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Vera Petersen Collection

Summary Information
Title: Vera Petersen Collection
Dates: 1945-1989
Creator: Petersen, Vera
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1743
Abstract:
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs, research material, figurines, toys, and other miscellaneous items.

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

Beatrix Potter information,

Byrd Baylor material,

Christmas cards,

Collection of miscellaneous items,

Collection of items pertaining to her visit to The Kerlan Collection,

Correspondence with various authors,

Manuscript sent to Vera for correction and comments,

Materials regarding book manufacturing,

Miscellaneous church bulletins,

Miscellaneous clippings,

Miscellaneous notes,

Miscellaneous poetry and notes from classes,

Presentation for Education 233N,

Switzerland Bookfair information, etc.,

Vera's Study of Jewish Holidays,

Correspondence from Tasha Tudor, Margaret Huntington Lane, and Nura,

Alphabet letters, carved from wood,

Hans Christian Andersen items,

A. A. Milne item,

Religious items,

Kate Greenaway playing cards,

Racey Helps playing cards,

Hummel figurine,

Beatrix Potter, assorted items,

Beatrix Potter jigsaw puzzles,

Beatrix Potter soap collection,

China figurines of book characters,

Decorated tiles,

Jigsaw Puzzles,


Biographical Sketch

According to a brief entry in the January 1962 issue of "Elementary English", Vera Petersen was an Associate Professor of Education at Portland State College in Portland, OR, in the 1950s and 1960s. She taught courses in children's literature and story telling.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence from Tasha Tudor and other authors. Also included are clippings, notes, photographs, research material, figurines, toys, and other miscellaneous items. All of the printed material is unpublished.

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.
  • Petersen, Vera
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Beatrix Potter information  
Box M. F. 2688
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Notes (21 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Photographs (4 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Portion of Beatrix Potter book (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Unused notecards (48 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Stickers (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Bookmark (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Byrd Baylor material  
Box M. F. 2688
Book jacket (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Clippings (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Photocopies of clippings (4 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Notes (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Christmas cards  
Box M. F. 2551
Correspondence (18 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Collection of miscellaneous items  
Box M. F. 2551
Holograph (11 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Typescript (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Notes (15 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Correspondence (21 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Clippings (52 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Research items (1 record, 3 bookmarks) (4 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Certificate (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Photographs (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Booklets (19 booklets)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Collection of items pertaining to her visit to The Kerlan Collection  
Box M. F. 2551
Photocopy of illustrations (25 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Correspondence (69 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Notes (20 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Clippings (10 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Photographs (24 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Booklets (7 booklets)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Map (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Miscellaneous postcards (19 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Correspondence with various authors  
Box M. F. 2551
Correspondence (255 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Photographs (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Manuscript sent to Vera for correction and comments  
Box M. F. 2551
Typescript, corrected (77 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Materials regarding book manufacturing  
Box M. F. 2551
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Clippings (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Booklet (1 booklet)  Box M. F. 2551
 
World War II printing plates (3 plates)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Miscellaneous church bulletins  
Box M. F. 2549
Booklets (10 booklets)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Miscellaneous clippings  
Box M. F. 2549
9 booklets of clippings (55 p.)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Miscellaneous notes  
Box M. F. 2549
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Notes plus 1 record (73 p.)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Miscellaneous poetry and notes from classes  
Box M. F. 2549
Holograph and typescript (168 p.)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Notes (47 p.)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Clippings (11 p.)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Newspaper used for research (1 newspaper)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Research material (12 booklets)  Box M. F. 2549
 
Presentation for Education 233N  
Box M. F. 2551
Holograph (44 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Switzerland Bookfair information, etc.  
Box M. F. 2688
Correspondence (169 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Notes (26 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Copy of illustrations (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Photos (13 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Brochure (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2688
 
Vera's Study of Jewish Holidays  
Box M. F. 2551
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Notes (5 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Clippings (6 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Research material (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Sheet music (4 p.)  Box M. F. 2551
 
Correspondence from Tasha Tudor, Margaret Huntington Lane, and Nura  
Box M. F. 1614
Letters from Tasha Tudor dated 1945-1989 (101 p.)  Box M. F. 1614
 
Letters from Margaret Huntington Lane dated from 1948-1967 (69 p.)  Box M. F. 1614
 
