MsC 713

Iowa Author

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1964 -- 1976
3 linear ft.

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: May 2000

Acquisition Note: Nancy Veglahn donated these manuscripts to the University of Iowa Libraries as they were finished, beginning in 1971.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Nancy Crary Veglahn was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on July 17,1937. Her father, Ralph Crary, was an attorney and District Court judge and her mother, Margaret Crary, was an author. She attended the Sioux City public schools and received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College in 1959. She did graduate work in English at South Dakota State University, where she received her Master of Arts degree. Nancy was married to Don Veglahn on August 24, 1958 and they have two children.

Veglahn has held a variety of professional-level positions at various institutions of higher learning. She was an instructor of English at South Dakota State University, where she also held a job as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She was also the Secretary to the Associate Dean at Yale Divinity School from 1959 --1962. In addition to these professional jobs, she has also had a major writing career. She has published a number of books including The Tiger's Tail, The Spider of Brooklyn Heights, South Dakota, Peter Cartwright: Pioneer Circuit Rider, Follow the Golden Goose, The Buffalo King, The Dance of the Planets, and many others.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Nancy Crary Veglahn consist of three linear feet of literary manuscripts dating from 1964 -- 1976. They represent her working papers for various books, including The Tiger's Tail, Follow the Golden Goose and The Dance of the Planets. Arranged chronologically by title these papers are open for research.

Box List

 Box 1

The Buffalo King

Notes and correspondence, 1970 -- 1971.

Typescript with corrections and revisions.

Typescript with corrections and revisions. (2 folders)

Galley Proofs.

Page proofs.

Coils, Magnets, and Rings

Typescript with corrections. Early title: What's new Faraday?

Page Proofs.

Dance of the Planets

Outline and notes.

Original first draft typescript.

Typescript with corrections and revisions.

Printer's typescript with corrections.

Galley Proofs.

Follow the Golden Goose

Notes and correspondence, 1968 -- 1969.



Typescript carbon.

Typescript incomplete.

Getting to Know the Missouri River



Mysterious Rays

Notes and Outlines

Various typescript drafts with corrections and revisions.

Peter Cartwright, Pioneer Circuit Rider

Notes and correspondence, 1966.

Typescript with corrections and revisions.

South Dakota

Correspondence, 1967 -- 1968

Typescript with corrections.

The Spider of Brooklyn Heights

Notes, outlines, and correspondence, 1967.

Typescript with corrections.

 Box 2

Swimmers, Take Your Marks!

Outline and typescript.

Typescript with corrections.

Typescript photocopy.

The Tiger's Tail

Notes and correspondence, 1964.

Typescript carbon of original draft.

Vandals of Treason House


Typescript with corrections.

Final typescript with editorial corrections.

The Wide Missouri




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