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Alberta Roller Armer Papers

Identifier: DG0038

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials used or received by Alberta R. Armer which contains galleys, book covers, dummies, early artist’s painting for a book cover, scrapbook material, typescripts, edited typescripts, unbound copies, page proofs, research, illustrations, correspondence, early typescript, author’s agreements, and carbon typescripts. There are also miscellaneous/related materials which include photographs from the National Soap Box Derby, a photograph of the author, fan mail, and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1962-1970; undated

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating, available for research

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical / Historical

Alberta R. Armer (1904-1986) was a writer of books such as Cherry House, published by Beacon in 1958, The Ghost of Stevenson House, published by World Publishing in 1967, and Runaway Girl, published by World Publishing in 1970. Alberta’s home and office resided in Davis, CA. Her religious beliefs aligned with the Unitarian Universalist. Alberta’s political stance was with the Democrats. From 1926-1927, Alberta was a part of the Charity Organization Society in New York, N. Y. She then moved on as a writer for the W. G. Swanson Publicity in San Francisco, CA from 1927-1928, where she then jumped to writing for the Federal Writers Project in Detroit, MI from 1933-1934. Years later, Alberta became an editor of public information for the University of California in her home town of Davis from 1948-1952, and was an instructor there in the English department from 1958-1959. Her book Steve and the Guide Dogs was chosen as an American Ambassador book by the English-Speaking Union, and her book Screwball was listed in Fader & Shaevitz’ “Hooked on Books."


2.10 Cubic Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Alberta Roller Armer

Alberta Roller Armer Papers
Matthew Fillingame
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Repository Details

Part of the de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection Repository

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