Archives & Manuscripts: Louise Seaman Bechtel

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:

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Travel Diaries
  • Unpublished Autobiography
  • Texts of Speeches
  • Copies of Publications
  • Books
  • Articles
  • Macmillan Juvenile Catalogs

For a detailed description visit theĀ finding aid to the Bechtel Papers.