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Laura R. Merrill Newberry & Caldecott Book Award Winners, 1922-1961

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Merrill, Laura Liona Rees, 1876-1963
Title
Laura R. Merrill Newberry & Caldecott Book Award Winners
Dates
1922-1961 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box>, (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 090
Summary
The collection includes a file on each Newberry Award winners from 1922-1959.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English

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The Laura R. Merrill collection consists mainly of material about Newberry and Caldecott Book Award winners. The collection compiled by Logan Junior High School librarian, Laura Merrill, covers the period from 1922 through 1961. In addition to the Caldecott and Newberry Award files, the collection contains a small amount of incoming correspondence to Mrs. Merrill from authors and publishers.

Each year at the Logan Junior High School library Laura Merrill put together a book display. Part of this display was information about the Newberry and Caldecott winner for that year. From 1922 through 1943 and in 1954, 1957 and 1959 material appeared from Newberry Award winners. This material included a letter from the author, a bookcover from the book, and other material relevant to the book. This material has been filed under the authors name and the year of the award. The files are ordered by the year in which the award was won.

The Caldecott file is not nearly as extensive as the Newberry file. The collection has an annual file on the Caldecott winner between 1938-1943 and a file for 1950 and 1961. Within the Caldecott files are several original drawings given for the display. Again these files have been arranged by authors and year of the award. They are also ordered chronologically.

The remainder of the collection consists of miscellaneous correspondence covering the period from 1950 to 1956. The incoming letters are from various authors and publishers. These letters have been filed alphabetically.

Conservation measures taken were to place the material into acid free folders. Material that needs deacidification will be attended to.

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Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Laura R. Merrill Newberry & Caldecott Book Award Winners must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Laura R. Merrill Newberry & Caldecott Book Award Winners USU_COLL MSS 090, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 090, USUSCA.

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Newberry Medal Books, 1922-1959Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Hendrick van Loon The Story of Mankind
1922
1 2
Hugh Lofting The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
1923
1 3
Charles Boardman HawesThe Dark Triangle
1924
1 4
Charles T. FIngerTales From Silver Lands
1925
1 5
Arthur B. ChrismanShen of the Sea
1926
1 6
Will JamesSmoky the Cowhorse
1927
1 7
Dhan Gopal MukerjiGay-Neck
1928
1 8
Eric Kelly The Trumpeter of Karkow
1929
1 9
Rachel Field Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
1930
1 10
Elizabeth Coatsworth The Cat Who Went to Heaven
1931
1 11
Laura Adams Arner Waterless Mountain
1932
1 12
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
1933
1 13
Cornelia MeigsInvincible Louisa
1934
1 14
Monica ShannonDobry
1935
1 15
Carol Ryrie Brink Caddie Woodlawn
1936
1 16
Ruth Sawyer Roller Skates
1937
1 17
Kate Seredy White Stag
1938
1 18
Elizabeth EnrightThimble Summer
1939
1 19
James Daugherty Daniel Boone
1940
1 20
Armstrong Sperry Call It Courage
1941
1 21
Walter D. Edmonds The Matchlock Gun 1943 Esther Forbes Johhny Tremain
1942
1 22
Joseph Krumgold ... And Now Miguel
1954
1 23
Virginia Sorenson Miracles on Maple Hill
1957
1 24
Elizabeth Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond
1959

Caldecott Medal Books, 1938-1961Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 25
Dorthoy P. LathropAnimals of the Bible
1938
1 26
Thomas HandforthMei Li
1939
1 27
Ingre D'Aulaire & Edgar ParinAbraham Lincoln
1940
1 28
Robert LawsonThey Were Strong and Good
1941
1 29
Robert McCloskeyMake Way For Ducklings FoIder
1942
1 30
Virginia Burton The Little House
1943
1 31
Katherine MilhousThe Egg Tree
1951
1 32
Berla & Elmer HaderThe Big Snow1961
1961

Miscellaneous Correspondence, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 33
Miscellaneous Correspondence A - M
Undated
1 34
Miscellaneous Correspondence R - W
Undated
1 35
Miscellaneous Material
Undated
1 36
Envelopes
Undated