Guide to the Margaret Evans Price Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Price, Margaret Evans, 1888-1973
Title: Margaret Evans Price papers
Dates: 1955
Quantity: 0.6 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 735
Summary: 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.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.

Content Description

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

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Margaret Evans Price Papers, Ax 735, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Or.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Tear sheet Illustrations

Series: Published Books

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Margaret Price in 1975.

Processing 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.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Tear sheet Illustrations
1 1 Tear sheets and Color prints

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Published Books
1 2 The Three Bears. Illustrator
1 3 The Pied Piper. Illustrator
1 4 Little Red Riding Hood. Illustrator
1 5 Mirage. Author 1955
1 6 How Jack Found his Fortune. Illustrator
1 7 Enchantment Tales for Children. Author and illustrator
1 8 Once Upon a Time A Book of Old-Time Fairy Tales. Illustrator

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  • Personal Names :
  • Price, Margaret Evans, 1888-1973
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Young adult literature, American--Illustrations
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations
    • Tear sheets

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