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Collection Title: Margaret Crary Papers

Collection Number: DG0233

Accession Number: unknown

Inclusive Dates: 1961-1973

Volume: 1.20 cubic ft.

Given By : Margaret Crary

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Corn For the Palace by Margaret Crary; Prentice-Hall, 1963.

Original illustrations, black & white (7)

Suzette La Flesche: Voice of the Omaha Indians by Margaret Crary, Hawthorn Books, 1973.

Bound galley

The Calico Ball by Margaret Crary; Prentice-Hall, 1961.

Newspaper clippings
Photographs re: The Calico Ball and Mrs. Crary

The Secret of Blandford Hall by Margaret Crary; Funk & Wagnalls, 1963.

Correspondence w/the editor

Jared and the Yankee Genius­ by Margaret Crary; D. McKay Co., 1965.

Research notes

Rookie Fireman by Margaret Crary; Ives Washburn, Inc., 1967.

Rough 1st draft of chapters 1 & 6 [titled "Paddy and Prince," later re-titled "Rookie Fireman" by editor]
Research notes
Notes [made from original drawings and accounts at the New Haven Colony]
Information re: Historical Museum in New Haven, Connecticut

Mexican Whirlwind by Margaret Crary; Ives Washburn, Inc., 1969.

Letters w/comments from editor (5)
Rules and code for 1967-68 Iowa State Champions of Everly, Iowa
Newspaper clippings (7)
Reader's Digest article "Mexico's Amazing Instant Schools"
Work notes
Sample reply to questionnaire given to high school girl basketball players during preparation of book
Manuscript, p. 1-5; 67-127

Pocketful of Raisins by Margaret Crary; David McKay, 1964.


The Secret of the Unknown Fifteen [also known as "Secret of the Spanish Grave" or "Secret of the Fifteen Graves"] by Margaret Crary; Funk & Wagnalls, 1966.

Jacket copy
First draft, 3 p.
Original manuscript showing the editorial corrections
Background material
Plot outline, 13pp.
Sketch from the remains of the St. Peter medal [found in one of the graves]

Created by: Dee Jones
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Revised: August 6, 2015