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Box 1a - Works by Anderson

  1. Booklet: The Story of the Ingalls with a note card, first ever published by Anderson. Written by William Anderson with permission of Rose Wilder Lane. Pictures by courtesy of Laura Wilder Home, 1967.
  2. Thesis, final draft: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Her Life, Her Books, and Her Homes, Albion College, April 1974, autographed to UCM in 1990.
  3. Thesis for M.A., bound copy: The Literary Apprenticeship of Laura Ingalls Wilder, South Dakota State University, c1982, autographed in 1982.
  4. Letter to “Little House” viewers. 6 Kaal Television, Austin, Minnesota. “A Journey Through the Land of Little House,” by William Anderson, 1985?
  5. Typed article draft “ America’s Trapp Family”, published in American History Illustrated, December 1986 issue, autographed.
  6. Book: Michigan ’s Marguerite de Angeli: The Story of Lapeer’s Native Author – Illustrator by William Anderson. Lapeer, Michigan: Marguerite de Angeli Library, c1987, autographed in April 1989.
  7. Article in Woman’s World, the Woman’s Weekly, “Little House on the Prairie”, May 16, 1989.
  8. Article in IJB Reports 3, Internationale Jugendbibliothek, entitled “Je Weiter, desto besser”, 2 copies, (German Publication), c1989.
  9. Laura Ingalls Wilder Country, text by William Anderson; color photography by Leslie A Kelly. New York, NY: HarperPerennial, [1995].
    1. Original MSS pages for English Version of Japanese Photo Book, 1990.
  10. Folder: Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder, written and edited by William Anderson, color photography by Leslie A. Kelly. Vancouver, Washington: Hear and Learn Publications, c1992, autographed in 1992.
    1. Text portion for Anderson’s proof reading.
    2. Songs from Little House Country in early proof stage.
    3. Songs from Little House Country, next to final draft with suggested pictures.
    4. Galleys.
    5. Announcement sheet (2 copies).
    6. The book.
    7. Correspondence.
    8. Cassette tape
  11. Typed article draft “Garth Williams at Eighty” published in Horn Book, 1993, autographed in 1993.
  12. Typed article draft, “F it for a President: Custer State Parks’ Game Lodge”. Special to: The American West, for: “Hidden Inns and Lost Trails.”
  13. The World of Louisa May Alcott , by William Anderson and illustrated by David Wade. New York : Harper Trade, c1995.
    1. Photocopy of manuscript, incomplete.
    2. Correspondence:
      1. Catherine Rivard, 18 August 1991 , sent a few letters of John Pratt (to Alf Whitman).
      2. Bill Anderson, August 19, 1991 , to Yumi

Box 1b - Works by Anderson

  1. Folder: The Little House Guidebook by William Anderson; photographs by Leslie A. Kelly. New York: HarperTrophy, c1996.
    1. Second proofs, autographed in 1996.
    2. Newsletter: “Laura Ingalls Wilder Lore”, De Smet, South Dakota, volume 21, number 2, Fall-Winter 1995-1996.
    3. Newsletter: “Rocky Ridge Review”, Winter 1996, Mansfield, Missouri.
  2. Page proofs of The Making of Little House on the Prairie: a 65th Anniversary Retrospective, December 22, 1998.
  3. Laura’s Album A Remebrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House, compiled by William Anderson. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, c1998.
    1. Proofs, missing pages: 2,3,32,33,51,65,68,69,79
  4. River Boy: the Story of Mark Twain, by William Anderson; illustrated by Dan Andreasen. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, c2003.
    1. Letters from editor Tara Weikum, HarperCollins Publishers, October 17, 2001, about Dan Andreasen’s tight sketches for River Boy.
    2. Proof, printed color pages, 3-25-02.
    3. Articles:
      1. Lapeer County Press:
        1. Newspaper Article on Lapeer County Press, March 5, 2003.
        2. Photocopy of the newspaper article.
      2. Newspaper article on Flint Journal, June 16, 2003.
    4. Two flyers for River Boy: the Story of Mark Twain, and other books, HarperCollins Children’s Books
    5. Book review by Jackie Braun
  5. Prairie Girl: the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by William Anderson; illustrated by Renee Graef. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, c2004.
    1. Two correspondences from editor Tara Weikum, January 11, 2002 and June 10, 2003
    2. Typed draft, short manuscript, 2002. (Titled: Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography).
    3. Edited typed manuscript, 2002. (Tentative title: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Author).
    4. Photocopy of the copyedited manuscript, 2003.
    5. Galley 5-2-03.
    6. Proof for book version (bound galley in book format)
  6. The Story of Louisa May Alcott, 2004.
    1. Summary Sheets.
    2. HarperCollins edited version.
    3. Second HarperCollins edited version.
  7. M is for Mount Rushmore: A South Dakota Alphabet, by William Anderson; illustrated by Cheryl Harness. Chelsea, Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press (Gale Group), c2005.
    1. Typed copy of manuscript

Box 2 - Works by Other Authors

  1. Booklet: The Rarest Kind of Best: a Selective Guide to Children’s Literature, by Agnes Perkins, c 1978, autographed by William Anderson.
  2. Children’s Books to Own, pamphlet (2 copies), Detroit Public Library, c 1986.
  3. Children’s Literature, Annual of the Modern Languages Association Division on Children’s Literature and the Children’s Literature Association, Yale University Press, New Haven and London.
    1. v. 13, 1985.
    2. v. 14, 1986.
    3. v. 15, 1997.
    4. v. 17, 1989.

