Mary Francis Craig papers, 1961-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Craig, M. S. (Mary Shura), 1923-
Title
Mary Francis Craig papers
Dates
1961-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
26.0 linear feet, ( 18 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 435
Summary
Mary Francis Craig (1924-1991) was a writer of mystery novels and children's books. She was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985, and was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 1990. The Mary Francis Craig Papers include original manuscripts and correspondence, as well as eight addenda.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Francis Craig was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985 and was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 1990. She wrote children's books under the name Mary Francis Shura and dozens of adult books and mystery novels under the names M. S. Craig, Mary Francis Craig and Meredith Hill.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Mary Francis Craig Papers include original manuscripts and correspondence, as well as eight addenda. The collection also contains various fan mail and miscellaneous material.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Francis Craig Papers, Ax 435, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
The Garret of Greta McGraw
1961
1 2
The Nearsighted Knight
1963
1 3
Run Away Home
1965
1 4
Shoe Full of Shamrock
1964
1 5
Simple Spigott
1960
1 6
A Tale of Middle Length
1966
1 7
Ticka
1 8-13
Short Story Manuscripts
1958-1968
1 14
Scrapbook from Shura Nuff Farm

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Atheneum Publishers
1965-1966
2 2
Encyclopedia Britannica Press
1963-1964
2 3
Alfred A. Knopf
1961-1966
2 4
August Lenninger
1961-1966
2 5
McIntosh and Otis: Mary Squire Abbot
2 6
McIntosh and Otis: Dorothy Markinko
1963-1965
2 7
McIntosh and Otis: Caroline Sauer
1963-1966
2 8
McIntosh and Otis: Miscellaneous
1960-1962
2 9
Miscellaneous

Addenda 1, 1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Manuscripts
Box Folder
2 10
Pornada
1968
2 11
All My Loves Together
2 11
The Deadly Bargain
1968
2 11
The Sisters
1968
2 11
How to Become Fully Paranoiac
1967
Subseries B: Published Works
Box Folder
2 12
Audumla and the Blue Valley
1966
2 13
Five Grains of Corn
1967
2 14
The Very Last House of All
1967
Subseries C: Correspondence
1965-1969
Box Folder
2 15
Addison-Wesley Publishing
2 15
Antrim, Robert L.
2 15
Athenum Publishing
1967-1968
2 15
Curtis Publishing
2 15
The Era
2 15
Friends of the Chicago Library
2 15
Houghton Mifflin
2 15
International Reading Association
2 15
Jack and Jill
2 15
Alfred Knopf
1967-1968
2 15
August Linniger Literary Agency
1967-1968
2 15
McIntosh and Otis
1965-1969
2 15
Mark Twain journal
2 15
William Morrow and Co.
1968
2 15
Newnes and Pearson
2 15
Scholastic Magazines
2 15
Wally, Eleanor
2 15
Westminister Press
2 15
Wilson, Rowena
2 15
Writer's Digest
2 15
One Folder of Children's fan mail

Addenda 2, 1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
Box Folder
2 16
Lenninger Literary Agent
1968-1969
2 16
McIntosh and Otis
1959-1969
2 16
Atheneum
1968-1969
2 16
Contemporary Authors
1969
2 16
Dodd Mead and Company
1968
2 16
E. P. Dutton and Company
1969
2 16
Harcourt Brace and World
1968
2 16
Harper and Row
1968
2 16
Alfred A. Knopf
1969
2 16
The McMillan Company
1959
2 16
G. P. Putman's Sons
1969
Box Folder
2 16
Nash Publishing Corporation
1969
2 16
The Westminster Press
1969
2 16
The H. W. Wilson Company
1969
2 16
World Publishing
1969
2 16
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard
1968-1969
2 16
Good Housekeeping
1969
2 16
Jack and Jill
1966
2 16
McCall's
1966
2 16
Redbook Magazine
1969
2 16
Robinson Charlotte
Subseries B: Manuscripts
Box Folder
2 17
Audhumla and the Blue Valley
2 17
APO means goodbye
2 17
The Arrangement
2 17
The Bungalow
2 17
The Gift
2 17
Home for Thanksgiving
2 17
A life of my Own
2 17
Summer People
2 17
The Blushing Beatnik
2 17
Fair Weather Marriage
2 17
Jorge's Girl
2 17
The Kid Game
2 17
The Third Phone Call
2 17
Tomorrow Will be too Late
2 17
The Victim
2 17
A Woman Them Fourth
2 17
Backward for Luck

