owl's Kiss, The: Three Stories 1978 
Note New York: Greenwillow, 1978
Box MF731 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected, with front matter (102 p.)  Box MF731 folders 1-2
 
True Men, The 1976 
Note New York: Greenwillow, 1976
Box MF732 folders 1-3
typescript and holograph, corrected (71 p.)  Box MF732 folders 1-3
Box MF732 folder 2
typescript, corrected, incomplete (17 p.)  Box MF732 folder 2
Box MF732 folders3-4
typescript, corrected carbon (114 p.)  Box MF732 folders3-4
Box MF732 folders 5-7
typescript, corrected partial carbon and photocopy, with front matter (134 p.)  Box MF732 folders 5-7
Box MF732 folder 8
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF732 folder 8
 
galley proof, corrected (49 p.)  Box MF732 folder 8
Box MF732 folder 9
galley proof, corrected (49 p.)  Box MF732 folder 9
 
Wish, Come True 1979 
Note New York: Greenwillow, 1979
Box MF733 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected partial photocopy, with front matter (103 p.)  Box MF733 folders 1-2