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Elizabeth Yates Papers, 1829-1964
1 box (.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 179

Abstract:
Author. The Elizabeth Yates papers consist primarily of material related to her writing career such as drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, and publicity for books. Also included is a scrapbook which belonged to Effie Douglass Putnam, a well-known harpist and aspiring author who lived in Paris. The scrapbook contains notes, letters, autographs, drawings, and photographs from various notable individuals including August Rodin, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Flyer for Elizabeth Yates' visit as Writer-in-Residence at Aurora College, November 16-20, 1964

Flyer for Elizabeth Yates' visit
as Writer-in-Residence at
Aurora College, November 16-20, 1964

Elizabeth Yates was born and educated in Buffalo, New York. She married William McGreal in 1929 and for ten years they traveled extensively and lived in London. After their return to the U.S., they made their home on a farm in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Yates was the author of more than twenty-one books for adults and children. Her best-known work is Amos Fortune: Free Man (1950) which won the Newberry Medal, the Herald Tribune Award, and the William Allen White Children's Award. Her book Rainbow Round the World won the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Award. In addition to writing, Yates served as staff member for various writers' conferences (such as those at the University of Connecticut, the University of Indiana, and the University of New Hampshire ), as a lecturer, and as the Director of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.

Effie Douglass Putnam was the sister of Loretto Putnam, the second wife of Elizabeth Yates' grandfather. Effie was born in Flint, Michigan and went as a young girl to Paris to study the harp and remained there until she died in 1943. She published several books, including Margaret and The Singer's Story (1888) and Cirillo (1903).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elizabeth Yates Papers consist primarily of material related to her writing career including drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, and publicity for her books. Also included is a scrapbook which belonged to Effie Douglass Putnam, a well-known harpist and aspiring author who lived in Paris. The scrapbook contains notes, letters, autographs, drawings, and photographs from various notable individuals including August Rodin, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Elizabeth Yates Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection


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