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Margaret Evans Price papers

Identifier: Ax 735

Scope and Contents note

The Margaret Evans Price papers contain illustrations in the form of tear sheets from American Girl Magazine and her published books


  • Creation: 1955


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

Margaret Evans Price (March 20, 1888-November 20, 1973) born in Chicago, Illinois, is known for her work as an artist, illustrator, toy designer, and author of novels and children's books. Price was founder with her husband, Irving Price, and Herman G. Fisher of the Fisher-Price toy company during the 1930's. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Albright Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and at the Museum of the New York Historical Society, which houses a permanent collection of her works. Price's children's books include Legends of the Seven Seas and Animals Marooned, and her novels for adults include Mirage and Night Must End.


0.6 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Margaret Evans Price (1888-1973) was an illustrator, artist, entrepreneur and writer of children's books. The collection includes original illustrations, published works and tear sheets from American Girl magazine.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Tear sheet Illustrations

Series: Published Books

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Margaret Price in 1975.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, September 1975.

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

Guide to the Margaret Evans Price Papers
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Finding aid prepared by Rachael Davies
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Finding aid is in English
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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA