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Alberta Friedenberg Eiseman Papers

Identifier: DG0293

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials used or received by Alberta F. Eisman. The contents of box 1 includes typescripts that were edited, galley proofs, a first proof, and a copyedit. Box 2 contains folded and gathered books, photos, correspondence, galley proofs, illustrations, and title pages.


  • 1966-1979

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 F. Eiseman (1925-2017) wrote and illustrated books such as The Sunday Whirligig, published by Atheneum in 1977, The Guest Dog, published by Random House in 1968, and Rebels and Reformers, published by Doubleday in 1976. Alberta was of Jewish decent. Both her home and her office were at 5 Hidden Hill, Westport, CT. Alberta usually resided on the Democratic side of politics. Alberta’s career started as editorial staff and editor of a book review column for Seventeen, an American teen magazine. She then became a children’s book reviewer for New York Times in New York City from 1952-1965. In 1956, she became a free-lance writer for children and continued this career for the rest of her life.


1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Alberta F. Eiseman in 1977, 1978, and 1983.

Alberta Friedenberg Eiseman Papers
Matthew Filligame
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Repository Details

Part of the de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection Repository

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