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Berta and Elmer Hader papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 441

Scope and Contents note

Collections comprises papers of American children's book authors and illustrators Berta and Elmer Hader, including manuscripts and original illustrations for books (including The Big Snow), 1927-1958; original Christmas cards designed by the Haders to send to their friends; miscellaneous artwork; correspondence, 1906-1947; family papers; copper printing plates; and reviews.

Dates

  • 1906-1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Berta Hoerner Hader (ca. 1890-1976) and Elmer Stanley Hader (1889-1973) were authors and illustrators of books for children. They won the Caldecott award for The Big Snow (New York: Macmillan, 1948) in 1949. The Haders also illustrated books for other authors, including Hamilton Williamson, Louise Seaman, Alice Dalgleish and Cornelia Meigs.

Extent

56 linear feet (44 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collections comprises papers of American children's book authors and illustrators Berta and Elmer Hader, including manuscripts and original illustrations for books (including The Big Snow), 1927-1958, original Christmas cards designed by the Haders to send to their friends, miscellaneous artwork, correspondence, 1906-1947, family papers, and reviews.

Existence and Location of Copies

Sound recordings in this collection are available as digital audio files from Special Collections & University Archives.

Separated Materials note

Books acquired with this collection are cataloged and stored separately in the Children's Literature Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.

General Physical Description note

44 containers

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Title
Guide to the Berta and Elmer Hader Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by processing staff
Date
©2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA