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Blinn (Marjeanne J.) collection on Frances Clarke Sayers
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Marjeanne Blinn, a children's librarian and former student of Frances Clarke Sayers, worked with Sayers on an anthology of Sayers' writings, Summoned by Books: Essays and Speeches by Frances Clarke Sayers, published in 1964. The collection includes over sixty 3" reel tape recordings of Sayers' lectures, speeches and workshops, two vinyl albums of Sayers' storytelling, and a scrapbook that contains a typed manuscript of Summoned by Books, correspondence, literature review research, and other documents related to Sayers and the making of Summoned by Books.
Marjeanne Jensen Blinn was a 1962 graduate of the UCLA Graduate School of Library Service and later served as an assistant librarian at the UCLA University Elementary School Library. Blinn compiled and edited the anthology Summoned by Books: Essays and Speeches by Frances Clarke Sayers. While enrolled in the School of Library Service, which later became the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Blinn was a student of Frances Clarke Sayers (1897-1989) who lectured on children's literature at UCLA from 1954 to 1965. After graduation, Blinn frequently attended and recorded Sayers' lectures, workshops, and symposiums. Blinn began working very closely with Sayers on the anthology in the fall of 1963, and was granted a summer leave of absence from the University Elementary School Library to work full time on the book in 1964. Summoned by Books: Essays and Speeches by Frances Clarke Sayers, which includes an introduction by Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001), was published in 1965.
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