Margarita Shubart Collection of Gene Zion Correspondence
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a small collection of personal correspondence written by Gene Zion to Margarita Shubart from 1971 to 1973. Zion and Shubart had a brief relationship during the period of the the majority of the letters, though he continued corresponding with her after their relationship ended in early 1972. The collection also contains two photos of Zion, one an official author photo and one from childhood, both with descriptions from Zion on the back.
- 1971 - 1973
- Zion, Gene (Correspondent, 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
Gene [Eugene] Zion was born October 5, 1913 in New York, New York. He graduated from the Pratt Institute and worked for Esquire Publications and CBS, and worked as a free lance writer and designer from 1949 to 1975. He is known for his children's books, including Harry and the Dirty Dog and The Plant Sitter, many of which were illustrated by his wife, Margaret Bloy Graham. Graham and Zion divorced in 1968, and he died in 1975.
Margarita Shubart lived in Illinois during the period the correspondence was written and now lives in Mexico.
Language of Materials
The collection contains personal correspondence written by chidren's author Gene Zion to Margarita Shubart.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Margarita Shubart.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Shubart, Margarita (Person)
- Margarita Shubart Collection of Gene Zion Correspondence, 1971-1973
- Caitlin Marineau
- December 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library