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Madye Lee Chastain Papers

Summary Information
Title: Madye Lee Chastain Papers
Dates: 1947
Creator: Chastain, Madye Lee
Extent: 21 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-918
Contains scratchboard illustrations for The Cow Tail Switch and Other West African Stories.

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

Access and Use
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Cow Tail Switch and Other West African Stories, 1947

Biographical Sketch

Artist Madye Lee Chastain was born in Texarkana, Texas in 1908. She studied art and worked as an artist before turning to writing and illustrating. She published numerous children's books in the 1940s through the 1960s.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 4, p. 48-49.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains scratchboard illustrations for The Cow Tail Switch and Other West African Stories.

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.
  • Chastain, Madye Lee
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Cow Tail Switch and Other West African Stories 1947 
Note Courlander, Harold and George Herzog
New York: Holt and Company, 1947
Box M.C. 1127
scratchboard illustrations (21 p.)  Box M.C. 1127