Letters from Nura dated 1947-1950 (28 p.)  Box M. F. 1614
 
Alphabet letters, carved from wood  
Box Box 39
ABCs, each approximately 3 1/4" X 3" (26 letters)  Box Box 39
 
Hans Christian Andersen items  
Box Box 5
Handmade dolls, boxed (The Hardy Tin Soldier, Jack the Dullard, Ole Luk-Olie, and the tinder-box). Sizes range from 3 1/2" to 5 1/2" tall. (4 dolls)  Box Box 5
Box Box 39
Paper figures (each approximately 7" tall) (5 figures)  Box Box 39
 
A. A. Milne item  
Box Box 39
Winnie the Pooh button ("Winnie the Pooh for President") 2 1/2" diameter (1 button)  Box Box 39
 
Religious items  
Box Box 37
Bible (1 book)  Box Box 37
 
Bing and Grondahl "Mary the Doll" (porcelain figurine, 13 3/4" tall, in pink and white dress, with baby doll) (1 doll)  Box Box 37
 
Kate Greenaway playing cards  
Box Box 35
Boxed playing cards (1 set)  Box Box 35
 
Racey Helps playing cards  
Box Box 40
Woodland Happy Families card games (Pepys series, Gibson Games) (2 sets)  Box Box 40
 
Hummel figurine  
Box Box 39
"Trumpeter", 5" tall; base chipped (1 figurine)  Box Box 39
 
Beatrix Potter, assorted items  
Box Box 38
Cardboard box (Beswick), 4 1/4" X 3" X 3" (1 box)  Box Box 38
Box Box 35
Tin Pencil case, 7" X 3" (1 case)  Box Box 35
 
Hunca Munca, Old Mr. Brown, and Squirrel Nutkin buttons for clothing (JHB Imports) (3 cards)  Box Box 35
Box Box 36
Glass ornament: "Little Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe/Beatix Potter Creations." Schmid. (1 ornament)  Box Box 36
 
Jemima Puddleduck doll, handmade 9" doll, plus 4 1" duckling dolls and feathers (1 doll)  Box Box 36
 
Jemima Puddleduck stuffed toy, 12 1/2" (1 toy)  Box Box 36
 
Jeremy Fisher paperweight, 3 1/2" diameter (1 paperweight)  Box Box 36
Box Box 35
Irish linen cloth (The Land of Beatrix Potter) 18 1/2" X 30" (1 cloth)  Box Box 35
Box Box 428
Peter Rabbit, uncut page proof (1 p.)  Box Box 428
 
Beatrix Potter jigsaw puzzles  
Box Box 36
Pic-me-up puzzles, Norton and Williams Development Company (2)  Box Box 36
 
Beatrix Potter soap collection  
Box Box 36
Peter Rabbit/Pierre Lapin (3 boxes)  Box Box 36
 
Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1 piece)  Box Box 36
 
Tom Kitten (1 piece)  Box Box 36
 
China figurines of book characters  
Box Box 40
Hunca Munca (Tale of Two Bad Mice) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Mrs. Rabbit (Tale of Peter Rabbit) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Peter Rabbit (Tale of Peter Rabbit) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Tailor of Gloucester (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Lady Mouse (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Jemima Puddleduck (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Little Pig Robinson (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Squirrel Nutkin (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Benjamin Bunny (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Tale of Gloucester) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail (Tale of Peter Rabbit) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Old Mr. Brown (Tale of Squirrel Nutkin) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Mr. Pricklepin (Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes) (1 figurine)  Box Box 40
 
Decorated tiles  
Box Box 38
Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1 tile)  Box Box 38
 
Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1 tile)  Box Box 38
 
Tale of Peter Rabbit (1 tile)  Box Box 38
 
Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1 tile)  Box Box 38
 
Tale of Tom Kitten (1 tile)  Box Box 38
 
Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1 tile)  Box Box 38
 
Jigsaw Puzzles  
Box Box 36
Peter Rabbit (Pic-me-up puzzle) Gameophiles Unlimited, c 1974 (1 puzzle)  Box Box 36
 
Jemima Puddle-duck (Pic-me-up puzzle) Gameophiles Unlimited, c 1973 (1 puzzle)  Box Box 36
Box Box 35
Peter Rabbit (Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd. (1 puzzle)  Box Box 35