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Guide to the Grace Weston Allen Hogarth Papers, [ca. 1976]

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Hogarth, Grace Weston Allen, 1905-
Title: Grace Weston Allen Hogarth Papers,
Dates: [ca. 1976]
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: Typescripts, illustrations, and proof copy of her book A Sister for Helen published in 1976; three chapters from an unpublished autobiography; and a bibliography of her work.
Forms of Materials: Typescripts and illustrations

Biographical Note

Grace Weston Allen, born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1905, was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Vassar, where she graduated in 1927. Following two years of study at the Massachusetts School of Art and Yale University School of Fine Arts, she went to work for Oxford University Press as a staff artist and, later, as an editor of children's books. In 1936 she moved from Oxford's New York office to its London headquarters. That same year she married William David Hogarth, a publisher. In 1938 she left Oxford for Chatto & Windus, a publisher with a shorter list of children's books that allowed her to spend more time with her family. During the early years of World War II Mrs. Hogarth and her children lived in Boston, where she was editor of children's books for Houghton Mifflin. In 1944 she returned to England; since that time she has worked for several publishing firms, chiefly as an editor and publisher of books for children. In the course of her career she worked with authors of many books that have become classics. Grace Allen Hogarth is also the author of many books for children and adults. A brief autobiographical account, "Confessions of a Liberated Woman," was published in the Fall 1972 Vassar Quarterly.

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Scope and Content Note

Typescripts, illustrations, and proof copy of her book A Sister for Helen published in 1976; three chapters from an unpublished autobiography; and a bibliography of her work.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Children's literature--Women authors.
  • Illustrated books, Children's.
  • Women artists.
  • Women authors, American.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, December 2006.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grace Weston Allen Hogarth Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Grace Hogarth.

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Container List

Folder 1 First typescript of "Helen is Helen"
Folder 2 Second revised edition of A Sister for Helen
Folder 3 Editorial copy ms. of A Sister for Helen (including illustrations)
Folder 4 Uncorrected proof copy of A Sister for Helen
Folder 5 Chapters 16-18 of ms. draft of unpublished autobiography
Folder 6 Grace Allen Hogarth bibliography, Contemporary Authors entry

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