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Eleanor Witmer correspondence with children's literature authors

Identifier: CLRC-2348

Scope and Contents

The collection contain correspondence and christmas cards addressed to librarian Eleanor Witmer by the following authors and illustrators: Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, Alice Dalgliesh, and Berta and Elmer Hader.


  • 1931 - 1937


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Montgomery Witmer was born in 1899 and was a librarian and professor at the Teacher's College at Columbia University in New York, New York.

Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (1892-1958) was the author of Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, which was awarded a Newbery Medal in 1933.

Alice Dalgliesh (1893-1979) was an author of works for children, and is best known for her historical fiction.

Elmer (1899-1973) and Berta (1890-1976) Hader were authors and illustrators, best known for The Big Snow, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1949.


1 folder

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The collection contains correspondence addressed to Eleanor M. Witmer, by several children's literature authors.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.

Related Materials

See the Alice Dalgliesh papers and the Elmer and Berta Hader papers.

Eleanor Witmer correspondence with children's literature authors, 1931-1937
Caitlin Marineau
January 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library