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Peggy Parish Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1207

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials for four children's books published between 1963 and 1971, including Amelia Bedelia. Included in the collection are corrected typescript and galley proofs.


  • circa 1963-circa 1971


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

Born July 14, 1927 in Manning, South Carolina as Margaret Cecile, Peggy Parish is best known as the author of the Amelia Bedelia series for children . She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1948 with a Bachelors of Arts in English. Parish taught English and creative dancing. She wrote more than fifty children's books, her works including fiction and non-fiction. She died in 1988. Her Amelia Bedelia series was continued by her nephew Herman Parish.


.2 Cubic Feet (1 half-hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of includes galley proofs and corrected typescripts related to four children's books.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peggy Parish.

Related Materials

A number of titles written by Peggy Parish were illustrated by Fritz Siebel. For drawings related to Amelia Bedeliaand Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, see the Fritz Siebel papers.

Peggy Parish Papers, circa 1963-circa 1971
Louis Steer and Kate Dietrick
November 2004 and December 2013
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Revision Statements

  • December 2013: Collection reprocessed by Kate Dietrick; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • 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