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Marie (Abrams) Lawson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Marie (Abrams) Lawson Papers
Dates: 1931
Creator: Lawson, Marie
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1464
One original colored illustration.

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

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Hail Columbia, 1931

Biographical Sketch

Author and illustrator Marie Abrams Lawson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1894. She was educated at the Sweet Briar Institute in Virginia, and studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. She wrote and illustrated four books for young people ( Hail Columbia, Dragon John, The Sea is Blue, and Strange Sea Stories ) and authored a volume for Random House's Landmark Series of juvenile histories. Many of her stories are simple retellings of old legends or fanciful tales, and her illustrations have a gentle, two-dimensional quality. Her distinctive black and white decorations add grace and beauty to the five volume botanical series by Vernon Quinn. Marie Lawson died 13 June 1956 in Norwalk, Connecticut. She was survived by her husband Robert Lawson, the Newberry and Caldecott Award-winning children's author and illustrator.

Biographical source: , 2008

Collection Scope and Content Note

One original colored illustration

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.
  • Lawson, Marie
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Hail Columbia 1931 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and company, 1931
Box MC1008
illustration, original colored (1 p.)  Box MC1008