Gale Sears papers
Scope and Contents
Contains, manuscripts, early-handwritten drafts, hand-written research, photocopies of book articles and photographs, and email transcripts, all relating to Gale Sears' novels, "The Silence of God," "Autumn Sky," "Until the Dawn," "Upon the Mountains," and "the Route." Earliest material dates circa 2000, while the latest dates to approximately 2011.
- Sears, Gale (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English, with occasional phrases and translations into German, Norwegian, and Russian.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
Gale Sears retains copyright to the Gale Sears papers.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Gale Sears papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Gale Sears is an author of historical fiction who currently lives in Sandy, Utah.
Born in Lake Tahoe, California, and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Gale Sears recieved a BA in Playwriting from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota. Primarily a writer of historical fiction, Gale Sears’ work often features female protagonists who are converted to Mormonism and continue to affirm their faith despite trying circumstances, such as the Russian Revolution, World War I, or Influenza Pandemic. Gale Sears is the winner of several Whitney Awards for excellence in Mormon Literature. She currently lives in Sandy, Utah with her husband, George, and her children, Shawn and Chandler.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Arranged into eight series: 1. Manuscripts for Silence of God, circa 2007. 2. Manuscripts for Upon the Mountains, circa 2005. 3. Manuscripts for Autumn Sky, circa 2000. 4. Manuscripts for Until the Dawn, circa 2003 6. Manuscripts for The Route. 6. Research for Silence of God, circa 2006. 7. Correspondence, 2007. 8. Research for Autumn Sky series, circa 2008.
Materials were donated by the creator, Gale Sears, in 2011.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Gale Sears; 2011.
Mormon Literature Manuscripts. Collection contains work of a Mormon author.
Processed; James Perkins; 2012.
- American literature -- 20th century -- Mormon authors
- American literature -- Mormon authors
- American prose literature -- Women authors
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Historical fiction
- Historical fiction, American
- Mormon women
- Sears, Gale -- Archives
- Women authors, American
- Women authors, American -- 20th century
- Gale Sears papers
- James Perkins
- 2017 February 17
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.