Lucy Thomas Blickensderfer papers, 1945-1952

Overview of the Collection

Blickensderfer, Lucy Thomas, 1921-1965.
Lucy Thomas Blickensderfer papers
1945-1952 (inclusive)
.9 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
This collection includes some of Lucy Thomas Blickensderfer's manuscripts, galley proofs, copies of comics, and correspondence.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
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There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Lucy Thomas Blickensderfer was a writer of children's short stories from Denver, Colorado. Most of her works appeared between 1951 and 1952. Her stories were mainly published in comic books for boys.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes Blickensderfer's manuscripts for short stories and the comic books in which they appeared (1951-1952), galley proofs, a small amount of related correspondence, and an engagement diary (1945-1949).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Lucy Thomas Blickensderfer at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Collection materials were recieved from Clark Blickensderfer.

Processing Note

The collection was processed by Brittany Heye in October 2023.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
2 Advertisement- Thomas H. Uzzel Literary Service pamphlet undated
1 Clippings undated
1 Comic Books- Black Diamond Western March- July, 1952
1 Comic Books- Boy April- May, 1952
1 Comic Books- Daredevil 1951-1952
1 Comic Books- Foxhole on Your Front Lawn undated
1 Comic Books- Uncle Charlie's Fables March- July, 1952
1 Correspondence 1950-1952, undated
1 Galley Proofs undated
2 Newspaper Clippings 1949-1950
1 Typed Manuscripts- "Black Diamond" stories undated
2 Typed Manuscripts- "Boy" stories undated
2 Typed Manuscripts- "Daredevil" stories undated
2 Typed Manuscripts- "Uncle Charlie's Fables" stories undated
2 Typed Manuscripts- Miscellaneous Comic Book stories undated
2 Typed Manuscripts- "The Professional Approach" undated
2 Typed Manuscripts- "The Well Traveled Dog" undated
2 Cover Proof- "Lawrence and the Fortune Teller" undated
2 Cover Proof- "Uncle Charlie's Fables" undated
2 Diary 1945-1950
2 Feature Ideas undated
2 Rejection Slips undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American.
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Short stories, American.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries.


  • Authors.