M07-10 - LOIS LENSKI COLLECTION

Lois Lenski dedicated over fifty years of her life to both an illustrating and authorship of children’s books.  Born in Springfield, Ohio in 1893, Lois lived there until the age of six when her family moved to Anna, Ohio.  After receiving her teaching certificate in 1915, Lois Lenski decided to move to New York in order to study art.  Lois Lenski found work as a children book illustrator in the early 1920s.  In 1921 she married Arthur Covey and they had a son in 1929.  Towards the later years of the 1920, Lois Lenski started to write and illustrate her own books like Skipping Village (1927), The Little Family (1932), The Little Auto (1934), Bound Girl of Cobble Hill (1938), Sugarplum House (1934), and Strawberry Girl (1945) just to name a few.  Arthur Covey died in 1960 and in 1974 Lois Lenski died in her Florida home.

 

Box 1

File 1 – Lois Lenski (1893-1974), Biographical information

Item 1 – A Visit from St. Nick for Chimney Corner Poems, page 102, 1929

Item 2 – Berries In The Scoop, page 79, 1956

Item 3 – Big Little Davy, No. 22, 1956

Item 4 – Coal Camp Girl, page 86, 1959

Item 5 – Coal Camp Girl, page 97, 1957

Item 6 – Coal Camp Girl, page 151, 1959

Item 7 – Davy And His Dog, No. 10, 1957

Item 8 – Houseboat Girl, contents page, 1957

Item 9 – Houseboat Girl, page 109, 1957

Item 10 – Houseboat Girl, page 90, 1957

Item 11 – Houseboat Girl, page 126, 1957

Item 12 – I went For a Walk, page 43, 1958

Item 13 – “Jim” by H. Belloe in Chimney Corner Poems, Page 78, 1929

Item 14 – Little Sioux Girl, page 100, 1958

Item 15 – Peanuts for Billy Ben, page 103, 1952

Item 16 – Shoo-Fly Girl, page 89, 1963

Item 17 – Songs of Mr. Small, pages 20-21, 1954

Item 18 – The Little Sailboat, No 9, 1937

Item 19 – We Live By the River, page 94, 1956

Item 20 – We Live  By the River, page 16, 1956

Item 21 – We Live In The Country, page 65, 1960

Item 22 – We Live In The Country, page 78, 1960

Item 23 – We Live In The North, page 17, 1965

Item 24 – We Live In The Southwest, page 93, 1962

Item 25 – We Live In The City, page 55, 1954

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