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Arline Baum Papers

Identifier: 1998-0361

Scope and Content

Collection consists of original artwork for or manuscripts of two titles: Opt, An Illusionary Tale and One Bright Morning.


  • 1879 - 1993
  • Majority of material found within 1987 - 1993


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Arline Baum (1918-2018) author of children's books was born on July 4, 1918 to Osmond and Sarah Johnson. She was a resident of Hartford, Connecticut for most of her life. She was married to graphic artist Joseph L. Baum, a graduate of Pratt Institute, with whom she published books for children including One Bright Monday Morning; Know What? No, What?; and Opt, an Illusionary Tale.


4.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Connecticut children's literature author of Opt, An Illusionary Tale.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Arline Baum and the Estate of Arline Baum.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to children's literature and associated artwork. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Opt, An Illusionary Tale Dodd CLC C1336

A Girar, Girasol! Dodd CLC

Catch a Sunflake Dodd CLC

One Bright Monday Morning Dodd CLC

Arline Baum Papers
2000 June
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US