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Noel Streatfeild Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1925

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a book jacket and corrected dedication/forward for the book A Vicarage Family, published in 1963.


  • Creation: 1939


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

Noel Streatfeild was born in England in 1897, the daughter of the Bishop of Lewes, previously the vicar of the family's small village. It was her country childhood that inspired her autobiography A Vicarage Family. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, beginning her career as an actress. In the 1930s, Noel began writing. Her first children's book, Ballet Shoes, was published in 1936. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the Carnegie Medal in 1938 for The Circus is Coming. Many of Streatfeild's books have been reproduced on radio and film. Streatfeild died in 1985.

Biographical Source: "Noel Streatfeild." Something About the Author. Vol. 48. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1987.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains a book jacket and corrected proof for the dedication/forward for one book written by Streatfeild.

Related Materials

Illustration proofs for the title A Vicarage Family can be found in the Charles Mozley collection.

Noel Streatfeild's papers are held by Seven Stories museum in the United Kingdom.

Noel Streatfeild collection, 1963
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • May 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library