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Alberta Powell Graham Papers

Identifier: MsC0615

A writer of biographies for children (on Columbus, Clara Barton, Lafayette and LaSalle, among others), Mrs. Graham also published more than 300 songs and Strike Up the Band! (1949), a collection of short biographies of American band musicians. Both her books and songs are represented in her papers.

Dates: 1945-1955

Cornelia Meigs Papers

Identifier: MsC0658

Children's author and Iowa's first Newbery Award winner. This collection consists of a manuscript and various clippings. Iowa Author Mss.

Dates: 1949

Dorothy M. Johnson Papers

Identifier: msC0632

Editor, novelist and professor of journalism at the University of Montana. Typescript drafts and related correspondence for several short stories and her novel, The Hanging Tree. Also some family correspondence and photographs. Johnson wrote Liberty Valence and A Man Called Horse, both, like The Hanging Tree, made into motion pictures.

Dates: 1896-1958

Duane Bradley Papers

Identifier: MsC0570

Manuscripts and related materials for several of Mrs. Bradley's titles, including Electing a President (1963) and Sew It and Wear It (1966).

Dates: 1956-1967

Elswyth Thane Papers

Identifier: MsC0707

Playwright, biographer and novelist. Holograph notebooks containing first drafts of several historical novels, printer's copies, and correspondence are included. There are audiotapes of her research for Potomac Squire, a book about George Washington.

Dates: 1943-1963

Helen B. Ryan papers

Identifier: IWA1175

Correspondence of University of Iowa librarian and author Helen B. Ryan, an incomplete manuscript of her book “Endless Rapture,” and other papers.

Dates: 1976-2013

Hualing Nieh Engle Papers

Identifier: MsC0903

Associate director and director of the International Writing Program. These papers consist of the manuscript for Literature of the Hundred Flowers and writings by Hualing Nieh Engle and about Hualing and Paul Engle.

Dates: 1932-1967

Iowa Authors Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: MsC0869

Includes manuscripts, galley proofs, page proofs, dust jackets, and other miscellany associated with publications of many Iowa Authors.

Dates: 1888-1990

Iris Murdoch Papers

Identifier: MsC0212

British writer and philosopher. Manuscripts for most of her novels, plays, and poetry, primarily handwritten drafts in notebooks.

Dates: 1960-2000

Janine Canan Papers

Identifier: MsC0792

Poet and editor. Books, manuscripts,clippings, correspondence.

Dates: 1960-2004

Jeanette Eyerly Papers

Identifier: MsC0599

Author of books for young adults from More Than a Summer Love, (1962), with a special concern for mental health. Correspondence, notes, various drafts, promotional material, etc., of her many books for adolescents.

Dates: 1925-1994

Julie McDonald Papers

Identifier: MsC0651

Newspaper Editor and writer, this collection contains material related to two novels (Amalie's Story, 1970 and Petra, 1978), a play (Eyes of Sky; a Play in Six Scenes) and a biography (Ruth Buxton Sayre: First Lady of the Farms, 1980).

Dates: 1970 - 1990

LeAnn Lemberger Papers

Identifier: MsC0647

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.

Dates: 1982 -

Lois Baker Muehl Papers

Identifier: msc0665

Manuscripts and correspondence related to her books for children including My Name Is-- (1959) and Hidden Year of Devlin Bates (1967).

Dates: 1962-1984

Marjorie Liu Collection of Comics and Graphic Novels

Identifier: MsC1235
Scope and Contents

This collection contains critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels written by Marjorie Liu, an attorney and professor of comic book writing at MIT. Included are issues from major Marvel series and Monstress, a series from Image Comics of which Liu is co-creator alongside Sana Takeda. Monstress has won multiple national and international awards. Liu is the first woman, and the first woman of color, to win an Eisner in the Best Writer category.

Marjorie Liu – Author Website Accessed June 17, 2024

Dates: 2008 October -2023 November

Marjorie Medary Papers

Identifier: MsC0657
Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents of editor and author of books for young adults, Marjorie Medary. This collection drafts and other materials relating to Prairie Printer (a sequel to Buckeye Boy), about a pioneer northeast Iowa newspaperman; Orange Winter, about Florida in the 1870's; College in Crinoline and Prairie Anchorage, both of which have pioneer settings, and some other works.

Dates: 1930 - 1950

Mary Huiskamp Calhoun

Identifier: msc0577

Well-known children's author. This collection consists of several versions of her manuscript for Magic in the Alley. This collection has become part of the Iowa Authors Manuscript Collection, MsC869.

Dates: 1964-1968

Maxine Finsterwald Papers

Identifier: MsC0427

Radio scriptwriter (Kaffee Klatch and Playhouse of the Air among others) and playwright (as Maxine Wood). Correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, typescripts, etc. Finsterwald, playwright and author, published under the name "Maxine Wood".

Dates: 1928-1983; Majority of material found within 1940-1960

Nancy Veglahn Papers

Identifier: MsC0713

Author of numerous books for young adults, many on science subjects. Collection includes manuscripts and correspondence about, among other titles, Follow the Golden Goose (1971) and Coils, Magnets and Rings (1976).

Dates: 1964-1976

Papers of Ruth Suckow

Identifier: MsC0706

This collection is comprised of photographs, letters, paintings, and manuscripts of Ruth Suckow, family, and friends.

Dates: 1887-1988

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