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Meridel Le Sueur Papers

Summary Information
Title: Meridel Le Sueur Papers
Dates: 1947-1951
Creator: Le Sueur, Meridel
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1958
The papers consist of corrected galley proofs from the production of three titles.

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.


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.


Chanticleer of Wilderness: a story of Davy Crockett, 1951

Little Brother of the Wilderness, 1947

Sparrow Hawk, 1950

Biographical Sketch

Meridel Le Sueur was born February 22, 1900, in Murray, Iowa. She did not finish high school, dropping out before the First World War. She began writing at the age of fifteen. Largely self-taught, Miss Le Sueur attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She came to know John Reed and met Theodore Dreiser and Edna St. Vincent Millay at Mabel Dodge's literary salon. She won acclaim in 1927 for her story Persephone and again in 1934 for The Horse . She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. She died November 14, 1996, in Hudson, Wisconsin.


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Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of corrected galley proofs from the production of three titles.

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.
  • Le Sueur, Meridel
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Chanticleer of Wilderness: a story of Davy Crockett 1951 
Note Watson, Aldren Auld
New York: Knopf, 1951
Box MF3032
galley proof, corrected (64 p.)  Box MF3032
Little Brother of the Wilderness 1947 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1947
Box MF3032
galley proof, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF3032
Sparrow Hawk 1950 
Note Moyers, William
New York: Knopf, 1950
Box MF3032
Galley proof, corrected (46 p.)  Box MF3032