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Elfrida Vipont Foulds Papers

Identifier: CLRC-840

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, and some correspondence and notes for children's books and essays written by Elfrida Vipont Foulds.


  • Creation: circa 1939-1977


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

Elfrida Vipont Foulds was born in Manchester, England, on July 3, 1902. In addition to writing children's books, she was a lecturer on writing for children and on Quaker history. During World War II she was the head of Quaker Evacuation School for young children. As a writer she primarily focused on fiction for children and young people, but also wrote biographies, and works about history, religion, and music. She died in 1992. She primarily published under the names Elfrida Vipont and Charles Vipont.

Biographical Source:

"Elfrida Vipont Foulds (1902-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 52. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1988.


2.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons and 1 hollinger box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for books and essays written by Elfrida Vipont Foulds.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elfrida Vipont Foulds.

Elfrida Vipont Foulds Papers, circa 1939-1977
Larry Peterson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • November 2019: 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