Register of the Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers, 1946-1976

Processed by Daryl Morrison; rev. by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers, 1946-1976

Collection number: Mss226

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; rev. by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994; 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1976
Collection number: Mss226
Creator: Estate of Marion Hook Garthwaite
Extent: 1.75 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers, Mss226, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Garthwaite, Marion Hook (1893-1982)

subject

Women authors, American -California
Historical fiction, American -California
Women authors, American -Correspondence

Biography

Marion Garthwaite (1893-1982) was an author of children's fiction and lecturer on Children's Literature at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. (1954-65) and at the University of San Francisco (1967-73). She received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley (1916) and later studied children's literature at the Riverside Library School (1923). Garthwaite was Children's Librarian first at the Madera County Library and subsequently at the Redwood City Library (1951-1960). Beginning with her first book, Tomás and the Redheaded Angel (1950), Garthwaite's stories were often based on California history. Her books won a number of awards, including: the Commonwealth Club Silver Medal (1950); the AAUW Distinguished Woman Award (1967); and, a citation from the California Library Association.

Scope and Content

The Garthwaite collection includes draft versions of a number of her books including: Bright Particular Star(1958; Coarse Gold Gulch(1956); Holdup on Blackjack Hill; Locked Crowns (1963); Mario (1960); Shaken Days (1952); Tomas and the Redheaded Angel (1950); Twelfth Night Santons; and, You Never Know. The collection also includes research notes and literary correspondence (1946-76).

Container List

 

BOX 1: CORRESPONDENCE RE WRITINGS; FINANCIAL RECORDS; NOTEBOOKS

 

1.1: Staff research file

 

1.2: "Shaken days," 1950-74

 

1.3: "Coarse Gold Gulch," 1953-75

 

1.4: "Tomás & the redheaded angel," 1949-79

 

1.5: Do.---book jackets & publicity flyers [5 items]

 

1.6: "You just never know," 1952-65

 

1.7: "Hold-up on Boot-jack Hill," 1952-66

 

1.8: "12th Night Santons," 1952-70

 

1.9: "Locked crowns," 1961-66

 

1.10: "Bright, particular star," 1955-66

 

1.11: Misc. Corresp.

 

1.12: Financial Rcords, 1957-65

 

1.13: Notebooks [2, incl. addresses, corresp. drafts, notes from Richard Henry Dana]

 

1.14: Clippings [7 items; reviews of MG works]

 

BOX 2: DRAFTS/NOTES: "BRIGHT PARTICULAR STAR" & "COARSE GOLD GULCH"

 

2.1: "BPS"---typescript

 

2.2: Do. #2

 

2.3: Do.---notes

 

2.4: Do. #2

 

2.5: "CGG"---manuscript

 

2.6: Do.---notes

 

2.7: Do.---manuscript fragments

 

BOX 3: DRAFTS/NOTES: "HOLD-UP ON BOOTJACK HILL" & "LOCKED CROWNS"

 

3.1: "HBH"---manuscript

 

3.2: Do. #2

 

3.3: Do.---typescript

 

3.4: "Locked crowns"---typescript

 

3.5: Do. #2

 

3.6: Do.---manuscript

 

3.7: Do. #2

 

BOX 4: OTHER WORKS

 

4.1: "Mario"

 

4.2: "Shaken days"---drafts

 

4.3: Do.---typescript

 

4.4: "Tomás and the redheaded angel"---notes

 

4.5: Do.---typescript

 

4.6: "12th night Santons"

 

4.7: "You just never know"

 

4.8: Misc. notes