Skip to main content

Lucile Hatch Papers

Identifier: M006


Lucile Hatch (1913-2002) was Professor, Graduate School of Librarianship University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. She served as Acting Dean of the School from 1966-1968. Hatch was editor of two publications that feature collections of bibliographies, articles and lectures prepared for use with children's literature course, and was the author of several children's books. The collection contains notebooks with articles, bibliographies and notes in the areas of school libraries, media centers and children's literature. In the area of children's literature, the collection contains illustrations, cut-out characters, felt story boards, stencil alphabets and numerous objects.


  • 1960-1970


Biographical / Historical

Lucile Hatch received her degree in Library Science from the University of Denver in 1946. She was a teacher and librarian in schools in the state of Washington and a visiting professor at the University of Oregon and the University of Washington. Lucile Hatch was appointed as Associate Professor in the University of Denver's Graduate School of Librarianship in 1956, named full Professor in 1964, and was Acting Dean of the Graduate School from 1966-1968. Her areas of specialty were school libraries/media centers and children's literature.

Lucile Hatch earned her Master's of Education degree at the Univeristy of Oregon and conducted advanced graduate work at Columbia Univeristy and at the University of California. She wrote numerous articles on librarianship and on children's education. Lucile Hatch authored several books, including My Friendly Giraffe: Your Personal Story By The Magic Computer and Children/Books-Books/Children: A Collection of Bibliographies, Articles, and Lecture Notes.

Lucile Hatch received honors and international recognition for her work in the field of children's librarianship. She has been a member and office holder in many professional and honorary organizations. She was named to Professor Emeritus status in September of 1978 following her retirement. Lucile Hatch died December 26, 2002 at the age of 89.


6.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Contents

The Lucile Hatch papers contains children's literature and course materials for teaching children's literature and school librarianship. The papers include journal articles, lecture notes, bibliographies, books, illustrations from children's books, photographs, slides, transparencies, filmstrip, felt storyboards, stencil alphabets, toys, puppets, and games.


This collection is partially arranged.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lucile Hatch, 1998.


No further accruals are expected.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428