Marcia L. Owen Collection,ca. 1945-1964

Descriptive Summary

Title
Marcia L. Owen Collection,ca. 1945-1964
Creator
Owen, Marcia L.
Extent
ca. 2.5 cubic ft.
Subjects
Authors, American.
Book illustrations.
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969.
Correspondence.
Galley proofs.
Sketches.
Bare, Arnold Edwin.
Book collecting.
Caesar, Irving, b. 1895.
Children's literature, American.
Colby, Merle, 1902-1969
Dennis, Dorothy.
Dennis, Wesley.
Harlequin hullabaloo.
Illustrated books, Children's.
Illustrators -- United States.
Milhous, Katherine, 1894-
Morning faces.
Ripper, Charles L., 1929-
Rock cried out.
Stanley, Edward, 1903-
Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-
Wronker, Lili Cassel, 1924-
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie Cox
Repository
Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Marcia L. Owen was an avid collector of children's books. She corresponded with many authors and illustrators in the course of collecting. She was the friend of noted book collector, Irvin Kerlan.
Scope and Content
This is a collection of correspondence, hand-drawn cards, sketches and illustrations, reviews, and articles related to Marcia L. Owen's collection of children's books. Among the authors and illustrators represented are Arnold Edwin Bare, John Mason Brown, Irvin Caesar, Wesley and Dorothy Dennis, Katherine Milhous, Charles L. Ripper, Leonard Weisgard, and Lili Cassel Wronker. Others include authors of non-children's books, Merle Colby and Edward Stanley. Some of the materials were collected by Irvin Kerlan. |b The collection also includes sketches from John Mason Brown's MORNING FACES, Wesley Dennis's HARLEQUIN HULLABALOO, and others. There are also galley proofs of Edward Stanley's THE ROCK CRIED OUT.