Finding Aid for the Frances Clarke Sayers papers, 1910-1989

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Title: Frances Clarke Sayers papers
Collection number: 1631
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 16.5 linear ft. (33 boxes. 3 oversize boxes.)
Date: 1910-1989
Abstract: Frances Clarke Sayers (1897-1989) was a lecturer on children's literature at UCLA (1954-65). She won the Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service in the profession of librarianship (1965), and the Clarence Day Award (1966) for Summoned by Books: Essays and Speeches. The collection consists of Sayers' correspondence, family journals, photographs, notes, and memorabilia.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Sayers, Frances Clarke, 1897-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frances Clarke Sayers Papers (Collection 1631). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Sayers was born on September 4, 1897 in Topeka, Kansas; attended University of Texas and Carnegie Institute of Technology; assistant in children's room (1918-23) and superintendent of work with children (1941-52), New York Public Library; lecturer on children's literature, 1954-65, UCLA; won Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service in the profession of librarianship, 1965 and Clarence Day Award, 1966 for Summoned by Books: Essays and Speeches (edited by Marjeanne Blinn, 1965); other publications include Bluebonnets for Lucinda (1932), Mr. Tidy-Paws (1934), and Anne Carroll More: a Biography (1972); she died on July 24, 1989 in Ojai, California.

Expanded Biographical Narrative

Frances Clarke Sayers, noted children's librarian, author, teacher, storyteller and speaker, was an advocate of excellence in children's literature. 1 Born on September 4, 1897 in Topeka, Kansas, Sayers later stated that she knew she wanted to be a children's librarian from childhood. 2 After attending the University of Texas at Austin, she graduated from the Library School at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1918, which was the first and, at that time, only library school specializing in work with children. 3
Sayers had a long career in both librarianship and academia. Between 1918 and 1925, she was a children's librarian at the New York and Los Angeles Public Libraries and a school librarian at University Elementary School, UCLA. In 1941, she replaced Anne Carroll Moore as superintendent of work with children. Between 1934 and 1965 she was a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Librarianship, the Pratt Institute, the University of Michigan Library School and English Department, the New School of Social Research, the English Department, UCLA. In 1960, she was invited to join the newly opened School of Library Service at UCLA by the founding dean, Lawrence Clark Powell. 4 She remained on the faculty until her retirement in 1965.
Sayers published a variety of materials including essays, speeches, poetry, articles, children's books, and a biography of Anne Carroll Moore. She received a number of awards over the course of her career, including the Joseph W. Lippincott Award (1965), the Clarence Day Award (1966), and the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal (1973). She died on July 24, 1989 in Ojai, California.
In 1993, the Department of Library and Information Science, UCLA, established a lecture series in Sayers honor.
Chronology 5
1897 Born September 4, Topeka, Kansas
1915-1917 Attends University of Texas at Austin
1918 Graduates Library School, Carnegie Institute of Technology
1918-1923 Children's librarian, New York Public Library
1923-1924 Children's librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
1924-1925 School librarian, University Elementary School, UCLA
1925 Marries Alfred Henry Paul Sayers (June 27)
1934-1941 Lecturer in child librarianship, University of California at Berkeley School of Librarianship
1934 Publishes Bluebonnets for Lucinda
1935 Publishes Mr. Paws
1941 Publishes Tag-Along Tooloo
1941-1952 Superintendent of work with children, New York Public Library
1944-1950 Lecturer, Pratt Institute
1945-1953 Lecturer, University of Michigan Library School and English Department (summer courses - intermittent 1945-1953)
1948 Publishes Sally Tait
1950-1952 Lecturer, New School of Social Research
1951 Publishes Ginny and Custard
1951 Special advisor to Library of Congress
1952-1954 Prestige Service lecturer for Compton's Encyclopedia Company
1954 Lecturer, English Department, UCLA
1958 Edits Anthology of Children's Literature (with Evelyn Sickels and Edna Johnson)
1960-1965 Lecturer, School of Library Service, UCLA
1965 Retires to Ojai, California
1965 Receives Joseph W. Lippincott Award for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship
1966 Receives Clarence Day Award for Summoned by Books
1969 Receives Southern California Children's Literature Award
1970 Publishes Oscar Lincoln Busby Stokes
1972 Publishes Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography
1973 Receives Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal
1989 Dies July 24 in Ojai, California
Notes:
  1. Natalie Hall, UCLA to Honor Memory of Children's Literature Advocate Frances Clarke Sayers. UCLA News Press Release, February 6, 1990.
  2. Box 7, folder 3, Frances Clarke Sayers Papers (Collection 1631). Library Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Hall, 2.
  5. Laurel Langford Gunderson and Laureen Geppert Jacobs, Frances Clarke Sayers: Author, Librarian, Storyteller and Teacher. Bibliography created by students of the School of Library and Information Science, UCLA, December 9, 1993. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, family journals, photographs, notes, and memorabilia.

Expanded Scope and Content

The papers of Frances Clarke Sayers cover the period from 1910-1989 and measure approximately 20 linear feet. The collection consists of both business and personal papers. Materials related to her professional activities as a librarian, author, storyteller, lecturer, and teacher include copies of some of Sayers' publications, business correspondence, reel-to-reel tapes, phonograph albums, awards, and books. Within her personal papers, there are diaries and calendars, photographs, postcards, travel memorabilia, scrapbooks and Photograph albums, and textile materials.
The materials in this collection were not organized according to any discernible system. Unrelated items were housed together, apparently for ease of storage. Because of the lack of original order, a new arrangement was imposed on the materials. They have been rearranged by record series according to material format and subject matter as described below. In general, each box contains material of the same format. Be advised that some folders, mainly those created by Sayers, may contain materials of more than one series (e.g., professional activities with personal papers). Unless otherwise noted, these materials have not been separated--with the exception of photographs and postcards--in order to maintain original order of her folders. The photographs and postcards have been rehoused in separate boxes. Because materials can be housed in only one physical location, it is recommended that researchers search across the whole collection for items, rather than simply in the series that appear to be appropriate.
The papers have been divided into thirteen series. These are described below according to the processors' sense of the importance of the material. However, the container list is arranged alphabetically.
Professional Activities (1904-1989): This series of materials consists of business correspondence, newspaper clippings, lecture notes, and other materials relating to Sayers' role as a librarian, storyteller, speaker, and teacher. Items related to her work at UCLA are included as a sub-series of this series. Information regarding her criticism of Walt Disney is also included in this series, as well as in the Publishing Activities series.
Publishing Activities (1911-1989): Because a large proportion of the business papers reflected Sayers' publishing activities, a separate series was created for these materials. This series consists of correspondence with publishers and illustrators, research notes regarding Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, royalty statements, publishing contracts, and other materials related to Sayers' publishing career. This series contains letters to Sayers from Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Pamela L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, and a copy of a letter from E.B. White. Materials regarding Sayers' criticism of Walt Disney are included in this series, as well as in the Professional Activities series. Within this series, a sub-series of Publications is composed of materials published by or about Sayers, including books, articles, interviews, and reviews.
Personal Business (1925-1985): Correspondence between Sayers and her lawyer regarding family wills and estates, and material regarding the sale of property are grouped together in this series. Tax and insurance bills are also included.
Personal Papers (1889-1989): This series consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, and magazines. It includes Christmas cards to both Sayers' and her sister over several years in the 1970s.
Calendars and Diaries (1921-1986): This series is comprised of calendars, some of which were owned by Sayers' mother or appear to have been kept by Marie V. Clarke (Sayers' sister). Several of the calendars have diary entries; in 1978 there are entries on September 4 (Frances's birthday), February 5 (87 today), and December 19 (home with sister) which indicate that the calendars may have belonged to Marie. In addition, this series includes diaries, some originally had photographs, postcards, and clippings enclosed. The photographs and postcards were removed and rehoused separately. The clippings have not been separated from the diaries. Travel diaries are included in Travel Memorabilia series.
Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums (1889-1939): This series contains intact scrapbooks and albums belonging to Sayers' and to other family members.
Travel Memorabilia (1926-1986): This series includes brochures, guides, itineraries, and programs to theatrical and musical events. Postcards, newspaper clippings, and travel diaries are also included. Travel photographs are included in the Photographs and Negatives series.
Audiotapes and Records (where dated: 1959-1962): Both seven-inch and three-inch reel-to-reel tapes are included in this series. Those that are identified pertain to Sayers' storytelling activities. The records include speeches from her collection of essays, Summoned by Books, and readings by Ella Young and Ruth Sawyer.
Books (1901-1985): This series contains books from Sayers' personal collection, including children's books, books on writing, yearbooks, and autograph books.
Awards (1918-1981): Awards, medals, and plaques that Sayers received during the course of her career, and for her participation in the war effort, comprise this series.
Textile Materials (undated): A child's dress, petticoat, bonnets and caps, and kerchief comprise this series. The pins have been left intact on the kerchief to avoid damaging the material.
Artifacts (where dated: 1943): This series contains three pieces of original art of unknown origin.
Photographs and Negatives (1899-1989): Photographs from Sayers' travels, work, and home life, including formal portraits of family members are included in this series. A photograph taken at the Newbery Medal dinner in 1937 is included on which luminaries from the publishing, library, and political arenas are identified.

Organization and Arrangement

Many of the original document boxes of this collection contained a variety of materials of different formats in no particular order: e.g., personal papers, photographs, and awards were combined for no apparent reason other than convenience of storage. Because there was no discernible original order to this collection, the materials have been rearranged into record series based on their format and their subject matter: professional activities, publishing activities, personal business, personal papers, calendars and diaries, scrapbooks and Photograph albums, travel memorabilia, audiotapes and records, books, awards, textile materials, artifacts, and photographs and negatives. Original file labels were preserved whenever possible.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233736 

Related Oral History

The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sayers, Frances Clarke, 1897- --Archives.
Children's librarians--United States--Archival resources.
Women authors, American--Archival resources.

Container List

 

Artifacts

Box 9, Folder 6

Original Art Work. n.d.

