Alida Malkus Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a corrected typescript, a corrected proofs, and a paste-up related to the non-fiction children's book The Amazon: River of Promise. The collection also contains and photoreproductions of drawings from ASM correspondence, made by Malkus from the murals of the buildings surrounding the Ball Court at Chi-Chen Itza, which she used as inspiration while writing The Dark Star of Itza.
- circa 1930-1970
- Malkus, Alida, 1895- (Person)
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
Alida Malkus was born in 1888 or 1895 in Genesee Valley, New York, and grew up in Bay City, Michigan. Her book The Dark Star of Itza, received the Newbery Honor in 1931. Malkus died in 1976.
.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains production material for one title by Alida Malkus, as well as sketches used as inspiration for one other books written by Malkus.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alida Malkus
- Amazon River -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Brazil -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Itza Indians -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Mayas -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Alida Malkus Papers, circa 1930-1970
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature Collecting Area
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