Dorothy Simpson collection
Collection Scope and Content
This collection includes 12 folders of typescript, design and layout for graphics for Maine Islands as well as correspondence, reviews and interviews.
- Simpson, Dorothy, 1905-1998 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Aleda Dorothy Knowlton Simpson was born June 28, 1905 and grew up on Criehaven Island off the coast of Maine. Later in life, she lived on Gay's Island off Friendship and in Cushing with her longtime companion and well-known Maine author, Elizabeth Ogilvie. During the 1950s and 1960s, Simpson published a number of books for children and young adults, all set on islands off the coast of Maine. After Simpson's death on December 19, 1998 her niece, also named Dorothy Simpson, published The island's true child: a memoir of growing up on Criehaven (2003), based on Simpson's unpublished journals dating to 1930.
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series.
- Correspondence Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Cranberry Isles (Me. : Islands) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Criehaven (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cushing (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ephemera Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Islands -- Maine Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Simpson, Dorothy, 1905-1998
- Typescripts Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Guide to the Dorothy Simpson collection, 1933-1999
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description