Marylois Dunn Papers | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

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ID: A/106

Primary Creator: Dunn, Marylois (1930-)

Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Authors -- Texas, East, Dunn, Marylois, 1930- -- Manuscripts, Librarians -- Texas

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of manuscripts; galley proofs; correspondence from editors, friends, and fans; reviews; newspaper clippings; and other memorabilia.

Collection Historical Note

Marylois Dunn, daughter of F. S. and Ruth Alice Hawkes Dunn, was born in Uvalde, Texas on August 18, 1930. Her family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas when she was eleven and she attended public schools there. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University, she joined the library staff at Burbank Jr. High in Houston in 1951. She obtained a Master of Science in Library Science from Louisiana State University and became Librarian at Black Jr. High in Houston in 1957. She retired from Black Jr. High in 1981 but later worked part-time at the Ralph W. Steen Library at SFA. Marylois has published poetry and short stories in periodicals, including Ellery Queen. Her first novel for young people, The Man in the Box: A Story from Vietnam (1968), received the Sequoyah Children's Book Award, based on the votes of young readers, in 1972. At the Pineywoods Writers Conference in 1968 she won First Place for a juvenile book-length manuscript, Timber Pirates. With Ardath Mayhar of Chireno, Texas she published The Absolutely Perfect Horse (originally titled Dogmeat) in 1983.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors -- Texas, East
Dunn, Marylois, 1930- -- Manuscripts
Librarians -- Texas

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.


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Folder 1: Correspondence with McGraw-Hill re: The Man in the Box, May 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with McGraw-Hill, July-Sept. 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with McGraw-Hill [mostly Leigh Dean, editor in the Junior Book Division], Oct. 4-24, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Leigh Dean re: map for The Man in the Box, Oct. 26-29, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with McGraw-Hill [mostly Leigh Dean; some re: Introduction to The Man in the Box], Nov. 3-13, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with McGraw-Hill [mostly Leigh Dean], Nov. 13-29, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Leigh Dean re: book jacket for The Man in the Box, Dec. 1-8, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Leigh Dean re: The Man in the Box and The Timber Pirates, [ca. Dec. 10-18], 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Personal letter from Leigh Dean and copy of her short story, "Miss Hannah", Dec. 20, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: map and movie rights for The Man in the Box; The Timber Pirates], Jan. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: map for The Man in the Box and The Timber Pirates], Feb. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: autograph tea], March 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: autograph tea], April 8-17, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: autograph tea], April 21-29, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: autograph tea], May 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: reviews and book sales; prize for Timber Pirates], June-July 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence from Leigh Dean with copies of reactions to The Man in the Box from British publishers,, May-Aug. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: royalties and personal concerns], Aug.-Dec. 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: interracial books], Jan.-Feb. 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: nomination of The Man in the Box for the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award], May-June 9, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Letter from Leigh Dean with copy of her manuscript, Rufus Gideon Grant, June 10, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: Newbery Award nomination and problems with "Introduction" to The Man in the Box], June-July 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence with Leigh Dean and McGraw-Hill [re: 2nd ed. of The Man in the Box, personal concerns, Christmas cards], Sept.-Dec 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence with Leigh Dean et al [re: Sequoyah Children's Book Award], Jan.-Feb. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence with Leigh Dean et al [re: income statement and Dogmeat], Mar.-Apr. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: Dogmeat], May 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: Dogmeat; The Beaudean Pines], June-Oct. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [re: Dogmeat; The Man in the Box review, Dean's Rufus Gideon Grant], Nov. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence with Leigh Dean and Eleanor Nichols of McGraw-Hill [re: ALA Newbery-Caldecott Dinner], Jan.-Mar. 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence with Leigh Dean and Eleanor Nichols [re: ALA Convention and Dogmeat], May-July 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence with Leigh Dean, Oct. 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Correspondence with Leigh Dean et al Ire: Georgia Children's Book Award and Sequoyah Children's Book Award], 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Correspondence from Leigh Dean, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence with Leigh Dean [includes book jacket from Dean's Lulu's Back in Town], UndatedAdd to your cart.

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