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Edgar Parker Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1208

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for four children's books by Edgar Parker, including typescripts, proofs, and a dummy. The collection also holds one unidentified illustration of a group of frogs dancing.


  • circa 1959-1963


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

(James) Edgar Parker Jr. was born August 12, 1925. His main career was as a graphic artist. He wrote and illustrated children's books. Parker died in 1982.

Biographical Source:

Data sheet for National Union Catalog Of Manuscript Collections


.2 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains written production material for several books by Parker, as well as one unidentified illustration.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the material in this collection was originally given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated it to the University of Minnesota. Edgar Parker later donated additional material to the collection.

Edgar Parker Papers, circa 1959-1963
Lois Steer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • March 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