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Fred M. Meyer Collection Relating to L. Frank Baum

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 22 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Fred M. Meyer (1926–2004) was a founding member (1957) of The International Wizard of Oz Club and served as secretary of the organization from 1961 to 1995. Meyer, a teacher, also edited The Baum Bugle and was a noted collector of books and artifacts related to L. Frank Baum and Oz.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Fred M. Meyer Collection Relating to L. Frank Baum consist of correspondence, newspapers, convention material, clippings, original typed manuscripts, printed material and other items relating to L. Frank Baum and to Oz.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919.
Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. -- Wizard of Oz.
Meyer, Fred M., 1926–2004.
Wizard of Oz (Fictitious character)

Associated Titles

Wizard of Oz (Motion picture : 1939)


Wizard of Oz films.


Oz (Imaginary place)

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Fred M. Meyer Collection Relating to L. Frank Baum,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Portions gift of Nancy Petrasko, 2006.

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