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Myrna Reid Grant Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-059

Scope and Contents

The Myrna Reid Grant Collection mainly concern Grant's career as a writer. The bulk of the collection is formed of manuscripts and business/professional correspondence. The collection contains manuscripts of all of Myrna Grant's books published between 1974 and 1983. Multiple manuscript versions are present for many of the books, showing Grant's works in progress from early drafts to final typescripts and ultimately galley proofs. In addition to manuscripts the collection includes reviews, advertisements and adaptations of the books to other media (e.g. radio or television). Supporting the manuscripts for Vanya and The Journey are Grant's research materials for these books, including copies of documents, magazine articles, notes, correspondence, and oral interviews. Another major section of the collection contains articles written by Grant between 1962 and 1977. These cover a variety of topics both for children and adults. These publications include feature articles, book reviews and an advice column. A number of biographies and dramas written for radio form a third major section of the collection. Many of these manuscripts are incomplete and/or are damaged by mildew. The files were fumigated in 1986. The final major portion of the collection consists of correspondence spanning 12 years from 1972-1983, with 1978-79 being the years of greatest bulk. Most of the letters are of a business nature, with media figures and former students making up many of the correspondents. Letters to Grant as well as copies of her replies are present in many cases. An alphabetical listing of major correspondents is included later in this register. Other items in the collection are Grant's 1986 Northwestern University dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, photographs and conference brochures.


  • Created: 1959-2011
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1974-1983
  • Other: Date acquired: 1993


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


9 boxes

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Original received as a part of the Faculty and Alumni Collection, the papers of Myrna Grant became a single collection in 1993.

Other Descriptive Information

The papers of Myrna Reid Grant, author and former faculty member of the Graduate Communications Department at Wheaton College, mainly concerns Grant's career as a writer.

Myrna Reid Grant Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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