Duncan Emrich Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains material for two titles, The Nonsense Bookand The Hodge Podge Book. Included are corrected typescripts for both titles and a galley proof plus notes and bibliography for the latter.
- circa 1971-circa 1973
- Emrich, Duncan, 1908-1977 (Person)
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Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
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Author, diplomat, academic, and folklorist Duncan Emrich, was born in Mardin, Turkey, on April 11, 1908, the son of missionaries. His career included such positions as professor of English, chief of the folklore section at the Library of Congress, and diplomat. During World War II, he served with U. S. Military Intelligence and was named American historian to General Eisenhower. He was also a contributor to folklore journals and several other periodicals. He wrote articles for Police Gazette under the pseudonym Blackie Macdonald. In 1970 he won several awards for The Nonsense Book of Riddles, Rhymes, Tongue Twisters, Puzzles, and Jokes from American Folklore. In 1969 he was hired as professor of folklore at American University, where he taught until his death in 1977.
"Duncan (Black MacDonald) Emrich (1908-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 11. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1977.
.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains written production material related to two juvenile book written by Duncan Emrich.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Duncan Emrich.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folklore -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Riddles Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Wit and humor, Juvenile Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Duncan Emrich Papers, circa 1971-circa 1973
- Larry Peterson
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- July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
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