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Mildred Lee Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1665

Scope and Contents

The Mildred Lee papers contains typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and additional material related to novels published by Lee. The collection also contains some unpublished works, an unpublished autobiography, and several folders of editorial correspondence.


  • 1965 - 1990


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

Mildred Lee was born February 19, 1908 at Blocton, AL. She was a student at Bessie Tift College 1925-1926; taking additional courses at Troy Normal College, Columbia University, New York University, and University of New Hampshire. She married James Henry Hurstwood Scudder May 10, 1947. She wrote seven books for children and received the 1963 Children's Study Association Award forThe Rock and the Willow. As a free-lance writer, she contributed a number of short stories to Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, and Tanager in addition to her published novels. She died February 2, 2003 at St. Petersburg, FL.

Biographical source:

"Mildred Lee (1908-)." Something About The Author. Vol. 6. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1974.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and other material related to works by author Mildred Lee.


Collection guide is arranged alphabetically by published title, with unidentified works, autobiography, correspondence, and additional miscellaneous material at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mildred Lee (Scudder) and her estate.

Mildred Lee Papers, 1965-1990
David E Byer
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • October 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