Phyllis McGinley Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a corrected typescript for A Wreath of Christmas Legends.
- Creation: 1967
- McGinley, Phyllis, 1905-1978 (Person)
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
Poet and author Phyllis McGinley was born March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Oregon and was raised in Colorado and Utah. After attending college at the University of Utah, she worked various jobs including as a teacher and copywriter for advertising agency. After gaining some publication success with her poetry, McGinley moved to Manhattan. Her first book for children, The Horse Who Lived Upstairs, was published in 1944. In 1961 she was awarded the Pulizer Prize for her book of poetry Times Three. She died in 1978 in New York.
Biographical source: "Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978)." Something About the Author. Vol. 44. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1986.
Language of Materials
The collection contains a typescript for one book by Phyllis McGinley.
- Phyllis McGinley Papers, 1967
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- January 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
Collecting Area Details
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