Physical Description: On animal skin(?). With Eastern motif.
Box 28, Folder 14

Pen and Ink Drawings. 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Two pen and ink drawings addressed to Sayers. One titled: The Return of the Exile.
 

Audiotapes and Records

Box 3, Folder 6

FCS - Storytelling. 1962.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled FCS - Storytelling. Tape labeled Storytelling 16 May 62. Complete box title reads: Frances Clarke Sayers - 'Story Telling.' Boulevard Recording Studio label on box. Front of box has note: Tape 1.
Box 4, Folder 1

Young Feet on the Road. 1959.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled Young Feet on the Road. Tape labeled Sayers Los Ang recording Feb 1959. Complete box title reads: Sayers' latest recording: Young Feet on the Road.
Box 4, Folder 2

Young Feet on the Road, Madison, Wisconsin. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled Young Feet on the Road, Madison, WI. Tape labeled Re-recording Sayers lecture for Sayers. Complete box title reads: Young Feet on the Road, as recorded at Madison, WI.
Box 4, Folder 3

F.C. Sayers Side 1. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box and tape labeled F.C. Sayers Side 1.
Box 4, Folder 4

F.C. Sayers Side 2. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box and tape labeled F.C. Sayers Side 2.
Box 4, Folder 5

Sayers Side 2. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Tape unlabeled. Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled Sayers Side 2.
Box 4, Folder 6

Sayers Side 3. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled Sayers Side 3. Tape labeled Sayers 4.
Box 4, Folder 7

Untitled Tape. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Untitled. Previous label has been crossed out.

General note

Box labeled by processor.
Box 4, Folder 8

Swan Maiden and Might Mikko. n.d.

Dimensions note: 3” tape.

Scope and Content Note

Side 1 - Swan Maiden, side 2 - Might Mikko. Complete box title reads: Side #1 - Swan Maiden, Side #2 - Might Mikko.
Box 4, Folder 9

Billy Beg, Cat & Parrot. n.d.

Dimensions note: 3” tape.

Scope and Content Note

Side 1 - Billy Beg & His Bull, Side 2 - Billy Beg (continued) and Cat & Parrot. Complete box title reads: Billy Beg & His Bull, Side 2 - B.B. & His Bull (continued) and Cat & Parrot.
Box 5, Folder 1

Jose & Princess, Blue Hill etc. n.d.

Dimensions note: 4 3” tapes.
Physical Description: All tapes unlabeled. Handwritten labels.

Scope and Content Note

2 labeled. 1 labeled: Side 1: Jose & Princess, Side 2: Blue Hill. 1 labeled: Side 1 - Old Firedragonman, Side 2 - Mr. Samson Cat (turn reel over right after 1st story ends).
Box 5, Folder 2

Sayers - Side 1. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Tape unlabeled. Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled: Sayers - Side 1, 7.5 ips.
Box 5, Folder 3

F.C. Sayers Side 3. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled: F.C. Sayers Side III speed 7.5 ips. Tape labeled: Sayer 3.
Box 5, Folder 4

Sayers - Side IV. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled: Sayers - Side IV 7.5 ips. Tape labeled: Sayers small take Sandburg.
Box 5, Folder 5

Storytelling SLS 209. May 16, 1962.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Tape unlabeled. Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled: Storytelling SLS 202 16 May 62.
Box 5, Folder 6

F.C. Sayers Side IV. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Tape unlabeled. Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled: F.C. Sayers Side IV speed 7.5 ips.
Box 5, Folder 7

Unlabeled tape. n.d.

Physical Description: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Box unlabeled. Tape unlabeled.
Box 5, Folder 8

Tape # 7. n.d.

Dimensions note: 7” tape.
Physical Description: Handwritten label.

Scope and Content Note

Box labeled: #7. Tape labeled: #7.
Box 28, Folder 1

Summoned by Books. n.d.

Physical Description: Complete LP label reads: Summoned by Books: Speeches delivered by Frances Clarke Sayers.

Scope and Content Note

6 LPs titled: Summoned by Books: Speeches delivered by Frances Clarke Sayers, Readings by Ella Young, Ruth Sawyer Storyteller, Ella Young in the Guban(?) Sour Play at 78.
 

Awards

Box 14, Folder 4

War Finance Program Award. 1945.

Scope and Content Note

Citation from U.S. Treasury Department for services rendered in War Finance Program.
Box 21, Folder 7

Lippincott Award. 1965.

Scope and Content Note

The Joseph W. Lippincott Award for notable achievement in librarianship. Presented to FCS by American Library Association.
Box 22, Folder 5

Awards. 1964, 1966.

Scope and Content Note

The Edna Yelland Award, 1964. The Clarence Day Award, 1966.
Box 28, Folder 15

Rosenberg Library. 1981 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Award from Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas.
Folder also includes drawing of library.
Box 56, Folder 1

Pin. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Pin inscribed: Retiree - Civil Service Employees Association We Served.
Box 56, Folder 2

Plaque. 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Plaque inscribed: Frances Clarke Sayers Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Children's Literature Presented 1969 Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People.
Box 56, Folder 3

Lippincott Award Medal. 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Medal, inscribed on front: J.W. Lippincott Award Notable Achievement in Librarianship, inscribed on back: Frances Clarke Sayers 1965.

General note

Item removed from envelope originally titled: Lippincott Medal.
Box 56, Folder 5

Carnegie-Mellon Medal. 1918.

Scope and Content Note

Medal, inscribed on front: Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 1900, inscribed on back: Fiftieth Anniversary Frances Clark Sayers Class of 1918.
Box 56, Folder 6

Regina Medal. 1973

Scope and Content Note

Medal, inscribed on front: Regina Medal Continued Distinguished Contribution to Children's Literature, inscribed on back: Catholic Library Association Frances Clarke Sayers 1973.
Box 56, Folder 7

Libraria Sodalitas. 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Certificate awarded to Sayers for membership in Libraria Sodalitas.
 

Books

Box 8, Folder 2

Memoirs of a Midget. By Walter de la Mare. 1922.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed on front page: Frances Ellen Clarke, New York City, 14 Feb. '22.
Box 9, Folder 4

A Little Pretty Pocket-Book. 1944.

Physical Description: Bound photocopy.
Box 11, Folder 8

Autograph Book. 1941-1950.

Scope and Content Note

Autograph book for FCS from Women's City Club of San Francisco, May 25, 1941.
Box 12, Folder 1

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. n.d.

Box 15, Folder 8

South Side: 21 Poems by Children from Tucson's Southside. 1982.

Box 17, Folder 7

The Owl and the Woodchuck (with a few others) a song story by W.H. Neidlinger, with pictures by Walter Bobbett. 1901.

Box 17, Folder 8

The Cactus. 1916.

Scope and Content Note

University of Texas yearbook. Inscribed on front page: Frances E. Clarke.
Box 18, Folder 1

Address Book. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Address book, inscribed on front page: For Mother From Leu(?) Christmas 1920.
Box 18, Folder 2

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed on front page: Frances Ellen Clarke 1702 Sealy Ave. Galveston, Tex.
Box 18, Folder 3

Accordion Autograph Book. 1965-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Accordion autograph book inscribed with names, messages and correspondence.
Box 22, Folder 7

The Galveston That Was by Howard Barnstone. 1966-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosed in book are numerous newspaper clippings about Galveston.
Box 22, Folder 9

On the Art of Writing by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. 1923.

Scope and Content Note

Notes written in pencil on front page.
Box 23, Folder 1

The Tenth Muse by Herbert Read. 1958.

Box 25, Folder 5

The Old Plantations and Their Owners of Brazoria County Texas by Abner J. Strobel. 1930.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
Box 25, Folder 7

Mountains Converse by Roy Freeman. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed on front page: To Marie and Frances with Christmas love, Don and Lydia 1972.
 

Calendars

Box 2, Folder 1

1971.

Scope and Content Note

1971 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 2, Folder 2

1981.

Scope and Content Note

1981 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 2, Folder 3

1982.

Scope and Content Note

1982 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays in March. Initials MVC written on front cover.
Box 2, Folder 4

1982.

Scope and Content Note

1982 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Initials FCS appear every other Saturday.
Box 7, Folder 9

1975.

Scope and Content Note

1975 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 7, Folder 10

1976.

Scope and Content Note

1976 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 8, Folder 1

1977.

Scope and Content Note

1977 appointment calendar - social (some travel and business) engagements. Hair and medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 12, Folder 2

The Kipling Birthday Book. n.d. and 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Calendar book to record birthdays, with letter enclosed regarding notes for Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography.
Box 16, Folder 3

1965.

Scope and Content Note

1965 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 16, Folder 4

1966.

Scope and Content Note

1966 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 16, Folder 5

1967.

Scope and Content Note

1967 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 16, Folder 6

1968.

Scope and Content Note

1968 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays, occasionally consecutive weeks have same initials.
Box 16, Folder 7

1969.

Scope and Content Note

1969 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays, occasionally consecutive weeks have same initials.
Box 16, Folder 8

1972.

Scope and Content Note

1972 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 16, Folder 9

1970.

Scope and Content Note

1970 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 17, Folder 1

1973

Scope and Content Note

1973 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Box 17, Folder 2

1974.

Scope and Content Note

1974 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
Quote from Job clipped onto first page on 3 × 5 card.
Box 17, Folder 3

1978.

Scope and Content Note

1978 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Hair & medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
3 pink 4 × 4 sheets with menus (dated 1977, 1974, 1973) clipped to week of May 14.
Box 17, Folder 4

1979.

Scope and Content Note

1979 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
1 blue 4 × 4 sheet with menu (dated 1978) Clipped to week of January 7.
Box 17, Folder 5

1980.

Scope and Content Note

1980 appointment calendar - social (some travel & business) engagements. Medical appointments. Intermittent diary entries. Initials FCS and MVC(?) appear on alternate Saturdays.
1 5.75 × 7.75 sheet with menu clipped adjacent to week of May 18.
 

Diaries

Box 2, Folder 5

1921 and 1922.

