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MARJORIE THAYER PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0975
1980
.30 cu.ft. (1 box)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance
Material was donated by Marjorie Thayer in 1980.

Restrictions
Noncirculating; available for research.

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
Marjorie Thayer was born in 1908 in California. She was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Her career encompassed almost all aspects of book production and publishing, beginning as a bookseller and moving into editing positions at a number of publishing firms including Funk & Wagnall, Doubleday and Knopf. Her involvement at the South Western Museum in Los Angeles lead her to the story presented in Climbing Sun: The Story of a Hopi Indian Boy. She died of cancer in 1992.

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Scope and Content
The collection contains one edited typescript, and two edited galleys for the book Climbing Sun: The Story of a Hopi Indian Boy Sun which tells the story of a young Hopi Indian boy sent to the Sherman Institution for reeducation. While at the school, isolated from his culture, and forced to speak English, Hubert must learn to deal with a hostile environment and his own feelings as he eventually assimilates.

Related Collection
The Anne Siberell Papers (DG 0895) contain artwork for Climbing Sun: The Story of a Hopi Indian Boy.

Series and Subseries

A. Book (1980)

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A.  Book

     CLIMBING SUN: THE STORY OF A HOPI INDIAN BOY by Marjorie
     Thayer and Elizabeth Emanuel,  illustrated by Anne Siberell (New York: Dodd,
     Mead, 1980).
     
     1/1-1/2   Edited typescript,

     1/1	    Forward,  pp. 1-36.

     1/2	    pp. 37-76, and bibliography.

     1/3-1/4   Edited galley, February,

     1/3	    pp. 1-17.

     1/4  	    pp. 18-35.

     1/5-1/6   Edited galley, March, 

     1/5	    pp. 1-42.

     1/6	    pp. 44-96.



Processed: February 3, 1998
Revised: July 2001

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