Box 3 - Laura Ingalls Wilder Related

  1. Pamphlet: Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Bibliography by Mary J. Mooney – Geloff, Wise Owl Press, Southold, N.Y., c1980.
  2. Booklet: Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867 – 1957: Activities With a Children’s Author by J. Carpenter & C. Carpenter Blandford, Cedar Lake, IA, c1983 (2 copies).
  3. Little House paper dolls, memories of the Ingalls Family, 14 pages of original designs by Beverly Pechan, c1986, Sagebrush Gallery P.O. Box 658 Keystone, S.D. 57751.
  4. Pamphlet: Fragments of a Dream, by James Merchant, produced by Wilder Pageant Committee, c1990.
  5. “Fragments of a Dream”, play script, by James Merchant, Property of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Committee, c1990.
  6. Typed MS, draft 1, “Laura Ingalls Wilder”, play, June 29, 1991.
  7. Photos.
  8. 3 color separations for Little Hotel in Burr Oak, cover by Sylvia Hunnewell.
  9. Kit. Laura Ingalls Wilder Author Anniversary Kit, by Harper Collins Children’s Books.
  10. Book cover for The Walnut Grove Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  11. Miscellaneous:
    1. Notes:
      1. "A Lovely Place", Laura Ingalls Wilder writes about early life at Burr Oak, c1947.
      2. Letters from Laura.
      3. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, by Harriet G. Long, c1965.
    2. A Horn Book Calendar in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder, with illustrations by Garth Williams from the “Little House” books, c1968.
    3. The Journal of American and Canadian Studies, A Historical Survey of the Translation of American Children’s Literature in Japan (in English and Japanese), No. 3, Spring 1989.
    4. Little House Country Address Book, color photography by Leslie A. Kelly, Printed in Hong Kong for Terrell Publishing Co., c1990.
    5. Bookmarks: Little House, Mansfield , Missouri :
      1. About “Little House” sites.
      2. For Garth Williams Day.
      3. Laura Ingalls Wilder Home.
    6. Christmas card, 1992.
    7. Postcard, Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum .
    8. Book plate, Laura Ingalls Wilder.
    9. Recipe, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s gingerbread.
  12. Box: a Memorandum pen, The Rabbits’ Wedding, Be My Friend Palpitation. A Revelation of God. A Fortunate Meeting. c1958 Garth Williams, renewed c1986 Garth Williams, Harper & Row, Publishers Inc., New York .
  13. Button: Centennial of Birth of Laura Ingalls Wilder, De Smet , S.D. , February 7, 1867.

Box 4 - Gift Books Given to Anderson.

  1. McGuffey’s First Eclectic Reader, Eclectic Educational Series, (revised edition), Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Inc., Copyrights: 1879,1896, 1907, 1920.
  2. Lulu’s Library, by Louisa May Alcott, Grosset & Dunlap, N.Y., copyrights: 1885, 1887, 1889, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1930.
  3. Black Fox of Lorne, by Marguerite de Angeli, Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, N.Y., c1956.
  4. All the Proud Tribesmen, by Kylie Tennant, London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., c1959 & 1964, gift & autographed by Sheila Bignall to William Anderson, December 1965.
  5. Ash Road, by Ivan Southall, Angus and Robertson, Ltd., Sydney, c1965 & 1966, gift and autographed by Sheila Bignall to William Anderson.

Box 5 - Books Translated into Foreign Languages.

