Scope and Content
Title: Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1976
Collection number: Mss226
Estate of Marion Hook Garthwaite
Extent: 1.75 linear ft.
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Garthwaite (Marion Hook) Papers, Mss226, Holt-Atherton
Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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).