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John Lonzo Anderson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1118

Scope and Contents

The John Lonzo Anderson papers contains written production materials for five juvenile books by Anderson, including typescripts, proofs, dummies, correspondence, and notes.


  • 1941-1968


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

John Lonzo Anderson was born on March 1, 1905 outside of Ellijay, Georgia. He graduated from Harvard University in 1928 and married illustrator Adrienne Adams in 1935. Anderson and his wife collaborated on a number of children's books, including Bag of Smoke: The Story of the First Balloon(1942), Ponies of Mykillengi(1966), and Two Hundred Rabbits (1968).

Anderson died on April 23, 1993.


1 Cubic Foot (1 box)

Language of Materials



The John Lonzo Anderson papers contains written production materials for children's books written by Anderson.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Lonzo Anderson in 1968.

John Lonzo Anderson Papers, 1941-1968
Sharlene Murphy
October 2004
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Revision Statements

  • March 2013: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • February 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library