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Edna Walker Chandler Papers

Identifier: CLRC-869

Scope and Contents

The collection includes the typescript for Edna Walker Chandler's children's book Five Cent, Five Cent, a picture book set in Liberia.


  • Creation: circa 1967


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

Edna Walker Chandler was born near Macksville, Kansas in 1908. She was an educator and author of more than 50 books for children. She worked as a teacher, raised a family, and graduated from Sacramento State College in 1958 with a degree in education. She then became a full-time author. She is best known for her series of books for slow readers, the Cowboy Samseries. She died in 1982.

Biographical Source: "Edna Walker Chandler (1908-1982)." Something About the Author. Vol. 11 and 31. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1977 and 1983.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The Edna Walker Chandler papers contain a corrected typescript for one children's book written by Chandler.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sent by the publisher on behalf of Edna Walker Chandler.

Edna Walker Chandler Papers, circa 1967
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library