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Register of the Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers, 1946-1976
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1976
    Collection number: Mss226
    Creator: Estate of Marion Hook Garthwaite
    Extent: 1.75 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers, Mss226, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Garthwaite, Marion Hook (1893-1982)


    Women authors, American -California
    Historical fiction, American -California
    Women authors, American -Correspondence


    Marion Garthwaite (1893-1982) was an author of children's fiction and lecturer on Children's Literature at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. (1954-65) and at the University of San Francisco (1967-73). She received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley (1916) and later studied children's literature at the Riverside Library School (1923). Garthwaite was Children's Librarian first at the Madera County Library and subsequently at the Redwood City Library (1951-1960). Beginning with her first book, Tomás and the Redheaded Angel (1950), Garthwaite's stories were often based on California history. Her books won a number of awards, including: the Commonwealth Club Silver Medal (1950); the AAUW Distinguished Woman Award (1967); and, a citation from the California Library Association.

    Scope and Content

    The Garthwaite collection includes draft versions of a number of her books including: Bright Particular Star(1958; Coarse Gold Gulch(1956); Holdup on Blackjack Hill; Locked Crowns (1963); Mario (1960); Shaken Days (1952); Tomas and the Redheaded Angel (1950); Twelfth Night Santons; and, You Never Know. The collection also includes research notes and literary correspondence (1946-76).