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Lucy Fitch Perkins Collection

Summary Information
Title: Lucy Fitch Perkins Collection
Dates: 1911-1934
Creator: Perkins, Lucy Fitch
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1734
The collection contains correspondence, notebooks, and miscellaneous articles.

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.


Journey to Arcady,

Literary Pilgrim's Progress,

Miscellaneous Material,

Periodical Articles,

Series of Books on Twins,

Series of Short Stories on Twins, 1922

Untitled Manuscripts,

Biographical Sketch

Lucy Fitch Perkins was born July 12, 1865, in Maples, IN. She was a writer and illustrator of children's books, and was also an editor. Her "Twins of the World" series told of the lives of children from more than 20 different countries and cultures. Throughout her writing career, Perkins worked from a studio at her home in Evanston, Illinois. When she died on March 18, 1937, the twenty-fifth Twins book had just been published, and she was working on another. With the coauthorship of her daughter, Eleanor Ellis Perkins, the last book of the series, The Dutch Twins and Little Brother , was published in 1938. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 72, p. 198-200

Collection Scope and Content Note

Contained in the collection are letters of correspondence, notebooks, and miscellaneous articles.

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.
  • Perkins, Lucy Fitch
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Journey to Arcady  
Box M. F. 652
Corrected typescript of article  Box M. F. 652
Literary Pilgrim's Progress  
Box M. F. 652
Manuscript  Box M. F. 652
Miscellaneous Material  
Box M. F. 649, 651
Correspondence with publisher  Box M. F. 649, 651
Box M. F. 652
2 handwritten notebooks (200 p.)  Box M. F. 652
Periodical Articles  
Box M. F. 652
Corrected typescript  Box M. F. 652
Published article titled "The Twins--Their Origin"  Box M. F. 652
Typescript of biographical article  Box M. F. 652
Clipping of article on L. F. Perkins  Box M. F. 652
Series of Books on Twins  
Box M. C. 838
3 sheets of proof for dush jackets--1 for each title  Box M. C. 838
Series of Short Stories on Twins 1922 
Note  Ladies Home Journal, 1922
Box M. F. 652
12 corrected manuscripts (carbons)  Box M. F. 652
Illustration proofs (4 p.)  Box M. F. 652
Untitled Manuscripts  
Box M. F. 652
2 MSS on the topic of writing books for children  Box M. F. 652