Elizabeth Yates Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a manuscript, typescript, proofs, and correspondence related to the children's book An Easter Story, and a manuscript of Yates' acceptance speech for the 1951 Newbery Medal Award.
- 1951 - 1967
- Yates, Elizabeth, 1905-2001 (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
Elizabeth Yates McGreal was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905. She wrote books for both adults and children, but is best remembered as an author of children's books. Her 1950 book Amos Fortune, a children's book based on the true story of an African prince who was enslaved in America and later gains his freedom, won the Newbery Award in 1951. She died in 2001 in Concord, New Hampshire.
"Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001)." Something About the Author. Vol. 128. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.
Language of Materials
Collection production material for one children's title by Elizabeth Yates, as well as a manuscript for her 1951 Newbery Medal acceptance speech.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Elizabeth Yates.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Easter -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Newbery Medal Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Elizabeth Yates Papers, 1951-1967
- Leslie Czechowski and Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- September 2017: 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