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Finding Aid for the Margery Turner Fisher Papers, 1937-1992
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Description
Margery Turner Fisher (1913-1992) was an author and critic. She taught English at Oundle School (1939-45), organized courses on reading and writing for pleasure, and created her own journal, Growing point, for reviewing children's books. The collection consists of journals, annotated card index, illustrations, notes, correspondence, clippings, published books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, lectures, articles and reviews, and memorabilia.
Background
Fisher was born Margery Turner in 1913 in Camberwell, London, England; B.Litt and MA from Somerville College, Oxford; became author and critic; taught English at Oundle School, 1939-45; organized courses on reading and writing for pleasure for the National Federation of Women's Institutes; in 1962, created her own journal, Growing point, for reviewing children's books; publications include Field day (1951), Intent upon reading: a critical appraisal of modern fiction for children (1961), Matters of fact: aspects of non-fiction for children (1972), Who's who in children's books (1975), and The bright face of danger (1986); she died on December 24, 1992 in Northampton, England.Margery Fisher became one of the world's most knowledgeable authorities on books written for children. She acquired this reputation through her publications and the review of children's books Growing Point which she edited and published for thirty years; and this reputation in turn led to her being sought and her involvement with organizations concerned with such books throughout the world.
Extent
25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 42 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.