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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.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-14. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frances Henne papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
Collections related by provenance: For the books collected by Marquart, consult the Historical Collection Children's Literature.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Type of reproduction--Photocopies in part
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the School of Library Service, 1992.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Henne, Frances E. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979. Accession number--M-79.
Biographical files & photographs: Source of acquisition--School of Library Service. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Date of acquisition--09/30/1992. Accession number--M-92-09-30.
Essay by Mrs Molesworth: Source of acquisition--6547B (Henne). Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--04/09/1993. Accession number--M-93-04-09.
21 Princeton Bx; 3 cartons;3 bundles in 13 sealed plastic bags: Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--08/25/1997.
2 letters & 1 ms. of E.P. Prentiss: Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--02/26/1997. Accession number--M-97-02-26: Extent--20 lin ft.
Gift of Frances E. Henne, 1979, 1981& 1983-1985.
Gift of Phyllis J. Yuill Marquart, 1985.
Gift of Marie Grieco (audio tape), 1990.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/1989.
Biographical files & photographs Processed HR 03/04/1993.
Essay by Mrs Molesworth Cataloged HR 08/04/1993.
21 Princeton Bx; 3 cartons;3 bundles in 13 sealed plastic bags Accessioned 08/25/1997.
2 letters & 1 ms. of E.P. Prentiss Cataloged HR 01/24/2000.
2020-04-16 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Professor emeritus of library service at Columbia University (B.L.S., 1935).