Patricia Wrightson Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains typescripts and related material for A Racecourse for Andy (published in the UK under the title I Own the Racecourse!), and The Nargun and the Stars, a novel which was inspired by a creature from Aboriginal Australian folklore.
- circa 1968-circa 1974
- Wrightson, Patricia (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
Patricia Wrightson, OBE, was born on June 19, 1921 in New South Wales, Australia. She was a prominent writer in Australia, she received many awards throughout her lifetime. She died in 2010.
Language of Materials
Collection contains typescripts and galley proofs for two children's books by Patricia Wrightson.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Patricia Wrightson.
- Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, Australian -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, Australian Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Patricia Wrightson Papers, circa 1968-circa 1974
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- May 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