Becker, May Lamberton, 1873-1958

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Birth 1873-08-26
Death 1958-04-27

Biographical notes:

Authority on children's literature, editor, author, and literary critic, Becker was a contributing editor to the book section of the New York Herald Tribune and to Scholastic Magazine. For further biographical information, see American Women, 1935-1936 (1935).

From the description of Letter, 1927. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007142

May Lamberton Becker (1873-1958) was a writer of the "Books" column in the New York Herald Tribune.

From the description of May Lamberton Becker letters, 1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122570839

From the guide to the May Lamberton Becker letters, 1939, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

May Lamberton Becker, editor and lecturer, was born in New York and educated at home as well as high school. Upon graduation she joined a small suburban newspaper, and in 1907 began giving lectures on Victorian literature. The lectures led to an offer from the New York evening post to do a literary column, which led to a "question and answer" column on recommended books.

Becker also served as editor of several newspapers including the.

Literary review and the New York herald tribune. Becker's books include A reader's guide book (1923) and Choosing books for children (1937).

From the description of Papers, 1925-1941. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122477130


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