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Margot Benary-Isbert Papers

Identifier: CLRC-704

Scope and Contents

The collection contains three typescripts in German for titles written by Margot Benary-Isbert. The books were also translated and published in English.


  • Creation: circa 1951-circa 1965


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

Margot Benary-Isbert was born in 1889 in Saarbruecken, Germany. She attended the College of St Carolus and the University of Frankfurt. She became a U.S. citizen in 1957. She wrote children's books from 1952 to her death in 1979. She wrote her books in German and they were then translated into English and published in the United States. They were also translated in eleven countries. Benary-Isbert died in 1979.

Biographical source:

"Margot Benary-Isbert (1889-1979)." Something About the Author. Vol. 2 and 21. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 1980.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains corrected typescripts for three German children's books by Margot Benary-Isbert.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margot Benary-Isbert.

Margot Benary-Isbert Papers, circa 1951-circa 1965
Nancy Larsen
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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