Marian T. Place Papers, 1951-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Place, Marian T. (Marian Templeton), 1910-
Title
Marian T. Place Papers
Dates
1951-1963
Quantity
1 linear foot
Collection Number
Collection 0095, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Marian T. Place Papers comprise the rough drafts, gallery proofs, and book cover[s] relating to Place's work, as well as her alternate pen names Dale White and R. D. Whitinger. Also included minimal correspondence, clippings, and photographic images of awards.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Marian T. (Templeton) Place (1910-2006) was born on October 14, 1910, in Gary, Indiana. She was the daughter of Clarence R. and Lillian R. (Farrell) Templeton and married Howard Thirloway Place in 1936. She wrote some forty children's books in addition to assorted magazine articles for Montana: The Magazine of Western History. Many of Place's books encompassed the American West (or historical fact); however, towards the end of her career she also delved into the area of thrillers. Place received multiple awards for her writings. Under the pseudonym Dale White, Place received the Spur Award twice from the Western Writers of America. The first time she received this award was for Steamboat up the Missouri in 1958 and the second was for Hold Back the Hunter in 1959. Place was also awarded the Mark Twain Award for The Boy Who Saw Bigfoot in 1982. She died in Arizona in 2006.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The materials in this collection comprise the rough drafts, gallery proofs, and book cover[s] relating to Place's work. It also includes minimal correspondence, clippings, and photographic images of awards that she received for two of her stories. The material demonstrates Place's creative process as a writer (editing, writing, various draft forms), her interaction with publishing companies (e.g. galley proofs), as well as acknowledgment of her writing efforts. The collection exemplifies her diversity in pen names as well; these range from her known pen name (Dale White), as well as her alternate pen name, R. D. Whitinger. Arrangement of the files is alphabetic, with the exception of the correspondence which has been chronologically arranged.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Manuscript draftsReturn to Top

Series one comprises Place's draft copies of selected book manuscripts. The drafts have some evidential value in demonstrating her writing and editing process. The manuscript drafts also represent Place's use of various pseudonyms. The drafts have been arranged in alphabetical order by title of the work.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1-2
Buckskins and Buffalo: The Story of the Yellowstone River
1/3-6
Copper Kings of Montana
1/7-10
Fast Draw Tilghman
1/11-12
Hold Back the Hunter
1/13-14
John Wesley Powell: Canyon's Conqueror
1/15-17
John Wesley Powell: Geologist-Explorer
2/1-2
Lotta Crabtree, Gold Rush Girl
2/3-5
Our Earth: Geology and Geologists
2/6-8
Steamboat up the Missouri
2/9-11
Tall Timber Pilots
2/12-14
Tall Timber Pilots

Series 2:  Correspondence and clippingsReturn to Top

Series two includes clippings discussing Place's assorted publishing achievements and some of her correspondence relating to her manuscripts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/15
Clippings
[1959-1961]
2/16
Correspondence
1961-1962

Series 3:  PhotographsReturn to Top

Images of Place's Spur Awards for Steamboat up the Missouri and Hold Back the Hunter.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/17
Photographs #1-2

Series 4:  Galleys and dust jacketsReturn to Top

Three of Place's manuscript drafts in pre-publication form. All bear some editing marks, either done by Place herself or her editors.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
3/1
Copper Kings of Montana
[galleys]
3/2
Our Earth: Geology and Geologists
[galleys]
3/3
Tall Timber Pilots
[galleys]

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, American-20th century-Archives
  • Children's literature, American-West (U.S.)
  • Women authors, American
  • Personal Names :
  • Place, Marian T.-(Marian Templeton),-1910- 2006-Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)-Juvenile literature
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Galley proofs
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • White, Dale,-1910-2006 (creator)
    • Whitinger, R. D.,-1910-2006 (creator)