Virginia Chase Papers
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The papers of a Maine writer and teacher. Included are a typescript draft of her novel One crow, two crow; a short biography and bibliography; a program of a celebration honoring Virginia Chase Perkins held at Hartford College for Women on May 4, 1971; and newspaper clippings of reviews and advertisements for her books The American house, Discovery, The end of the week, and One crow, two crow.
- Chase, Virginia, 1902-1987 (Person)
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Born in 1902 and raised in Blue Hill, Maine, the younger sister of Mary Ellen Chase, Virginia Chase attended the University of Maine in 1919 to 1920 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1924. She received her M.A. from Wayne State University and did graduate work at the University of Michigan in 1938 to 1940. She and her husband (Wallace Perkins) lived for a while in Connecticut, where she taught at Hartford College. In 1940, Chase won the Avery Hopwood Award for fiction. Her works include fiction: The American House (1944), Discovery (1948), The End of the Week (1953), and One Crow, Two Crow (1971), as well as non-fiction: The Writing of Modern Prose (1936), and a work for children: The Knight of the Golden Fleece (1959). Some of her works are collected in Speaking of Maine: Selections from the Writings of Virginia Chase (1983)
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Deposited by Virginia Chase Perkins in 1973 and 1982.
- Authors, American -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Drafts (Documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reviews Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Typescipts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Virginia Chase Papers
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