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Margaret Ayer Collection

Summary Information
Title: Margaret Ayer Collection
Dates: 1950
Creator: Ayer, Margaret
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1228
Abstract:
The Margaret Ayer Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study for the book jacket of Surprise at Sampey Place , published in 1950.

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.

Copyright:

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.


Arrangement

Surprise at Sampey Place, 1950


Biographical Sketch

Margaret Ayer was born in New York City, educated at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, and lived as an author and illustrator of books targeted to young people throughout life until her passing in 1981. Writing and illustrating over forty-five titles, Ayer utilized her knowledge of the Far East to proliferate her free-lance illustrative abilities. As Ayer was growing up, her family spent most of their time in Mexico and the Philippine Islands. It was here, that her love for art abounded. She published her first self-illustrated book in 1933 entitled Magic Window .

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 15, 1979.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Margaret Ayer Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study for the book jacket of Surprise at Sampey Place , published in 1950.

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.
  • Ayer, Margaret
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Surprise at Sampey Place 1950 
Note Wright, Frances Fitzpatrick
New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury , 1950
Box MC 520
watercolor and pencil study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 520