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: Fan letters from individuals, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fan letters from individuals and replies, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fan letters from individuals and replies, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fan letters from individuals and replies, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fan letters from individuals and replies, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fan letters from individuals and replies, 1975, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fan letters from students at Roosevelt Elementary School, Pryor, Oklahoma, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Fan letters from students at Washington Elementary School, Pryor, OK, and Final Chapter for The Man in the Box composed by the students, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Fan letters from students at Jefferson Elementary School and unidentified schools, Pryor, OK, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fan letters from classes at Arthur E. Wright Middle School, Calabasas, California and Lakeview School, Oakland, CA, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Fan letters from students in Meeker, OK, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Fan letters from students in Meeker, OK, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence and questionnaire from students at Walter P. Jones School, Macon, Georgia, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Fan letters from students at Marlow, OK, 1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 22: Correspondence from PFC James C. Clapp and Capt. Shelly T. Raines, stationed in Vietnam, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Book report on The Man in the Box by Claudia Taylor, Black Jr. High, Houston, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence with Mary Kalijarvi [re: Kalijarvi's book review of The Man in the Box], 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence from Contemporary Authors. Form letter and blank biographical form, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence from the Authors Guild. Invitation to join, brochure, newsletters, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Miscellaneous correspondence re: The Man in the Box [congratulatory letters], 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Miscellaneous correspondence [re: agent, authors, luncheon, teaching job], 1967-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Letter and short story from Raymond D. White, San Antonio, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Miscellaneous correspondence, UndatedAdd to your cart.

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