Doris Van Liew Foster Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a child's crayon illustration which inspired Doris Van Liew Foster's book Tell Me, Mr. Owland 2 letters from her editor at Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, one related to Tell Me, Mr. Owl, and the other returning a manuscript called Pumpkin Gay, which appears to have never been published.
- 1953 - 1957
- Foster, Doris Van Liew (Person)
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
Doris Foster Van Liew was born November 9, 1899 in Bellaire, MI. In addition to writing several children's books, Van Liew spent most of her career as a supervisor and teacher for the Indianapolis Day Nursery. She retired in 1965 and died in 1993.
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a child's crayon illustration and two letters from Van Liew's editor.
- Doris Van Liew Foster Collection, 1953-1957
- Larry Perterson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- May 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