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Anna Gertrude Hall Papers

Identifier: CLRC-673

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a partial proof for the children's book Cyrus Holt and the Civil War.


  • 1964


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is 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

Anna Gertrude Hall was born February 9, 1882, in West Bloomfield, NY and died February 8, 1967. She attended Leland Stanford Junior University, where she received an A.B. in 1906, and New York State Library School, where she earned a B.L.S. in 1916. She worked at multiple libraries around the country as a librarian and cataloger, including Stanford University from 1906 to 1914, and libraries in New York state and the Pacific Northwest, before returning to Palo Alto, California, where she worked as a librarian at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic from 1948 to 1962. Hall wrote several works for children and young adults, including the book Nansen, which was awarded a Newbery Medal Honor in 1941.


"Anna Gertrude Hall (1882-1967)." Something About the Author. Vol. 8. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains a partial proof for the children's book Cyrus Holt and the Civil War.

Anna Gertrude Hall Papers, 1964
Felicity Hanson
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Revision Statements

  • November 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
  • May 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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