Belle Coates Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a typescript, editorial correspondence, children's correspondence, and clippings related to the children's book The Way of the Open Hand, written by Belle Coates and published in 1962.
- Creation: 1956 - 1962
- Coates, Belle (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
Belle Coates was born in Victor, Iowa in 1896 and worked as an elementary school teacher for many years. She graduated from San Diego State College in 1954 and published her first children's book, Barn Cat, in 1955.
Biographical source: "Belle Coates (1896-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 2. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.
Language of Materials
The Belle Coates papers hold production material related to one children's book written by Coates.
- Belle Coates Papers, 1956-1962
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- February 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
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