Selected manuscripts of Mabel Thompson Rauch, 1959-1960
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Brief Description: This collection is composed of the manuscripts, notes, and publication-related documents concerning two novels written by Mabel Thompson Rauch.  The novels are entitled Vinnie and the Flag Tree, and The Little Hellion.  The copyright dates are 1959 and 1960, respectively.  The manuscripts are typewritten, with author's corrections.  Certain pages have been retyped and rearranged and both copies of the changes are present in the collection.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 1/1/MSS 128
Created by: Rauch, Mabel Thompson
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged in chapters.
Biographical Note for Rauch, Mabel Thompson :

Mabel Thompson Rauch was born in Carbondale, Ill., November 30, 1888 to Theodore Wilson and Lovina Rendleman Thompson.  The mile-square family farm where she was born is now a part of the campus of Southern Illinois University.

She attended SIU, then spent a year at the School of Music, Belmont College, studying voice.  On August 11, 1913, she married James Lee Rauch.

After raising her children, she began a successful career writing about her Southern Illinois heritage.  She contributed more than 250 short stories and articles to periodicals, and wrote 2 novels for children.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Rauch, Mabel Thompson
Genres/Forms of Material
Manuscripts for publication.
Rauch, Mabel Thompson - Manuscripts
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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