Maron temporarily donates papers

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro is the lucky recipient of Edgar award winner Margaret Maron’s papers, albeit not permanently:

Mystery writer Margaret Maron has loaned her papers to the campus where she once studied.

The papers are on loan to University Archives and Manuscripts at Jackson Library. Maron has sent 10 boxes of material – drafts of her novels, correspondence, clippings and notes – and plans to send more soon.

She also has established a $25,000 endowment in the UNCG Excellence Foundation to enhance the preservation of her papers and other collections in University Archives and Manuscripts.

Born in Greensboro, Maron grew up on her family’s farm in Johnston County.

She attended Woman’s College (now UNCG) for two years, ’56-57 and ’57-58. Initially planning to study education, she switched her major to English after just a few classes. She transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill, but dropped out soon afterward to get married.

No doubt UNCG students and researchers will make great use of Maron’s donation.