Guide to the Morton E. Wise Collection of Maurice Sendak, 1966 - 1967Manuscript MS-1038

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Title:

Guide to the Morton E. Wise Collection of Maurice Sendak, 1966 - 1967

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1038

Collection Dates:

1966 - 1967

Size of Collection:

1 box ( .25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Morton E. Wise, collector. Contains letters concerning the organization of teleconference with Librarian, Eugene Friese. Also included are two handwritten notes from Sendak to Milton Reissman.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Introduction to the Collection

The Morton E. Wise Collection of Maurice Sendak contains correspondence between Sendak and Eugene Friese, Library Supervisor of Highline School District (Seattle, WA). Friese first contacts Harper and Row Publishers to arrange a teleconference with Sendak for the National Children's Book Week. The correspondence deals with the logistics of the event and Sendak and Friese's sharing of personal philosophy towards children's literature. This correspondence continues after the scheduled teleconference. Also included are two very short "thank you" notes from Sendak to bookseller Milton Reissman.

Biography

Morton E. Wise, b. 1937. Former banker with L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin and Morgan Stanley.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1966-1967

Contains correspondence between Sendak and Eugene Friese, Library Supervisor of Highline School District (Seattle, WA).

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1966-1971

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letter from L.C. Bigge to Mrs. Hawley, August 12, 1966
  • Folder: 2, Letter from Joan Robins (Harper and Row Publishers) to L.C. Bigge, August 23, 1966
  • Folder: 3, Letter from Gene Friese to Sendak, September 6, 1966
  • Folder: 4, Letter from Sendak to Gene Friese, September 15, 1966
  • Folder: 5, Letter from Friese to Sendak, October 10, 1966
  • Folder: 6, Letter from Sendak to Friese, October 3, 1966
  • Folder: 7, Letter from Friese to Sendak, October 19, 1966
  • Folder: 8, Letter from Friese to Sendak, November 2, 1966
  • Folder: 9, Letter from Sendak to Friese, November 15, 1966
  • Folder: 10, Letter from Sendak to Friese, February 11, 1967
  • Folder: 11, Letter from Maurice Sendak to Eugene Friese, December 16, 1967
  • Folder: 12, Handwritten Note from Sendak to Milton Reissman, May 19, 1971
  • Folder: 13, Handwritten Note from Sendak to Milton Reissman, September 8, 1971

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