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Alice Wellman Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1627

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts, notes, and correspondence related to the creation of the book Tatu and the Honey Bird.


  • Creation: 1971-1972, undated


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

Alice Wellman was born on May 11, 1900 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received a B.A. in 1922 from Pomona College and a B.S. in 1923 from Witchita State University. Before becoming a writer, Ms. Wellman was an actress and singer on stage and for Warner Bros. films. She was also a lecturer at San Diego State University; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles and at the University of North Carolina. She is the author of seven children's books. Alice Wellman died on March 12, 1984.

Biographical Source: "Alice Wellman (1900-1984)." Something About the Author. Vol. 36 and 51. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1984 and 1988.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Collection contains corrected production material for one title by Alice Wellman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alice Wellman.

Alice Wellman Papers, 1971-1972, undated
Karen Spilman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • July 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