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Marcia L. Owen Collection,ca. 1945-1964

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Marcia L. Owen Collection


ca. 1945-1964


Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Marcia L. Owen Collection, ca. 1945-1964, MSC 27,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.


ca. 2.5 cubic ft.


Marcia L. Owen was an avid collector of children's books. She corresponded with many authors and illustrators in the course of collecting. She was the friend of noted book collector, Irvin Kerlan.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of correspondence, hand-drawn cards, sketches and illustrations, reviews, and articles related to Marcia L. Owen's collection of children's books. Among the authors and illustrators represented are Arnold Edwin Bare, John Mason Brown, Irvin Caesar, Wesley and Dorothy Dennis, Katherine Milhous, Charles L. Ripper, Leonard Weisgard, and Lili Cassel Wronker. Others include authors of non-children's books, Merle Colby and Edward Stanley. Some of the materials were collected by Irvin Kerlan. |b The collection also includes sketches from John Mason Brown's MORNING FACES, Wesley Dennis's HARLEQUIN HULLABALOO, and others. There are also galley proofs of Edward Stanley's THE ROCK CRIED OUT.


  • Authors, American.
  • Book illustrations.
  • Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969.
  • Correspondence.
  • Galley proofs.
  • Sketches.
  • Bare, Arnold Edwin.
  • Book collecting.
  • Caesar, Irving, b. 1895.
  • Children's literature, American.
  • Colby, Merle, 1902-1969
  • Dennis, Dorothy.
  • Dennis, Wesley.
  • Harlequin hullabaloo.
  • Illustrated books, Children's.
  • Illustrators -- United States.
  • Milhous, Katherine, 1894-
  • Morning faces.
  • Ripper, Charles L., 1929-
  • Rock cried out.
  • Stanley, Edward, 1903-
  • Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-
  • Wronker, Lili Cassel, 1924-

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