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Peggy Parish Papers, undated

Summary Information
Title: Peggy Parish Papers, undated
Dates: undated
Creator: Parish, Peggy
Extent: 1 box (0.20 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1207
This collection consists of includes galley proofs and corrected typescripts related to four published titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Parish, Peggy

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Peggy Parish Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Born July 14, 1927 in Manning, South Carolina as Margaret Cecile, Peggy Parish is best known as the author of the popular Amelia Bedelia series for children . She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1948 with a Bachelors of Arts in English. Parish taught English and creative dancing. She wrote more than fifty children's books, her works including fiction and non-fiction. She died suddenly on November 19, 1988 of a ruptured abdominal aneurysm; her Amelia Bedelia series was continued by her nephew Herman Parish.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials for four titles published between 1963 and 1971. Included in the collection are corrected typescript and galley proofs.

Related Material

A number of titles written by Peggy Parish were illustrated by Fritz Siebel. For drawings related to Amelia Bedelia and Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower , please refer to the finding aid for the Fritz Siebel Papers.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Parish, Peggy
  • Amelia-Bedelia (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Showers (Parties) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Work -- Juvenile fiction
  • Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820 -- Juvenile literature
  • Handicraft -- Juvenile literature
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Amelia Bedelia, 1963 
Box 1
Corrected typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, 1966 
Box 1
Corrected typescript, front matter, galley proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia, 1971 
Box 1
Corrected galley proofs, undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Let's Be Early Settlers with Daniel Boone, 1967 
Box 1
Corrected typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
Corrected galley proofs, undated  Box 1 , Folder 5