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Vivian Burnett Collection of Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1844-2003 (mostly 1885-1937)

C1304 22 boxes 17.6 linear feet
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Consists of material relating to the British-born, American author Frances Hodgson Burnett (FHB), collected by her younger son, Vivian Burnett (VB), including manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and artwork.
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Untitled essay fragment, undated

TMs, 3 pp. Unpublished fragment of an essay on children's literature. This is transcribed on pages 160-161of Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina's 2004 biography, Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Unexpected Life of the Author of The Secret Garden, and bears the title "The Child of This Century."

Toni Morrison Papers, 1908-2017 (mostly 1970-2015)

C1491 337 boxes 16 items
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Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford, 1931-2019) was a Nobel prize-winning American author, editor, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The material described in this finding aid consists of manuscripts, drafts, galleys, and proofs of Morrison's novels and other writings; personal correspondence; editorial files relating to Morrison's work at Random House and later publication of two posthumous works by Toni Cade Bambara; academic and teaching files, particularly pertaining to SUNY Albany and Princeton University; working files; press clippings; published books, photographs, audiovisual materials, and awards and memorabilia.

Princeton University Library Collection of Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Materials, 1900s (mostly 1960-1996)

COTSEN2 7 boxes 2 items 11.0 linear feet
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A collection of correspondence, sketches, proofs, notes, personal writing, photographs, and legal documents related to the life and careers of P. L. Travers (1899-1996) and Mary Shepard (1909-2000).
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"On Not Writing for Children" Drafts, circa 1974

Two Drafts of "On Not Writing for Children," given as a lecture at the University of Connecticut in March 1974, and published in Children's Literature, Volume 4, 1975, P. 15-22. The first is a typewritten draft with corrections in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers. The second is a photocopied draft with annotations in blue ink in the hand of P. L. Travers.
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Letter from Francelia Butler to P. L. Travers, 1980 November 10

November 10, 1980; from Francelia Butler, Professor of English, University of Connecticut, to P. L. Travers, London; In the wake of the ban on Mary Poppins in the San Francisco Public Library, Professor Butler writes to ask Travers to contribute an article on censorship to Children's Literature, a critical annual published by the University of Connecticut (see next item and item 4 in "Correspondence", next file). Includes an anecdote about Travers's understanding of race in Mary Poppins.
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Letter from Francelia Butler to P. L. Travers, 1980 December 6

December 6, 1980; from Francelia Butler, Professor of English, University of Connecticut, to P. L. Travers, London; In the wake of the ban on Mary Poppins at the San Francisco Public Library, Professor Butler has asked Travers to contribute an article on censorship to Children's Literature, a critical annual published by the University of Connecticut (see previous item). Travers has done so, and this is Butler's note of thanks. Yet she is waiting for permission to publish the letter from Travers's agent, which she seems to have been refused (see next file, Correspondence, item 4). Butler says that she will preserve Travers's letter to her in the Rare Book Room at the University "as it is a priceless document".

T. A. Barron Papers, 1965-2021

C1522 25 boxes 22 linear feet
T. A. Barron (1952-) is an American writer of fantasy literature, books for children, and nature books. The collection consists of his literary and personal papers, including manuscripts and other draft materials, copies of his books and related promotional materials, international editorial correspondence, articles and speeches, personal journals and letters, fan mail, videos, and correspondence with other authors.
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T. A. Barron Papers, 1965-2021

T. A. Barron (1952-) is an American writer of fantasy literature, books for children, and nature books. The collection consists of his literary and personal papers, including manuscripts and other draft materials, copies of his books and related promotional materials, international editorial correspondence, articles and speeches, personal journals and letters, fan mail, videos, and correspondence with other authors.

P.E.N. American Center Records, 1922-2008 (mostly 1930-1989)

C0760 294 boxes 130 linear feet
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Consists of files created by P.E.N. American Center as part of its regular business operations since its founding in 1922. Includes material on governance and policies, programs, awards, and financial aid granted to authors, and the center's involvement with International P.E.N. and other P.E.N. organizations worldwide. The collection is especially notable for its extensive author correspondence and occasional original manuscripts, as well as audio and video recordings of P.E.N. programs and events.
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48th PEN International Congress - Children's Literature and the Imagination of the Child, 1986 January 14

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At the beginning of this panel discussion, the moderator prompts the speakers by asking them to think about school-mandated reading, specifically pertaining to the imagination of the state versus the imagination of a child. Each speaker gives their view on the topics posed, and then there is a discussion amongst all panelists.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Records, 1917-2012 (mostly 1960-2005)

C1615 403 boxes
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Consists of the publishing and administrative records of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a British publishing company founded by George Weidenfeld (1919-2016) and Nigel Nicolson (1917-2004), which specialized in literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on history, biographies and memoirs, books by world leaders and political figures, glossy illustrated books, travel guides, and reference books. The collection documents the operations of the firm from its establishment in 1948 through its sale in 1991, and also includes some later records from as recent as 2012 related to its continued operation as an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group.

Franklin Book Programs Records, 1920-1978 (mostly 1952-1977)

MC057 302 boxes 1 folder
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The Records of the Franklin Book Programs document the activities of the organization from its inception in 1952 to its dissolution in 1978. For 26 years, Franklin assisted developing countries in the creation, production, distribution, and use of books and other educational materials. Its efforts were based on the premise that through wider and improved education, underdeveloped nations could better utilize their human resources to help eliminate hunger, poverty, overpopulation, and economic paralysis.

Miriam Y. Holden Collection, 1676-1993 (mostly 1930-1969)

C0071 104 boxes 45.0 linear feet
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The Miriam Holden Collection consists of books, periodicals, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, cartoons, letters, and other materials about women and their achievements collected by Holden.

Princeton University Library Collection of Children's Publishers' and Retailers' Catalogs, circa 1913-2015

COTSEN3 7 boxes 3 linear feet
Advertising material, mostly catalogs, from publishers and sellers of children's books, toys and educational products.
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Éditions Gautier-Languereau, Paris, 1933-1938

Albums pour les enfants, Livres pour les jeunes gens, les jeunes fille et la famille, July 1933; Catalogue Général, 1936; Étrennes [holiday], 1938. Comics and periodicals feature heavily in these catalogs from Gautier-Languereau, which specialized in children's literature. 1933 issue illustrated in red and green; other two issues include both black and white illustrations and images of cover illustrations.

Alvaro Yunque Correspondence, 1921-1981 (mostly 1924-1979)

C0784 2 boxes 0.9 linear feet
The Alvaro Yunque Correspondence consists of letters, manuscripts of poems, essays and other printed and miscellaneous material by Alvaro Yunque and others.
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