Addenda 3, 1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
Box Folder
2 18
Atheneum Publishers
1970
2 18
Barfoot, Mrs. Hester
1970
2 18
Cleveland, Lois
1970
2 18
Family Herald
1967
2 18
Huntington, Louva
1970
2 18
Alfred A. Knopf
1968-1970
2 18
Lady's Circle
1970-1971
2 18
Lenninger Literary Agency
1964
2 18
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard
1970-1971
2 18
McIntosh and Otis
1964
2 18
William Morrow
1970
2 18
Writer's Digest
1966
2 18
Children's Fan letters
Subseries B: Manuscripts
Box Folder
2 19
Games Two Can Play
1970
2 20
The Scene
1970
2 21
The Test
1970
2 22
Those Darker Shadows
1969
2 23
The Valley of the Frost Giants
1971

Addenda 4, 1973Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
Box Folder
2 24
Antrim, Robert L.
1972
2 24
Atheneum
1965-1972
2 24
California Association of School Librarians
1972
2 24
Charter Communications
1971
2 24
Dell Publishers
1972
2 24
Dixie School District Council of Music and Arts
1971
2 24
Dodd Mead
1972
2 24
Fawcett
1972
2 24
Good Housekeeping
1972
2 24
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1972
2 24
Hawthorn Books
1971
2 24
Holiday House
1971-1973
2 24
Holt, Rinehart
1971
2 24
Houghton Mifflin
1971
2 24
King, Martha Bennett
1966
2 24
Knopf, Alfred
1972
2 24
Lancer Books
1971
2 24
Lenninger Literary Agency
1970-1972
2 24
Liveright
1970
2 24
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
1971
2 24
McIntosh & Otis
1968-1972
2 24
Morrow, William & Co.
1972
2 24
New England School Library Association
1968
2 24
Newton Free Library
1968
2 24
Phillips, S. G.
1971
2 24
School and Public Librarian's Association of Monterey Bay Area
1971
2 24
Shadle, Leona
1972
2 24
Skach, Mary Beth
1972
2 24
Terry, Mrs. Burton S.
1966
2 24
Warner Paperback Library
1972
2 24
Winterkorn, Hazel Zumwalt
1962
2 24
Zeigler Ross Agency
1972
Subseries B: Manuscripts
Box Folder
2 25
The Accident
2 26
Another World
2 27
The Awakening
2 28
The Ghost That Nearly Destroyed My Husband
2 29-30
I love the Man Who Killed My Husband
2 31
Night Caller

Addenda 5, 1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Manuscripts
Box Folder
3 1-2
A Candle for the Dragon
1973
3 3-7
The Seven Stone
1972
3 8-10
The Shop on Threnody Street
1972
3 11-15
Topcat of Tam
1972
3 16
Valley of the Frost Giants
1971
3 17
On Hearing Voices From Other Worlds
1966
3 18
Poetry
3 19-21
The Cranes of Ilycus
1974
3 22
Ten Thousand Several Doors
1973
Subseries B: Correspondence
1971-1973
Box Folder
3 23
Hawthorn Books Inc.
1973
3 23
Holiday Books
1972
3 23
Lenninger Literary Agency
1971-1973
3 23
McIntosh and Otis Inc.
1972-1973

Addenda 6, 1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Correspondence
Box Folder
4 1-4
Ericsson, Mary K.
1974
4 1-4
Noll, Margaret E.
1977
4 1-4
Robinson, Elsie & Rob
4 1-4
Shaffer, Susan
1975
4 1-4
Yeo, Wilma L.
1974
4 1-4
Anne
1973
4 1-4
Jeanne
1974
4 1-4
Jeanne & Norm
4 1-4
Linda
4 1-4
Martha
4 1-4
Nancy
1976
4 1-4
Unidentified
4 1-4
Menn, Thorpe
1976
4 1-4
Sorensen, John
1974
Subseries B: Manuscripts
Box Folder
4 5-6
Season of Silence
1976
4 7-9
The Riddle of Raven's Gulch
4 10
Seven Stone

