Esther Allen Peterson Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains typescripts, proofs, and correspondence for the children's books Frederick's Alligator and Penelope Gets Wheels.
- Peterson, Esther Allen (Person)
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
Esther Allen Peterson was born March 9, 1934, in Carson, ND. She spent her first seven years on the North Dakota prairie, and then her family moved to Philadelphia. In her teen years they moved to Port St. Joe, Florida. She began her writing career living in a small town in northern Minnesota with her Lutheran pastor husband. Her book, Frederick's Alligator, won the Christopher Award in 1979 and was Children's Choice in 1980.
"Esther (Allen) Peterson (1934-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 35. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1984.
Language of Materials
Contains production material for two children's books by Esther Allen Peterson.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Esther Allen Peterson.
- Alligators -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Imagination -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Roller skating -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Esther Allen Peterson Papers, 1978-1982
- Larry Peterson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- May 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
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