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Marian Curtis Foster (Mariana) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-839

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a watercolor dummy and several watercolor studies for titles illustrated by Mariane Curtis Foster (aka Mariane). The collection also contains a small collage, illustrated cards (including one card addressed to Dr. Irvin Kerlan), and a typescript containing an autobiographical sketch.

Dates

  • 1944-circa 1958

Creator

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 Sketch

Marian Curtis Foster was born in 1909 in Cleveland, OH; she died October 27, 1978 in Southhampton, NY. She attended Shophie Newcomb College, Art Students League, New York City, and Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France. She wrote under the pseudonym Marianna. She was an author and illustrator of children's books. Some of the children's authors she illustrated for were Janice Brustlein, Janice Udry, Betty Peckinpah, Elizabeth Gordon, and Rhonda Berman. The drawings she did for her books were usually watercolor and gouache. Many of her original drawings are housed in the special Marianna Room of the Hockessin Elementary School Library in Wilmington, Delaware. Biographical Source: Something About the Authorvol. 23, p. 73-74

Extent

.1 Cubic Feet (14 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Marian C. Foster's, aka Mariane's, papers includes watercolor studies for several titles by Foster, as well as cards and other miscellaneous works.

Accession Information:

Gift of Dr. Irvin Kerlan.

Creator

Source

Title
Marian Curtis Foster (Mariana) Collection, 1944-circa 1958
Status
Completed
Author
Lois Steer
Date
204
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library