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Blue Rose Foundation collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 129
This is a small collection that contains three first editions authored by Gerda Weissmann Klein, one framed poster and three blue roses, the symbol of The Blue Rose Foundation.


  • 1974-1981


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Blue Rose Foundation collection, 1974-1981 is open for research.


Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.


1.8 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box, 1 oversize box)

Historical Note

The Blue Rose, by Gerda Weissmann Klein was first published in 1974. It is the story of Jenny, a child with developmental disabilities. It inspired a group of women to create The Blue Rose Foundation in Western New York. Soon after the book's publication, it became a Reader's Digest selection and was printed in over twenty languages. Organizations throughout the U.S. and in other countries were granted use of the name for Blue Rose Galas, balls and other fundraisers.

The Blue Rose Foundation has provided financial support for projects related to helping people with developmental disabilities. Grants have helped agencies, organizations and individuals.

-Taken from The Blue Rose Foundation website


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pinard, May 2015.
Finding aid for the Blue Rose Foundation collection
Sarah Pinard
May 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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