Lilian Moore papers , 1952-1969

Overview of the Collection

Moore, Lilian
Lilian Moore papers
1952-1969 (inclusive)
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 434
Lilian Moore (1909-2004) was an author of children's books, teacher and member of the New York Bureau of Educational Research. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and published works.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lilian Moore (March 17, 1909-July 20, 2004), known for her work as a children's author, poet, educator, and was born in New York City. She was educated at Hunter College, B.A., English, 1930; and did graduate work at Columbia University. Afterward, she began teaching elementary school. Skilled at working with illiterate children lead her to a position at New York's Bureau of Educational Research. She trained teachers to deal with reading difficulties. While she was working at the Bureau she began writing easy-to-read picture books. In addition to children's literature, she began the Scholastic's Arrow Book Club in 1957. Moore's first book of poetry, I Feel the Same Way (in this collection) appeared in 1967.

Lilian Moore received numerous awards for her work, including the New York Times Best Books of the Year selection in 1960; National Council of Teachers of English Award for excellence in poetry for children, 1985; and five times over her career was awarded the Child Study Association Children's Books of the Year. Lilian Moore is also known as Sara Asheron.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Lilian Moore Papers include published works, manuscripts and correspondence, including fan letters.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Women authors, American--20th century

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence