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Peggy Bacon

Summary Information
Title: Peggy Bacon
Dates: 1947-1968
Creator: Bacon, Peggy
Extent: 2 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-328
The material in the collection consists of one chalk illustration from one book , The Cat that Jumped Out of the Story , and a typescript manuscript from another book, The Magic Touch.

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.


The Cat that Jumped Out of the Window, 1947

The Magic Touch, 1968

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Frances (Peggy) Bacon lived from 1895 to 1987. She was a teacher, artist, illustrator and author known for her humorous satires. She wrote and illustrated many books for children, among them Mercy and the Mouse, Off with Their Heads, and The Ghost of Opalina. She also illustrated many children's books, such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Treasury of Cat Stories. She contributed artwork to magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 50 p. 42

Collection Scope and Content Note

Margaret Frances ( Peggy) Bacon's work in this collection consists of one chalk illustration and a manuscript typescript.

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.
  • Bacon, Peggy
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Cat that Jumped Out of the Story 1947 
Note  Philadelphia: J.C. Winston Co., 1947
Box MC1357, folder 1
Illustration, chalk (1 )  Box MC1357, folder 1
The Magic Touch 1968 
Note  Little, Brown: Little, Brown, 1968
Box MF 48, 2 folders
Typescript, carbon (1 )  Box MF 48, 2 folders