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Collection Title: Gretchen Sprague Papers

Collection Number: DG0927

Inclusive Dates: 1967-1968

Volume: .25 cu. ft. (1 box)

Provenance : Materials received by the de Grummond Collection between 1977 and 1978 from Willo Davis Roberts

Copyright: 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.

Biographical Sketch:

Gretchen Sprague was born on March 26, 1926 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a bachelor's degree in 1947 from University of Nebraska and was employed as an English instructor from 1947-1948. She received a law degree in 1975 from Columbia University and in 1975 became a lawyer. Her first book, A Question of Harmony, was published in 1965.


Something About the Author, vol. 27, p. 216

Scope and Content:

The collection contains typescripts for two mystery books, Signpost to Terror (1967) and White in the Moon (1968).

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1967-1968)


  • WHITE IN THE MOON (1968)


Box Inventory


A. Books (1967-1968)

Signpost To Terror by Gretchen Sprague (New York: Dodd, 1967).


Typescript, edited,


Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-55.


Chapters 4-9, pp. 56-104.

1/4 Chapters 10-13, pp. 105-164.
1/5-1/6 Chapters 14-17, pp. 165-204.

White in the Moon by Gretchen Sprague (New York: Dodd, 1968).


Typescript, edited,


Chapters 1-4, pp. 1-47.


Chapters 5-7, pp. 48-97.

1/7 Chapters 8-12, pp. 98-151.
1/8 Chapters 13-14, pp. 152-197.
1/9 Chapters 15-16, pp. 198-237
1/10 Chapters 17-19, pp. 238-282


Processed: February 1999

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Created by: Dee Jones
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