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 Janet Gray 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 several stories in various Sunday School magazines. In 1926, she graduated from Drexel University with a degree in library science. She married Morgan Fisher Vining in 1929, but continued to write under her maiden name, Elizabeth Janet Gray. After writing several books, 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.
Elizabeth Gray Vining passed away on November 27, 1999.
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 correspondence is separated by title.
The Robert Lawson Papers (DG0598) and The Corydon Bell Papers (DG0075)
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.
Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content
| Related Collections | Series
& Subseries | Box Inventory
[Return to top]
ABOUT US | COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS | RESEARCH | SHOWCASE | RELATED SITES
SEARCH ANNA/ON-LINE CATALOG | FINDING AID SEARCH | SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
USM LIBRARIES | SITE INDEX | USM HOME
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Comments and Questions
created by Instructional Media Unit Webteam
and maintained by de Grummond
Office of Technology Resources
The University of Southern Mississippi
http://www.lib.usm.edu/~degrum/ | Last updated June 3, 2002. AA/EOE/ADAI