Margaret Powell Kraenzel Manuscripts, 1957-1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kraenzel, Margaret Powell, 1899-1988
Title
Margaret Powell Kraenzel Manuscripts
Dates
1957-1960
Quantity
.1 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 0811, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Margaret Powell Kraenzel manuscripts consist of original manuscript drafts of essays, articles, and a book. The manuscripts pertain to Montana, travel and description of Iran and its people, and Kraenzel’s own childhood.
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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Powell Kraenzel was born on September 14, 1899, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of John Walker and Sarah Louise (Pettay) Powell. She married Carl Frederick Kraenzel on June 6, 1930 and the couple had four children, Sarah Janet, Frederick, Theodore, and James. She attended the University of California and Wellesley College before obtaining her librarian certificate from the University of Wisconsin, in 1923. Kraenzel worked as a librarian in Milwaukee and Racine, Wisconsin, and at Elmhurst College prior to her work as an instructor of English at Montana State College in Bozeman in 1945. She lived in Iran when her husband was working for the Near East Foundation from 1959 to 1961. She wrote articles and poetry for magazines and at least three books, including The Mouse Gray Stallion (Bobbs-Merrill, 1957) using the pen name "Wallace Blue." Margaret Kraenzel died on November 3, 1988, near her home in Groveland, California.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The literary manuscripts in this collection represent seven works by Kraenzel regarding Montana, travel and description of Iran and its people, and her own childhood. Two articles, "Happy Birthday" and "The Weight Lifter of Iran" have two draft versions, both bearing marginal corrections. The manuscript for The Mouse Gray Stallion also has the original galleys for the book placed in a separate folder. All manuscripts bear correction notes and have been arranged alphabetically by title.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1 "Dear Roderick"
1/2 "Happy Birthday"
1/3 "The House on Center Street"
1/4 "Iran's Most Valued Citizen"
1/5 "Maydana Kakh"
1/6 The Mouse Gray Stallion
1/7 The Mouse Gray Stallion (galley)
1/8 "The Weight Lifter of Iran"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American literature -- West (U.S.)
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives
  • Women authors, American
  • Personal Names :
  • Kraenzel, Margaret Powell, 1899-1988 -- Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Iran -- Description and travel
  • Montana -- Fiction
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Galley proofs
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Blue, Wallace, 1899-1988