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Margaret C. Farquhar Papers

Identifier: CLRC-631

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, correspondence, and other related material for two nonfiction children's books: Indian Children of America and The Indians of Mexico.


  • Creation: 1962 - 1966


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

Margaret Cutting Farquhar was born October 6, 1905 in Worchester, MS. She married and divorced David Farquhar. She earned an AB from the University of Michigan and an MA from Columbia University. She was an elementary school teacher, children's librarian, professor of children's literature, writer, and librarian. Farquhar was an active member in various professional organizations and served twice on the Newbery-Caldecott Award Committee in the 1960s. She was the author of several books for children, primarily nonfiction works.

Biographical Source:

"Margaret C(utting) Farquhar (1905-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 13. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The collection holds production material for two nonfiction children's books written by Margaret C. Farquhar.

Margaret C. Farquhar Papers, 1962-1966
Lois Steer
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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