Addenda 7, 1979Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Manuscripts
Box Folder
4 11-12
The Berkeley Street Six Pack
4 13-17
Mr. Wolf and Me
4 18-19
The Gray Ghost of Taylor Ridge
4 20-25
Were He A Stranger

Addenda 8, 1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Manuscripts
1979-1980
Box Folder
5 1-2
The Berkeley Street Six Pack, Printer's Proof
1979
5 3
Mr. Wolf and Me, Printers Proof
1979

Series IX:  Addenda 9Return to Top

Container(s): Box , Folder

Abstract:

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
Subseries A: Correspondence
-
Box Folder
6 1
Correspondence Outgoing
1973-1977
6 2
Correspondence Incoming
1974-1977
6 3
Correspondence- Invitations, Thank you's
1974-1977
6 4
Fan mail
1974-1977
Subseries C: Miscellaneous
-
Box Folder
6 5
Miscellaneous
1974-1976
6 6
Biographical Material
1974-1976
Subseries B: Manuscripts
-
Box Folder
6 7
The Season of Silence, First and Early Draft
6 8
The Season of Silence, Printers Copy, Galley proofs, Page proofs
1975-
6 9
The Riddle of Raven's Gulch, First Draft
-
6 10
The Riddle of Raven's Gulch, Early Draft, Xerox Copy
6 11
The Riddle of Raven's Gulch, Printer's Copy
6 12
The Riddle of Raven's Gulch, Galley proofs, Page proofs
6 13
The Seven Stone, Galley proofs

Series X:  Addenda 10Return to Top

Container(s): Box , Folder

Abstract:

