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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.
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
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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