Marylois Dunn Papers | East Texas Research Center

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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: Articles on the publication of The Man in the Box, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Reception for The Man in the Box at Black Jr. High, Houston, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sequoyah Children's Book Award, 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Cards and flier for The Man in the Box and National Children's Book Week lecture, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Writers conferences and meetings, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs of Marylois Dunn and The Man in the Box book and painting at Black Jr. High, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reviews of The Man in the Box, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: New York Times Book Review containing review of The Man in the Box, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Reviews of The Absolutely Perfect Horse, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Biographical sketch on Marylois Dunn from Something About the Author, [ca. 1972]Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous - school related, 1972-1974, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous - Beta Phi Mu [Library Science Society] and bibliographies of Newbery Medal Books and Southwestern Children's Books, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous - cartoons and humor, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Leon Hale columns from The Houston Post, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Ardath Mayhar. Poem, letter, and newspaper clipping, 1968, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: George W. Hawkes [former editor of The Daily Sentinel] and family. Newspaper clippings, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous re: writing, 1969, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Miscellaneous, 1976, UndatedAdd to your cart.

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