The collection contains letters from Brenda Ueland to her grandaughter, Alex Boies (née Gray), dated 1960-1967. The collection also includes letters written by Brenda and Annie Ueland to their sister Elsa Ueland dated 1915-1960, as well as various clippings, writings, and photographs of Brenda Ueland.
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The collection is open and available for use in the Andersen Library reading room.
Collection contains letters to and from various members of the Ueland family (bulk), clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous other writing.
Alex Boies is the grandaughter of Brenda Ueland, a notable journalist, editor and writer. Boies' mother, Gabrielle McIver, was the daughter of Brenda Ueland and Wallace Benedict. A bulk of the collection consists of letters from Brenda to Alex sent between 1960-1967.
Collection was donated to the Upper Midwest Literary Archives in 2007 by Alex Boies. Accrauls were received in 2011.
Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: Graywolf Press records (Mss095).
The Brenda Ueland and family papers are preserved at the Minnesota Historical Society
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2017, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.
Alex Boies collection of Ueland family letters (Mss093), Upper Midwest Literary Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, Minnesota. http://archives.lib.umn.edu/repositories/16/resources/7327 Accessed October 19, 2017.