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Martha G. Alexander Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-0015

Scope and Content

The papers consist of manuscripts, sketches, preliminaries, dummies, published works, and original art work by children's book author and illustrator Martha Alexander.

Dates

  • 1970-1995

Restrictions on Access

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.

Biography

Martha Alexander was born in Augusta, Georgia on May 25, 1920. Moving to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of nine, Alexander later attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati where she mastered the pencil and watercolor illustrations that she would became famous for later in life. Alexander struggled to find her place in the art world until she was given the opportunity to illustrate a children's book in 1966. Following this Alexander began to excusively write and illustrate children's books, publishing the first of her more than fifty books in 1968. Alexander became famous for her Blackboard Bear series, among others, continuing to write and illustrate until her death in 2006.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Martha Alexander Papers consist of the manuscripts, dummies, and proofs for a significant number of her published works, in addition to two boxes of her books.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Martha Alexander to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 2002 .

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.

General note

Martha Alexander was a prolific author and illustrator. For a complete list go to http://www.loganberrybooks.com/most-alexander.html.
Title
Martha G. Alexander Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2009 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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