Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Papers of women authors of children's literature. Currently a small category, the Sophia Smith Collection plans to increase collecting in this area in the future.
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Ann M. Martin graduated from Smith College in 1977. She took a position in the publishing industry working as an editor of children's books which eventually lead her to write her own children's and young adult fiction. Her papers include outlines, synopses, drafts, edits, revisions, proofs, mock-ups, flap copy, book covers/dust jackets, illustrations/artwork, digital formats, publicity, book reviews, book awards, photographs, and correspondence.
Dates of Materials: 1977 - 2020
Overview The Authors Collection contains small amounts of material on a number of women writers from the U.S. and abroad. Types of materials include biographical writings, articles, reviews, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials. There are also some letters, manuscripts and photographs. A large portion of the collection relates to author Margaret Mitchell, and her book and the movie, Gone With the Wind. Other authors represented include Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth...
Dates of Materials: 1845-1986
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Author. The Elizabeth Yates papers consist primarily of material related to her writing career such as drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, and publicity for books. Also included is a scrapbook which belonged to Effie Douglass Putnam, a well-known harpist and aspiring author who lived in Paris. The scrapbook contains notes, letters, autographs, drawings, and photographs from various notable individuals including August Rodin, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and others.
Dates of Materials: 1829-1964
Overview This collection is comprised of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author of Cheaper by the Dozen, Belles on their Toes, and other novels. Carey was a fervent supporter of public libraries, active in the anti-censorship group, Right to Read, Inc., and a Smith College trustee from 1967 to 1972.
Dates of Materials: 1915-2005
Overview Author, journalist, columnist, children's author, and humorist. Sara Payson Willis wrote for several small Boston magazines under the name Fanny Fern; numerous newspapers soon published her pieces. She had a regular weekly column in the New York Ledger and was one of the first woman columnists. Ethel Parton, granddaughter of Sara Willis and James Parton, worked as a writer and literary assistant, and at age 70 began writing children's books. Materials include extensive writings, correspondence,...
Dates of Materials: 1805-1982
Overview Children's author, Geographer, Author. The Carpenter Papers include correspondence; writings; original manuscripts of The Story of East Africa and South American Wonder Tales; radio talk transcripts on topics such as children's books and "women of the arts"; and five scrapbooks consisting of photographs, clippings, illustrations, bibliographies, reviews, and book jackets.
Dates of Materials: 1917-1972
Overview Madeleine L’Engle, was an author of children’s stories, plays, poetry, fiction, religious tracts, autobiographies, and science fiction, best known for her children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. This collection includes her personal and professional papers, including manuscripts and drafts of her writings. The collection also includes the papers of Madeliene L'Engle's family members, including her parents and grandparets, the Barnetts and Camps, and her...
Dates of Materials: 1788 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1900 - 2007
Overview Author, historian, editor. The Lamb Papers consist of extensive personal and some professional correspondence; copies of all major articles and published books; diaries; research notes and reviews for her History of the City of New York; and copies of her Magazine of American History. Topics reflected in writings include women's rights, social reform, politics, and personal remembrances. Notable correspondents include Louisa...
Dates of Materials: 1838-1969; Majority of material found within 1862-1893
Overview Martha Tolles is a Smith College graduate and author of numerous works of popular childrens' fiction, including the "Darci" and "Katie" series of books, which were published in the 1980s. This collection of her papers documents her writing through drafts, correspondence with her editors and fans, and publicity materials, including interviews conducted with Tolles.
Dates of Materials: 1945 - 2020
Overview Publisher; Children's author; Teacher of English; and Christian Scientist. Founder of the publishing company, The Book House for Children, the first collection of children's literature graded to meet developing needs and abilities of children at different ages. Materials include published and unpublished writings, including creative short stories of her youth and extensively researched historical novels of her later years; correspondence; literary manuscripts; memorabilia; drawings;...
Dates of Materials: 1864-1992; Majority of material found within 1894-1958
Overview Rachel Lyman Field is primarily remembered as a children's writer, but also wrote adult fiction, poetry and plays. This collection of Rachel Field’s papers include manuscripts of her poems, postcards and greeting cards and other print ephemera, including some of Field’s draft illustrations. Also included in the collection are items relating to her husband, Arthur S. Pederson, as well as a collection of book jackets from Field’s published works.
Dates of Materials: 1920 - 1957