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Peggy Bacon Collection

Identifier: CLRC-328

Scope and Contents

Margaret Frances ( Peggy) Bacon's work in this collection consists of one chalk illustration and a manuscript typescript.


  • 1947-1968


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Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Frances (Peggy) Bacon lived from 1895 to 1987. She was a teacher, artist, illustrator and author known for her humorous satires. She wrote and illustrated many books for children, among them Mercy and the Mouse, Off with Their Heads, and The Ghost of Opalina. She also illustrated many children's books, such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Treasury of Cat Stories. She contributed artwork to magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 50 p. 42


2 folders


The material in the collection consists of one chalk illustration from one book , The Cat that Jumped Out of the Story , and a typescript manuscript from another book, The Magic Touch.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Gift of: Bacon, Peggy

Peggy Bacon
Nancy Larsen
Description rules
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library