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Mari Sandoz Papers

Identifier: M691

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters from Sandoz on a variety of subjects; letters from her sister Caroline Sandoz Pifer to Denver author Caroline Bancroft; newspaper clippings from a series on Sandoz.


  • 1954-1969

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Marie "Mari" Susette Sandoz (May 11, 1896 - March 10, 1966) was a Nebraska novelist, biographer, lecturer, and teacher. She became one of the West's foremost writers, and wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians. She received the Newbery Medal.


1 envelope(s) (76 items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Caroline Bancroft,1969 (Pifer letters); Henry S. Smith, 1970 (Sandoz letters and clippings).

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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