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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marilyn Holt  

Pen Name: Marilyn Irvin Holt

Genre: C:CHILD C:CHILD

Born: 1949 in Norris City, Illinois

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Marilyn is a native of Eldorado, Illinois. She reveived degrees from Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Holt is former director of publications at the Kansas Historical Society and has served as a research consultant for the PBS ''American Experience'' series. She is author of ''The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America'' and ''Linoleum, Better Babies, and the Modern Farm Woman, 1890–1930'' and of ''Indian Orphanages'' which received the Oklahoma Historical Society's Book of the Year Award in 2001 and was a finalist for the Oklahoma Center for the Book's award for best non-fiction. ''Indian Orphanages'' is one of the first book lengh studies of the evolustion of the orphanage system in Native American culture. She also edited a volume devoted to twentieth-century teenagers' diaries and journals.Today Marilyn Holt is an Independant Historian who consults on Kansas History.


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Awards

-- *''Indian Orphanages'' received the Oklahoma Historical Society's Book of the Year Award in 2001 and was a finalist for the Oklahoma Center for the Book's award for best non-fiction. *Marilyn was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.