Barbara Brenner Papers
Scope and Content
The collection consists of production material for 15 published titles, including holographs, typescripts, proofs, correspondence, front matter, notes, research material and photocopied illustrations dating from 1973 to 2002.
- undated, 1973-2002
- Brenner, Barbara (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials in English
Access and Use
Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
Barbara Brenner was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1925. She attended Seton Hall college 1942-1943, Rutgers University 1944-1946, New York University 1953-1954, and New School for Social Research 1960-1962. Brenner began her career as a copywriter for an insurance company. Her first publication occured in 1957 with the title Somebody's Slippers, Somebody's Shoes. She was a senoir editor at the Publications Division at the Bank Street College of Education 1962-1990 and was an instructor at the Parson's School of Design from 1980-1981. Brenner has written over 80 books for children, focusing on science writing for the most part, although she has written other types of books as well. She has won numerous awards: Wagon Wheels, published in 1978 was an ALA Notable Book, and in 2001, Voices: Poetry and Art From Around the Worldwas an ALA Notable Book for Children and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Brenner lives with her husband in Hawley, Pennsylvania.
4 boxes (4 cubic feet)
This collection consists of materials related to 15 of Barbara Brenner's published titles, including holographs, typescripts, proofs, correspondence, front matter, notes, research material and photocopied illustrations.
Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.
Source of acquisition
Gift of Brenner, Barbara.
- Barbara Brenner Papers, untitled, 1973-2002
- Nancy Larsen and CLRC Staff
- November 2004 and December 2013
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.