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Ernestine Beyer Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ernestine Beyer Papers
Dates: 1962
Creator: Beyer, Ernestine
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-718
The collection consists of correspondence relating to the writing of a single title.

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

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Story of Little-Big, 1962

Biographical Sketch

Ernestine Cobern Beyer, (4 August 1893 - 13 Dec 1972) was an American poet and children’s author. Beyer was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Ernestine Craft Cobern, and Camden McCormack Cobern, a Methodist minister, archaeologist, and author of many articles and books on his explorations in Palestine. Ernestine progressed, with her mother as teacher and accompanist, from simple songs in English to operatic arias in French, Italian, and German. For 25 years, Ernestine submitted poems and stories to children’s magazines, and often had the pleasure of seeing them in print. Widowed in 1937 in the middle of the Depression, Ernestine struggled to support her children on too slim a budget. Her published poems were not income inflating at two dollars a line. The publication of "Sunbonnet Babies" in the Ladies' Home Journal (April, 1949) marked a change in Ernestine's fortunes. She received several awards from The National League of American Pen Women, and in April of 1972 was invited to Washington to be honored by the league for the best religious poem. Ernestine died eight months later on December 13, 1972.

Biographical Source: ,2008

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence relating to the writing of 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.
  • Beyer, Ernestine
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Story of Little-Big 1962 
Note Guthrie, Vee
Chicago: Reilly and Lee, 1962
Box MF 83
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 83