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May Yonge McNeer Papers

Identifier: CLRC-934

Scope and Contents

The May Yonge McNeer Papers contain typescripts and proofs for three children's books written by McNeer.


  • circa 1954-1977


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

May Yonge McNeer was born in 1902 in Tampa Florida and studied at the University of Georgia and Columbia University. She was an author of children's books, on a variety of topics, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Lynd Ward. She died in 1994 in Virginia.

Biographical Sources: "May (Yonge) McNeer (1902-1994)." Something About the Author. Vols. 1 and 81. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 1995.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for three children's books written by May McNeer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of May Yonge McNeer.

Related Materials

Illustrative material for Bloomsday for Maggie and Little Baptiste available in the Lynd Ward Papers.

May Yonge McNeer Papers, circa 1954-1977
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

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

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library