Louise Seaman Bechtel was hired by Macmillan Company in the early 1920’s to become the first editor of a separate department devoted to the publication of children’s books. Because of her success other publisher’s soon followed suit and children’s book publishing became a visible and profitable industry.
Brief description of Bechtel Papers:
- Travel Diaries
- Unpublished Autobiography
- Texts of Speeches
- Copies of Publications
- Macmillan Juvenile Catalogs
For a detailed description visit the finding aid to the Bechtel Papers.