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Jerdine Nolen Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2342

Scope and Contents

Jerdine Nolen Papers consists of many typescripts, proofs, notes, and research for her children's publications from 1989 to 2022. Nolen's papers also include correspondence and peridicals, as well as professional and personal material.


  • Creation: 1979-2022


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

Jerdine Nolen is the author of many picture books including Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm and Raising Dragons. She was born April 6, 1953 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She was raised in Chicago in a large family with seven siblings. She grew up always loving to write. She has a B.A. in special education from Northeastern Illinois University and an M.Ed. in interdisciplinary arts education from Loyola University in Chicago. She was a classroom educator and enjoyed teaching about books and the writing process.


11.5 Cubic Feet (9 boxes [8 record cartons, 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



Jerdine Nolen is a children's literature author of many picture books including Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm and Raising Dragons. Her papers include material related many of her publications from 1989 to 2022.


Collection is arranged into 5 series. Materials within the Writing and Publications series are arranged alphabetically by book or article title.

  1. Correspondence
  2. Periodicals
  3. Professional
  4. Personal
  5. Writings and Publications

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jerdine Nolen.

Jerdine Nolen Papers, 1979-2022
Carter Thurmond
August 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library