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Frances Henne papers, 1865-1987

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0581
Bib ID 4078886 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Henne, Frances, 1906-1985 ; Marquart, Phyllis Yuill
Title Frances Henne papers, 1865-1987
Physical Description 8.5 linear feet (14 boxes 2 oversize folders)
Language(s) English .

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.

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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Photocopies in part

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from the School of Library Service, 1992.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2020-04-16 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Awards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dissertations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Questionnaires Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts (financial records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stories (literature genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transcripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benton, William, 1900-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book collecting Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booksellers' catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's literature -- Bibliography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's literature -- Illustrations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's literature -- Research Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library science teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McMurtrie, Douglas C (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Molesworth, Mary Louisa, 1839-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prentiss, E (Elizabeth), 1818-1878 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women college teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor emeritus of library service at Columbia University (B.L.S., 1935).

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Series I: Correspondence

Box 1 Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 Arranged Correspondence, memoranada, 1936-1955

Series II: Manuscripts

Box 2 Writing

Box 2 Children's Short Stories

Box 2 Masters Thesis

Box 2 PhD Dissertation

Box 3 Children's Books

Box 3 Teaching Materials

Box 4 Standards--Advisory Board Joint Committee

Box 4 Finance

Box 4 Jones Award

Box 4 AASL National School Library Standards Revision Committee

Box 4 Members Meetings Correspondence

Box 4 Standards--Draft Two San Francisco

Box 5 Standards--Committee Work, 1947-1972

Box 5 Correspondence, drafts, etc.

Box 6 Standards--Questionnaires

Series III: Notes and Bibliographies

Box 7 Children's Books Bibliography and Magazines

Box 7 McLoughlin Brothers Children's Books--Author/Title Listing

Box 7 McLoughlin Brothers Children's Books--Bibliography

Box 7 McLoughlin Collections

Box 7 McLoughlin History

Box 8 Children's Books Cited in Dealers Catalogs--A-Cl, H-Z

Box 8 Children's Books--Notes, Dealers Lists, Want Lists, Sales Receipts, etc.

Series IV: Biographical Materials

Box 9 Photographs and Postcards

Box 10 Biographical and Memorabilia

Series V: Printed Material

Box 11 Little Black Sambo, by Helen Bannerman

Box 12 Books from her Library

Box 13 Books from her Library

Box 14 Audio Tape

Series VI: Oversized Material

Flatbox 100 LIttle Black Sambo Poster

Flatbox 100 Awards and Citations