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Gordon Langley Hall Papers

Summary Information
Title: Gordon Langley Hall Papers
Dates: 1955-1973
Creator: Hall, Gordon Langley
Extent: 108 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-767
Abstract:
Gordon Langley Hall papers contain production materials for 13 works. The papers are for published and unpublished works, as well as a condensed version of a story for Women's Day magazine. The collection includes typescripts, galley proofs, and photos. One title was written under the name of Dawn Langley Simmons.

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

Day Mrs. Weller Flew to the Moon,

Golden Boats from Burma: The Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson, the First American Woman in Burma, 1961

Gypsy Condesa, 1958

Jacqueline Kennedy, a Biography, 1964

Lady Bird and Her Daughters, 1967

Me Papoose Sitter, 1955

Mr. Jefferson's Ladies, 1966

Osceola, 1964

Peter Jumping Horse, 1964

Peter Jumping Horse at the Stampede, 1962

Princess Margaret, an Informal Biography, 1958

Rose for Mrs. Lincoln, a Biography of Mary Todd Lincoln, 1970

Vinnie Ream, the Story of the Girl Who Sculpted Lincoln, 1963


Biographical Sketch

Gordon Langley Hall was born in England to an unwed servant. His date of birth is unclear but appears variously as 1922, 1923, 1930, and 1937. He grew up to become a successful writer in London. In the early '50s, he moved to New York's Greenwich Village to start his career as a writer in America. In 1962, Hall moved to Charleston. In 1968, he had a sex-change operation and returned to Charleston as Dawn Langley Hall. She married a black man, John Paul Simmons, apparently became pregnant and bore a daughter, Natasha, in October, 1971. Simmons continued to write under both her new and former names. Simmons died in 2000.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Gordon Langley Hall papers contain production materials for 13 works. The papers are for published and unpublished works, as well as a condensed version of a story for Women's Day magazine. The collection includes typescripts, galley proofs, and photos. One title was written under the name of Dawn Langley Simmons.

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.
  • Hall, Gordon Langley
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Day Mrs. Weller Flew to the Moon  
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
Box MF 380
Typescript, corrected  Box MF 380
 
Golden Boats from Burma: The Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson, the First American Woman in Burma 1961 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1961
Box MF 381
Typescript, with front matter (5 p.) (353 p.)  Box MF 381
 
Typescript, corrected, with front matter (4 p.) (284 p.)  Box MF 381
 
Typescript, corrected (279 p.)  Box MF 381
 
Gypsy Condesa 1958 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1958
Box MF 382
Typescript, carbon (314 p.)  Box MF 382
 
Typescript, corrected (312 p.)  Box MF 382
 
Jacqueline Kennedy, a Biography 1964 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley and Ann Pinchot
New York: Fell, 1964
Box MF 383
Typescript, with front matter (3 p.) (207 p.)  Box MF 383
 
Typescript, with front matter (3 p.) (206 p.)  Box MF 383
 
Typescript, with front matter (3 p.) (206 p.)  Box MF 383
 
Lady Bird and Her Daughters 1967 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1967
Box MF 384
Typescript, corrected (355 p.)  Box MF 384
 
Typescript, carbon (302 p.)  Box MF 384
 
Me Papoose Sitter 1955 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
New York: Crowell, 1955
Box MF 385
Typescript, corrected (339 p.)  Box MF 385
 
Mr. Jefferson's Ladies 1966 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
Boston: Beacon Press, 1966
Box MF 385-6
Typescript, corrected (340 p.)  Box MF 385-6
 
Typescript, corrected carbon  Box MF 385-6
 
Typescript, corrected carbon  Box MF 385-6
 
Acknowledgments, miscellaneous (39 p.)  Box MF 385-6
 
Galley sheets, corrected (239 p.)  Box MF 385-6
Box MF385-6
Typescript, corrected  Box MF385-6
 
Osceola 1964 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964
Box MF 387
Typescript, corrected (144 p.)  Box MF 387
 
Typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF 387
 
Galley proof, corrected (51 p.)  Box MF 387
 
Peter Jumping Horse 1964 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964
Box MF 387
Typescript (163 p.)  Box MF 387
 
Peter Jumping Horse at the Stampede 1962 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1962
Box MF 388
Typescript, corrected  Box MF 388
 
Typescript, carbon  Box MF 388
 
Miscellaneous pages  Box MF 388
 
Princess Margaret, an Informal Biography 1958 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
Philadelphia: Macrae Smith, 1958
Box MF 388
Typescript, corrected, with front matter, 8 p. (247 p.)  Box MF 388
 
Typescript, corrected partial carbon, with front matter, 6 p. (237 p.)  Box MF 388
 
Rose for Mrs. Lincoln, a Biography of Mary Todd Lincoln 1970 
Note Simmons, Dawn Langley
Boston: Beacon Press, 1970
Box MF 389-90
Typescript (321 p.)  Box MF 389-90
 
Typescript, corrected (281 p.)  Box MF 389-90
 
Notes (4 p.)  Box MF 389-90
 
Galley proof, corrected (70 p.)  Box MF 389-90
 
Galley proof, corrected (70 p.)  Box MF 389-90
 
Vinnie Ream, the Story of the Girl Who Sculpted Lincoln 1963 
Note Hall, Gordon Langley
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963
Box MF 390
Typescript, corrected  Box MF 390
 
Typescript, carbon  Box MF 390
 
Photos (2 p.)  Box MF 390
 
Typescript, photocopy  Box MF 390
 
Condensed version as published by Women's Day magazine  Box MF 390