Scope and Content Note

* 1921 and 1922 diaries - social engagements, mentions of Marie and Frances. 1922 diary inscribed on front page: Miriam A. Clarke, and on next page: Mrs. O.L.(?) Clarke.
Box 2, Folder 6

1923 and 1924.

Scope and Content Note

1923 and 1924 diaries - social engagements, mentions of Marie and Frances.
Box 2, Folder 7

1925-1929.

Scope and Content Note

1925-1929 diary - social engagements, mentions of Marie and Frances. Inscribed on front page: Miriam A. Clarke.
Box 2, Folder 8

1930-1934.

Scope and Content Note

1930-1934 diary - social engagements, mentions of Marie and Frances. Inscribed on front page: Given to me by Marie.
Box 3, Folder 1

1935-1938.

Scope and Content Note

1935-1938 diary - social engagements, mentions of Marie and Frances.
Box 3, Folder 2

1949-1952.

Scope and Content Note

1949-1952 diary - social engagements. Inscribed on front page: Marie V. Clarke.
Box 3, Folder 3

1927.

Scope and Content Note

1927 diary - social engagements, opinions about authors and books.
Box 3, Folder 5

Work Journal. n.d. and 1963-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Work journal, notes on writing, poems. Newspaper and magazine clippings re schools and children. Pressed flower.
Box 6, Folder 4

1934.

Scope and Content Note

Diary inscribed on front page: Bean Busby's Diary - History. FCS Mother.
Box 12, Folder 3

1941 and 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Diary, beginning June 6, 1957. Enclosed: announcement for Orquesta Nacional, Granada 1957; foreign currency; pressed flowers; rejection letter for The Miracle from Maxim Lieber, 1941.
Box 21, Folder 6

n.d. and 1949.

Scope and Content Note

One diary inscribed on front page: The Summer of 1949. Other diary contains various notes.
Box 22, Folder 8

Book Lists. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Diary inscribed on front page Marie, lists books and authors.
Box 23, Folder 4

Engagement Book - Notes. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Telephone and engagements book, with notes on vocabulary, and books and authors.
Box 24, Folder 1

Birthdays Book - Notes. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Birthday and anniversaries book, with notes on music.
 

Personal Business

Box 6, Folder 3

Securities and Income Record. 1950-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Securities bought and sold and income records for FCS, MVC, and A.H.P.S.(?).
Box 6, Folder 7

Cemetery Deeds. 1938-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Three deeds and certificates of perpetual care from Forest Lawn Cemetery Association: to Marie V. Clarke, November 23, 1938, noted Aunt B; to Oscar L. Clarke, January 16, 1939, noted Mother; to Marie V. Clarke, October 21, 1947, noted Father.
Box 9, Folder 3

Receipts. 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Receipts car services and repairs.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Car - Gas and Repairs 1981.
Not all of writing is legible on envelope.
Box 9, Folder 5

Avocado Certification Information. 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Report from the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture re Avocado Certification Program.
Box 9, Folder 9

Personal Memorabilia #2. 1963-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Cash record book, 1963-1985. Memorandum of durable power of attorney, 1983.

General note

Items removed from box originally titled: Memorabilia.
Box 9, Folder 12

Wills - Duplicates, to Be Filed. 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Two copies of last will and testament of Marie Virginia Clarke.
Box 11, Folder 1

Sayers, Alfred. 1925 and 1959.

Scope and Content Note

Deed for cemetery plot for Alfred Sayers (1959). Marriage license and certificate for Alfred H.P. Sayers and Frances E. Clarke (1925). Biography of Alfred and eulogy.
Box 12, Folder 5

A.A.R.P. n.d. and 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Information about American Association of Retired People (A.A.R.P.).
Box 12, Folder 8

Investment Portfolio. 1959-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Investment portfolio for FCS. Correspondence re portfolio, Alfred H.P. Sayers' trust.
Box 13, Folder 3

1970 Income Tax Returns. 1970.

Box 13, Folder 12

Conroe Property. 1971-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, contracts, map re sale of property in Conroe, Texas. Clippings and National Parks magazine on Big Thicket Park.
Box 13, Folder 16

Despres, Leon. 1955-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with lawyer (Despres) re Alfred Sayers' allowance, estate, and hearing re will; also re estate of Alice Sayers Bloomfield. Includes letter from Bering Realty to Marie Clarke re property in Texas.
Box 14, Folder 1

Tax and Insurance Bills. 1965-1983

General note

1968 estimated tax statement removed from folder 18.
Property assessments (1965-1978) and 1983 car insurance notice removed from folder 16.
 

Personal Papers

Box 6, Folder 1

Personal Correspondence #1. 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Card to FCS from Mary I. Purucker, December 1988. Mention of storytelling workshop, and festival.
Box 6, Folder 8

Wedding Invitation. 1889.

Scope and Content Note

Invitation for wedding of Bena Busby and O.L. Clarke, September 5, 1889. Enclosed is mounted(?) photograph of a woman.

General note

Invitation and photograph removed from envelope, originally reads: Wedding invitation Bena & O.L. Clarke.
Box 6, Folder 9

Personal Correspondence #2. Correspondence date 1952-1984. 1952, 1975 and 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Personal Correspondence re New York Public Library, UCLA, children's libraries, from Voices from the Past.
Box 6, Folder 10

Personal Correspondence #1. 1981 and 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards from 1981, other personal notes.
Box 6, Folder 13

To Be Responded To. 1973-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards (mainly from 1973), personal notes.
Folder includes review of Anne Carroll Moore in Commonweal and Los Angeles Times (2 Copies).
Horn Book Crier, March 1978, notations on article re Why Johnny Can Read...But Doesn't.

General note

Original file title reads: Thanksgiving Campaign.
Box 7, Folder 4

1978 Letters. 1976-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence and some business correspondence, including note from UCLA re autographed 1st edition books she donated being transferred to Special Collections. Copyright renewal notice for Ginny and Custard. Unopened mail.
Box 7, Folder 6

To Be Filed. 1973-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Save the Children Federation sponsorship information, including photograph. The Authors League of America, including membership information.
Box 7, Folder 8

Letters. 1973-1983.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence mostly personal, yet some business. Thank you cards and letters for gifts and visits. Card of gratitude for the ACM biography. Reminder of copyright renewal. Newspaper clipping re review of People of the Dawn by Richard Lyttle.
Box 8, Folder 3

Personal Correspondence #3. 1985.

Scope and Content Note

General personal correspondence. Holiday cards. Sympathy letters re Marie's death. Small book on Chagall's art from 1909-1918.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Mostly Cards.
Box 8, Folder 4

Personal Correspondence #4. 1925-1986.

Scope and Content Note

General personal correspondence, letter from FCS to Alfred Sayers from Mexico, 1936, and from Europe, 1939. Get well cards. Of 'Memory and Muchness' by FCS. Sympathy cards re Marie's death. Portrait of a Girl, by Conrad Aikens. A Decade, by Amy Lowell.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Correspondence, etc.
Box 9, Folder 1

Miscellaneous -- Personal correspondence. n.d. and 1959-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Poetry by Marianne Moore. Newspaper clipping: Galveston woman to lead political science talk to(?) - Mrs. O.L. Clarke. What You Can Do with Words from Offhand Press. Wesleyan College Alumnae Association Newsletter.
Box 9, Folder 8

Personal Memorabilia #1. n.d. and 1935-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clipping 1935 re luncheon for FCS. Address books. Medicine and Illness journal, 1989.

General note

Items removed from box originally titled: Memorabilia.
Box 10, Folder 7

Memorabilia. 1914-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence. Newspaper clipping re speech delivered by Mrs. O.L. Clarke from Galveston. Royalty earnings statement.
Box 10, Folder 10

Cannot Bear to Part - Articles. n.d. and 1944-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence. Pamphlet for storytelling festival 1956. Newspaper clippings and reviews. Correspondence from Ella Young and her obituary.

General note

Original file label reads in full: Things with which I Cannot Bear to Part - Articles.
Box 11, Folder 9

Personal Correspondence #5. 1925-1984.

Scope and Content Note

FCS wedding invitation. Holiday cards. Correspondence to and from family.
Box 13, Folder 2

Sayers - Curriculum vitae. n.d. and 1923-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Notes re curriculum vitae, passport for FCS issued 1957, affidavit of birth, Public Librarian's Professional Certificate from University of State of New York, personal Correspondence from father commemorating first mail air service.
Box 13, Folder 10

Encounter Magazine. 1954.

Scope and Content Note

Encounter (monthly magazine), July 1954. Includes pieces by Dylan Thomas, Bertrand Russell, Lucian Freud, and W.H. Auden.
Box 13, Folder 21

Clip and Send. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

2 clippings: Electronic Music Shown to Nordhoff Students, property listings and women's club film notice.
Box 13, Folder 24

Notes & Letters to Write Now. 1982-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, museum membership form, United Farm Workers' donation request, program for event honoring Sayers and others (June 30, 1986).
Box 14, Folder 19

Moore, Anne Carroll. 1954-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Materials re David M. Owen's book, A Manual for Free Divers Using Compressed Air, including review, interviews, and letter from Storer Lunt. Letter from Owen (Moore's great-nephew) to Sayers re Anne Carroll Moore and his research into family history.
Box 15, Folder 1

Holiday Cards #1. n.d. and 1972, 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards, mainly from 1976.

General note

Materials continued in folder 2.
Box 15, Folder 2

Holiday Cards #2. n.d., 1976 and 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards, mainly from 1976.

General note

Continuation of previous folder.
Box 15, Folder 3

Engraving Plate. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Copper engraving plate Mrs. Alfred H.P. Sayers.
Box 15, Folder 4

Personal Correspondence #6. n.d. and 1985-1987.