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
Subseries A: Literary Manuscripts
-
Box Folder
7 1
A Week of Mystery by Emily Chase
-
7 2
The Narrow Sea 1 of 2
7 3
The Narrow Sea 2 of 2
7 4
Sunday Doll
7 5
Dark Paradise 1 of 3
7 6
Dark Paradise 2 of 3
7 7
Dark Paradise 3 of 3
7 8
Chicago Fever 1 of 3
7 9
Chicago Fever 2 of 3
7 10
Chicago Fever 3 of 3
7 11
Eleanor
7 12
Happle and Cinnamunger
7 13
Gavin's Girl
7 14
The Puzzle of the Peacock 1 of 2
7 15
The Puzzle of the Peacock 2 of 2
7 16
Guilty Secrets
-
8 1
Jessica 1 of 3
-
8 2
Jessica 2 of 3
-
8 3
Jessica 3 of 3
8 4
"The Dreaming Pond" (short story)
8 5
A Loss of Innocence 1 of 7
-
8 6
A Loss of Innocence 2 of 7
-
8 7
A Loss of Innocence 3 of 7
-
8 8
A Loss of Innocence 4 of 7
-
8 9
A Loss of Innocence 5 of 7
8 10
A Loss of Innocence 6 of 7
8 11
A Loss of Innocence 7 of 7
8 12
"The Hawaiians" (teleplay) 1 of 6
-
8 13
"The Hawaiians" (teleplay) 2 of 6
-
8 14
"The Hawaiians" (teleplay) 3 of 6
-
8 15
"The Hawaiians" (teleplay) 4 of 6
-
8 16
"The Hawaiians" (teleplay) 5 of 6
-
8 17
"The Hawaiians" (teleplay) 6 of 6
-
8 18
"Jameson series" 1 of 3
-
8 19
"Jameson series" 2 of 3
-
8 20
"Jameson series" 3 of 3
-
8 21
Candle Creek part one Dreams and Visions
-
8 22
Candle Creek part two "A House Divided"
-
8 23
Candle Creek part three "Diligent Heart"
-
8 24
Candle Creek part four "My Beloved Is Mine"
-
9 1
Stolen Wars
-
9 2
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Feast of Wormwood (1873-1876)" 1 of 7
-
9 3
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Old Friends (1884-1894)" 2 of 7
-
9 4
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Diamond's Dust (1894-1926)" 3 of 7
-
9 5
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Chicago Fever" 4 of 7
-
9 6
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Cooling Ashes (1871-1873)" 5 of 7
-
9 7
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Whitewash (1896-1877)" 6 of 7
-
9 8
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds, "Rush Street (1878-1866)" 7 of 7
-
9 9
Guilty Secrets
-
9 10
Our Teacher is Missing
-
9 11
Christmas 1990
-
9 12
The Ninja of the Last Dragon
-
9 13
Thursday 1 of 2
-
9 14
Thursday 2 of 2
-
9 15
The Josie Gambit
-
9 16
The Third Blond 1 of 5
-
9 17
The Third Blond 2 of 5
9 18
The Third Blond 3 of 5
9 19
The Third Blond 4 of 5
-
9 20
The Third Blond 5 of 5
-
9 21
James Town
-
9 22
Trying Out and The Cliffs of Langley
-
9 23
Marilee 1 of 3
-
9 24
Marilee 2 of 3
-
9 25
Marilee 3 of 3
-
9 26
various research notes
-
10 1
Jessica 1 of 3
-
10 2
Jessica 2 of 3
-
10 3
Jessica 3 of 3
-
10 4
various notes
-
10 5
Amanda 1 of 3
-
10 6
Amanda 2 of 3
-
10 7
Amanda 3 of 3
-
10 8
The Search for Grissi
-
10 9
Gilligan's Chain
-
10 10
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds (Book II)
-
10 11
Flash Point
-
10 12
Candle Creek 1 of 11
-
10 13
Candle Creek 2 of 11
-
10 14
Candle Creek 3 of 11
-
10 15
Candle Creek 4 of 11
-
10 16
Candle Creek 5 of 11
-
10 17
Candle Creek 6 of 11
-
11 1
Candle Creek 7 of 11
-
11 2
Candle Creek 8 of 11
-
11 3
Candle Creek 9 of 11
-
11 4
Candle Creek 10 of 11
-
11 5
Candle Creek 11 of 11
-
11 6
The Untamed Heart
-
11 7
Our Teacher is Missing
-
11 8
Anna Etheridge
-
11 9
research notes and article on Anna (Annie) Etheridge.
-
11 10
Darcy
-
11 11
The Josie Gambit
-
11 12
The Annie Etheridge Story
-
12 1
Diana 1 of 2
-
12 2
Diana 2 of 2
-
12 3
Sunday Doll
-
12 4
Kate's House
-
12 5
The Search For Grissi 1 of 2
-
12 6
The Search for Grissi 2 of 2
-
12 7
Chester the Great 1 of 3
-
12 8
Chester the Great 2 of 3
-
12 9
Chester the Great 3 of 3
-
13 1
The Josie Gambit 1 of 2
-
13 2
The Josie Gambit 2 of 2
-
13 3
The Legend of the Last Dragon
-
13 4
Guilty Secrets
-
13 5
Jefferson
-
13 6
A Tale of Two Cities 1 of 2
-
13 7
A Tale of Two Cities 2 of 2
-
13 8
Great Expectations
-
13 9
research material for A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations 1 of 3
-
13 10
research material for A T ale of Two Cities and Great Expectations 2 of 3
-
13 11
research material for A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations 3 of 3
-
14 1
Eleanor page proofs
-
14 2
Wild Larkspur by Meredith Hill
-
14 3
Guilty Secrets
-
14 4
Chicago Fever parts I-3
-
14 5
