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MacKnight (Ninon) papers
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Description
Ninon MacKnight (1908- ) drew sketches for the children's page of the Sunday Sun newspaper, and illustrated children's historical books, then illustrated picture books for younger children. Published works for which she was illustrator include Little Amish School House (1939), Snow White (c1946), For a Child: Great Poems Old and New (1947), and Kit Koala: the Shy Little Bear (c1948), which she both wrote and illustrated. The collection consists of original illustrations for seven children's books, and letters from various publishers regarding illustrations.
Background
Ninon MacKnight was born on April 5, 1908 in Sydney, Australia; attended private school for girls in Sydney; drew sketches for the children's page of the Sunday Sun newspaper; came to the United States; first illustrated children's historical books, then illustrated picture books for younger children; married Wilbur Jordan Smith; published works for which she was illustrator include Little Amish School House (1939), Snow White (c1946), For a Child: Great Poems Old and New (1947), and Kit Koala: The Shy Little Bear (c1948), which she both wrote and illustrated.
Extent
1 unknown (1 oversize box)
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