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Marian Curtis Foster Papers

Summary Information
Title: Marian Curtis Foster Papers
Dates: 1949-1958
Creator: Foster, Marian Curtis
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-839
Marian C. Foster's papers include art work for 3 titles, miscellaneous art, biographical sketch, and a collage.

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.


Miscellaneous Art,

Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve, 1949

Coco Is Coming, 1956

Little Bear's Sunday Breakfast Breakfast, 1958

Biographical sketch,


Biographical Sketch

Marian Curtis Foster was born in 1909 in Cleveland, OH; she died October 27, 1978 in Southhampton, NY. She attended Shophie Newcomb College, Art Students League, New York City, and Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France. She wrote under the pseudonym Marianna. She was an author and illustrator of children's books. Some of the children's authors she illustrated for were Janice Brustlein, Janice Udry, Betty Peckinpah, Elizabeth Gordon, and Rhonda Berman. The drawings she did for her books were usually watercolor and gouache. Many of her original drawings are housed in the special Marianna Room of the Hockessin Elementary School Library in Wilmington, Delaware. Biographical Source: Something About the Author vol. 23, p. 73-74

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains art work for 3 titles, miscellaneous art, biographical sketch, and a collage.

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.
  • Foster, Marian Curtis
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Miscellaneous Art  
Box M. C. 461
Watercolors (7 p.)  Box M. C. 461
Miss Flora McFlimsey's Christmas Eve 1949 
Note by Marian Curtis Foster
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1949
Box M. C.461
Watercolor study (1 p.)  Box M. C.461
Coco Is Coming 1956 
Note by Betty Peckinpah
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1956
Box M. C. 461
Ink, pencil and watercolor dummy with typescript (32 p.)  Box M. C. 461
Little Bear's Sunday Breakfast Breakfast 1958 
Note by JaniceBrustlein
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1958
Box M. C. 461
Watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box M. C. 461
Biographical sketch  
Box M. F. 319
Typescript  Box M. F. 319
Box Art Box 229
from an old sampler (framed)  Box Art Box 229