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Phyllis McGinley Papers

Summary Information
Title: Phyllis McGinley Papers
Dates: 1967
Creator: McGinley, Phyllis
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-915
The collection contains one typescript

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

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Wreath of Christmas Legends, A, 1967

Biographical Sketch

Phyllis McGinley was born March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Ore., and died February 22, 1978, in New York, NY. She was a poet, essayist, and writer of children's stories. She describes her Colorado childhood as wild and wooly. After attending college in Ogden, Utah, she got a teaching job in New Rochelle, NY. When her poetry began selling regularly to magazines, she moved to Manhattan. She married, and was delighted at becoming a housewife-writer. It was McGinley who wrote, at age 6: "Sometimes in the evening When the sky is red and pink I love to lie in the hammock And think and think and think."

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vols. 2, 24, 44

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 1 typescript.

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.
  • McGinley, Phyllis
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Wreath of Christmas Legends, A 1967 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1967
Box MF1519
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF1519