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Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks dummy


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Summary Information

Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Paget-Fredericks, Joseph Rous, 1903-1963
Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks dummy
Date [inclusive]:
circa 1921-1963
Call Number:
0.1 Linear feet
This collection contains a dummy for the unpublished book Red Roofs and Flowerpots, with text and illustrations by Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks (1903-1963).
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box and folder number], Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks dummy, circa 1921-1963, Free Library of Philadelphia, Children’s Literature Research Collection.
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Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks was born in San Francisco, California on December 22, 1903, to a family with a rich background in European theater and art. He attended the University of California and went on to study art with Leon Bakst and John Singer Sargent. He served as the Art Director for the famous Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova’s world tours from 1932 to 1933, and gave lectures on dance at the University of California in 1939. He also taught design at the California College of Arts and Crafts and at the Jean Turner Art Center. He wrote and illustrated several books for children, including Green Pipes, Poems and Picture (1929),  Miss Pert’s Christmas Tree (1929), and  I Shall Always Love the West (1952), about Anna Pavlova. He died on April 21, 1963 in Berkeley, California.


Something About the Author, vol. 30.

"Paget-Fredericks, J. (Joseph Rous), 1903-1963," The Social Networks and Archival Context Project (SNAC).

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a dummy for the unpublished work Red Roofs and Flowerpots by Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks (1903-1963).

Arrangement note

It is housed in the same box as the Marcia Brown papers, the Emma L. Brock notes and illustrations, and the Louise Lee and Richard Floethe papers.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection,  April 2012

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Lindsay Friedman


The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.

Use Restrictions

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Paget-Fredericks, Joseph Rous, 1903-1963. Papers, *MGZMD 12.

University of California, Berkeley: The Bancroft Library, Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks Dance Collection, ca. 1913-1945, BANC PIC 1964.009-024.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Dummies (printed matter)
Personal Name(s)
  • Paget-Fredericks, Joseph Rous, 1903-1963
  • Children's authors--20th century
  • Children's literature--20th century

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Collection Inventory

Red Roofs and Flowerpots.

Box Folder

Dummy, graphite and pen and ink on paper with text pasted in, 80 pages.

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