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Frances Henne papers, 1865-1987 

Henne, Frances, 1906-1985
Phys. Desc: 
8.5 linear feet (8.5 linear feet 14 boxes 2 oversize folders)
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Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Professor emeritus of library service at Columbia University (B.L.S., 1935).

Scope and Contents

Notes and books from the library of Frances Elizabeth Henne, including some of her own books from her childhood, and others on children's literature inscribed to her by the authors; material for her class on illustration in children's literature, 1952-1979; and memorabilia. Also, a 3,000 card bibliography of children's books cited in book dealer catalogs as well as a small group of entries for monographs and serials with references to children's literature; printed ephemera collected by Phyllis Yuill Marquart (Columbia M.L.S., 1973) relating to her collecting of and research on Helen Bannerman's LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Included are photocopies of Bannerman's out-of-print books, a folder on commercial spinoffs, such as Sambo's Restaurants, photocopies of various editions of STRUWELPETER, which contains the Sambo story and a 1971 BBC audio tape recording and transcript of a radio program on the topic.