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Marchette Chute papers, 1933-1984

Summary Information
Title: Marchette Chute papers
Dates: 1933-1984
Creator: Chute, Marchette
Extent: 7 linear feat (6 boxes)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-957
Abstract:
This collection consists of holographs, typescripts, and illustrations related to titles created by the author, as well as clippings, research notes, and personal papers. Also included are a number of personal journals for both Marchette Chute and her younger sister, Beatrice Joy Chute.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Chute, Marchette

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Marchette Chute papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by publication title.


Biographical Sketch of Marchette Chute

Born in Wayzata, Minnesota in 1909, Marchette Chute was the daughter of William Chute, a real estate broker, and Edith Mary Pickburn Chute, who had been a nurse in a London hospital. She was privately educated at home and then attended Central High School in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. Her first books were collections of poetry for children, but she later switched to a more biographical format, beginning with Geoffrey Chaucer of England in 1946. She then took on subjects such as Shakespeare, voting rights, and the history of democracy as her writing progressed through the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s. Marchette passed away in 1994 in Montclair, New Jersey.

Biographical Source: New York Times Obituary; May 11, 1994


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of holographs, typescripts, and illustrations related to titles created by the author, as well as clippings, research notes, and personal papers. Also included are a number of personal journals for both Marchette Chute and her younger sister, Beatrice Joy Chute.

Subject Terms
INDEX TERMS
  • This 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.
  • Chute, Marchette, 1909-1994
  • Jonson, Ben, -- 1573?-1637.
  • Authors, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography.
  • Suffrage -- United States.
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- -1400.
  • Poets, English -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- Biography.
  • Poets, English -- Middle English.
  • Suffrage -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
  • Suffrage -- History.
  • Great Britain -- History -- 14th century -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Great Britain.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.
  • City and town life -- Juvenile poetry.
  • City and town life.
  • Children's poetry, American.
  • American poetry.
  • God -- Biblical teaching.
  • Bible -- Theology.
  • Bible.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
  • Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography.
  • London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Stories, plots, etc.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
  • Herbert, George, -- 1593-1633.
  • Herrick, Robert, -- 1591-1674.
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Heminge, John, -- approximately 1556-1630 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Heminge, John, -- approximately 1556-1630
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ben Johnson of Westminster 1953  
Box 1
Correspondence 1951-1982  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Review, cover, front matter, map illustration, clippings, author photograph 1953-1960  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
The First Liberty 1969  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, research material 1969  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Correspondence 1961-1979  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Clippings, press material, student paper 1969-1971  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Geoffrey Chaucer of England 1946  
Box 1
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 6-8
 
Correspondence 1943-1984  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Clippings, photograph, letter art 1952-1958  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
The Green Tree of Democracy 1971  
Box 1
Book dustjacket, manuscript notes, clippings 1971-1977  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Correspondence 1969-1978  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
The Innocent Wayfaring 1943  
Box 1
Book cover, illustrations, manuscript notes, correspondence, clippings 1943-1982  Box 1 , Folder 13
Box 5
Pencil studies undated  Box 5
Note  25 items
Box 6
Ink studies undated  Box 6
Note  10 items
 
An Introduction to Shakespeare 1951  
Box 1
Book jackets, illustrations, rights materials, correspondence, clippings 1950-1982  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Rhymes About Ourselves 1932  
Box 1
Typescript, correspondence, clippings 1932-1960  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Rhymes About the City 1946  
Box 5
Acryllic illustrations with text undated  Box 5
Note  65 items
 
Rhymes About Us 1974  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence, royalty statements, clippings 1973-1984  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Cover proofs, dummy book printing, page proofs, correspondence 1973  Box 1 , Folder 18
Box 5
Page layout paste-ups undated  Box 5
Note  32 items
 
The Search for God 1941  
Box 1
Correspondence 1933-1985  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Press materials, radio transcript, dust jacket, German edition jacket, back cover proof 1946-1970  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Shakespeare of London 1951  
Box 1
Paperback cover, correspondence, royalty statement, clippings 1957-1974  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Sir Philip Sidney: The Life of a Young Elizabethan undated  
Box 1
Holograph, typescript, story notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 23-24
 
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 25-26
 
Research material, parts 1-3 undated  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Research material, parts 4, 6-7 undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Research material, parts 8-10 undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Research material, parts 11-13 undated  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Research material, parts 14-16 undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Research material, parts 17-19 undated  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Research material, parts 20-22 undated  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Research material, parts 23-25 undated  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Research material, parts 26-28 undated  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Research material, parts 29-31 undated  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Clippings, brochures, postcard 1980  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Stories From Shakespeare 1956  
Box 2
Correspondence, paperback cover, press materials 1958-1965  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Two Gentle Men: The Lives of George Herbert and Robert Herrick 1959  
Box 2
Corrected typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 11-12
 
The Wonderful Winter 1954  
Box 2
Dustjacket, endpapers, correspondence 1954  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Worlds of Shakespeare 1963  
Box 2
Corrected typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Paperback cover, correspondence 1962  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Prose, Poetry and Plays undated  
Box 2
Poems undated  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Holographs and typescripts of short stories, plays, and poems undated  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Typescripts of essays undated  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Typescripts of essays undated  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Speeches and Articles 1946-1975  
Box 2
Copyright forms, article typescripts, article clippings 1946-1982  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Typescripts of speeches 1955-1961  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Typescripts of speeches, correspondence, clippings 1949-1975  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Correspondence 1954-1975  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Research undated  
Box 3
English Background undated  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Puritanism undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Writers, K-M undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Writers, N-Z undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
European Culture - The Ancient World undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Literary Theories undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Untitled Research Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Personal Papers circa 1914-1980  
Box 3
Quotation collection undated  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Greta Garbo clippings circa 1930-1955  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Magazine clippings circa 1914-1935  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Personal correspondence, clippings 1969-1971  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Holiday correspondence, clippings undated  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Clippings, photograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Correspondence 1950  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence 1946-1978  Box 3 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence 1946-1978  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Ceremonial program, poster, hand bound book 1956-1978  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Clippings undated  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Clippings undated  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Clippings undated  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Clippings undated  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Clippings circa 1965-1980  Box 3 , Folder 22
Box 4
Journal 1938  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Journal 1939  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Five year journal 1944-1948  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Five year journal 1949-1953  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Five year journal 1954-1958  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Five year journal 1964-1968  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Five year journal 1969-1973  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Five year journal 1974-1978  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Joy Chute five year journal 1949-1953  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Joy Chute five year journal 1954-1958  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Joy Chute five year journal 1964-1968  Box 4 , Folder 11
 
Joy Chute five year journal 1969-1973  Box 4 , Folder 12
Box 4
Shakespeare club award plaque 1954  Box 4