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Allena Best Papers

Summary Information
Title: Allena Best Papers
Dates: 1936
Creator: Best, Allena
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-715
The collection consists of a single ink illustration for a single title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Jerome Anthony, 1936

Biographical Sketch

Allena Best was born in 1892 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She attended the Albany School for Girls and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as well as various art schools in New York and Paris. She began a career as an illustrator of books for young people and went on to write children's books as well. She wrote under the pseudonym Erick Berry. She also collaborated on books with her husband, Herbert Best. She died in 1974. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 2, pp. 25-28, V. 25, p. 48.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a single ink illustration for a single title.

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.
  • Best, Allena
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Jerome Anthony 1936 
Note Evans, Eva Knox
New York: Putnam's and Sons, 1936
Box MC 1417
Ink Illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1417