Physical Description: Items not filed in chronological order. Letter on Library of Congress stationery, signed Sybille, in red ink: missing p 1.Photograph Paul & Ethel Heins in env. w/Zebker return address.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence, including biographical piece by Mary Purucker that includes You Elegant Fowl by Sayers. Announcements of Marie Clarke's death. Letter re ALA plans to honor Sayers in 1986. Folder includes Hill Top Sawrey by Margaret Lane.
Box 15, Folder 6

Holiday Cards #3. n.d. and 1987-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards. Personal correspondence. Newspaper clippings re children's literature. Obituaries.
Box 15, Folder 7

Holiday Cards #4. 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards. Personal correspondence.
Box 16, Folder 1

Holiday Cards #5. 1978-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards.
Box 16, Folder 2

Donation Requests. 1976-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Charity donation requests. Returned checks. Newsletters.
Box 19, Folder 3

Holiday Cards #6. n.d. and 1982-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards to FCS and Marie. Personal correspondence.
Box 20, Folder 3

Holiday Cards and Correspondence #1. n.d. and 1925-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards. Personal correspondence. Wedding announcement for FCS and Albert Sayers. Two bookmarks.
Box 21, Folder 5

Holiday Cards and Correspondence #2. n.d. and 1929-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards and personal correspondence. Hans Christian Andersen: An Ugly Duckling Who Became Famous. Signal: Approaches to Children's Books.
Box 22, Folder 4

Cards and Correspondence #1. n.d. and 1957-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Personal Correspondence, cards, telegraph, magazine clipping.
Box 23, Folder 2

Cards and Correspondence #2. 1986-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Personal Correspondence, cards. Winter Crossing 1952.
Box 23, Folder 3

Cards and Correspondence #3. n.d. and 1985-1990.

Scope and Content Note

Personal cards, mostly birthday 1988. Some correspondence. Newspaper clippings. Card to Jean Waldrop (April 13, 1990) re honoring FCS.
Box 23, Folder 5

Cards and Correspondence #4. n.d. and 1983-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday and birthday cards, personal corr. Oral history agreement form. Historiographia Linguistica containing The Small Mythologies of Leonard Bloomfield by FCS. Dare to be Creative lecture by Madeleine L'Engle. Print of Russian woodcut 19th cent.
Box 23, Folder 6

Holiday Cards #7. 1988 and 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Holiday cards, some birthday.
Box 24, Folder 10

American Spectator. 1932 and 1933

Scope and Content Note

Two issues of The American Spectator: A Literary Newspaper (November 1932, January 1933). Envelope titled Terlingua.
Box 25, Folder 1

Address Book. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Address and telephone book.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
 

Postcards. v.d.

Box 26, Folder 1

no.1. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

61 postcards of art and scenes of Europe, New Orleans, and Glenwood Mission Inn in Riverside, California.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 26, Folder 2

no.2. 1980 and 1988.

Scope and Content Note

2 postcards from Page from Beckhole, Goathland (1980), from Maine (1988).
Box 26, Folder 3

no.3. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

3 postcards, 2 blank from Mexico, 1 to Alfred from F. from Hardanger.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Mexico 1936.
Box 26, Folder 4

no.4. n.d. and 1939.

Scope and Content Note

4 postcards, 3 blank, 1 to A.H.P. Sayers from Marie from Dkein, Norway.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1939.
Box 26, Folder 5

no.5. n.d., 1926 and 1937.

Scope and Content Note

8 postcards labeled and unlabeled. Labels include: Austin, Texas 1937, Ludington, Mich, Bovey, Minn.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Miscellaneous Undated & Untitled.
Box 26, Folder 6

no.6. 1957.

Scope and Content Note

4 postcards from Switzerland and Zurich.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1957 Part Two.
Box 26, Folder 7

no.7. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

3 postcards from Ludington, Michigan.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Misc - Undated & Untitled.
Box 26, Folder 8

no.8. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Ludington, Michigan.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Miscellaneous Undated & Untitled.
Box 26, Folder 9

no.9. n.d. and 1981.

Scope and Content Note

8 postcards, majority as holiday greetings.
Box 26, Folder 10

no.10. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard as holiday greeting.
Box 26, Folder 11

no.11. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Zurich re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography.
Box 26, Folder 12

no.12. 1980.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Fay and Larry from Arizona.
Box 26, Folder 13

no.13. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard of Greek bronze horse from Seattle Art Museum mailed from Carmel, California.
Box 26, Folder 14

no.14. 1939.

Scope and Content Note

3 postcards to Alfred from F. from Odense and Stockholm.
Box 26, Folder 15

no.15. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard of the First Unitarian Society of Madison, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright architect.

General note

Item removed from file titled: Book Lists.
Box 26, Folder 16

no.16. 1942.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Southbury, Connecticut to Mr. Alfred H. Sayers.

General note

Item removed from file titled: Clippings.
Box 26, Folder 17

no.17. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

22 postcards from Leningrad.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Memorabilia.
Box 26, Folder 18

no.18. n.d., 1936 and 1944.

Scope and Content Note

18 postcards from Texas, France, and the Medici wild flower series.
Box 26, Folder 19

no.19. 1912.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Limerick, Maine, from file about Anne Carroll Moore.

General note

Item removed from file titled: Pictures.
Box 26, Folder 20

no.20. 1988.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Jean and Tyke Waldrop to FCS from Flathead Lake.
Box 26, Folder 21

no.21. n.d. and 1989.

Scope and Content Note

3 postcards, from Salt Lake City, Utah and Cornwall.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Ring Book Sheets.
Box 26, Folder 22

no.22. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard as holiday greeting.
Box 26, Folder 23

no.23. 1976.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Mexico from Jean and Tyke.
Box 26, Folder 24

no.24. n.d., 1986 and 1987.

Scope and Content Note

5 postcards from Europe and U.S.
Box 26, Folder 25

no.25. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

2 postcards as holiday greetings.
Box 26, Folder 26

no.26. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

56 postcards, from U.S.A., art from European museums, and art by Hans Christian Andersen.
Box 26, Folder 27

no.27. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

8 postcards from Europe.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 26, Folder 28

no.28. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

44 postcards from Leningrad and England.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 26, Folder 29

no.29. n.d. and 1984.

Scope and Content Note

2 postcards from Bar Harbor, Maine from Page.
Box 26, Folder 30

no.30. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Rhodes, Greece.
Box 26, Folder 31

no.31. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from the National Gallery.
Box 26, Folder 32

no.32. 1958.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Dryman.
Box 26, Folder 33

no.33. 1989.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Page from Maine.
Box 26, Folder 34

no.34. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard as birthday greeting.
Box 26, Folder 35

no.35. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard as holiday greeting.
Box 26, Folder 36

no.36. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard, The Woman from Burgundy by Modigliani.
Box 26, Folder 37

no.37. n.d. and 1937.

Scope and Content Note

2 postcards, 1 street scene in Dallas 1937, 1 from Kiev.
Box 26, Folder 38

no.38. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

6 postcards from Krumlov and Nurnberg.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
Box 26, Folder 39

no.39. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Warsaw.

General note

Oversized postcard, filed on side of box.
Box 26, Folder 40

no.40. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 postcard from Warsaw.

General note

Item removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Oversized postcard, filed on side of box.
Box 26, Folder 41

no.41. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

2 postcards, from Mars Hill, Lynmouth and High Street, Clovelly.

General note

Oversized postcards, filed on side of box.
Box 56, Folder 4

Engraving Plate. 1943

Scope and Content Note

Frances Sayers.
 

Photographs and Negatives

Box 28, Folder 4

Frances Clarke Sayers. n.d.

Physical Description: 9 photographs, labeled and unlabeled, apparently professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: FC Sayers.
Box 28, Folder 5

Frances and Marie. n.d.

Physical Description: 6 photographs, labeled and unlabeled, some professionally taken.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Frances, Frances Ellen Clarke, Marie Virginia Clarke.
Box 28, Folder 6

Sayers. 1925.

Scope and Content Note

Professional photograph of Sayers signed by Eugene Hutchinson, 1925.
Box 28, Folder 7

Marie Virginia Clarke. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Professional photograph of Marie Virginia Clarke signed by Lansing Brown.
Box 28, Folder 8

Oscar Lincoln Clarke. n.d.

Physical Description: 4 photographs, apparently professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

Two labeled: Oscar Lincoln Clarke (Sayers' father).
Box 28, Folder 9

Oscar Clarke and Wife. n.d.

Physical Description: 3 photographs, apparently professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

One of group of men, labeled: O.L. Clarke. Others labeled Sayers' father and Sayers' mother.
Box 28, Folder 10

Miriam Busby Clarke. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 photographs, professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

One is duplicate of Sayers' mother from folder 12. The other is labeled: Sayers' mother, Bean (Miriam) Busby Clarke.
Box 28, Folder 11

Alfred Henry Paul Sayers. 1925 and 1930.

Physical Description: Two photographs, professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

One apparently of Alfred Sayers, signed by Eugene Hutchinson, 1930. One labeled Sayers' husband, Alfred H.P. Sayers, signed by Hutchinson, 1925.
Handwritten notes on 1925 photo: Alfred Henry Paul Sayers wedding picture - 1925.
Box 28, Folder 12

Bloomfield Pictures. n.d., 1909 and 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of 1930 drawing of Leonard Bloomfield by Bea Levy. Photograph of Fanny Bloomfield.
Box 28, Folder 13

Fanny Bloomfield Zeisten(?). n.d.

Physical Description: Professional photograph of Fanny Bloomfield Zeisten(?).

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten note on back of photograph: Fanny Bloomfield Zeisten(?), Noted concert pianist.
 

Photographs. v.d.

Box 50, Folder 1

no.1. n.d.

Physical Description: 21 photographs, labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Florence from San Miniata(?), Taxco, Marie and Elizabeth Heasey(?), Rosenborg Castle.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 50, Folder 2

no.2. n.d. and 1961.

Physical Description: 3 photographs, labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Christmas 1961.

General note

Items removed from Work Journal (Folder 5, Box 2).
Box 50, Folder 3

no.3. n.d. and 1940-1960.

Physical Description: Various photographs and negatives labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph professionally done labeled [father].
Photograph labels include: Ann Arbor, Ravinia(?) and Sausalito, Europe 1957. Negative labels include: Summer 1960 Negatives.

