Scope and Contents note
The Elisa Bialk Papers contain a large collection of complete manuscripts from Bialk's children novels. There is also detailed correspondence as well as a variety of fan mail.
- Bialk, Elisa (Person)
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Elisa Bialk was born on October 4, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, where she grew up. She was the daughter of John and Martha (Holcher) Bialk. She attended Northwestern University School of Journalism. Bialk married L. Martin Krautter in 1934, and they had two daughters.
Bialk was still in high school when she began to have articles published in magazines and newspapers. After her marriage she focused on short story and play writing,. She also spent time writing poetry and short stories. Her story "The Sainted Sisters" was turned into a play, and later made into a film in 1948. She wrote the "Tizz" series for Childrens Press.
Elisa Bialk Krautter died of cancer on February 28, 1990, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003.
4.5 linear feet (3 containers)
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Elisa Bialk (1912-1990) grew up in Chicago and was still in high school when she began to publish articles in magazines and newspapers. The Elisa Bialk Papers contain a large collection of complete manuscripts from Bialk's children's novels. There is also detailed correspondence as well as a variety of fan mail.
Collection is organized into the following series: Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous.
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Collection processed by processing staff, March 1969.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Bialk, Elisa
- Bialk, Elisa
- Children and Youth Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Children's literature, American -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Literature Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publishers and Publishing Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Publishers and publishing -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young adult literature, American -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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