|Creator:||Mary Evans Andrews|
|Title:||Mary Evans Andrews Papers|
|Dates:||1951 - 1987 [bulk 1951-1969]|
|Quantity:||1.50 cubic feet (5 boxes)|
|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.|
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.
Contemporary Authors, ed. Barbara Harte and Carolyn Riley (Detroit: Gale Research, 1969), 5- 8:32-33.
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.
|A. Books (1951 - 1969)|
|B. Other Material (1953-1987)|
Noncirculating; available for research.
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.
(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).
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.
Processed by Hans Rasmussen, July 2003. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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