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KATHERINE SHIPPEN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0892
1940-1965
.90 cu.ft. (3 boxes)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory


Provenance
Material was donated by Katherine Shippen from 1967 to 1968.

Restrictions
Noncirculating; available for research.

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
Katherine Binney Shippen was born on April 1, 1892 in Hoboken, New Jersey. She earned her first degree from Bryn Mawr in 1914 and her master's degree in 1929 from Columbia University. From 1920 to 1945 she taught history in New York and New Jersey. In 1945 she was appointed curator of the social studies department of the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Her first book, New Found World (1945) was published shortly after her appointment. Shippen died on February 20, 1980.

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Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, folded and gathered sheets and proofs for 7 titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The titles represented in the collection are historical works and biographies for young people and include subjects such as industry, physics, medicine, and aeronautics.

There are folded and gathered sheets for A Bridle for Pegasus (1951), The Bright Design (1940), The Great Heritage (1962), and Men in Medicine (1957). The Bright Design chronicles physics and famous physicists in history. A Bridle for Pegasus tells the history of aeronautics.

There are typescripts for Lightfoot: The Story of an Indian Boy (1950), The Pool of Knowledge: How the United Nations Share Their Skills (1965), and This Union Cause: The Growth of Organized Labor in America (1958). The Pool of Knowledge, an historical look at the United Nations, was first published in 1951. There are also printer's proofs for this title.

Series and Subseries

A. Books


Box Inventory

Box/Folder 

A. Books

     A Bridle for Pegasus by Katherine Binney Shippen, illustrated by C.B. Falls
     (New York: Viking Press, 1951).

     1/1       Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.

     The Bright Design by Katherine Binney Shippen, illustrated by Charles
     Michael Daugherty (New York: Viking, 1940).

     1/2       Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.

     The Great Heritage by Katherine Binney Shippen, illustrated by C.B.
     Falls (New York: Viking, 1962).

     1/3-2/1   Folded and gathered sheets, 2 copies.

     Lightfoot: The Story of an Indian Boy by Katherine Binney Shippen,
     illustrated by Tom Two-Arrows (New York: Viking, 1950).

     2/2       Typescript, edited, pp. 1-85.

     Men in Medicine by Katherine Binney Shippen (New York: Viking
     Press, 1957).

     2/3       Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.

     The Pool of Knowledge: How the United Nations Share Their Skills by
     Katherine Binney Shippen (New York: Harper & Row, 1965) [First edition
     published in 1951].

     2/4       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 88 pp.

     2/5       Proof, "printer's set," minor corrections, 26 pp.

     This Union Cause: The Growth of Organized Labor in America by
     Katherine Binney Shippen (New York: Harper, 1958).

     3/3-3/4   Typescript, edited, 

     3/3            Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-68.

     3/4            Chapters 9-22, pp. 69-135.

     3/5-3/6   Typescript, carbon copy,

     3/5            Chapters 1-12, pp. 1-73.

     3/6            Chapters 13-22, pp. 74-155.




Processed: May 12, 1998
Revised: July 2001

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