Guide to the Papers of Ruth D. MacDougall, 1964 - 2003Manuscript ML-104

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Ruth D. MacDougall, 1964 - 2003

Call Number:

Manuscript ML-104

Collection Dates:

1964 - 2003

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (3.0 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Ruth Doan MacDougall, b.1939. Contains personal and professional correspondence, newspaper articles, postcards, and holiday cards to individuals and to publishers such as St. Martin's Press and Atheneum.

Access to Collection:

There are no general access restrictions on this collection. However, there may be access restrictions on specific items within the collection.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

There are no general access restrictions on this collection. However, there may be access restrictions on specific items within the collection.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Ruth Doan MacDougall contain correspondence to and from MacDougall to various publishing companies, as well as personal correspondence to and from MacDougall. The first box of the collection contains correspondence to publishers such as Atheneum, St. Martin's Press, among others. The box dates from 1964-2001. The second box of the collection contains personal correspondence from MacDougall to Penelope Doan and Constance Stimac. The correspondence consists of letters, postcards, and holiday cards. The collection also contains newspaper articles relating to MacDougall. The second box dates from 1968-2003.

Biography

Ruth Doan was born on a chicken farm in Laconia, NH. After attending Bennington College and graduating from Keene State College with her husband, Don MacDougall, Ruth started her career as a writer. She has published eleven novels, including the national bestseller, "The Cheerleader", which became a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and was made into an NBC sitcom plot. MacDougall published sequels to the novel, including "Snowy" and "Henrietta Snow". Doan MacDougall is a member of the New Hampshire Magazine Council of Advisors and periodically updates the hiking guidebooks of her father Daniel Doan. She lived with her husband in England and Boston before returning to Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, where the MacDougalls currently reside.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1964-2001

Contains correspondence to several publishing companies, such as Atheneum, Raines & Raines, St. Martin's Press, among others. The correspondence dates from November 1964 through March 2001.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence - Atheneum, October 1981- October 1987
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence - Atheneum, July 1980 - January 1983
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence - Susan Richman Athenium, July 1980 - June 1982
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence - Bobbs-Merrill, November 1964 - October 1966
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence - Curtis Brown Ltd., January 1991 - November 1996
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence - Curtis Brown Ltd., August 1986 - December 1990
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence - Curtis Brown, December 1981 - July 1986
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence - Curtis Brown, October 1965 - October 1970
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence - Dial Press, May 1965 - July 1966
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence - Harper & Row, August 1976 - March 1982
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence - McIntosh & Otis, March 1992 - December 1994
  • Folder: 12, Correspondence - Putnam's, January 1976 - February 1985
  • Folder: 13, Correspondence - Putnam's, September 1972 - December 1975
  • Folder: 14, Correspondence - Putnam's, June 1970 - August 1972
  • Folder: 15, Correspondence - Raines & Raines, June 1981 - January 1989
  • Folder: 16, Correspondence: Raines & Raines, January 1980 - June 1981
  • Folder: 17, Correspondence: Raines & Raines, July 1977 - December 1979
  • Folder: 18, Correspondence: Russell & Volkening, July 1980 - August 1990
  • Folder: 19, Correspondence: Russell & Volkening, January 1970 - July 1980
  • Folder: 20, Correspondence: St. Martin's Press, June 1992 - March 2001

Box: 2, Dates: 1968-2003

Contains correspondence to and from Penelope Doan and Constance Stimac. The correspondence is mainly in the form of postcards, holiday and birthday greeting cards, as well as personal letters. The collection also contains a few newspaper articles relating to Ruth Doan MacDougall. The range of dates of the collection is from 1968-2003.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 2003
  • Folder: 2, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 2002
  • Folder: 3, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 2001
  • Folder: 4, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 2000
  • Folder: 5, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 1999
  • Folder: 6, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 1998
  • Folder: 7, Penelope Doan Correspondence, 1997
  • Folder: 8, Connie Stimac Correspondence, 1978 - 1992
  • Folder: 9, Ruth Doan MacDougall Correspondence (Saved by Constance Stimac), 1978 - 1997
  • Folder: 10, Ruth Doan MacDougall Correspondence (Saved by Constance Stimac), 1968 - 1998

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