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MARY EVANS ANDREWS PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


Creator: Mary Evans Andrews
Title: Mary Evans Andrews Papers
Dates: 1951 - 1987 [bulk 1951-1969]
Quantity: 1.50 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Identification: DG0029

Abstract: The Mary Evans Andrews Papers contain typescripts, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by Mary Evans Andrews between 1951 and 1987. Her papers were created from her composition of 10 published books. Andrews wrote five books of historical fiction for children set in ancient and modem Greece, colonial Virginia, and Maryland during the War of 1812. She also produced eight books of vocational guidance for teenagers.

Biographical Note

Mary Evans Andrews was born in Mobile, Alabama, to Frank and Emma (Childs) Evans. Owing to her father's work as an executive with the YMCA, the family moved frequently and Mary attended schools in Mobile, Atlanta, Annapolis, and Norfolk. She received a B.A. degree from Randolph Macon Woman's College in 1930 and studied social work for a year at the William and Mary Professional Institute in 1933. Evans worked as a social worker with the Virginia Emergency Relief Administration and with Red Cross chapters in several states. She married Andreas Gregory Andrews, a Greek economist, in 1940. She published her first book, Messenger by Night, in 1953 after a sojourn on the island of Rhodes where her husband had gone to survey postwar economic needs. In all, Andrews wrote five books of historical fiction for children set in ancient and modern Greece, colonial Virginia, and Maryland during the War of 1812. She also produced eight books of vocational guidance for teenagers for a series published by the Institute for Research, a vocational research organization, between 1961 and 1965.

Sources:
Contemporary Authors, ed. Barbara Harte and Carolyn Riley (Detroit: Gale Research, 1969), 5- 8:32-33.


Scope and Content Note

The Mary Evans Andrews Papers contain typescripts, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by Mary Evans Andrews between 1951 and 1987. Andrews' papers were created from her composition of 10 published books, her public appearances, and her correspondence with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. The material is organized into two series: Books and Other Material.

The Books Series contains typescripts, galleys, page proofs, other printed material, and correspondence concerning 10 published books. It includes material for all five of Andrews' fictional works as well as five of her eight books of vocational guidance for teenagers. The material spans the years 1951 to 1970. The papers in the books series are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. The quantity of material for specific titles varies, from a single publication to an assortment of typescripts and proofs. Following departmental custom, the processor has numbered each typescript by order of creation (first, second, third, etc.). The container listing offers detailed descriptions of the holdings for each title and information on the material's process of creation may be gleaned easily from the container listing for each book. However, some additional explanation is needed to understand the arrangement and description of the material for one title. Messenger by Night (1953) originated as a six-part serial published in Venture, a weekly Presbyterian reading magazine for junior high school students, between August 26 and September 30, 1951. When revised as a book, the six serial installments became chapters 13-18.

The Other Material Series contains programs and clippings regarding Andrews' public appearances between 1953 and 1970, as well as copies of two children's literary bibliographies that include books written by her. Finally, the letters sent to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection between 1966 and 1987 were selected and photocopied from the correspondence file of the de Grummond Collection because they provide information on Andrews' literary works. They are arranged chronologically.


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Series and Subseries

A. Books (1951 - 1969)

Beauty Shop Operation as a Career (1962)

Bugle, A Puppy in Old Yorktown (1958)

Candy Store Operation as a Career (1962)

Careers in the Biological Sciences (1963)

Hostage to Alexander (1961)

Lanterns Aloft (1955)

Messenger by Night (1953)

Musical Instrument Retailing as a Career (1963)

Retail Selling as a Career (1965)

When Jamestown was a Colonial Capital (1970)

B. Other Material (1953-1987)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." 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, other than that noted above.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Mary Evans Andrews Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (Cite the item's box/folder numbers).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Mary Evans Andrews between 1966 and 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, July 2003. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

Box/Folder

 

Books

Beauty Shop Operation as a Career [by Mary Evans Andrews], Careers Research Monographs, Research No. 54 (Chicago: Institute for Research, 1962)
 

 

1/1

Carbon copy of typescript for pp. 2-20, edited, with letter sent, October 1961, 46 pp.

 

 

1/2 Copy of publication, 1 item
 

 

Bugle, A Puppy in Old Yorktown by Mary Andrews, illustrated  by Manning de V. Lee (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1958)

 

 

1/3

First typescript for pp. 3-28, edited, 12 pp.

 

 

1/4

Carbon copy of second typescript for pp. 3-28, edited, 9 pp.

 

 

1/5

Carbon copy of third typescript for pp. 3-28, edited, 7 pp.

