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Nancy Drew Collection

 Collection
Identifier: IWA0093
The collection dates from 1964 to the present and measures 7 linear inches. The collection is arranged in three series: Mildred Wirt Benson, Conference files, and Nancy Drew Ephemera. The collection consists of conference materials, such as planning committee materials and videotaped conference sessions, as well as bibliographies, and articles about Mildred Wirt Benson and the phenomenon of Nancy Drew. The bibliographies include "An Annotated Checklist of Stratemeyer and Stratemeyer Syndicate Publications" and a publishing history of the Nancy Drew series.

The collection also contains two copies of the video "The Storied Life of Millie Benson." One is a 60 min. unabridged and unedited version and the other is 30 min. long.

Dates

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Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

9.50 linear inches

Photographs in Box 3 other_unmapped

Abstract

An ongoing collection of materials related to the 1993 Nancy Drew Conference and Mildred Wirt Benson.

Method of Acquisition

The collection (donor nos. 154, 219, and others) consists of material donated by The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1993, Kären Mason, and other donors in subsequent years.

Related Materials

Mildred Wirt Benson papers (IWA):  Journalist for the Toledo Blade and writer of the first Nancy Drew mysteries and other children's series books.   The Special Collections Department at The University of Iowa Libraries holds many books written by Mildred Wirt Benson under her own name and various pseudonyms, including the Nancy Drew books she wrote for Stratemeyer Syndicate under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

Other Descriptive Information

http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/findingaids/html/NancyDrewCollection.htm#content
Author
Elizabeth Engel, 2005.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)