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Thomas and Wanda Zacharias and Seymour Lawrence Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1448

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts and publisher's correspondence related to the publication of the English translation of Where is the Green Parrot?, originally published in German as Der Grune Papagei. The original title was written by Thomas and Wanda Zacharias, though the materials in this collection do not contain any correspondence or material directly related to them. The majority of the correspondence is between Judith Elliott of Chatto & Windus publishers in London and American publisher Seymour Lawrence.


  • Creation: 1966 - 1967


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

Seymour Lawrence was an independent publisher based in New York and Boston, Massachusetts. He was associated with Dell and Delacorte until the early 1980s, after which his imprint was published under Houghton Mifflin. He died in 1994 at age 67.

Thomas Zacharias is a German artist, professor, and art historian. He was born in 1930 and was married to Wanda Zacharias, a German illustrator who was born in 1931 and died in 2008.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Contains drafts and material related to the publication of the English translation of one title by Thomas and Wanda Zacharias.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Seymour Lawrence, Inc.

Thomas and Wanda Zacharias and Seymour Lawrence Collection, 1966-1967
Leslie Czechowski and Jim Eyer
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • August 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