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Jessica Day George papers

Identifier: MSS 7550

Scope and Contents

Collection contains advanced reader copies of Jessica Day George's publications, editions of those works from Great Britain, France, and Italy, as well as manuscripts from four of her books. Other material in this collection includes printed copies of interviews, correspondence, publicity materials, and crayon drawings of a dress mentioned in Dragon Slippers. Dated 2006-2010.


  • 2006-2010


Language of Materials

Materials in English, French, and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Jessica Day George papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Jessica Day George retains copyright for the Jessica Day George papers.

Biographical history

Jessica Day George (1976- ) is an author living in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born in 1976, Jessica Day George always wanted to be an author. She is a voracious reader, keeping a paperback in her purse at all times. Raised in Idaho, she went to Brigham Young University where she majored in Humanities/Comparative Literature. While a student, she worked at the Harold B. Lee Library.

George enjoyed her major because she was able to read constantly and felt that it would provide her with material for her writing career. She took four years of German, three years of Norwegian and even some Old Norse for the same reason.

She never considered the fact that she might not be a writer, and patiently held down a variety of jobs while writing and waiting for the acceptance letter that she knew would be coming.

Bloomsbury Publishing made an offer for Dragon Slippers shortly after she completed the first draft. Dragon Slippers was published in 2007, and she has been writing steadily for Bloomsbury since that time. George also finds other outlets for her writing and is found sharing her life on Twitter, Facebook, and as a blogger.

George lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two children.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)


Arranged in six series: 1. Jessica Day George advanced reader copies, 2007-2010. 2. Jessica Day George literary manuscripts, 2007-2010. 3. Jessica Day George correspondence, 2006-2009. 4. Jessica Day George publicity materials, 2007. 5. Jessica Day George interviews, approximately 2009. 6. Jessica Day George drawings, approximatley 2006.

Custodial History

Materials were donated by creator, Jessica Day George, in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jessica Day George; 2010.


Literary manuscripts.

Collection covers the work of an LDS author.

Processing Information

Processed; Kristi Young; 2011.

Jessica Day George papers
Kristi Young
2011 October 20
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States