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Marjorie Allen Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1109

Scope and Contents

The Marjorie Allen papers contains written production material from two books, Changesand 100 Years of Children's Book in America: Decade by Decade. Materials include corrected typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and notes.


  • 1992 - 1996


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

Marjorie Allen was born December 8, 1931, in Manchester, NH. She graduated from Smith College and was appointed as the instructor of continuing education in writing for children at the Berkshire Community College in 1976. Allen published several books for children, including The Remarkable Ride of Israel Bissel as Related by Molly the Cow(1976), Farley, Are You for Real? (1976), co-written with her son Carl, The Marble Cake Cat(1977), and One, Two, Three, Ah-Choo! (1980).


1 box (1.0 cubic foot)

Language of Materials



The Marjorie Allen papers contains written production material for two books by Allen.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marjorie Allen in 1996.

Marjorie Allen Papers, 1992-1996
Sharlene Murphy
October 2004
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • March 2013: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Karen Spilman

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library