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Irma E. Webber Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1609

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrations, typescripts, proofs, and notes for five children's books, including Thanks to Treesand Up Above and Down Below, created by Irma E. Webber.


  • Creation: circa 1943-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 / Historical

Irma E. Webber was born on August 16, 1905 in San Diego, California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning her B.A. in 1926, M.A. in 1927 and Ph.D. in 1929. Irma Webber worked as a botanist for the Carnegie Institute and U.S. Department of Agriculture. After finding a lack of suitable books on the subjects for her children, she wrote and illustrated children's books about plants and the environment. Irma Webber died in 1995.

Biographical Source:

"Irma E(leanor Schmidt) Webber (1904-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 14. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978.


5 boxes

Language of Materials



Collection contains written and illustrative material related to children's books created by Irma E. Webber.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Irma E. Webber.

Irma E. Webber Papers, circa 1943-circa 1958
Karen Spilman
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Revision Statements

  • February 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library