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Margaret Ayer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1228

Scope and Contents

The Margaret Ayer Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study for the book jacket of Surprise at Sampey Place, published in 1950.

Dates

  • 1950

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Ayer was born in New York City, educated at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, and lived as an author and illustrator of books targeted to young people throughout life until her passing in 1981. Writing and illustrating over forty-five titles, Ayer utilized her knowledge of the Far East to proliferate her free-lance illustrative abilities. As Ayer was growing up, her family spent most of their time in Mexico and the Philippine Islands. It was here, that her love for art abounded. She published her first self-illustrated book in 1933 entitled Magic Window.

Biographical source: Something About the Author. Volume 15, 1979.

Extent

1 folder

Abstract

The Margaret Ayer Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study for the book jacket of Surprise at Sampey Place, published in 1950.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Title
Margaret Ayer Collection
Author
Sharlene Murphy
Date
10/27/2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library