Margery Turner Fisher (1913-1992) was an author and critic. She taught English at Oundle School (1939-45), organized courses
on reading and writing for pleasure, and created her own journal,
Growing point, for reviewing children's books. The collection consists of journals, annotated card index, illustrations, notes, correspondence,
clippings, published books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, lectures, articles and reviews, and memorabilia.
Fisher was born Margery Turner in 1913 in Camberwell, London, England; B.Litt and MA from Somerville College, Oxford; became
author and critic; taught English at Oundle School, 1939-45; organized courses on reading and writing for pleasure for the
National Federation of Women's Institutes; in 1962, created her own journal, Growing point, for reviewing children's books; publications include Field day (1951), Intent upon reading: a critical appraisal of modern fiction for children (1961), Matters of fact: aspects of non-fiction for children (1972), Who's who in children's books (1975), and The bright face of danger (1986); she died on December 24, 1992 in Northampton, England.Margery Fisher became one of the world's most knowledgeable authorities on books written for children. She acquired this reputation
through her publications and the review of children's books Growing Point which she edited and published for thirty years; and this reputation in turn led to her being sought and her involvement
with organizations concerned with such books throughout the world.
25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
42 oversize boxes
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