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Esther Averill's papers have been collected by several archival repositories. These include:

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
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 Mississippi.

Esther Averill Papers
The material was donated by Esther Averill in 1966 and 1971.

Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-4349

M. 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:
Jennie D. Lindquist Papers, 1937-1978 (MSS-019) in the Business, Literary, and Miscellany Collection

University Libraries
University at Albany
State University of New York
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
(518) 437-3935

University of Minnesota Libraries
Children's Literature Research Collections
The CLRC, an internationally recognized resource in the field of children’s 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.

Esther Averill Collection CLRC-1214
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 Collection
West Bank, Minneapolis
222 21st Ave. S.
(612) 624-4576


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