General note

Most photographs undated, with exception of Sausalito 1940, Europe 1957, Summer 1960 Negatives.
Box 50, Folder 4

no.4. n.d. and 1970-1976.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph labels include: Ojai, Fairview, Chazy(?), New York, Birthday party at the inn 1973 Frances, Edyth Matts(?), Evelyn Whorton, Mrs. F. Sayers, Miss M. Clark, Lucinda Whitoke(?) 10 1973. Mostly outdoor.

General note

Most photographs undated. Majority of those dated are from 1973.
Box 50, Folder 5

no.5. n.d. and 1940-1988.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Majority of labeled photographs are from New York City and Galveston, Texas 1987. Other labels include: Sausalito 1940, and best wishes for '88 from Jean and Tyke.... Unlabeled photographs from garden.

General note

Most photographs are dated from 1987, others from 1940, 1981 and 1988.
Box 51, Folder 1

no.6. n.d., 1931 and 1936.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Majority of labeled photographs are from Mexico in 1931 and 1936. Photograph labels include: Frances having her breakfast in the patio at Chilpancingo(?) 159 August 1936.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Mexico, 1936.
Box 51, Folder 2

no.7. n.d. and 1933-1964.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph labels include: Mexico 1933, Lake Arrowhead 1962, Ojai 1970, Coronado 1962 Page Frances Florence, Village Green 1950, photographic service University of California Library Los Angeles...

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Miscellaneous and undated. Largely - Ojai scenes.
Box 51, Folder 3

no.8. n.d. and 1939.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Majority of photographs are labeled from Scandinavia. Labels include: Stockholm 1939, Norway 1939, Oslo 1939, On the bridge of the Tabor 1939.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1939. Envelope also included itinerary for Mrs. Alfred Sayers And Miss Marie Clarke (file 6, box 6).
Box 51, Folder 4

no.9. n.d. and 1920-1954.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph labels include: Frances, Marie, Frances and Marie, Frances and Alfred, Mr. and Mrs. Sayers, Father and Frances on our front steps, Sausalito, Los Angeles, Galveston, Ravinia(?).

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Miscellaneous undated & untitled.
Box 51, Folder 5

no.10. 1961.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: New England 1961 Bertha, FCS, Mary Manthena(?), New York 1961, New England 1961 Bertha Miller's.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: New England 1961.
Box 51, Folder 6

no.11. n.d. and 1965.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Lawrence Clarke Powell, Frances Clark Sayers, Jerry Cushman - Retirement Party for FCS, Retirement 1965, Augustus Baker, Lorenz Graham, Lorraine, Bob Vosper, Marjeanne Blimm.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Pictures UCLA 1965.
Box 51, Folder 7

no.12. n.d. and 1957.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: 1957 5468 Village Green Planning the Trip, Spain 1957, London 1957, Rome 1957, Austria 1957, Salzburg 1957.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1957 Part Two.
Box 51, Folder 8

no.13. n.d., 1964 and 1966.

Physical Description: Various photographs, negatives, and slides labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph labels include: Ojai 1964, FCS being presented with award at ALA by Pres Vosper 7/15/66..., Lake Tahoe, Death Valley, Stonehenge Julian & MVC. Slides depict house.

General note

Some items removed from envelope originally titled: 1964 Ojai & New York
Box 52, Folder 1

no.14. n.d. and 1926-72.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai May '31, Village 1961, Ludington 1972, Redondo Blvd. 1948, La Country Club, Cuernavaca 1931.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Misc - undated and untitled.
Box 52, Folder 2

no.15. 1956.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Grand Tetons 1956, Crater Lake 1956.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Grand Tetons 1956.
Box 52, Folder 3

no.16. n.d. and 1950.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Tobago(?) 1950, The White Hall of Trinidad....

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Trinidad 1950.
Box 52, Folder 4

no.17. n.d. and 1964-1965.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 167 Fairview 1965, Los Angeles 1965, The one in the hat is Frances dear..., Ojai 1965 Mitzie and Melissa Fairview.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Ojai 1965. One photograph only is dated 1964, all other 1965, or undated.
Box 52, Folder 5

no.18. n.d., 1941 and 1978.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Helen & John Bauer April 30, 1978, April 1941 Death Valley.
Box 52, Folder 6

no.19. n.d. and 1926-1968.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Christmas 1966, Flossie(?), Page & FCS 1966, Ranch House Garden 1967, Ojai 1965 Sandy, Columbus 1927, Fiesole, Roman Ruins. Talking Latin...Sept '26, April 1941 Death Valley.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Miscellaneous.
Box 52, Folder 7

no.20. n.d. and 1949.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Frances at Versailles 1949, Marie on the Champs-Elysees July 1949, Frances at the sailing basin in the Luxembourg Gardens July 1949.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1949.
Box 52, Folder 8

no.21. 1966.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1966, Ojai Christmas 1966, FCS And Former Pres A.L.A. Edwin Castagna 7/15/66 Lippencott Award NYC.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Ojai 1966.
Box 52, Folder 9

no.22. 1960.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: June 1960 USC MVC's Retirement.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: June 1960 U.S.C.
Box 52, Folder 10

no.23. 1962.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1962, Pierpoint Inn, Ventura 1962, Village Green Christmas 1962, Mr. Parish with Exotic(?) Woods - 1962 - The Village in Los Angeles.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Christmas 1962.
Box 52, Folder 11

no.24. n.d. and 1965-1967.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1965, Ventura 1966, Ojai 1966, Picture by Dick Clarke(?) '67, MVC, Lucinda, Sandy & FCS.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Ojai 1965-1966.
Box 52, Folder 12

no.25. n.d. and 1926-1949.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Broadway, England 1926, FCS & MVC, Marie at the back gate Ravinia, Me myself, San Juan Capistrano - which is an romantic spot for me, being all mixed up with my romance, Los Angeles.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Miscellaneous undated & untitled.
Box 52, Folder 13

no.26. 1957 and 1960.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Salzburg 1957, Exmouth, England (1960), Copenhagen, Denmark (1960), Bayreuth, Germany (1960).

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1960. All photographs date 1960, except two which date 1957.
Box 52, Folder 14

no.27. n.d. and 1960.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Frances buying books somewhere in Poland (1960), Prague, Czechoslovakia (1960), Chopin birthplace near Warsaw (1960), Flower market at Sochi(?) Russia (1960), University of Moscow (1960).

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Russia - 1960.
Box 52, Folder 15

no.28. n.d. and 1972.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai Fairview 1972, 167 Fairview 1972, The Rocks 1972, Rocks - Planting, 1972 Waldrop.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: 1972.
Box 52, Folder 16

no.29. 1967.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1967, Front door on Briar Road 1967 Jean and Tyke, Monterey 1967, Guadalupe 1967, San Juan Bautista 1967, En Route to San Francisco 1967.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: 1967 Ojai & San Francisco.
Box 52, Folder 17

no.30. n.d. and 1968.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled, except one.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1968, Joan Trible(?) & FCS 1968, Ojai 1968 Fairview, Ojai 1968 Louise.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: 1968.
Box 52, Folder 18

no.31. 1969.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled 1969.

Scope and Content Note

House and people depicted.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: 1969.
Box 52, Folder 19

no.32. 1970 and 1972.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1970 Fairview, 1970 Dick Clarke(?), 1972 The Rocks - Waldrop(?).

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: 1970.
Box 52, Folder 20

no.33. 1967 and 1971.

Physical Description: Various photographs all labeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Ojai 1971, Carmel-by-the-Sea 1971, Birthday party 1971 Ojai, Esther - May 1971, Ben & David - May 1971, 1967 Interior by Dick Clarke, Waldrop(?) Portraits of Flan, summer 1971.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: 1971 - Ojai & Monterey-Carmel. All photographs date 1971, except one that dates 1967.
Box 53, Folder 1

no.34. 1937.

Scope and Content Note

Rolled photograph labeled: Dinner in honor of the award of the Newbery Medal Hotel Pierre June 22, 1937. Many people are numbered in ink and number corresponds with names and notes also in ink along border of photograph.
Box 53, Folder 2

no.35. n.d.

Physical Description: Framed photograph, professionally taken.

Scope and Content Note

Labeled on back in pencil: O.L. Clarke. Photograph is of a man seated at a desk.
Box 54, Folder 1

no.38. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph labeled: Scott Gilmore, Brittin(?) (Age 4 1/2 Mo), Gloria.

General note

Items removed from holiday cards.
Box 54, Folder 2

no.39. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

4 photographs, publicity proofs and FCS at ceremonies.
Box 54, Folder 4

no.41. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

3 photographs removed from envelope that reads: for Frances & Marie, Ojai. Photographs: Russ, the ground breaking - library, the wedding at Carolyn's.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: for Frances & Marie, Ojai.
Box 54, Folder 5

no.42. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of man drinking from cup, on back reads: Taro(?) Yoshimo. Photograph of woman at desk, reads: Compliments of - Ruth Mohr, Jane Amey(?)...(in all 11 names).
Box 54, Folder 6

no.43. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Various photographs all unlabeled, depicting award ceremony, from file that reads: The Catholics. Original file about Regina Medal.

General note

Items removed from file originally titled: The Catholics.
Box 54, Folder 7

no.44. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph unlabeled, from file that read: Sayers, Alfred. Original file also contained Alfred Sayer's death certificate, bio, eulogy, wedding license.

General note

Item removed from file originally titled: Sayers, Alfred.
Box 54, Folder 8

no.45. 1971.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph labeled: Anne Carroll Reiher as St. Lucy on her day, Dec. 13, 1971, Long Beach, Calif.
Box 54, Folder 9

no.46. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

3 photographs unlabeled, depicting country scene.
Box 54, Folder 10

no.47. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph of cat, labeled: Happy Holidays Tyke, Jean, and G.G.
Box 54, Folder 11

no.48. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

2 photographs, 1 of young girl, 1 of two women.
Box 54, Folder 12

no.49. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph labeled: This is a fuzzy but most flattering view of a bit of our back yard.
Box 54, Folder 13

no.50. n.d. and 1956.

