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Emilie Buchwald papers

Identifier: Mss115

Scope and Contents

Collection contains correspondence and financial documentation related to Emilie Buchwald's position of Editor for the Milkweed Chronicle, and later Milkweed Editions. Correspondence includes letters from notable poets and writers, both local and national, as well as artists and musicians.

Accruals to this collection are anticipated. Additional materials will be added to this inventory as they become available.


  • Creation: 1978-1986

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Emilie Buchwald is an editor, poet, teacher, and award-winning children’s author. She is the co-founder and former publisher of the Milkweed Chronicle and later Milkweed Editions. She is also the author of the award-winning children’s novel, Gildaen. She is currently the publisher of The Gryphon Press. She is the co-founder and former publisher of the Milkweed Chronicle and later Milkweed Editions. Buchwald is a McKnight Distinguished Artist Award as well as a recipient of the Kay Sexton Award in recognition of outstanding work in fostering books, reading, and literary activity.


2 Linear Feet (2 Paige boxes)


Collection contains the personal papers of writer and editor Emilie Buchwald, including materials related to the press Milkweed Editions.


Collection is arranged into two series: Correspondence, Financial. Series are expected to grow as additional materials are received.

Physical Location

Mezz (R67, D9, S7)


Collection was donated to the Upper Midwest Literary Archives by Emilie Buchwald in 2018.

Related Materials

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: Milkweed Editions records (Mss088).

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Upper Midwest Literary Archive Staff in 2018.

Emilie Buchwald papers
Pearl McClintock
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Collecting Area Details

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