The Madeline Tabler Collection documents the creative process behind writing children's and young adult literature. The collection dates from 1963-1975.
The collection consists primarily of unpublished manuscripts and published articles. It has accordingly been divided into
two series, Manuscripts and Articles.
Madeline Ann Balch McDougal was born in 1922. Her mother, Catherine Ann Balch, died in childbirth when Madeline was 5, and
she grew up using her mother's maiden name. She graduated both from Michigan State College with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry,
and also from the School of Nursing at Sparrow Hospital. James Gilmore Tabler married Madeline in 1946, and the couple had
two children, Michael and Joseph. The family moved to San Diego in 1952.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.