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Belle Coates Papers

Summary Information
Title: Belle Coates Papers
Dates: 1962
Creator: Coates, Belle
Extent: 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1056
Collection contains typescript, correspondence, etc. for one children's book.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Sign of the Open Hand, 1962

Biographical Sketch

Belle Coates was born in Victor, Iowa in 1896 and worked as an elementary school teacher for many years. She graduated from San Diego State College in 1954 and published her first children's book, Barn Cat , in 1955.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, vol. 2, p. 64-65.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescript, correspondence, etc. for one children's book, The Sign of the Open Hand .

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Coates, Belle
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Sign of the Open Hand 1962 
Note Micale, Albert
New York: Scribner, 1962
Box M.F. 208
typescript, corrected (34 p.)  Box M.F. 208
correspondence (39 p.)  Box M.F. 208
pictures (8 p.)  Box M.F. 208
clippings (2 p.)  Box M.F. 208
book jackets (2 p.)  Box M.F. 208