  1. Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott. James Redpath, Publisher, Boston, c1863. Japanese translation, 1st edition April 20, 1985. Autographed by the translator to Anderson, August 9, 1989.
  2. Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, c1933, 1961. Japanese translation, rights arranged with Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. through Japan UNI Agency, Inc., Tokyo, October 15, 1988, 1 st edition.
  3. On the Way Home, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, c1962, by LIW. Published by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. Translation into Indonesian. Penerbit P.T.BPK GUNUNG MULIA, Jin Kwitang 22, Jakarta Pusat, Cetakan pertama c1982.
  4. On the Way Home, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, c1962, by Roger Lea MacBride, Published in Japan 1983 by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, Tokyo by arrangement with Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., New York through Japan UNI Agency, Inc., Tokyo. Autographed by translator to Anderson, June 27, 1983.
  5. The Far-Off Land, by Rebecca Candill, Published by The Viking Press, New York, c1964. Japanese translation rights arranged through Japan UNI Agency, Inc. August 12, 1989, 1 st edition. Autographed by translator to Anderson August 9, 1989.
  6. The Lost Umbrella of Kim Chu, by Eleanor Estes, c1978. 1 st published as a Margret McElderry book. Japanese translation rights arranged with Macmillan Publishing Company through Japan UNI Agency, Inc., Tokyo, July 10, 1988, 1 st edition. Autographed by translator to Anderson, May 31, 1989.
  7. The Chalk Box Kid, by Clyde Robert Bulla c1988. Autographed by Anderson. Japanese translation rights arranged with Random House, Inc., New York, USA through Tuttl-Mori Agency, Inc., Tokyo. February 1989, 1st edition. Autographed by translator to Anderson, May 31, 1989.
  8. Illustrated Fairy World, in English and Japanese. Printed in Japan, 1st edition. December 8, 1988.
  9. The Tabitha Stories, by A.N. Wilson. Published by Walker Books Ltd., London c1988. Japanese edition rights arranged through Japan UNI Agency, Inc., Tokyo. December 6, 1990 1st edition.

Box 6 - Activities.

  1. Folder: De Smet, South Dakota:
    1. Booklet, “Beginnings of De Smet” by Aubrey Sherwood, c1979,autographed by Aubrey to Anderson, 1982.
    2. Booklet, “Heritages of De Smet, South Dakota” by Aubrey H.Sherwood, c1984.
    3. Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, De Smet, South Dakota, 1984.
    4. Pamphlet, “Marguerite de Angeli Centennial Celebration”, 1989.
    5. Newsletter, “Laura Ingalls Wilder Lore”, V. 18, No. 2, De Smet, South Dakota. Fall/Winter 1992.
  2. Poster: “Laura Ingalls Wilder: Fact and Fiction”, A slide/talk show by Anderson, State Library Pierre, South Dakota. August 8, 1985.
  3. Poster: Marguerite de Angeli Centennial Celebration 1889-1989, Marguerite de Angeli Branch Library, Lapeer, Michigan. March 12, 1989 (3 copies).
  4. Poster: Garth Williams Visits the Marguerite de Angeli Library, Lapeer, Michigan. April 29, 1989.
  5. Poster for Anderson’s talk: “What Happened Next in the Little House Series”.
  6. Folder: Newspaper Clips:
    1. “Little House on the Prairie Truly Exists”, The Flint Journal, Flint, Michigan, from Section B, Family. July 3, 1976.
    2. Two articles: “De Smet Remembers ‘Long Winter’” & “Landon Pursues The Ingalls’s Spirit” from the Argus-Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from Section 1C. June 23, 1978.
    3. “Wilder Lives and Writings Chronicled”, Huron Daily Plainsman, from Local/Area/State section. February 12, 1989.
    4. Photo, “Authors Sign Wilder Books”, The Mansfield Mirror, Mansfield, Missouri. July 5, 1990.
    5. “Laura Ingalls Wilder Authors to Appear at Pepin Historical Museum”, The Courier-Wedge, No. 40, Durand, Wisconsin. July 5, 1990.
    6. Two articles: “Readers Take a Walk on the Wilder Side” & “Many Areas Lay Claim to Wilder Family History”, Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota, from the Leisure Section 1C. July 14, 1990.
    7. “Illustrator, Authors Draw Large Crowds”, The De Smet News, De Smet, South Dakota. July 18, 1990.
    8. “He’s Wild About Wilder”, reference note. The Oakland Press, February 5, 1991.
    9. “Add Another Story to the ‘Little House’”, The Oakland Press Panorama, from Section D. February 5, 1991.
    10. “Home of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Author Becomes National Landmark”, The Lebanon Daily Record. October 19, 1992.
    11. Two articles: “Wilder Home Designated Landmark” & “Plans to Erect Statue of Laura in City Park are Underway”, The Mansfield Mirror, Mansfield, Missouri. October 22, 1992.
  7. Folder: Miscellaneous:
    1. Information card, “Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Iowa Story”
    2. Postcard, “Garth Williams Day – October 12, 1991.”
    3. 2 bookmarks, “A Biography Laura Ingalls Wilder” by William Anderson, 1992.
    4. Flyer for “National Children’s Book Week”, Detroit, Michigan. November 10, 1990.
    5. Flyer for “Children’s Book Week”, Milford, Michigan. November 16-22.
    6. Flyer for book announcements, Borders Book Shop, Novi, Michigan. February 1993.
    7. Flyer for Cultural Activities at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan. “Writing Books for Children: Growing up in Different Times and Different Places” a talk by William Anderson, Thursday February 27, 2003.
  8. Folder: Letters From UCM Festival Authors:
    1. Ann Tompert: 13 items.
    2. Dana: 2 items.
    3. Pat: 2 items.
    4. Others: 7 items.
    5. Folder: Thank you letters from Schickler Elementary School, 3rd Graders:
    6. May 26, 1994: 26 items.
    7. May 31, 1994: 24 items.
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