MsC 734

Iowa Author

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: Undated [1940s -- 1980s?]
2 in 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: January 1998

Acquisition Note: Martin Yoseloff began donating his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1946.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.

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Biographical Note

Martin Yoseloff was born on July 26, 1919 in Sioux City, Iowa. His family moved to Spirit Lake, then Mason City, Iowa. After attending Mason City High School, Yoseloff  attended the University of Iowa, where he majored in journalism. At the University of Iowa, he wrote feature articles for the Daily Iowan while pursuing graduate studies. He received his B.A. in 1941.

He went on to serve on the editorial staffs of several New York publishing houses before his army service, 1943 -1946. His first book, No Greener Meadows, a recollection of an Iowa childhood, was published in 1946 and was written while he was in the transportation corps. He worked again at publishing houses in New York from 1947-1949.  After this he devoted his life to writing and teaching. He died on March 27, 1997 in New York City.

His writing is often about lonely people trying to find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Matin Yoseloff consist of two linear feet of literary manuscripts arranged in alphabetical order.

Box 1

The Family Members. Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (2 folders)

The Girl in the Spike Heeled Shoes. Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (2 folders)

Lily and the Sergeant. Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (2 folders)

The Magic Margin. Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (2 folders)

No Greener Meadows. Printer's copy, typescript with revisions.

Remember Me to Marcie. Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (3 folders)

A Time to be Young

Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (2 folders)

Galley proofs.

 Box 2

What Are Little Girls Made Of? Printer's copy, typescript with revisions. (3 folders)

The Wednesday Game. Printer's typescript with corrections and revisions. (2 folders)

Newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials.


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