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Dale Payson papers

Identifier: CLRC-1342

Scope and Contents

The collection conains illustrative material for children's books illustrated by Payson. Illustrations done in pencil, ink, or watercolor are included along with pencil studies, separations, and other material.


  • Creation: circa 1968-circa 1976


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

Dale Payson was born June 3, 1943, in White Plains, NY. In 1974 Almost Twins, a book for children that she wrote and illustrated, was published by Prentice-Hall. A year later they published The Sleepy Time Treasury, which she compiled with Karen M. Wyant. She also illustrated several books written by other authors.

Biographical Source:

"Dale Payson (1943-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 9. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.


2 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection contains illustrative material for ten children's books illustrated by Dale Payson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material in this collection was given to the University of Minnesota by Dale Payson in 1978.

Dale Payson papers, circa 1968-circa 1976
Larry Peterson, December 2004
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Revision Statements

  • September 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library