Maureen Daly papers
Scope and Contents
The papers include personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, television scripts and memorabilia. There is also a collection of books that McGivern wrote, including others that she compiled or edited.
- Daly, Maureen, 1921-2006 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Maureen Daly was born in County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland in 1921 and grew up in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. She attended Rosary College and began her writing career as a teenage reporter for the Chicago Tribune. She married William P. McGivern (a writer) in 1946. Daly became an author of fiction, but also continued to write nonfiction for newspapers and magazines and also compiled and edited collections of short stories by other authors. Her young adult novel, Seventeenth Summer, published in 1942, was an immediate success and launched her career as a writer.
Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.
6 linear feet (5 containers)
Language of Materials
Maureen Daly (1921-) wrote fiction, both short stories and novels, and nonfiction articles and books. She is credited with establishing the category of Young Adult fiction with her novel Seventeenth Summer, first published in 1942. The collection includes correspondence, literary manuscripts, reviews, interviews, and tearsheets.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Subseries: Fan Letters
Subseries: Book Length Manuscripts
Subseries: Short Stories
Subseries: Non-fiction Articles
Subseries: Television Scripts
Series: Newspaper and Magazine Material
Subseries: Magazine Columns and Tearsheets
Subseries: Newspaper Columns and Clippings
Subseries: Notes and Reviews
4 boxes in location, though there are noted to be 5 boxes. Addenda 1979 is said to be in Box 4, but it is not. Box 4 is filled with books. Addenda 1997 is one folder and was added to Box 3. Box 3 also has a few books that are not identified in the FA.
Collection processed by processing staff, 1979.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Children and Youth Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Daly, Maureen, 1921-2006
- Daly, Maureen, 1921-2006
- Journalism Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women journalists -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young adult fiction, American -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Maureen Daly Papers
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- Finding aid is in English.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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