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Franz Brandenberg Papers

Summary Information
Title: Franz Brandenberg Papers
Dates: 1970-1980
Creator: Brandenberg, Franz
Extent: 2 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1223
The collection consists of typescripts, a holograph, a galley proof, and correspondence for two titles.

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.


I Once Knew a Man, 1970

It's Not My Fault, 1980

Biographical Sketch

Franz Brandenberg was born in 1932 in Zug, Switzerland. He attended boarding school in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. He was apprenticed to a publisher and bookseller in 1949. He worked in bookshops in London, Paris and Florence 1952-1960. He married the children's book author and illustrator Aliki Liacouras in 1957. In 1960 the couple moved to New York City and Franz became a literary agent. He started writing children's books in 1969. His books were illlustrated by his wife. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v.75, pp. 18-19.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typescripts, a holograph, a galley proof, and correspondence for two titles.

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.
  • Brandenberg, Franz
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
I Once Knew a Man 1970 
Note Brandenberg, Aliki
New York: Macmillan, 1970
Box MF 136
typescript, corrected with 6 p. front matter (9 p.)  Box MF 136
galley proof, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 136
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 136
It's Not My Fault 1980 
Note Brandenberg, Aliki
New York: Greenwillow, 1980
Box MF 1336
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF 1336
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 1336