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Ruth Plumly Thompson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ruth Plumly Thompson Papers
Dates: undated
Creator: Thompson, Ruth Plumly, 1893-
Extent: 2 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1552
Abstract:
Collection contains a small amount of correspondence (photocopies) with Ruth Berman and a mimeographed typescript of a children's play.

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

Correspondence with Ruth Berman (photocopy),

Day in Oz; or, Scraps from Oz (mimeographed typescript of a children's paly),


Biographical Sketch

Ruth Plumly Thompson was born in Philadelphia in 1891, and died April 6, 1976. Family difficulties made her choose to work as a free-lance writer rather than attend college. As a child she had made up fairy tales for her brother and sisters and continued with that writing as an adult, editing children's pages for newspapers and magazines. Upon the death of L. Frank Baum in 1919, his publisher asked Thompson to continue writing books in the Oz series which she did for many years.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 66, pp. 212-214.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a small amount of correspondence (photocopies) with Ruth Berman and a mimeographed typescript of a children's play.

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.
  • Thompson, Ruth Plumly, 1893-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Correspondence with Ruth Berman (photocopy)  
Box MF 788
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 788
 
photocopies (20 p.)  Box MF 788
 
Day in Oz; or, Scraps from Oz (mimeographed typescript of a children's paly)  
Box MF 788
typescript, mimeograph (20 p.)  Box MF 788