Scope and Contents note
The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence with publishers, particularly Harper and Brothers, and William Morrow and Co. For most of the files, each manuscript has its own correspondence in the file with the manuscript.
Note: Some folders of correspondence contain other miscellaneous items.
- Woolley, Catherine (Person)
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Catherine Woolley (August 11, 1904-July 23, 2005) was born in Chicago Illinois to Edward Mott and Anna L. (Thayer) Woolley. She passed away in Truro, Massachusetts. She received her education from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Woolley began her writing career as an advertising copywriter, then worked as a free-lance writer of books for children, some written under the name Jane Thayer. She worked at many different places, such as the American Radiator Co. in New York City, American Radiator and Standard Co. New York City, National Association of Manufacturers, Architectural Record, Society of Automotive Engineers Journal, National Association of Manufacturers again, Passaic Redevelopment Agency member, Passaic Board of Education, teacher of juvenile writing, Cape Cod Writer’s Conference, conductor of workshop for juvenile literature, Truro Center for the Arts. She was also a trustee for the Truro Public Libraries. She was adept at stories about bunnies, kitties and kindly wolves.
11.25 linear feet (21 containers)
Language of Materials
Catherine Woolley (August 11, 1904-July 23, 2005) was an advertising copywriter and later a freelance children’s author. The collection includes manuscripts and correspondence that reflect Woolley’s career in writing.
Collection is organized into the following series: CorrespondenceManuscriptsSouthern Baptist stories (stories published in Southern Baptist publications)Manuscripts, miscellaneous materialManuscripts
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Collection processed by processing staff, December 1994.
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- Woolley, Catherine
- Guide to the Catherine Woolley Papers
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