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Georgess McHargue Papers

Identifier: CLRC-924

Scope and Contents

The Georgess McHargue papers contains typescripts, proofs, and related material for the children's book The Impossible Peope, an examination of popular creatures from folklore.


  • Copyright: 1971 - 1972


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Georgess McHargue was born in 1941 in Norwalk, Conneticut and earned a BA from Radcliffe College. She worked at various staff positions in publishing houses before beginning her writing career. Her first book The Beasts of Never: a History Natural and Un-natural of Monsters Mythological and Magical, was published in 1968. She has published both fiction and nonfiction, and many of her works deal with folklore, occult, and paranomral topics. She lived in Massachusetts prior to her death in 2011.

Biographical Sources:

"Georgess McHargue (1941-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 77. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1994.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for one children's book written by Georgess McHargue.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Georgess McHargue.

Georgess McHargue Papers, 1971-1972
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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