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May Yonge McNeer Papers

Summary Information
Title: May Yonge McNeer Papers
Dates: 1954-1976
Creator: McNeer, May Yonge
Extent: 18 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-934
The collection contains written material for 3 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, dummies, and correspondence.

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.


Bloomsday for Maggie, 1976

Little Baptiste, 1954

Stranger in the Pines, 1971

Biographical Sketch

May Yonge McNeer was born in 1902 in Tampa Florida, and died in Reston, Virginia. She was a prolific author of children's books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Lynd Ward. Her books covered many different topics. McNeer said that she preferred researching and learning about new things, to using the same backgrounds over and over.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 1, 81

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for 3 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, some photocopied or carbon, corrected galley proofs, one a photocopy, dummies, 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.
  • McNeer, May Yonge
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Bloomsday for Maggie 1976 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976
Box MF581
typescript, corrected photocopy (218 p.)  Box MF581
galley proof, corrected photocopy (117 p.)  Box MF581
dummy (252 p.)  Box MF581
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF581
Little Baptiste 1954 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954
Box MF 582
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 582
Box MC1058
book dummies, 1 with illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC1058
Stranger in the Pines 1971 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971
Box MF582
typescript, corrected carbon (238 p.)  Box MF582
galley proof, corrected (88 p.)  Box MF582