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Marion Downer Papers

Summary Information
Title: Marion Downer Papers
Dates: 1963-1968
Creator: Downer, Marion
Extent: art: 1 box written: ca. 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-485
Collection contains 1 illustration, and written production materials including typescripts, galley proof, production estimate, correspondence, front matter and clippings, for 3 titles.

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.


Long Ago in Florence; the story of the della Robbia sculpture, 1968

Roofs over America, 1967

Story of Design, The, 1963

Biographical Sketch

Marion Downer was born about 1892, and died October 6, 1971. She was an author/illustrator who wrote 11 books for children and illustrated several others. She received the Children's Spring Book Festival Award, older children's category, in 1964, for The Story of Design .

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 25

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 1 ink and pastel illustration. Written material includes corrected typescript, galley proof, production estimate, front matter, notes, jacket proof, correspondence, clippings.

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.
  • Downer, Marion
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Long Ago in Florence; the story of the della Robbia sculpture 1968 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1968
Box MF289
Typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF289
Typescript, corrected photocopy (17 p.)  Box MF289
galley proof (1 p.)  Box MF289
production estimate (20 p.)  Box MF289
Roofs over America 1967 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1967
Box MF289
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF289
notes, photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF289
Box MC1472
ink and pastel illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1472
Story of Design, The 1963 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1963
Box MF289
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF289
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MF289
correspondence (50 p.)  Box MF289
clippings (7 p.)  Box MF289