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Victor Barnouw Papers

Identifier: CLRC-395

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts related to the children's book Dream of the Blue Heron, written by Victor Barnouw.


  • circa 1966


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

Victor Barnouw was born in The Hague, Netherlands in 1915. He came to the United States in 1919 and became a naturalized citizen in 1924. He attended Princeton University from 1933 to 1935. He received his A.B. from Columbia University in 1940and his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1948. He spent most of his career teaching anthropology at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee until he retired in 1979. He wrote numerous anthropological books and one children's book, Dream of the Blue Heron, published in 1966.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains typescripts for a children's book written by Victor Barnouw.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Victor Barnouw.

Victor Barnouw Papers, circa 1966
Nancy Larsen
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Revision Statements

  • July 2018: 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