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Crescent Dragonwagon papers

Crescent Dragonwagon Papers

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Finding aid for the Crescent Dragonwagon Papers

MSS.97.36

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Dragonwagon, Crescent, 1952-
Title: Crescent Dragonwagon Papers
Dates: 1969-1976
Quantity: 0.16 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, and book manuscripts pertaining to four books: Rainy Day Together (1970); Strawberry Dress Escape (1978); When Light Turns into Night (1975); and Wind Rose (1976).
Identification: MSS.97.36
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in a series of topical files within a single box.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, and book manuscripts pertaining to four books: Rainy Day Together (1970); Strawberry Dress Escape (1978); When Light Turns into Night (1975); and Wind Rose (1976).


Biographical Note

Born Ellen Zolotow in New York City on November 25, 1952, this author changed her name to Crescent Dragonwagon in her early adulthood. She was educated at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Stockbridge, MA. As a young woman she moved to Arkansas. For a time she worked with the Arkansas Arts Council as an artist in the schools. She soon settled in Eureka Springs, a picturesque vacation retreat in the Ozark Mountains. Married in 1970, to Crispin Dragonwagon, she was divorced in 1975. Three years later she married Ned Shank. They are owners of Dairy Hollow House, a popular bed and breakfast. Dragonwagon is a prolific writer. She has written 25 volumes of children's literature, two novels for young adults, two popular cookbooks, and free lance articles for a variety of popular magazines.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Authors -- Arkansas.
Children's literature.
Dragonwagon, Crescent, 1952-

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Crescent Dragonwagon Papers, MSS 97-36, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Unknown donor


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