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Virginia Chase Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0871-sc

Scope and Content Note

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.

Dates

  • 1948-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biogrpahical Note

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)

Extent

1 folder (27 Items)

Overview

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Virginia Chase Perkins in 1973 and 1982.

Title
Guide to the Virginia Chase Papers
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686