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Finding Aid for the Ninon MacKnight Papers, 1942-1969
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ninon MacKnight Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1969
    Collection number: 854
    Creator: MacKnight, Ninon
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ninon MacKnight (1908- ) drew sketches for the children's page of the Sunday Sun newspaper, and illustrated children's historical books, then illustrated picture books for younger children. Published works for which she was illustrator include Little Amish School House (1939), Snow White (c1946), For a Child: Great Poems Old and New (1947), and Kit Koala: the Shy Little Bear (c1948), which she both wrote and illustrated. The collection consists of original illustrations for seven children's books, and letters from various publishers regarding illustrations.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Ninon MacKnight, 1960-85.
    • Gift of Paul Jordan Smith, 1971.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ninon MacKnight Papers (Collection 854). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Ninon MacKnight was born on April 5, 1908 in Sydney, Australia; attended private school for girls in Sydney; drew sketches for the children's page of the Sunday Sun newspaper; came to the United States; first illustrated children's historical books, then illustrated picture books for younger children; married Wilbur Jordan Smith; published works for which she was illustrator include Little Amish School House (1939), Snow White (c1946), For a Child: Great Poems Old and New (1947), and Kit Koala: The Shy Little Bear (c1948), which she both wrote and illustrated.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original illustrations for seven children's books and letters from various publishers regarding illustrations.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    MacKnight, Ninon--Archives.
    Illustrators--United States--Archival resources.
    Authors, American--Archival resources.
    Illustrated works.
    Juvenile literature.
    Manuscripts for publication.