Munro Leaf

Wilbur Monroe Leaf (a.k.a. Munro Leaf) (December 4, 1905 – December 21, 1976) was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year career. He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936), a children's classic which he wrote on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour. Labeled as subversive, it stirred an international controversy.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 4th, 1905 (Baltimore), Died December 21st, 1976 (Maryland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-038191 10-in. 8/4/1939 The story of Ferdinand Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and sound effects author  
Victor BS-038192 10-in. 8/4/1939 The story of Ferdinand Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and sound effects author  
Victor BS-038193 10-in. 8/4/1939 The story of Ferdinand Paul Wing Recitation, with electric organ and sound effects author  
Victor BS-038194 10-in. 8/4/1939 Wee Gillis Paul Wing Recitation, with bagpipes and sound effects author  
Victor BS-038195 10-in. 8/4/1939 Wee Gillis Paul Wing Recitation, with bagpipes and sound effects author  
Victor BS-038196 10-in. 8/4/1939 Wee Gillis Paul Wing Recitation, with bagpipes and sound effects author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Leaf, Munro," accessed September 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104335.

Leaf, Munro. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104335.

"Leaf, Munro." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104335

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