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[Lois Lenski photograph collection]


Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974, creator, creator.


Snapshots, professional photographs, and copy photographs related to research for several of Lenski's regional children's books, as well as some Lenski and Covey family photographs. The collection includes one album of biographical photographs such as portraits, family portraits, and views of family homes (the earliest of which are copy photographs), as well as three albums, presumably assembled and captioned by Lenski, around specific book projects. These picture children and communities that provide background material for her books. An album labeled "Cotton in My Sack" shows cotton picking, children at work, and rural town life around Blytheville, Arkansas in 1947; "San Francisco Boy" depicts Chinese American children at play and in school groups and library book clubs in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1954-1955; album labeled "To Be a Logger" contains photographs of children, forest and logging scenes taken in Tiller, Oregon in 1967. Several folders contain snapshots mounted on pages in the manner of the albums, and contain photographs related to three short stories published in 1962 as "We live in the Southwest.". These views relate to "Ghost-Town Boy" (town views of Jerome, Arizona and views of ghost towns), "A Knife for Tomaso" (views of Truchas and Chimayo, New Mexico and Latino children), and "The Turquoise necklace" (Navaho life at Cameron, Arizona.).


1947 (issued)


n-us-az -- n-us-nm -- n-us-or
Children's literature
Children -- Photographs
Chinese American children -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Ghost towns -- Arizona -- Photographs
Logging -- Oregon -- Photographs
Child labor -- Photographs
Cotton picking -- Arkansas -- Photographs
Navajo Indians -- Arizona -- Cameron -- Photographs
Hispanic Americans -- New Mexico -- Photographs
Women authors -- Photographs
Truchas (N.M.) -- Pictorial works
Villes fantômes -- Arizona -- Photographies
Forêts -- Exploitation -- Oregon -- Photographies
Enfants -- Travail -- Photographies
Coton -- Récolte -- Arkansas -- Photographies
Américains d'origine latino-américaine -- Nouveau-Mexique -- Photographies
Écrivaines -- Photographies
Child labor
Children's literature
Chinese American children
Cotton picking
Ghost towns
Hispanic Americans
Navajo Indians
Women authors
Chimayo (N.M.) -- Pictorial works
Arizona -- Cameron
California -- San Francisco
New Mexico
New Mexico -- Chimayo
Lenski, Lois -- 1893-1974 -- Pictorial works
Lenski, Lois -- 1893-1974


Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.


Pictorial works.

Physical Description:

approximately 250 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints ; prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.




United States

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

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Turquoise necklace : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974
To be a logger : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974
Ghost-town boy : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974
Cotton in my sack : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974
San Francisco boy : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974
We live in the Southwest : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974
Knife for Tomaso : Lenski, Lois, : 1893-1974