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Lee Kingman Papers

Identifier: CLRC-647

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production materials, including drafts, proofs, correspondence, research, and notes, for four children's books written by Lee Kingman in the 1960s and early 1970s.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1973


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

(Mary) Lee Kingman was born October 6, 1919, in Reading, Massassachusetts and attended Colby Junior College before earning her BA from Smith College in 1940.. She worked as a writer, editor, textile designer, and printer. She began writing for children when a friend asked her to do some short plays for Plays Magazine. She eventually became a children's editor at Houghton Mifflin publishing in the 1940s before beginning her career as a children's book author. In addition to writing children's books she edited several reference books for Horn Book.

Biographical Sources:

"(Mary) Lee Kingman (1919-)." Something About the Author. Vols. 1 and 67. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 1992.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production materials for four books written by Lee Kingman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lee Kingman.

Lee Kingman Papers, 1962-1973
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • June 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