Scope and Content Note

Various photographs labeled and unlabeled, from file that read: Sayers - Cur. Vita. Labels include: Storytelling Festival ALA Miami Beach Conference June 1956.

General note

Items removed from file originally titled: Sayers - Cur. Vita.
Box 54, Folder 14

no.51. 1986 and 1987.

Scope and Content Note

2 photographs labeled: Lerie(?) and Art Bjornstedt(?) being entertained by the hostess with the mostest at the ranch house 6/86, Carolyn Frances Hill born Aug. 21, 1987. A third generation of book lovers influenced by Frances Clark Sayers.
Box 54, Folder 15

no.52. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

9 photographs of FCS with friends.
Box 54, Folder 16

no.53. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph removed from envelope that reads: Photos and Biography in with papers concerning Marie's death.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Photos and Biography.
Box 54, Folder 17

no.54. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph labeled: Will and Oscar. Will Clarke - standing, Oscar - seated, Oscar was our father - FCS & MVC.

General note

Item was loose in scrapbook.
Box 54, Folder 18

no.55. n.d. and 1981-1985.

Physical Description: Various photographs labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Houston, Texas April 27, 1981, Warwich Hotel sunset, Marie Clark 92, Frances Sayers Feb. 6, 1983, Ely and Emilie Rifkind(?) Dec. 1985.
Box 54, Folder 19

no.56. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph labeled: Robert Berkes at age 21 on top of Mt. Lassen.
Box 54, Folder 20

no.57. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

15 proofs labeled: Proofs - consider expression, gesture, and pose only.
Box 54, Folder 21

no.58. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

16 photographs all unlabeled, depicting house and social scenes. Negative wheel.
Box 54, Folder 22

no.59. 1949.

Scope and Content Note

1 photograph labeled: Marie in front of 10 Downing Street London 1949.
Box 54, Folder 23

no.60. 1986 and 1987(?)

Scope and Content Note

2 photographs labeled: Mildred Batchelder, Frances Clarke Sayers, Rosemary Livesey(?) 1986/1987, left to right: Dorothy Anderson, Mildred Batchelder(?), Frances Clarke Sayers, Priscilla Moxom(?), Rosemary Livesy(?), Mary Puruker(?) 1986? 1987?.
Box 54, Folder 24

no.61. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 photographs unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

1 outdoor, nature scene, 1 group of adults gathered for formal photograph in a lecture room.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
Box 54, Folder 25

no.62. 1909.

Scope and Content Note

Class Photograph of Marie Clarke.

General note

Item removed from envelope originally titled: MVC.
Box 54, Folder 26

no.63. n.d., 1944 and 1956.

Physical Description: 13 photographs, labeled and unlabeled, some apparently professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: FC Sayers, Dr. Hyam Cohen, Alfred & Dorothy Kreymb(?), Leon Depres & Jimmy Bloomfield, John Goodwin, Margaret, Lucinda? P. Ackerman.
Box 54, Folder 27

no.64. n.d. and 1941-1964.

Scope and Content Note

18 photographs, some labeled: Sausalito, Koby, Jan, Hannie (?), Marion, Isabelle, Ben, Richie, Grandma.

General note

Envelope originally titled: Photographs - Cork.
Box 54, Folder 28

no.65. n.d. and 1931-1948.

Physical Description: 22 photographs, labeled and unlabeled, some apparently professionally done.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Frances Ellen Clarke, Aunt Lucretia, Redondo Blvd, Marie V. Clarke, F(?).N. Busby.
Box 54, Folder 29

no.66. n.d. and 1938-1939.

Physical Description: 5 photographs, labeled and unlabeled.

Scope and Content Note

Labels include: Alfred HP Sayers '38-'39, Frances and Marie probably 1938-1939, Frances & OL.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Correspondence, etc.
Box 54, Folder 30

no.67. n.d.

Dimensions note: 10 5 × 7 publicity photos and two 8.5 × 11 proof sheets.
Box 54, Folder 31

no.68. 1899-1956 and n.d.

Physical Description: 1 unknown image type.
Dimensions note: (7) 8 × 10 and (8) 5 × 7 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

7 feature Anne Carroll Moore or include her initials.

General note

Original file label reads: Pictures.
Box 55, Folder 1

no.69. n.d. and 1936-1989.

Scope and Content Note

50 photographs, several labeled from London, Austria, San Bernardino, Ojai, and Oxnard.

General note

Envelope originally titled: Ring Book Sheets. Travel memorabilia removed from this folder And placed in folder 5, box 15.
Box 55, Folder 2

no.70. 1937 and 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of Newbery dinner, 1937. Folder includes identification of several guests (including Sayers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ruth Sawyer, May Massee, Anne Carroll Moore, M. Batchelder).

General note

See also Box 53 for copy of this photograph.
Box 55, Folder 3

no.71. n.d.

Physical Description: 11 photographs, all unlabeled. 4 unidentified originals, and duplicates.
 

Professional Activities

Box 6, Folder 5

Storytelling Video Order Form. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Order forms for video tapes of Frances Clarke Sayers telling stories from Blue Heron Films and Tapes.
Box 6, Folder 12

Professional Papers. 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Article from March 18, 1985, LC Information Bulletin on symposium: Stepping Away from Tradition: Children's Books of the 20s and 30sat Library of Congress, November 1984.
Box 7, Folder 3

Meet Frances Clarke Sayers. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Draft versions of brief interview with Sayers re professional history and thoughts on storytelling, entitled Meet Frances Clarke Sayers. Includes handwritten notes.

General note

Original file label reads Blue Cross.
Box 7, Folder 7

Encyclopedia Britannica, Incorporated. 1973

Scope and Content Note

Letter written by Frances re employee discharge practices of Encyclopedia Britannica Corporation in regard to Mr. Wilbur Edwards of F.E. Compton Company.
Box 9, Folder 2

Children's Literature. n.d. and 1968-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Notice from Publishers' Weekly of future release of Summoned by Books by FCS. Utah Libraries newsletter, 1968. SCL News, newsletter of IFLA section of children's' libraries, 1989. The New Advocate, 1988.
Box 10, Folder 3

Oral History. 1973-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and blank contract for oral history. Correspondence re Anne Carroll. Review of ACM biography.
Box 10, Folder 5

The Catholics. 1972-1973 and 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re the Catholic Library Association, Regina Medal Award, and program for reception.
Box 10, Folder 8

Catholic Library Association Correspondence. 1968-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and pamphlet re the Catholic Library Association and the Regina Medal. Catholic Library World July-August 1973.
Box 10, Folder 9

Regina Medal Ceremony. 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re FCS awarded Regina Medal. Outline and notes for acceptance speech. Introduction speech. Who's Who in America information.
Box 10, Folder 11

Short Tales. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

The Blue Hill from Mercy and the Mouse.
Box 10, Folder 13

Letters to Reread. 1976-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence requesting copy of Summoned by Books for library. Correspondence re tale telling.
Box 11, Folder 7

FCS Biography. 1965-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Announcement of reception to honor FCS's retirement. Envoi by Walter de la Mare. Correspondence personal and professional bestowing gratitude. Lawyer's statement. Home savings and loan receipts.
Box 12, Folder 4

Re-sort - Immediate August 25, 84 1923-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to and from E.B. White. Correspondence from Carl Sandburg. Correspondence both personal and professional.
Box 12, Folder 6

Weston Woods. n.d. and 1968-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to and from Weston Woods Studios (Weston, Connecticut) re Carl Sandburg, The Staunch Tin Soldier, record albums of FCS reading stories by Carl Sandburg and Hans Christian Andersen.
Box 12, Folder 10

The Drop-Out Grandma. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Grandma Drop-Out or The Drop-Out Grandmother, and notes.
Box 13, Folder 1

The Reading Place. n.d. and 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Notes re The Reading Place. Newspaper clippings re poetry, My Dinner with Andre, Caldecott Medal and Newberry Medal.
Box 13, Folder 4

Barnhart Reader. n.d. and 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and Correspondence re proposed reader. Stories and fables.
Box 13, Folder 5

Work in Progress - General. n.d. and 1936-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes re A Shadow of Greatness, Cathedral, Sevilla, Menander's Mirror. The Weiner Song - Oscar Mayer & Company The Quill Club.
Box 13, Folder 6

Baker Campaign. n.d. and 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to, from, and about Mrs. Augustus Baker. Clipping from Los Angeles Times January 22, 1971 Student as product.
Box 13, Folder 7

The Stage-Struck Cat. 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Notes re The Stage-Struck Cat.
Box 13, Folder 8

Newspaper Clippings. n.d. and 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings from the Galveston News and the New York Herald Tribune re FCS and storytelling, FCS chosen as judge for children's book festival along with Pearl S. Buck, children's books.
Box 13, Folder 13

Bio and Storytelling Manuscript. n.d. and 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript on professional history and attitudes (includes criticism of Disney), storytelling.
Handwritten comments included on typed manuscript.
Box 13, Folder 18

Nomination of Mabel Williams. 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Mildred Batchelder requesting nomination letter for Mabel Williams for Grolier Award. Handwritten notes for Sayers nomination letter.
Box 13, Folder 19

Organizations - General. 1971 and 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Women's National Book Association re book scholarship (San Francisco Chapter) in Sayers' name. Speaking invitation from Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People.
Box 13, Folder 20

Letters - 1979 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from University of Pittsburgh re donations for Elizabeth Nesbitt Room. Folder also includes clippings on removal of Wiltern Theater's pipe organ and California wine festival attached to card labeled: Dick.
Box 13, Folder 22

Clippings. n.d. and 1955-67.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet celebrating The Moffats 25th anniversary. 2 copies of catalog for 1962-1963 exhibit on children's book art at UCLA. Children's literature article by Alison White. Interview of Anne C. Moore; television, book and music reviews, article on world health service.
One exhibit catalog includes handwritten marks on 4 pages of The Hobbit.
Box 13, Folder 23

Stacey and the Green Gunkey. 1979 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Memo re ALA's Anne Carroll Moore fellowship program proposal. Handwritten comments re manuscripts Stacey and the Green Gunkey and copy of the 11-page manuscript.

