Lois Lowry collection
Collection Scope and Content
This collection includes correspondence, articles, interview and published work in periodicals.
- Lowry, Lois (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Biographical / Historical
Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii in 1937. Because of her father's army career as a dentist, the family travelled all over the world. She married Donald Grey Lowry, a U.S. Navy officer, in 1956. Together, they had four children: daughters Alix and Kristin, and sons Grey and Benjamin. While raising her children, Lowry completed her degree in English literature at the University of Southern Maine in Portland in 1972. After earning her B.A., she continued at the school to pursue graduate studies. In 1977, at the age of 40, Lowry's first book, "A Summer to Die", was published. She and Donald Lowry divorced that same year. Lowry is the author of several books for children and young adults, including The Giver Quartet and Number the Stars, which both won The Newbury Medal. She is known for writing about difficult subject matters and complex themes in works for young audiences. Her book Gooney Bird Greene won the 2002 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Maine.
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series. Arranged by subject.
- American poetry -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Falmouth (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lowry, Lois
- Guide to the Lois Lowry collection, 1977-1997
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description