20th Century Children's Authors
- Three page letter from James Daugherty to Elizabeth Rider Montgomery. Andy and the Lion was published in 1938 by Viking Press. The book was a runner-up for the Caldecott Award in 1939. A retelling of the fable Androcles and the Lion, Daugherty orginally designed the story as a wordless book. Text was added before publication at the request of the publisher., The James Henry Daugherty Papers are part of the Kerlan Collection, within The Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minesota Libraries: http://special.lib.umn.edu/clrc/kerlan/index
- Four page questionnaire completed by Hardie Gramatky; one letter from Hardie Gramatky to Elizabeth Rider Montgomery with suggested chapter revisions. Little Toot was published in 1939 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. Inspired by his studio view of tugboats on the East River in New York City, Little Toot was Gamatky's first children's book.
- Four page questionnaire completed by Holling Clancy Holling; Three letters to Elizabeth Rider Montgomery from Holling Clancy Holling. Paddle to the Sea was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1942 and received the Lewis Caroll Shelf Award in 1962., The Online Archive of California holds the Holling Clancy Holling Papers: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6k4007. A film was made in 1966. Directed by William Mason, the film was nominated for an Oscar in 1968 in the category of Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects. You can view this film on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfQuTBmW4RU.