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Ester Wier Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1717

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for children's books written by Ester Wier and published between 1963 and 1975. Production materials include typescripts, proofs, research, and notes, including files related to Wier's 1964 Newbery Honor book The Loner.


  • 1961 - 1975


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

Ester Wier (nee Alberti) was born October 17, 1910 in Seattle, Washington. She studied at Southeastern Teachers College from 1929-30 and attended the University of California at Los Angeles from 1931-1932. In 1934 she married Henry Robert Wier, a naval officer, and later had two children. In 1956, she co-wrote, with Dorothy Hickey, The Answer Book on Naval Social Customs. In 1963, Ester Wier published her first book for children and young adults, The Loner. The book received a Newbery Honor citation in 1964.

Biographical Source:

"Ester (Alberti) Wier (1910-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 3. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes (1 record carton and 2 hollinger boxes))

Language of Materials



The collection holds production materials related to children's books written by author Ester Wier in the 1960s and early 1970s.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ester Wier.

Ester Wier Papers, 1961-1975
Christina Cowan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 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