Margaret Ayer Collection
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.
- circa 1950
- Ayer, Margaret (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
Margaret Ayer was born in New York City, educated at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, and worked as an author and illustrator of books for young people. She published her first self-illustrated book in 1933 entitled Magic Window. Ayer died in 1981.
"Margaret Ayer." Something About the Author. Vol. 15. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1979.
Language of Materials
The Margaret Ayer Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study.
- Book jackets Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- watercolors (paintings) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Margaret Ayer collection, circa 1950
- Sharlene Murphy
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library