Field, Rachel, 1894-1942

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Rachel Field, author, studied playwriting at Radcliffe, 1914-1918. She wrote plays, children's books, poetry, and novels. She received the Newberry medal for children's literature (1929) and the National Award for Fiction (1935).

From the description of Papers, 1845-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008513

Rachel Field, American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction.

From the guide to the Rachel Field collection, 1917-1942, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Field was the author of poems, children's stories, and plays.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1930 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007280

Epithet: children's author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000031

American poet, novelist, children's writer.

From the description of Papers of Rachel Field [manuscript], 1933-1939. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875672

From the description of Papers of Rachel Field, 1933-1939. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34336575

Field was educated at Radcliffe College. She was a poet and novelist and noted particularly for her children's fiction. Field was married to Arthur Pederson.

From the description of Rachel Field papers 1920?-1929? (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 68906445

Author; studied playwriting as special student at Radcliffe College, 1914-1918, with George Pierce Baker, founder of the "47 Workshop." Wrote plays, including The Sentimental Scarecrow and Three Pills in a Bottle, children's books, poetry, and novels. Hitty: Her First Hundred Years, received the Newberry medal in 1929. Her novel, All This and Heaven Too (1938) was made into a movie starring Bette Davis and Charles Boyer.

Field was married in 1935 to Arthur Pederson. She received honorary degrees from the University of Maine and from Colby College in 1938.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1942 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007059

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Letter : New York, to Henry C. Friedman, Chicago, 1937 Sept. 18. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Field family. Field family collection, 1804-1992 (inclusive), 1804-1962 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Papers, 1924-1942 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Martha Dickinson Bianchi papers, 1847-1944 (inclusive), 1923-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Papers of Rachel Field [manuscript], 1933-1939. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Darling, Frances, d.1985. Letters, 1922-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Papers, 1924-1930 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Henry, Carmelite Garrett, 1871-1948. Melrose Collection 1724-1948 (bulk 1926-1947). Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Watson Library
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Correspondence with Northrop Morse / Rachel L. Field. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991. Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jones, Elizabeth Orton, 1910-2005. Prayer for a child : production material, [1944?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Louise Seaman Bechtel papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bechtel, Louise Seaman, 1894-1985. Papers, 1917-1975. University of Florida
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Papers, 1845-1942 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Rachel Field collection, 1917-1942 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. Hitty, her first hundred years : production material, [1929?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Correspondence, received unless otherwise stated, of Eleanor Farjeon with persons outside her family, writers E-K. Including: Thomas Stearns Eliot, John Ferneld, Rachel Lyman Field, Helen Dean Fish, Edward Morgan Forster, Nagendra Gangulee, David Gar..., 1916-1953 British Library
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Letter : New York, to Henry C. Friedman, Chicago, 1937 Sept. 18. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Campbell, Charles E., 1888-1985,. Charles E. Campbell photograph collection, 1935-1967. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Rachel Field papers 1920?-1929? Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Adams, Adrienne. The Rachel Field story book : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Field, Rachel, 1894-1942. Papers of Rachel Field, 1933-1939. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith 47 Workshop. corporateBody
associatedWith Adams, Adrienne. person
associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Bianchi, Martha Dickinson, 1866-1943 person
associatedWith Cairns Collection of American Women Writers. corporateBody
associatedWith Campbell, Charles E., 1888-1985, person
associatedWith Darling, Frances, d.1985. person
associatedWith Davis, Bette, 1908-1989. person
associatedWith Emerson, Sarah White Davis. person
associatedWith Famous Players-Lasky Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Feis, Ruth Stanley-Brown, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith Field family. family
associatedWith Friedman, Henry C. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Halman, Doris F. (Doris Friend), b. 1895. person
associatedWith Henry, Carmelite Garrett, 1871-1948. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Mark, 1802-1887. person
associatedWith Jones, Elizabeth Orton, 1910-2005. person
associatedWith Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Morse, Northrop. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991. person
associatedWith Toohey, John Peter, 1880-1946. person
associatedWith Whelpley, Marion Louise, person
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American poetry--20th century
Authors, American
Authors, American--20th century
Christmas cards
Dramatists
Poets
American fiction--Women authors
Child rearing
Novelists
Dogs--Photographs
American literature--20th century
Children's books--United States
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Birth 1894-09-19

Death 1942-03-15

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