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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen papers W.0058

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 2013

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English

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Collection Title:

Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen papers

Unit ID:

W.0058

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.6 Linear feet

Dates:

1917-1959

Location:

A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Correspondence, research notes, typescripts, and galley proofs of sisters and Alabama authors Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Allison Johnson.

creator

Johansen, Margaret A. (Margaret Alison), 1896-

creator

Lide, Alice Alison, 1890-1956

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen papers, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Biographical/Historical note

Sisters Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen were authors of children's books from Dallas County, Alabama. The daughters of Joseph Dill Alison and Annie Hearst Alison, Alice was born on February 8, 1890, and Margaret was born on November 7, 1896.

Lide and Johansen co-authored several books and short stories, including The Wooden Locket, Booker and the Magic Marks, and Ood-le-uk the Wanderer. Their book Ood-le-uk the Wanderer was named a Newbery Honor Book by the American Library Association in 1931. In addition to books published under their real names, the sisters also wrote a series of boy's adventure novels under the pen name Hugh McAlister.

Alice Alison Lide attended Converse College and Columbia University. She married Thomas Evan Lide. She died on November 21, 1955.

Margaret Alison Johansen attended Converse College, The University of Alabama, and Columbia University. On May 1, 1923, she married Carl Christian Johansen. She died on December 28, 1959.

Sources: Alabama Authors Database.

List of Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present. American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence related to the books of Alabama authors Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen. The bulk of the correspondence is dated from 1938 to 1959 and primarily consists of letters, contracts, and receipts from publishers. The letters reference a number of Lide and Johansen's books, including Hawk of Hawk Clan, Booker and the Magic Marks, Glory Road: Life of Booker T. Washington, The Wooden Locket, and Sea Gold. The collection also contains research notes, including a church registry of St. Paul's Parish in Carlowville, Alabama, and correspondence concerning Reverend Francis Robert Goulding, a Georgian who invented an early sewing machine.

The collection also includes several typescripts and galley proofs of the sisters' novels and short story collections. Manuscripts holdings include the novels The Wooden Locket, and The Outsider. A collection of short biographies of Booker T. Washington published under the titles "The Magic Marks," "Little Booker Washington," " Call to Glory," and "Parade for a President" is also included. Galley proofs of Alice Lide's solo 1941 novel Johnny of the 4-H Club completes the collection. Of possible interest to researchers is the inclusion of typescript copies of the sisters' correspondence detailing their creative process as they were writing The Wooden Locket.

General note

Title on box spines: Papers of Alice Alison Lide and Margaret Alison Johansen, and Manuscripts for Four Books: The Outsider, Glory Road, The Magic Marks, The Wooden Locket

Source(s)

Goulding, F. R. (Francis Robert), 1810-1881 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Alabama--Authors (lcsh)

Children's literature (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Dallas County (Ala.) (lcsh)

"The Inner Glory," a short story by Alice Alison Lide Box W0058.01 Folder 1

Correspondence Box W0058.01 Folder 2

Register of St. Paul's Parish, Carlowville, Alabama Box W0058.01 Folder 3

Rev. Francis Robert Goulding and his early sewing machine Box W0058.01 Folder 4

Johnny and the 4-H Club galley proofs Box W0058.02 Folder 1

The Magic Marks manuscript/typescript Box W0058.02 Folder 2

The Wooden Locket manuscript/typescript Box W0058.02 Folder 3

The Outsider, volume I manuscript/typescript Box W0058.02 Folder 4

The Outsider, volume II manuscript/typescript Box W0058.02 Folder 5

The Outsider, volume III manuscript/typescript Box W0058.02 Folder 6