Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919

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Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), author of children's books about the "Land of Oz."

From the description of L. Frank Baum collection, 1883-1982 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131649

American author of children’s literature, native of Chittenango, N.Y.

From the guide to the L. Frank Baum Papers, 1880 (ca.)-1975, 1900-1942, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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From the description of L. Frank Baum papers, 1918, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79448731

Lyman Frank Baum, author and playwright known for his children's books about the "Land of Oz," was born in 1856. His early career was in publishing, reporting, and editing for the Rose Lawn Home Journal (Syracuse, N. Y.), the World (New York City), and the Pioneer (Aberdeen, S. D.). In 1897 he established the Show Window, a periodical for window trimmers, and served as its editor until 1902.

In the meantime he dabbled in poetry and prose. His first dramatic work was The Maid of Arran, produced successfully in 1881 in New York City. His first popular book, written in 1899, was Father Goose: His Book . The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900 and produced on stage in 1901; altogether Baum wrote fourteen "Oz" books.

He published many other books as well, under such pseudonyms as Floyd Akers, Laura Bancroft, John Estes Cooke, Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald, Suzanne Metcalf, Schuyler Staunton, and Edith Van Dyne.

Baum married Maud Gage in 1882 and had four children, Frank Joslyn, Robert Stanton, Harry Neal, and Kenneth Gage. He died at his home in Hollywood, California on May 6, 1919.

See: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. XVIII, pp. 331-2, for a list of Baum's books. See also: The Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. I., pp. 59-60.

From the guide to the L. Frank Baum collection, 1883-1982 (inclusive), (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Buchanan, Mary Isabel. Two plays : dramatizations from stories by L. Frank Baum ... / by Mary Isabel Buchanan. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. L. Frank Baum : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. The woggle-bug [microform] : an extravganza ; in a prologue and three acts / the book and lyrics by L. Frank Baum. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn The wizard of Oz: scrapbook;, 1902-1903 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Jorgelesco, Jomel. Theatrical illustrations, 19-- New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. L. Frank Baum papers, 1918, undated. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bobbs-Merrill Company. Papers, 1885-1957. Indiana University
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz collectibles] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Faison, George, 1945-. Musical comedies. The Wiz. [Programs]. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Neill, John R. (John Rea). Tip riding the scarecrow [manuscript], 1904(ca.). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blank, Allan, 1925-. The magic bonbons : an opera in 8 scenes / Allan Blank. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz figurines and music boxes] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Baughman, Roland Orvil, 1902-1967,. L. Frank Baum Collection, 1871-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. [Letter, 1908 June 21: Macatawa, Mich. to Mr. Selig, Chicago, Ill.] [manuscript] / [L. Frank Baum]. San Diego State University Library, SDSU Library and Information Access
creatorOf Tietjens, Paul, 1877-1943. The wizard of Oz [collection]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Fred M. Meyer Collection Relating to L. Frank Baum, 1900 [?]-2006 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1918, 1934-1974 (scattered) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Wizard of Oz / by L. Frank Baum ; directed by Campbell Smith, 2002 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Wizard of Oz / by L. Frank Baum ; directed by Campbell Smith, designer, Robert Doyle, 2002 - technical drawings. University of Guelph
referencedIn Carpenter, Angelica Shirley. Angelica Carpenter and Jean Shirley papers, 1967-1995. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn Roland Orvil Baughman Collection about L. Frank Baum, 1871-1961. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank, 1856-1919. Le magicien d'Oz / [d'après Frank L. Baum]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Neill, John R. (John Rea). Tip riding the scarecrow, ca. 1904. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn The Wizard of Oz : on stage and film 1902-1955. Library of Congress
creatorOf Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph). The Wizard of Oz / by L. Frank Baum ; with music and lyrics of the MGM motion picture score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg ; background music by Herbert Stothart ; dance and vocal arrangements by Peter Howard ; orchestration by Larry Wilcox ; adapted by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 1996 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn Berman, Ruth. Ruth Berman visual materials, 1914. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Walsh, Townsend. The wizard of Oz: scrapbook ; 1902-1903. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files A-Be). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. [Wizard of Oz memorabilia] [realia]. Indiana University
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). The Wizard of Oz / by L. Frank Baum ; directed by Campbell Smith, 2002 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz dolls and toys] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Hinke, C. J. (Carl John), 1950-. Carl Hinke fonds. [1960-1991]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Musser, Laura Jane, 1916-1989. Laura Jane Musser and family papers, 1842-1989. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Drawings by W. W. Denslow [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. "The wizard of Oz" [microform] : a dramatic composition in three acts / by L. Frank Baum. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Oziana 1979-1999. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
referencedIn Smalls, Charlie. The wiz / music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls ; book by William F. Brown, adapted from "The wonderful wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, 1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn International Wizard of Oz Club. International Wizard of Oz Club records, 1955-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wylie, Roslyn E. Wizard of Oz [realia]. Illinois State University, Milner Library
referencedIn Hodder and Stoughton Records, 1875-1914 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn American Author Portraits [manuscript], 1774-1902. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. Papers, 1840-1974 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz clothing and textiles] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz paper products] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Chapin, Frederic. The woggle-bug [collection] / book and lyrics by L. Frank Baum ; music by Frederic Chapin. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf L. Frank Baum collection, 1883-1982 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Moser, Barry. Papers, 1932-2000. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Gottschalk, Louis F. The patchwork girl of Oz [collection] / scenario by L. Frank Baum ; music by Louis F. Gottschalk. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank, 1856-1919. Le magicien d'Oz / [d'après Frank L. Baum]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. [Wizard of Oz sheet music and sound recordings] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. The woggle-bug [microform] / book and lyrics by L. Frank Baum ; music by Frederick Chapin. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf L. Frank Baum Papers, 1880 (ca.)-1975, 1900-1942 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. L. Frank Baum collection, 1883-1982 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz household items and miscellanea] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Tibbetts, John. [Wizard of Oz posters and promotional items] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Laura Jane Musser and family papers., 1842-1989 (bulk 1880-1989). Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn [Wizard of Oz Christmas tree ornaments] [realia]. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Sue Ferrara Collection of Baum Research Material, before 2001 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Hodder and Stoughton. Hodder and Stoughton records, 1875-1914. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Murch, Walter. Return to Oz (screenplay) / Walter Murch and Gill Dennis. Wichita Public Library
creatorOf Langley, Noel, 1911-1980. The Wizard of Oz. Ithaca College Library
referencedIn Engel, Solton and Julia,. Collection of Literary Letters, Manuscripts and Drawings, 1832-1935. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. The king of Gee-Whiz [microform] : a musical extravaganza / by L. Frank Baum and Emerson Hough. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Baum, Lyman Frank, 1856-1919. El Mago de Oz [recurso electrónico] / Lyman Frank Baum. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Baughman, Roland Orvil, 1902-1967, person
associatedWith Baum family family
associatedWith Baum family. family
associatedWith Baum family. family
associatedWith Baum, Frank Joslyn, 1883-1958 person
associatedWith Berman, Ruth. person
associatedWith Blank, Allan, 1925- person
associatedWith Bobbs-Merrill Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Buchanan, Mary Isabel. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Angelica Shirley. person
associatedWith Chapin, Frederic. person
associatedWith Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915 person
associatedWith Engel, Solton and Julia, person
associatedWith Ferrara, Susan. person
associatedWith Gage family family
associatedWith Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. person
associatedWith Gottschalk, Louis F. person
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Hinke, C. J. (Carl John), 1950- person
associatedWith Hodder and Stoughton. corporateBody
associatedWith Hogan, Charles Beecher, 1906- person
associatedWith Hough, Emerson, 1857-1923. person
associatedWith International Wizard of Oz Club. corporateBody
associatedWith J.M. Dent & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith MacFall, Russell P. person
associatedWith MATILDA (JOSLYN) GAGE, 1826-1898 person
associatedWith Meyer, Fred M., 1926–2004. person
associatedWith Moser, Barry. person
associatedWith Murch, Walter. person
associatedWith Musser, Laura Jane, 1916-1989. person
associatedWith Neill, John R. (John Rea) person
associatedWith Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. corporateBody
correspondedWith Selig, William N person
associatedWith Smalls, Charlie. person
associatedWith Theatre Aquarius Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith Tietjens, Paul, 1877-1943. person
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Walsh, Townsend. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Ciegos--Libros y lectura
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Drama--Collections
American literature
Authors, American
Authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Illustrators--United States
Literature--Children's
Children’s literature, Film and video adaptations
New York State
Collectors and collecting
Children's literature, American
Illustrated children's books
Occupation
Authors
Book collectors--United States
Illustrator
Function

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Birth 1856-05-15

Death 1919-05-06

Americans

English

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