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The Patricia Wrede Papers
In July 2009, Patricia Wrede, transferred a portion of her papers to Northern Illinois University. Property rights in the collection were transferred to Northern Illinois University Libraries. Literary rights are retained by Ms. Wrede; any copyrights so stated in the materials will continue in force. Reproduction from this collection is provided at the discretion of Ms. Wrede. Additional materials may be added to the collection at Ms. Wrede's discretion. The materials in this collection are available for research to qualified scholars as determined by the Northern Illinois University Libraries without restrictions.
Linear feet of shelf space: 13
Number of containers: 25
Scope and Content:
The Patricia Wrede Papers consists of printed (paper-based) and handwritten manuscripts, along with a small amount of correspondence associated to those materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II includes unpublished manuscripts; Series III contains plays; Series IV consists of non-authored manuscripts; Series V contains correspondence; Series VI is miscellaneous. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication. Dates of publication and reprinting are generally taken from the author’s webpage, www.pcwrede.com.
Patricia Wrede is an author that currently lives in the suburbs of the Twin Cities in Minnesota with her two cats Cazaril and Nimue. Wrede was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1953. She attended Carleton College in Minnesota after graduating high school 1970 where she obtained an A.B. in Biology in 1974. After she spent a year working in clerical jobs, she earned a M.B.A. at the University of Minnesota in 1977. Wrede began working as a financial analyst and in her spare time she would write. In 1980 she became the founding member of the Interstate Writers’ Workshop (Scribblies) and sold her first novel, Shadow Magic. She was a member of Scribblies for 5 years. She quit her job as a financial analyst and began her full time job as writer in 1985. Wrede has published over 20 novels, several short stories, and won awards like the ALA Best Book for Young Adults in 1993.
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Collection Processor: Annie Oelschlager
Last updated: October 28, 2010