Berthe Amoss papers Edit


LaRC Manuscripts Collection 808


  • 1966-2000 (label)
  • Date acquired: 11/30/1981 (Other)


  • 4.00 boxes (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of greeting cards, coloring books, preliminary sketches, water color washes, mock-ups, manuscript and typed drafts, paste ups, and publisher's galley proofs of books by Berthe Amoss. Also includes manuscript and typed drafts as well as sketches and water colors of The Mysterious Prowler, text by Joan Lowery Nixon, with illustrations by Amoss. The collection also includes correspondence with publishers.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is arranged chronologically by book project in boxes 1-3; materials in box 4 are Chinese in topic and are arranged by medium. The collection consists of four boxes and three oversized folders.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Berthe Amoss was born in New Orleans and attended Newcomb College and Tulane University where she holds a Master's degree in English and art. From 1982 until 1994, she taught children’s literature at Tulane and wrote a column, "Reading, Writing, and Children," for The Times-Picayune. She is an author and illustrator of children's books, young adult books, and how-to books. She is the president of the Crocodile Press and designs advent calendars for the National Gallery of Art. From 2001-2003 she was the first recipient of a Newcomb College Authors Fellowship during which time she taught a course on children's literature.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Lousiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    OCLC Number: 740884460

  • Source of Acquisition

    Berthe Amoss.

  • Method of Acquisition


  • Preferred Citation

    Berthe Amoss papers, Manuscripts Collection 808, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processed in 1990.