Esther Averill's papers
have been collected by several archival repositories. These include:
The de Grummond Children's Literature
The main focus is
on American and British children's literature, historical and
contemporary. Founded in 1966 by Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, the
Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of
more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as 100,000+
published books dating from 1530 to the present. Part of Special
Collections, the de Grummond Collection is housed in the McCain
Library and Archives on the campus of The University of Southern
The material was
donated by Esther Averill in 1966 and 1971.
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives
serves as a repository for manuscripts, archives, books, and
special collections of original research materials.
Esther Averill's Jenny and the Cat Club, typewritten
manuscript with corrections, is held in:
D. Lindquist Papers,
1937-1978 (MSS-019) in the Business, Literary, and Miscellany
University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
University of Minnesota Libraries
The CLRC, an internationally recognized resource in the field
of childrens literature, contain six core collections and
several smaller collections. They are the Kerlan Collection of
Children's Literature, the Hess Collection of Dime Novels, Story
Papers, and Series Books, the Paul Bunyan Collection, the Laura
Jane Musser Collection of Oziana materials, and the Illustrated
Treasure Island Collection. The CLRC is continually expanding
its holdings in historical and other areas. The collections are
available for the use in the Andersen Library under certain restrictions.
Inquires may be made to the Children's Literature Research Collections.
The collection contains written and illustrative production material
for five titles published between 1944 and 1973 with Harper.
The original art work includes pencil sketches, ink and water
illustrations, and blueprint sheets. Original manuscript material
includes corrected typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence,
bookmark and miscellaneous material.
Children's Literature Research
West Bank, Minneapolis
222 21st Ave. S.