General note

Moved tax and insurance documents to folder 19.
Box 14, Folder 2

Unfinished Business - Writing. 1959-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Personal correspondence and handwritten manuscript pages and outline.

General note

Items not filed in chronological order.
Box 14, Folder 3

ALA talk. n.d.

Physical Description: Handwritten manuscript pages.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Sayers (possibly to sister) attached to review of Journal of Beatrix Potter 1881-1897.
Box 14, Folder 7

Durham, Mae. 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Letter declining to attend Laugh in meeting in Berkeley.
Box 14, Folder 9

Izard, Anne. n.d. and 1970-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between FCS and Anne Izard re library service for children, Proposal for pilot project for improved library service for children, Crisis in educational technology, Children's librarians in 1970.
Box 14, Folder 15

Lecture Notes. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, quotes re mythology, poetry, children and poetry, picture books, Is Reading Here to Stay?, Mother Goose and appeal to children, John Newberry, folklore.
Box 17, Folder 6

Who Works(?) the Wind?. 1970 and 1980.

Scope and Content Note

Notes Who Works(?) the Wind? May 16, 1970, notes on soaring. Notes Christmas 1980.
Box 19, Folder 5

Children's Literature. 1953-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Books for Young Readers, newspaper clipping re Jean Piaget and the future of education, The Lion and the Unicorn edited by FCS, John E. Goodman: founder of the UCLA library, announcement of Marie Virginia Clarke's death, correspondence.
Box 21, Folder 2

Children's Literature. 1904-1943.

Scope and Content Note

Books for Boys and Girls (1904), Stories (1943), Southwest Library Association Conference (1940), Institute on Library Work with Children (1939).
Box 22, Folder 6

Letters 1981. n.d. and 1970-1981.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, both professional and personal, dating mostly 1981. Introduction speech for FCS by Larry Powell, 1970.

General note

Majority date 1981, one 1980, introduction speech 1970.
 

Children's Books - Gifts. v.d.

Physical Description: (8 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Booklet of children's books suggested as holiday gifts by the New York Public Library.
Box 24, Folder 2

no.1. 1927-1932.

Box 24, Folder 3

no.2. 1933-1937.

Box 24, Folder 4

no.3. 1938-1942.

Box 24, Folder 5

no.4. 1943-1947.

Box 24, Folder 6

no.5. 1948-1952.

Box 24, Folder 7

no.6. 1953-1957.

Box 24, Folder 8

no.7. 1958-1964.

Box 24, Folder 9

no.8. 1965-1967.

Box 25, Folder 2

Rosenberg Library Bulletin. 1975-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Rosenberg Library Bulletins, dated 1975, 1976 and 1979.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
Box 28, Folder 2

Literature of Childhood Quote. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Quote by FCS re the literature of childhood.
 

UCLA Activities

Box 9, Folder 10

To Be Filed. n.d. and 1975.

Scope and Content Note

Wilson Library Bulletin, October 1975 article: UCLA's Trove of Rare Children's Books, by Wilbur Jordan Smith.
Box 11, Folder 4

UCLA - GSLIS Review. 1978.

Scope and Content Note

Six-year academic review of Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at UCLA.
Box 14, Folder 20

Sayers UCLA Oral History. 1949-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Letter and materials from Dale Treleven re verifications for oral history interview. Folder also contains Leonard Bloomfield obituary from Washington Star and letter from Leon Despres re visit and reminiscences of Bloomfield family.
Box 22, Folder 3

UCLA Retirement. n.d., 1965 and 1969.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and announcement re FCS's retirement and reception at UCLA in 1965. Envoi by Walter de la Mare. Come Hither! Three Who Meet the Challenge.
 

Publishing Activities

Box 6, Folder 6

Anthology - sixth edition. 1983

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Houghton Mifflin Company dated April 7, 1983 re sixth edition of Anthology of Children's Literature reduction of royalties.
Box 6, Folder 11

Night Mares - Immediate. 1972-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Letters re publication of Anne Carroll Moore, personal greetings. Requests to quote from Summoned by Books and Greenwood lecture, and to participate in student's paper on Kansas authors.
Box 7, Folder 1

The Book - ACM. 1972 and 1973

Scope and Content Note

Business and personal Correspondence re publication of Anne Carroll Moore. Includes copy of letter from E.B. White re Anne C. Moore's comments re Stuart Little. Also original note from Dr. Seuss. Copy of Kirkus Review and Lawrence Clark Powell's comments.
Box 7, Folder 2

ACM Biography. n.d., 1971 and 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Business and personal Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore. Sayers' letters re return of Moore's letters and other materials to owners and her proposal for Moore award to be given by ALA.

General note

Full title reads: ACM Biog To Be Consolidated with Other Same.
Box 9, Folder 7

Letters - ACM. n.d. and 1919-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Personal Correspondence between Anne Carroll Moore and Lillian Smith, between Anne Carroll Moore and Katherine Carver(?), One letter from Katherine Carver(?) to FCS.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Letters - Anne C. Moore. FCS wrote her biography- Pioneer Children's Literature, Lillian Smith, Katherine.
Box 10, Folder 2

Macmillan. 1968-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to and from the Macmillan Company re copyright and A Critical History of Children's Literature. Royalty earnings statement.
Box 10, Folder 6

Receipts - To File. 1972-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Royalty earnings statements. Contract with Houghton Mifflin Company re Anthology of Children's Literature, fifth edition.
Box 10, Folder 15

Redemptive. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography. Personal correspondence.
Box 10, Folder 16

Letters - To Be Answered. 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography. Newspaper clippings and review of ACM.
Box 10, Folder 17

Correspondence. 1953-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, Anthology, Compton Encyclopedia, Library of Congress. Royalty earnings statement. Newspaper clippings.
Box 11, Folder 2

Anne Carroll Moore. 1925-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography. Wedding announcement for Frances Ellen to Alfred Henry Paul Sayers (1925).

General note

Most documents date 1972.
Box 11, Folder 3

Work in Progress. 1970 and 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography. Rental and service invoices for Stenocord dictating and transcribing instrument. Guidelines to library service to children pilot projects.
Box 11, Folder 6

To Answer. 1974-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, Bluebonnets for Lucinda. Contract with Houghton Mifflin Company. Invitations to literature events. Personal correspondence.
Box 12, Folder 7

Houghton Mifflin. 1955-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to and from Houghton Mifflin Company re Anthology of Children's Literature, contract for the fourth edition, forward by FCS and Evelyn R. Sickels, contract for third edition, royalty statement.
Box 12, Folder 9

Chautauqua's Child. 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Epworth Heights about which FCS wanted to write Chautauqua's Child.
Box 13, Folder 14

Anderson, Gunnar. 1968-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re illustrations for Oscar Lincoln Busby Stokes, etchings, and ideas for a book on gliding.

General note

Items filed in rough chronological order.
Box 13, Folder 15

Correspondence - Atheneum. 1973.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Atheneum re return of photographs to FCS.
Box 13, Folder 17

Lunt, Storer. n.d., 1961 and 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Storer Lunt of W.W. Norton re bio of Anne Carroll Moore. Includes article on John Cowper Powys and note from Dudley Lunt.

General note

Items not filed in chronological order.
Box 13, Folder 25

Royalties. 1957-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Royalty statements from various publishers for Sayers' titles. Includes contracts for Lose Not the Nightingale and Ginny and Custard.

General note

Statements not filed in chronological order.
Box 14, Folder 5

Manuscript Acceptance Letter. 1964.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Viking Press accepting manuscript for Summoned by Books.
Box 14, Folder 6

Horn Book - Correspondence. 1961-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re projects including Anne Carroll Moore biography and proposal for article on Rosemary Livsey.

General note

Items not filed in chronological order.
Box 14, Folder 8

Horovitz, Carolyn. 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Letter re Wittenberg's comments on Anthology.
Box 14, Folder 10

Livingston, Myra. 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between FCS and Myra Livingston re the rights to Who Calls? by FCS for anthology.
Box 14, Folder 11

Loebl, James D. 1970-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re contract with Houghton Mifflin Company from Loebl, Bringggold & Peck, FCS' attorneys.
Box 14, Folder 12

Anne Carroll Moore-Biography. 1967-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography. Reviews. Request and permission to use Not I by Walter de la Mare. Request and permission to use quote by E.B. White.
Box 14, Folder 13

Compton, F.E. n.d. and 1971-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between FCS and F.E. Compton Company re A Bounty of Books for Children. Stories.
Box 14, Folder 14

Doubleday. n.d. and 1965-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between FCS and Doubleday re Doubleday's current projects, the new realism in children's literature, ie The Outsiders, American Indian stories. Stories.
Box 14, Folder 16

Harcourt, Brace. n.d. and 1961-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between FCS and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, Oscar Lincoln Busby Stokes, Anthology. Contracts and cancellations of contracts. Royalty statements.
Box 14, Folder 17

Research Materials. 1967-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Biography of Anne Carroll Moore from Limerick (Maine) Historical notes. Nellie Suydam of Glendora reprint from Southern California Quarterly. The Child, the Computer, and Literature by Robert M. Hayes.
Box 14, Folder 18

Bloomfield Matters. 1949-1987.

Scope and Content Note

The Small Mythologies of Leonard Bloomfield article by Sayers. 2 obituary notices for Leonard Bloomfield. Correspondence and materials re Bloomfield centenary. 4 letters and drawings by Bloomfield.

General note

Items not filed in chronological order.
Box 21, Folder 4

I'd Like to Have My Story Sung. n.d. and 1986.

Scope and Content Note

I'd Like to Have My Story Sung written about FCS. And My Father Was No Slouche Either...A Chapter from Early Lessons in the State of Grace. A Galveston Childhood.(1986)

General note

And My Father Was No Slouche Either... was removed from envelope, originally reads: For Frances Clark Sayers '...A Little Something for a Lovely Lady.'
Box 28, Folder 3

National Union Catalog. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

The National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints for Frances Clarke Sayers.
 