 

 

 

Candy Store Operation as a Career [by Mary Evans Andrews], Careers Research Monographs, Research  No. 144 (Chicago: Institute for Research, 1962)

 

 

1/6

Copy of publication, 1 item

 

 

 

Careers in the Biological Sciences [by Mary Evans Andrews], Careers Research Monographs, Research  No. 3 (Chicago: Institute for Research, 1963)

 

 

1/7

Carbon copy of typescript for pp. 2-21, July 1962, 71 pp.

 

 

1/8

Copy of publication, 1 item

 

 

 

Hostage to Alexander by Mary Evans Andrews, decorations by Avery Johnson  (New York: Longmans, Green  & Co., 1961)

 

 

1/9-1/12

First typescript for chapters 1-20, edited, 394 pp.

 

 

1/13

Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, 20 pp.

 

 

2/1

Composition notes, 3 items

 

 

2/2-2/5

Second typescript featuring finished illustrations for front matter, chapters 1-20 and postscript, edited, 291 pp.

 

 

2/6

Carbon copy of typewritten notes re galley, edited, January 1961, 5 pp.

 

 

2/7

Page proofs featuring finished illustrations for front matter, chapters 2-20 and postscript, lightly edited, 120 sheets

 

 

2/8

Program and clipping re award from the Friends of American Writers, March 1962, 2 items

 

 

 

Lanterns Aloft by Mary Evans Andrews, decorations  by Arthur Harper (New York: Longmans, Green  & Co., 1955)

 

 

2/9

Carbon copy of typescript for penultimate version of chapter 1, edited, 11 pp.

 

 

3/1-3 Typescript for front matter, chapters 1-16 and back matter, edited, 231 pp.
 

 

3/4-5

Carbon copy of above typescript for chapters 1-16, edited, 221 pp.

3/6

Incomplete galley for chapters 1-16 and back matter, 53 sheets

 

 

3/7

Carbon copies of typewritten notes re galleys, edited, October 1954, 2 items

 

 

3/8

Dust jacket, 1 item

 

 

3/9

Clippings, June 1953-0ctober 1955, 3 items

 

 

 

Messenger by Night by Mary Evans Andrews, illustrated  by Avery Johnson  (New York: Longmans, Green  & Co., 1953)

 

 

3/10

Carbon copy of typescript for beginning of serial, edited, 4 pp.

 

 

3/11

Issues of Venture magazine featuring six-part serial, August-September 1951, 6 items

 

 

4/1-3

Typescript for front matter, chapters 1-18 and author's  note, edited and marked for publication, October 1952, 242 pp.

 

 

4/4

Galley for chapters 1-18, edited and marked for publication, October 1952, 60 sheets

 

 

4/5

Incomplete page proofs for chapters 3-5, 8-12 & 14-18, 13 sheets

 

 

4/6

Clipping, 1 item

 

 

 

Musical Instrument Retailing as a Career [by Mary Evans Andrews], Careers  Research Monographs, Research  No. 284 (Chicago: Institute  for Research, 1963)

 

 

4/7

Copy of publication, 1 item

 

 

 

Retail Selling as a Career [by Mary Evans Andrews], Careers Research Monographs, Research  No. 229 (Chicago: Institute for Research, 1965)

 

 

4/8

Carbon copy of typescript for pp. 3-23, 1964, 44 pp.

 

 

4/9

Copy of publication, 1 item

 

 

 

When Jamestown was a Colonial Capital by Mary Evans Andrews, illustrated  by Russell Hoover (Champaign, Ill.: Garrard Publishing  Co., 1970)

 

 

5/1

Typewritten research and composition notes, bibliography, illustration notes, and letter received, [ca. 1968], 16 items

 

 

5/2

First typescript for chapters 1-11, edited, 62 pp.

 

 

5/3

Second typescript for chapters 1-11, edited, 60 pp.

 

 

5/4

Third typescript for chapters 1-11, edited and marked for publication, 54 pp.

 

 

5/5

Carbon copy of third typescript for chapters 1-11, lightly edited, 54 pp.

 

 

5/6

Galley for chapters 1-11, edited and marked for publication, 24 sheets

 

 

5/7

Carbon copies of typewritten pages for postscript and captions, January 1969, 2 items

 

 

Other Materials

 

 

5/8

Programs and clippings republic appearances, 1953-1970, 7 items

 

 

5/9

Bibliographies including books by Mary Evans Andrews, [ca. 1962], 2 items

 

 

5/10

Selected letters sent to the de Grummond Children's  Literature Collection, April 1966-December 1987, 8 items

 

 


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