Shoefull of Shamrock page proofs
-
14 6
Lyon's Pride
-
14 7
Candle Creek
-
14 8
Mirror, Mirror
-
14 9
"Toad Again (Dinah and Blitzen)"
-
14 10
Upside-Down-Boat
-
14 11
Don't Call Me Toad master set 1 of 2
-
14 12
Don't Call Me Toad master set 2 of 2
-
14 13
Dinah and Blitzen
-
15 1
The Sundown Trial
-
15 2
Gavin's Girl
-
15 3
Gavin's Girl
-
15 4
To Play the Fox
-
15 5
A Mouse For Miss Katie's Cupboard notes and edits
-
15 29
Remembering Rosalie and Bed of Roses
-
15 30
A World of Rabbits and The Season of the Silver Shriek
-
15 31
The Grove of Locus and That Place of Meeting
-
15 32
The Charity of the South Is Green
-
15 27
Fine Arts Discovery periodicals
-
Subseries B: Book Reviews
-
Box Folder
15 6
Tale of Middle Length book reviews
-
15 7
Pornada book reviews
-
15 8
The Valley of the Frost Giants book reviews
-
15 9
Topcat of Tam book reviews
-
15 10
The Seven Stone book reviews
-
15 11
The Season of Silence book reviews and research notes
-
15 12
Mary's Marvelous Mouse book reviews
-
15 13
The Garrett of Greta McGraw book reviews
-
15 14
Twilight of the Kings
-
15 16
Once Aboard the Harbor Queen
-
15 17
A Game Called Remember
-
15 18
Remembering Rosalie and Bed of Roses
-
15 19
Were He A Stranger books reviews
-
15 20
The Cranes of Ibycus and Ten Thousand Several Doors book reviews
-
15 21
Simple Spigot book reviews
-
15 22
Backwards For Luck book reviews
-
15 23
Run Away Home book reviews
-
15 24
The Library Boy
-
15 25
Nearsighted Knight book reviews and script book for an adapted play.
-
15 26
general reviews
-
16 23
Book reviews
-
16 24
Book reviews and award notifications
-
16 25
Various book reviews
-
16 26
Chester the Great book review
-
16 27
Book reviews and award notification
-
16 28
Various book reviews
-
16 29
The Search for Grissi book reviews
-
16 30
Eleanor book reviews
-
16 31
Happles and Cinnamunger book reviews
-
16 34
Don't Call Me Toad book reviews
-
Subseries C: Correspondences and research files
-
Box Folder
15 15
personal correspondences; Stuart Kaminsky and Arthur Mailing book jackets
-
15 28
general publication notes and research
-
15 33
various newspaper clippings on Children's Book Writers conference
-
16 1
"Christmas" (?)
-
16 2
M. Norton
-
16 3
Reference on Bibliography
-
16 4
Holiday House
-
16 5
Athenaeum
-
16 6
Knopf
-
16 7
Ruth Nathan
-
16 8
Dodd Meade publishers
-
16 9
Lenniger Literary Agency
-
16 10
Jove Publications 1 of 2
-
16 11
Jove Publications 2 of 2
-
16 12
misc. correspondences
-
16 13
Hawthorn Books
-
16 14
McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
-
16 15
Bouchercon XX
-
16 16
The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds synopsis for book II; personal photo.
-
16 17
Various Bouchercon programs
-
16 18
ephemera for The Chicagoans: Dust to Diamonds
-
16 19
Bouchercon program, travel itinerary
-
16 20
McIntosh and Otis, Inc.
-
16 21
correspondences and research notes
-
16 22
Various correspondences and research notes
-
16 32
Juvenile best seller list
-
16 33
misc. list of editors
-
16 35
Correspondences with elementary schools
-
16 36
Royalty reports
-
16 37
research notes
-
16 38
Dodd, Mead and Co.
-
16 39
Correspondence Incoming University of Oregon
-
17 1
research material
-
17 2
Children's Letters, Spring, 1982 1 of 2
-
17 2
Children's Letters, Spring, 1982 2 of 2
-
17 2
Curt Beaudouin
-
17 2
various correspondences 1 of 2
-
17 2
various correspondences 2 of 2
-
17 4
Thorpe
-
17 5
copyrights
-
17 6
royalties
-
17 7
Correspondences with Rosemary Casey 1 of 2
-
17 8
Correspondences with Rosemary Casey 2 of 2
-
18 2
2 awards
-
18 3
Detailed research notes
-
18 4
Detailed research notes
-
18 5
Detailed research notes
-
18 6
Misc. publication notes and invoices
-
Subseries D: Biographical
-
Box Folder
17 3
photos, vitae and biography
-
18 1
Death certificate; family tree (incomplete).
-

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Children and Youth
  • Detective and mystery stories, American--Authorship
  • Literature
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Women
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
  • Personal Names :
  • Craig, M. S. (Mary Shura), 1923-
  • Craig, M. S. (Mary Shura), 1923---Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence