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Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-055
This collection is comprised of manuscripts and correspondences created by Steele while drafting several of her stories. Some examples of the work found in this collection were never published, while others, like the Mrs. Gaddy stories, were. The body of work represented in this collection illustrates the stages of development Steeleā€™s stories went through before finally being published, or (as in several cases in this collection) were not. Also represented in the collection are correspondences to and from Steele and her publisher, Greenwillow Books of New York concerning several titles. These letters are stored with the drafts of the stories in which they are about. Also included in the collection are permission requests drafted by Steele to publish poetry for her book, The Fifth Day.

Dates

  • 1922-1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence collection is under copyright.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Overview

The Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence collection includes drafts and manuscripts of Mary Q. Steele's published and unpublished books ranging from 1922 to 1992.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Quintard Govan Steele was born on 1922 May 8 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Gilbert E. and Christine Noble Govan. Mary attended the University of Chattanooga, where she majored in physics and met her husband, William O. Steele. She followed in her mother's footsteps by writing many books for young adults, often under uthe pseudonym Wilson Gage. Among other recognition, Steele was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1970 for Journey Outside. Mary Q. Steele passed away on 1992 July 6.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Quintard Steele donated the Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence collection to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1992 August 21.

Creator

Title
Mary Q. Steele manuscripts, drafts, and correspondence
Status
under_revision
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA