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Jane Werner Watson was born on July 11, 1915 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1936. Jane Watson was one of the first editors for the original Golden Books series published by Western Publishing in conjunction with Simon and Schuster. She was a major contributor of the Golden Books based upon the Walt Disney films. In addition, she wrote a series of books picture books for children in India and a series titled "Living in Today's World" that introduced cultures from around the world to American children. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 54, pp. 164-174.

From the description of Jane Werner Watson Papers 1930-1994. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 436027547

Children's writer Jane Werner Watson (1915-2004) was born in Fond du Lac, Wis. She earned a B.A. in English in 1936 from the University of Wisconsin, began a career in publishing, and became a prolific writer who specialized in non-fiction, with works such as I'm a boy; I'm a girl; and Living together in tomorrow's world. She was one of the first editors for the original Golden Books series, and wrote books for Disney series. She also wrote under the names Elsa Jane Werner Watson, Elsa Jane Werner, Jane Werner, Annie North Bedford, Monica Hill, Elsa Ruth Nast, W.K. Jasner, and A.N. Bedford. In 1958 she was named Woman of the Year in Literature by the Los Angeles times. Watson and her husband Earnest Charles Watson lived in India for several years when he was science attaché to the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, and travelled extensively; their collection of Indian art is at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wis. After moving to Santa Barbara, Calif., Watson taught continuing education classes in creative writing and cultural geography.

From the description of Jane Werner Watson papers, 1958-1976. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 135486701

Jane Werner Watson was born on July 11, 1915 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1936. Jane Watson was one of the first editors for the original Golden Books series published by Western Publishing in conjunction with Simon and Schuster. She was a major contributor of the Golden Books based upon the Walt Disney films. In addition, she wrote a series of books picture books for children in India and a series titled "Living in Today's World" that introduced cultures from around the world to American children.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 54, pp. 164-174.

From the guide to the Jane Werner Watson Papers, 1930-1994, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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creatorOf Tenggren, Gustaf, 1896-1970. The lion's paw : a tale of African animals : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kunhardt, Dorothy, 1901-1979. [Tiny golden book collection]. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Watson, Jane Werner, 1915-. Jane Werner Watson Papers 1930-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Gergely, Tibor, 1900-1978. The jolly barnyard : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Watson, Jane Werner, 1915-. Jane Werner Watson papers, 1958-1976. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Jane Werner Watson Papers, 1930-1994 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
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