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.
Elizabeth Gray Vining was born on October 6, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her writing career began at seventeen when she contributed a story to Young Churchman. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, she worked as a teacher and published s everal stories in various Sunday School magazines. In 1926, she graduated from Drexel University with a degree in library science. After writing several books, all under the name Elizabeth Janet Gray, she won the Newbery in 1943 for Adam of the Road. Through her involvement with a Quaker church, Vining tutored Crown Prince Akihito of Japan from 1946-1950. Her experiences in Japan led her to write two books, Windows for the Crown Prince and Return to Japan. During her lifetime, Vining wrote over sixty books for children and adults, including biographies, contemporary fiction, and historical novels.
Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, research notes, correspondence and galleys for three titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The corres pondence is separated by title.
Series and Subseries
Box/Folder A. Books Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray, illustrated by Robert Lawson (New York: Viking Press, 1942). 1/1 Bound dummy, 1 item. I Will Adventure by Elizabeth Janet Gray, illustrated by Corydon Bell (New York: Viking Press, 1962). 1/2-1/4 Typescript, minor corrections, 1/2 Chapters 1-8, 57 pp. 1/3 Chapters 9-17, 56 pp. 1/4 Chapters 18-22, 62 pp. Young Walter Scott by Elizabeth Janet Gray (New York: Viking Press, 1935). 1/5-1/7 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 1/5 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-56. 1/6 Chapters 8-15, pp. 57-115. 1/7 Chapters 16-22, pp. 116-167.
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