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Collection Title: Linda Allison Papers

Collection Number: DG0019

Inclusive Dates: 1977-1980

Volume: .60 cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Provenance : Donated by Linda Allison between 1977 and 1980.

Copyright: 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, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch:

Linda Allison was born on July 7, 1948 in San Bernardino, California. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Her first children's book, The Reasons for Seasons , was published in 1975. She has written and illustrated children's books about anatomy, ecology, and arts and crafts. More recently, she wrote a series of activity books for preschoolers and their parents. Ms. Allison received a New York Academy of Science Honorable Mention in 1980 for Wild Inside: Sierra Club's Guide to the Great Indoors. She resides in California.


Something About the Author, vol. 43.

"Allison, Linda 1948." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. 23 Feb. 2017.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains material for two books. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The Sierra Club Summer Book contains science facts about backyard ecosystems, and easy-to-perform experiments. The Wild Inside has similar information about indoor environments.

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1977-1979)


  • THE WILD INSIDE (1979)

B. Correspondence (1977-1980)


Box Inventory


A. Books (1977-1979)

The Sierra Club Summer Book written and illustrated by Linda Allison (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1977).

1/1-1/4 Typescript (missing numerous pages),

Contents, 10 pp., and pp. 70-81.


pp. 82-188.

1/3 pp. 189-259.
1/4 pp. 276-347.
1/5 Proof, pp. 64-65.

Illustrations, photocopies, 50 pp.

The Wild Inside: Sierra Club's Guide to the Great Indoors written and illustrated by Linda Allison (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1979).


Typescript (missing numerous pages),

1/7 pp. 10-137.
1/8 pp. 138-208.
1/9 pp. 210-292.
2/1 pp. 293-387.

pp. 388-473.

2/3 Illustrations, photocopies, 51 pp.

B. Correspondence (1977-1980)


Correspondence with de Grummond Collection, 1977-1980, 2 items.

Processed: January 1999

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Created by: Chris Peters & Laura Stroud
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Revised: February 23, 2017