Mabel McKibbin Farmer Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily contains material related to creation of book The Three Trolls by Mabel Farmer, which was unpublished in her lifetime but was published by her son, Edward Farmer, in 2016. The Mabel M. Farmer Papers also hold a small amount of material for another unpublished title, Have You Seen Me in Your Garden?, a diary, and photocopies of miscellaneous woodcarvings.
- Creation: 1929-2016
- Farmer, Mabel McKibbin, 1903-1956 (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
Mabel Ferris McKibbin was born in Portland, OR, March 28, 1903. She attended Reed College before transferring to Stanford University, where she received a BA and MA in Graphic Art. She married Edward McNeil Farmer (1901-1969), who was a professor of Art at Stanford for 40 years and a landscape painter. They had three children: Andrew (1903-2016), Mark (1933-2009), and Edward (1935-), a professor of history at the University of Minnesota.
Mabel and her husband trained at the Art Students League in New York City in 1929 and 1930, before returning to California and settling in Palo Alto. She taught art at Castilleja School for Girls in Palo Alto, and Palo Alto High School. She died March 29, 1956.
.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)
Language of Materials
The collection primarily contains material related to creation of book The Three Trolls by Mabel Farmer, which was unpublished in her lifetime but was published by her son, Edward Farmer, in 2016.
Arranged alphabetically by title with miscellaneous material at the end.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Edward L. Farmer
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Genre / Form
- Mabel McKibbin Farmer Papers, 1929-2016
- Caitlin Marineau
- November 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
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