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BANC MSS 74/105 z  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Lois Lenski Papers
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 74/105 z
    Creator: Lenski, Lois, 1893-
    Extent: Number of containers: l box, 2 cartons, 2 oversize folders, 6 oversize boxes, and 1 wrapped package. Linear feet: 4.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Manuscripts of her writings for children, galleys, original illustrations along with photographs and background material; miscellaneous articles by and about her.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    [Identification of item], Lois Lenski Papers, 74/105 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
    • Sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Division of the Bancroft Library.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Lois Lenski Papers were transferred to The Bancroft Library from the Ed Psych Library, University of California, Berkeley on December 12, 1973, with additional material received on June 28, 1978.

    Scope and Content

    Lois Lenski (Mrs. Arthur S. Covey), artist and author, was born in Springfield, Ohio, October 14, 1893. She graduated from Ohio State University, College of Education in 1915 and studied art at the Art Students' League in New York City and later at Westminster School of Art in London, England. Lenski is best known as the author and illustrator of juvenile books. She won the Newberry Medal in 1946 for Strawberry Girl, one of a popular series of American Regional Books written for children grades 5 to 7. She received the Child Study Association Award in 1948 for Judy's Journey, the Children's Book Collection medallion from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1969. Lenski died in 1974.
    This collection consists of manuscripts of Lois Lenski's writings for children, including galleys and original illustrations, along with background material and some fan letters from children and teachers. Included also are articles by and about Lenski and a small number of book marks, jackets, and plates designed by Lenski.