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Phyllis Fenner Papers

Summary Information
Title: Phyllis Fenner Papers
Dates: 1923-1981
Creator: Fenner, Phyllis
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-686
Abstract:
Phyllis Fenner's papers include business correspondence, personal correspondence, citataions for anthologies, address books, date books, travel logs, legal papers, speeches written and given by Ms. Fenner, tables of contents for her anthologies, and manuscripts.

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

Business Correspondence,

Citations for Anthologies, etc.,

Legal Papers and Personal Correspondence,

Manuscripts/Anthologies,

Personal Correspondence,

Clara Sipprell Correspondence,

What's a Classic,

Speeches,

Jessica Beers Correspondence,

Tables of Contents for Anthologies,


Biographical Sketch

Phyllis Fenner was born October 24, 1899 in Almond, NY, and died February 26, 1982 in Manchester, VT. For 32 years she served as a school librarian in Manhasset, NY. She was the editor of numerous anthologies for children. The first, Magic Hoofs , was published in 1941. That same year a book she authored, Our Library: Story of a School Library that Works , was also published. In 1959 she began doing books for older children because she felt there was a need for such literature. Biographical source: Something About the Author , Volume 29, p. 73 and Volume 1, p. 91-92.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains hundreds of pages of correspondence, speeches that she wrote and delivered, travel logs, citations and tables of contents for her anthologies, as well as manuscripts.

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.
  • Fenner, Phyllis
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Business Correspondence  
Box M. F. 1688
Typescript, (May 15, 1923 - Dec. 26, 1959) (396 p.)  Box M. F. 1688
Box M. F. 1691
Typescript, (Dec. 26, 1959 - July 25, 1964) (500 p.)  Box M. F. 1691
Box M. F. 1695
Typescript, (July 27, 1964 - Oct. 4, 1969) (498 p.)  Box M. F. 1695
Box M. F. 1697
Typescript, (Oct. 4, 1969 - Nov. 22, 1976) (500 p.)  Box M. F. 1697
Box M. F. 1700
Typescript, (Nov. 30, 1976 - Jan. 29, 1981) (327 p.)  Box M. F. 1700
 
Citations for Anthologies, etc.  
Box M. F. 1689
Citations (223 p.)  Box M. F. 1689
 
Correspondence with David Fenner (13 p.)  Box M. F. 1689
 
Correspondence with Andrew Fenner (12 p.)  Box M. F. 1689
 
Correspondence with William Fenner (16 p.)  Box M. F. 1689
 
Correspondence with Jessamine Fenner (69 p.)  Box M. F. 1689
Box M. F. 1698
Citations (496 p.)  Box M. F. 1698
 
Address books (257 p.)  Box M. F. 1698
 
Date books (250 p.)  Box M. F. 1698
Box M. F. 1699
Citations for books (23 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
Legal Papers and Personal Correspondence  
Box M. F. 1693
Plot reservations (34 p.)  Box M. F. 1693
 
Correspondence with lawyers (12 p.)  Box M. F. 1693
 
Carbons of wills (16 p.)  Box M. F. 1693
 
Personal correspondence with lawyers (34 p.)  Box M. F. 1693
 
Personal correspondence (22 p.)  Box M. F. 1693
 
Manuscripts/Anthologies  
Box M. F. 1702
Holograph (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1702
 
Typescript (498 p.)  Box M. F. 1702
Box M. F. 1703
Typescript (500 p.)  Box M. F. 1703
Box M. F. 1704
Holograph (9 p.)  Box M. F. 1704
 
Typescript (395 p.)  Box M. F. 1704
 
Personal Correspondence  
Box M. F. 1685
Faith Fenner (400 p.)  Box M. F. 1685
 
William Fenner (84 p.)  Box M. F. 1685
 
Andrew Fenner (78 p.)  Box M. F. 1685
Box M. F. 1692
Correspondence (54 p.)  Box M. F. 1692
 
Correspondence w/Carol Fenner Williams (286 p.)  Box M. F. 1692
Box M. F. 1686
David Fenner (1942-1980) (26 p.)  Box M. F. 1686
 
Wilma (176 p.)  Box M. F. 1686
 
Esther Fenner (1942-1980) (116 p.)  Box M. F. 1686
 
Mary McCrea (101 p.)  Box M. F. 1686
Box M. F. 1699
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
Correspondence w/Esther Gerstenfield (46 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
Box M. F. 1690
David Fenner (1952-1981) (23 p.)  Box M. F. 1690
 
Carol Fenner (1952-1981) (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1690
 
Avah Hughes (1952-1981) (82 p.)  Box M. F. 1690
Box M. F. 1687
Correspondence with various people (370 p.)  Box M. F. 1687
 
Clara Sipprell Correspondence  
Box M. F. 1699
Correspondence (Vermont Council of the Arts) (24 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
Personal correspondence (76 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
Legal correspondence (17 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
What's a Classic  
Box M. F. 1692
Typescript (17 p.)  Box M. F. 1692
 
Speeches  
Box M. F. 1699
Speeches (28 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
Box M. F. 1705
More typescript for speeches (1941-1966) (79 p.)  Box M. F. 1705
Box M. F. 1694 M. F. 1694
Typescript for speeches (1941-1966) (807 p.)  Box M. F. 1694 M. F. 1694
Box M. F. 1696
Typescript for speeches (1941-1966) (450 p.)  Box M. F. 1696
 
Jessica Beers Correspondence  
Box M. F. 1699
Passport (5 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
Travel logs (holograph) (452 p.)  Box M. F. 1699
 
Tables of Contents for Anthologies  
Box M. F. 1701
Typescript (650 p.)  Box M. F. 1701