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Miriam Clark Potter Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1770

Scope and Contents

The materials contained in the collection are for two books by Miriam Potter and one possible magazine story. Included in the collection are galley proof, watercolor and ink illustrator's dummy with typescript, and ink illustration.


  • Creation: circa 1947-circa 1958


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 Sketch

Miriam Clark Potter was born in 1886 in Minneapolis, MN. She received a B.A. Degree in 1909 from the University of MN. In 1910, she married Zenas L. Potter. Ms. Potter was a juvenile writer and illustrator of her own books for Lippincott Publishers. Her husband helped her illustrate some of her books. She died in January, 1965.

Biographical Source:

"Miriam Clark Potter (1886-1965)." Something About the Author. Vol. 3. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


2 boxes

Language of Materials



Miriam Clark Potter's papers contain materials from two books and one possible magazine story created by Potter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who then gave it to the University of Minnesota.

Miriam Clark Potter Collection, circa 1947-circa 1958
Lois Steer, April 2005
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • October 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library