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Patricia Miles Martin (Miska Miles) papers

Identifier: CLRC-776

Scope and Contents

The Patricia Miles Martin collection contains production materials for titles published between 1963 and 1977, written by Martin. Some of the books were published under pen name Miska Miles. The production material includes corrected typescripts and proofs, as well as a small amount of correspondence.


  • 1963 - 1977


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 Miles Martin was born in 1899 in Cherokee, Kansas, attended the University of Wyoming, and taught school for four years before moving to California with her husband, Edward R. Martin. She signed up for a class in creative writing at the College of San Mateo in 1957, and published her first book, Sylvester Jones and the Voice in the Forest, the next year. She published under the names Jerry Lane, Patricia A. Miles, and Miska Miles. She died in 1986 in San Mateo, California.

Biographical Source: "Patricia Miles Martin (1899-1986)." Something About the Author. Vol. 43 and 48. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1986 and 1987.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The Patricia Miles Martin collection contains production materials for titles published between 1963 and 1977 under the names Patricia Miles Martin and her pen name Miska Miles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Patricia Miles Martin.

Patricia Miles Martin Papers, 1963-1977
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: 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