The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries


Alberta Powell Graham Papers Edit




  • 1945-1955 (Creation)


  • 2.00 linear feet (Whole)
  • Photographs: Box 2 other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    A writer of biographies for children (on Columbus, Clara Barton, Lafayette and LaSalle, among others), Mrs. Graham also published more than 300 songs and Strike Up the Band! (1949), a collection of short biographies of American band musicians. Both her books and songs are represented in her papers.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers of Alberta Powell Graham date from 1945 to 1955 and document her writing and musical career. Included are manuscripts of her biographies written for children such as Chrisptopher Columbus, Discoverer and Clara Barton, Red Cross Pioneer, as well as manuscripts of songs that she composed. Also included are copies of magazine articles written by Graham.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Method of Acquisition

    This collection was given to the University of Iowa in 1973 by Mrs. Graham's nephew, William C. Powell.

  • Preferred Citation

    Alberta Powell Graham Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.