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LeAnn Lemberger Papers

Identifier: MsC0647

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Scope and Contents

The papers of LeAnn Lemberger date from 1982 to the present with additions being made each year. They are organized by publication date, with an alphabetical index. The vast majority of the collection consists of manuscript drafts of her various romance novels, such as The Best Made Plans, Family Secrets, and Traveling Man. Also included are articles by and about the author, copies of her newsletter Leigh Michaels Update, and teaching packets used for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Where material has come to us in scrapbooks, these scrapbooks have been disbound and the material distributed into folders.

Beginning with the 2001 addendum, all duplicate copies and foreign language editions of Lemberger's books will be included in this manuscript collection. Previously, these volumes had been cataloged and shelved in the Iowa Authors Collection in Special Collections.


  • Creation: 1982 -


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


30.00 Linear Feet (Audio material: Reel-to-reel broadcast of radio program in Box N1; teaching materials in Box T1)

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Author of romance novels as Leigh Michaels. Manuscript drafts, galleys, and page proofs of her novels, as well as articles by and about Lemberger and teaching materials used for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

Method of Acquisition

These papers are being given to the University of Iowa Libraries by LeAnn Lemberger, with a new donation almost every year.

Related Materials

Refer to External Documents to see Leigh Micheals' web site. LeAnn's husband Michael has a very successful career as a photographer. He spent seventeen years as a news photographer, and is also a teacher of photography as well as an artist (pen and ink and computer graphics) and archivist. If you are interested in Micheal's photography and art, please refer to External Documents to visit his web site.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)