Collection 101 Administrative information
Collection title and number: Edna Edwards Interviews with Children's Authors and Illustrators. Collection 101 Accession number: 2010.4; gift of Bryan Edwards. Collection size: 3 archival boxes (1.63 linear feet) Dates: 1966-1976Languages: EnglishCreator: Edna EdwardsProcessing history: Processing began in February 2011 and was completed in March 2011. Processed by Natalie Sims.
This collection consists of textual and audio materials documenting Edna Edwards' interviews with children's literature authors and illustrators. The interviews were conducted in the early 1970s. Some of the interviews were published, while others remain unedited on cassette tape. Two series are open for research; see below for links to their box and folder lists, which provide indices to the materials in each series.
Collection description: This collection consists of correspondence, notes, recorded interviews on cassette tape and CD, and transcripts of the interviews Edna Edwards conducted with notable children's authors and illustrators. Correspondence includes information about scheduling the interviews, as well as personal exchanges and examples of the interviewees' work.The collection includes correspondence with authors who declined an interview, including Ray Bradbury, Charles Schulz, E.B. White, Beverly Cleary, Eleanor Cameron, Felix Hoffmann, Joseph Krumgold, Robert McCloskey, and T.S. Geisel.Notable items: signed brochures from Bill Peet, including a poster of his illustrations; an illustrated holiday letter and a card from Bill and Margaret Peet; signed brochures from Elaine Konigsburg; an illustrated holiday letter from Hugh and Madeleine (L'Engle) Franklin.Series description: The materials in the Edna Edwards Interviews with Children's Authors and Illustrators have been organized into two series, each with a box and folder list that provides indices to the series' holdings. To view the description, and box and folder list of these series, select the appropriate series link:
Biography: A brief biography of Edna Edwards and the history of the interview project.
Research access: For information on making an appointment to see the Edna Edwards Interviews with Children's Authors and Illustrators, please call the department at 310-338-5710; or e-mail the department: Special.Collections@lmu.edu. For the rules governing the use of our materials, consult the access policy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
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