Publications

Box 7, Folder 5

Publications and Press. n.d. and 1934-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings re Sayers' activities, interviews. Materials re Sayers criticism of Disney, including correspondence with Richard Schickel. Reviews of Sayers' books. Published copies of Sayers' poetry, essays, and a letter to Publishers' Weekly.

General note

Jericho appears on p. 27 of Literary Digest.
Box 9, Folder 11

Disney. 1965-1966 and 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings and Correspondence re Why a Librarian Deplores Some of the Works of Walt Disney, Educator Takes Strong Exception to Rafferty's Praise of Disney, Walt Disney Accused. Letters of support and hate mail.

General note

Contents mostly date 1965-1966, with exception of two dating 1972.
Box 9, Folder 13

Book Lists. n.d., 1953 and 1964.

Scope and Content Note

A Bounty of Books by Frances Clarke Sayers, Light the Candles! A List for Christmas Reading by Marcia Dalphin, The Assessment of Books by Ravenna Helson.
Box 10, Folder 1

FCS - Writings. n.d. and 1911-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Hans Christian Anderson: An Ugly Duckling Who Became Famous by FCS, letter about Carl Sandburg to be used in a book, New tape transcribed 10/10/86, Galveston 1911-1912 directory, newspaper clipping about Samuel Beckett.
Box 10, Folder 4

Bloomfield. 1949-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and publication announcement re Leonard Bloomfield: Essays on His Life and Work. My recollections of Leonard Bloomfield by Leon Despres, rough draft. Leonard Bloomfield by Bernard Bloch.
Box 10, Folder 12

Clippings. n.d. and 1934-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings re Mary Poppins, Bluebonnets for Lucinda (FCS), Mr. Tidy Paws (FCS), Lose Not the Nightingale (FCS), FCS on comic books, Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, New Republic article about Walter de la Mare, sex discrimination.
Box 11, Folder 5

Bluebonnets for Lucinda. n.d. and 1931-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings re Bluebonnets for Lucinda by FCS, children's literature. Pamphlet re State University of Iowa Conference for Library Workers (1931).

General note

Documents date 1931, 1934 and 1946.
Box 11, Folder 10

Clippings. n.d. and 1934-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography. Newspaper clippings: Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, Bluebonnets for Lucinda. ALA Bulletin (FCS on cover).
Box 11, Folder 11

Publications. n.d. and 1958-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Catholic Library World (1973) re FCS awarded Regina Medal. Bounty of Books by FCS. Seven Stories High by Anne Carroll Moore. Ojai Review.
Box 13, Folder 9

Lion and the Unicorn: A Review of British Books for Young Americans. Edited by Sayers. c. 1953.

Box 13, Folder 11

Interview re Disney Criticism. 1934-1972.

Scope and Content Note

Interview of Sayers by Charles M. Weisenberg in Los Angeles FM & Fine Arts re criticism of Disney. File also includes letters re Sayers nomination for Constance Lindsay Skinner Award, non-membership in Libraria Sodalitas; Literary Digest, June 16, 1934.
Box 19, Folder 6

Proofs - Tag-Along Tooloo. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Proofs of Tag-Along Tooloo.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Proofs - Tag Along Too loo.
Box 20, Folder 1

Publications. n.d. and 1953-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Hans Christian Andersen: An Ugly Duckling Who Became Famous by FCS. The Lion and the Unicorn edited by FCS. Come Hither: Papers on Children's Literature and Librarianship, read at farewell meeting for FCS upon retirement from UCLA. Correspondence re ACM bio.
Box 21, Folder 1

Publications. n.d. and 1933-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Hans Christian Andersen: An Ugly Duckling Who Became Famous, You Elegant Fowl (Horn Book), The Flowering Dusk of Ella Young (Horn Book), The World that Does Not Change (Bulletin), Jericho (Kaleidograph), Ojai Interview.
Box 21, Folder 3

Publications. 1934.

Scope and Content Note

Jericho (Kaleidograph), The Heart's Field (Story).
Box 22, Folder 1

Publications and Correspondence. n.d. and 1941-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and reviews re Anne Carroll Moore: A Biography, Of 'Memory and Muchness' By FCS, If the Trumpet Be Not Sounded by FCS (in Full Freedom of Expression), Seven Stories High by Anne Carroll Moore, invitations, Notes.
Box 22, Folder 2

Disney. 1965-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and newspaper clippings re Walt Disney Accused, including the interview.
Box 25, Folder 4

Compton's Encyclopedia. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Reprint: Reading and Storytelling. Reading/Books for Children was contributed by FCS.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
 

Scrapbooks and Photograph Albums

Box 20, Folder 4

Scrapbook. n.d. and 1889-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Leather scrapbook inscribed on front page: For Mrs. O.L. Clarke, contains poems, letters, newspaper clippings, circus announcement, wedding invitation for Bena to O.L. Clarke.
Box 53, Folder 3

Photographs #36. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Unique fabric-covered, half-circle-shaped Photograph album, with numerous photographs. Little identification of photographs.
Box 53, Folder 4

Photographs #37. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Standard black Photograph album, with numerous photographs, few of which are identified. Photograph labels include: San Antonio Texas, Galveston, Cleburne, Hamlin(?) Lake, Michigan, Topeka, Kansas, Annie Russel on her way to Mt. Vernon.
Box 54, Folder 3

Photographs #40. n.d. and 1913-1921.

Scope and Content Note

Standard black Photograph album containing various photographs labeled and unlabeled. Labels include: Frances Ellen Clarke IV year March 1913, Fec, Aunt Jennies farm 1915, Reyer - Clarke annual picnic, University of Texas, Sis, Mother.
 

Textile Materials

Box 27, Folder 1

White Petticoat. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

White petticoat (possibly skirt) with Bena Busby (FCS's mother) written on the waistband near button.
Box 27, Folder 2

Child's Blue Dress. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Child's dress: blue with white dots and lace trim.
Box 27, Folder 3

Red Kerchief with Pins. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Red kerchief with 6 pins. 3 are of Lenin and include the initials: CCCP. One may have Greek (or Cyrillic) lettering.
Box 27, Folder 4

White crochet cap with attached silk(?) ties. n.d.

Box 27, Folder 5

White cotton(?) bonnet with lace edging. n.d.

Box 27, Folder 6

White linen(?) bonnet with lace detailing and edging. n.d.

 

Travel Memorabilia

Box 1, Folder 1

no.1 (1 of 3). n.d. and 1938-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides and theater programs from Scandinavia.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 1, Folder 2

no.2 (2 of 3). n.d. and 1949-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides from Western Europe. Blank stationery.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 1, Folder 3

no.3 (3 of 3). n.d. and 1936.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides and theater programs from Mexico, New Orleans.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 1, Folder 4

no.4 (1 of 2). n.d., 1937 and 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides from Scandinavia. 2 voyage letters to Alfred H.P. Sayers written by Frances. Los Angeles Times December 17, 1939 clipping reads: Will Sweden Next Feel Tread of Russian Might?

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
First of two folders.
Box 1, Folder 5

no.5 (2 of 2). n.d. and 1949.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides and theater programs from Western Europe.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Second of two folders.
Box 1, Folder 6

no.6. n.d. and 1936-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides and theater programs from Europe, Mexico. 1959 suggested travel itinerary. Yellowstone and Grand Teton wildflower guide with pressed flowers inside. Robert Frost Poem On Making Certain Anything Has Happened.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 15, Folder 5

no.7. 1931-1960.

Scope and Content Note

3 travel diaries (31, 39, 49). 1960 travel itinerary. Marie V. Clarke's 1957 passport. Galveston Daily News, October 15, 1939 notice of Oscar Clarke's retirement.

General note

Items originally housed with photographs now in folder 1, box 55.
Original title reads: Ring Book Sheets.
Box 18, Folder 5

no.8. n.d. and 1936-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides, maps, theatre programs from Europe and Mexico.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 19, Folder 2

no.9. n.d. and 1958.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides, maps, museum and church guides from Europe.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 19, Folder 4

Travel Memorabilia/Misc. n.d. and 1948-1949.

Scope and Content Note

The Westminster Abbey Guide, music program, The Religion of the Aztecs, menu, Death Valley: A Guide.
Box 20, Folder 2

no.10. n.d. and 1939-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Visitor's guide to Westminster Abbey, Oxford, The Kenyon Review, Horizon, The Santa Fe Magazine, The Logic of Hamlet's Soliloquies, Metropolitan Museum of Art pamphlet.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 25, Folder 3

no.11. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides and maps, Europe. The Pavement of the Cathedral of Siena.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Insurance.
Box 25, Folder 6

no.12. n.d. and 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Travel and museum guides. Music and theater programs. Young Giotto pictures and story by Leo Politi.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Travel Memorabilia.
Box 3, Folder 4

Travel Journals. 1939 and 1960.

Scope and Content Note

1939 travel journal from Norway, 1960 travel journal from Russia written by Marie.
Box 6, Folder 2

Travel Itinerary. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Travel itinerary for Mrs. Alfred Sayers & Miss Marie Clarke, departing from Oslo and arriving in Skien.

General note

Item removed from envelope originally titled: Europe 1939.
Other items removed from same envelope are photographs.
Box 7, Folder 11

Travel Itinerary. 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Travel itinerary for trip from Los Angeles to Europe, June 6, 1957-September 6, 1957. Intermittent diary entries.
Box 10, Folder 14

Memorabilia. n.d. and 1939-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Travel guides and maps from Europe. Pamphlet from Institute on Library Work for Children 1939.
Box 18, Folder 4

Music Programs. 1949-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Programs for The Dedication of the Organ(1949), Tristan und Isolde(1957), Das Rheingold(1960). Pamphlet Books for Children, 7 Albemarle Street. Newsletter: University Bulletin(1986).
Box 19, Folder 1

Libretti from Bayreuth (1957). 1957 and 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Grand opera libretti: Siegfried, Das Rheingold, Die Walkure. Program Bayreuth 1960.

General note

Items removed from envelope originally titled: Libretti from Bayreuth 1957.