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.
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.
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.
Hendrick van Loon The Story of Mankind
Hugh Lofting The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
Charles Boardman HawesThe Dark Triangle
Charles T. FIngerTales From Silver Lands
Arthur B. ChrismanShen of the Sea
Will JamesSmoky the Cowhorse
Dhan Gopal MukerjiGay-Neck
Eric Kelly The Trumpeter of Karkow
Rachel Field Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Elizabeth Coatsworth The Cat Who Went to Heaven
Laura Adams Arner Waterless Mountain
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
Cornelia MeigsInvincible Louisa
Carol Ryrie Brink Caddie Woodlawn
Ruth Sawyer Roller Skates
Kate Seredy White Stag
Elizabeth EnrightThimble Summer
James Daugherty Daniel Boone
Armstrong Sperry Call It Courage
Walter D. Edmonds The Matchlock Gun 1943 Esther Forbes Johhny Tremain
Joseph Krumgold ... And Now Miguel
Virginia Sorenson Miracles on Maple Hill
Elizabeth Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Dorthoy P. LathropAnimals of the Bible
Thomas HandforthMei Li
Ingre D'Aulaire & Edgar ParinAbraham Lincoln
Robert LawsonThey Were Strong and Good
Robert McCloskeyMake Way For Ducklings FoIder
Virginia Burton The Little House
Katherine MilhousThe Egg Tree
Berla & Elmer HaderThe Big Snow1961
Miscellaneous Correspondence A - M
Miscellaneous Correspondence R - W