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[Ephemera relating to the Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books]
Bib ID 4838779
Format BookBook
Muir, Marcie, 1919-2007
Description [1950-2007] 
v. (various pieces) 

Australian ephemera collection (Formed)


Ephemera complementing various aspects of the Marcie Muir children's book collection.

Partial contents
  • 1. May Gibbs series : May Gibbs collector cards
  • Gumnut babies [printed cloth]
  • Alphabet frieze
  • A special gift magnet
  • Gumnut babies soap
  • Photographs of "The lone hand" covers (Jan. 1914; Sept. 1914; Christmas number).
  • 2. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite series : Fairy World : the art of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite 2004 calendar
  • The Shell fairy calendar, 1924 and 1925
  • The fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
  • Various greeting cards and postcards

Author Kathleen Marcelle (Marcie) Muir is best known for her A bibliography of Australian children's books (1970), and for her work on Australian children's book illustration. Muir also published a life of K. Langloh Parker, the early collector of Aboriginal legends and stories, and a monograph on Anthony Trollope's visit to Australia. She was an early member of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Book Council, and was on the judging panel in 1958 and 1962. In 1985 she advised Australia Post on a set of stamps bearing illustrations from Australian children's books. She was the inaugural winner of the Nan Chauncy Award from the Children's Book Council in 1984, the National Book Council's Bookman of the Year Award jointly with her husband Harry Muir in 1978, and the Library Association's Redmond Barry Award in 1988. Muir died in Adelaide in 2007.


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Related Material Other material relating to Marcie Muir can be found in the Manuscripts Section under the title 'Papers of Marcie Muir, circa 1960-2009' and in the book collection under the title 'Marcie Muir collection of Australian children's books'. 
Subjects Muir, Marcie, 1919-2007 -- Archives.  |  Gibbs, May, 1877-1969 -- Collectibles.  |  Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul, 1888-1960 -- Collectibles.  |  Bibliographers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Children's literature, Australian.  |  Illustrated children's books -- Australia.  |  Children -- Books and reading -- Australia.  |  Printed ephemera -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Imprints.
Other authors/contributors Gibbs, May, 1877-1969  |  Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul, 1888-1960
Also Titled

Muir Collection

Exhibited National Library of Australia's Muir copy of The Shell Fairy Calendar; Snugglepot and Cuddlepie bookmarks and stickers; Gumnut babies fabric; box for Kitchen's decorative candles with Ida Rentoul Outhwaite fairy illustration; The Magic Pudding: Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum audio cassette; and Cole’s Book Arcade tokens exhibited: “Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature”, National Library of Australia, 22 August 2019 – 16 February 2020. 


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