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Zibby Oneal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1066

Scope and Contents

The Zibby Oneal papers contain drafts for three young adult novels written by Oneal: A Formal Feeling, The Langauge of Goldfish, and In Summer Light.

Dates

  • 1978 - 1985

Creator

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 Sketch

Elizabeth (Zibby) Oneal was born March 17, 1934, in Omaha Neb. She married a plastic surgeon and became a lecturer in English at the U. of Michigan. She did not begin her writing career until she had married and had two children. As she began to write stories for them she discovered that she liked to write, and had the talent for it. Her novels for young adults, exhibit a depth and complexity that is rare in any kind of fiction. They have been praised for their sensitive and perceptive portrayals of adolescents. She has received a number of awards and honors for her work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 30, 82; Children's Literature Review, vol. 13

Extent

.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains written production material for three novels written by Zibby Oneal.

Accession Information:

Gift of Zibby Oneal

Creator

Title
Zibby Oneal Papers, 1978-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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