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Louise Floethe Papers

Identifier: CLRC-978

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscript and typescripts for four books published by Louise Lee Floethe between 1958 and 1971.


  • circa 1958-1970


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

Louise Lee was born March 13, 1913 in New York, NY, and married Richard Floethe in 1937. Many of the books she wrote were based on experiences of her childhood and early married life. She and her husband travelled extensively, and those travels also became the subject matter for books that she wrote and he illustrated. Their son was involved in educational children's films, and she became a part of those projects, as well. She did the stories and assisted in filming and cutting. She died in 1988, ten years before her husband.

Biographical Source:

"Louise Lee Floethe (1913-)." Something About the Author. Volume 4. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


4 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for four books authored by Louise Lee Floethe and illustrated by her husband, Richard Floethe.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the material in this collection was initially given to Dr. Kerlan, and subsequently the author donated additional material to the University of Minnesota.

Related Materials

Illustrative material for titles in this collection available in the Richard Floethe Papers.

Louise Lee Floethe Papers, circa 1956-1971
Larry Peterson
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • April 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