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Polly Greenberg Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1370

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material, including typescript, contract, dummy, correspondence, and reviews related to the children's book Oh Lord, I Wish I was a Buzzard, by Polly Greenberg and illustrated by Aliki.


  • Creation: 1965 - 1968


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

Polly Greenberg was born April 21, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis. She worked as an elementary school teacher, and eventually became a staff member of the U.S. Office of Education, where she worked in the Child Development Office of Mississippi and helped begin the Head Start program, and later the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She wrote several works on child development and curriculum, as well as several books for children, the most well-known of which is Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard. She died in 2013.

Biographical Sources: "Polly Greenberg (1932-). Something About the Author. Vol. 52. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1988.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Contains production materials for one children's book written by Polly Greenberg.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Polly Greenberg.

Polly Greenberg Papers, 1965-1968
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • October 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library