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Margaret Evans Price papers, 1955

Overview of the Collection

Price, Margaret Evans, 1888-1973
Margaret Evans Price papers
0.6 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 735
Margaret Evans Price (1888-1973) was an illustrator, artist, entrepreneur and writer of children's books. The collection includes original illustrations, published works and tear sheets from American Girl magazine.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Evans Price (March 20, 1888-November 20, 1973) born in Chicago, Illinois, is known for her work as an artist, illustrator, toy designer, and author of novels and children's books. Price was founder with her husband, Irving Price, and Herman G. Fisher of the Fisher-Price toy company during the 1930's. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and at the Museum of the New York Historical Society, which houses a permanent collection of her works. Price's children's books include Legends of the Seven Seas and Animals Marooned, and her novels for adults include Mirage and Night Must End.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Margaret Evans Price papers contain illustrations in the form of tear sheets from American Girl Magazine and her published books

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Margaret Evans Price Papers, Ax 735, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Or.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Tear sheet IllustrationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Tear sheets and Color prints

Published BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
The Three Bears. Illustrator
1 3
The Pied Piper. Illustrator
1 4
Little Red Riding Hood. Illustrator
1 5
Mirage. Author
1 6
How Jack Found his Fortune. Illustrator
1 7
Enchantment Tales for Children. Author and illustrator
1 8
Once Upon a Time A Book of Old-Time Fairy Tales. Illustrator