Eleanor Wong Telemaque Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains typescripts, research, correspondence, legal files, and other material related to the creation of It's Crazy to Stay Chinese in Minnesota and The Sammy Wong Files, including family photographs.
- Majority of material found within 1976 - 2011
- Telemaque, Eleanor Wong (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
Eleanor Wong Telemaque was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1934. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and has worked in organizations that focus on human and civil rights. Her young adult novel, It's Crazy to Stay Chinese in Minnesota,reflects on the discovery of sexuality and racial issues by a young Chinese woman. In 2007 she followed up with a memoir called The Sammy Wong Files, reflecting on the experience of a Chinese immigrants living in Minnesota.
1.5 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box, 1 flat box)
Language of Materials
Collection contains material related to the publication of two books by Eleanor Wong Telemaque.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Eleanor Wong Telemaque.
- Albert Lea (Minn.) -- Ethnic relations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chinese Americans -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chinese Americans -- Minnesota -- Biography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Minnesota -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young adult fiction, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young adult literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Eleanor Wong Telemaque Papers, 1976-2011
- Leslie Czechowski and Jim Eyer, Caitlin Marineau
- 2005, 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- August 2016: 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