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Alvin R. Tresselt Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1583

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts and page proofs for three children's books, as well as copies of two letters from Roger Duvoisin to editor Beatrice Breighton, in regards to the book Hide and Seek Fog.


  • circa 1946-1963


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

Alvin Tresselt was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1916. He did a number of jobs to make a living during the Depression, and then after the Second World War started working in interior display and advertising. In the 1950s he began working as an editor. During the same period he wrote numerous popular and well-received children's books, many of which were illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. Their book White Snow, Bright Snowwon the Caldecott Medal in 1948. He died in 2000.

Biographical Source: "Alvin Tresselt (1916-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 7. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1975.


3 folders

Language of Materials



Contains typescripts and correspondence related to three children's books written by Alvin Tresselt.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alvin Tresselt.

Related Materials

Some additional material related to Alvin Tresselt titles available in the Roger Duvoisin Papers.

Alvin R. Tresselt Papers, circa 1946-1963
Leslie Czechowski
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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