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Marie (Abrams) Lawson Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1464

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one original illustration for the book Hail Columbia, published in 1931.


  • circa 1931


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

Author and illustrator Marie Abrams Lawson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1894. She was educated at the Sweet Briar Institute in Virginia, and studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. She wrote and illustrated four books for young people (Hail Columbia, Dragon John, The Sea is Blue, and Strange Sea Stories) and authored a volume for Random House's Landmark Series of juvenile histories. Marie Lawson died 13 June 1956 in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was survived by her husband, the author and illustrator Robert Lawson.

Biographical source:

Marie Lawson papers finding aid. University of Connecticut Archives and Special Collections. Accessed 2008.


1 item

Language of Materials



One original illustration by Marie Lawson.

Related Materials

Additional materials related to Marie Abrams Lawson can by found at the Archives and Special Collections, UConn Library, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Marie (Abrams) Lawson Collection, circa 1931
David E Byer
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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