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Deborah Underwood Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2353

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts, galleys, proofs, correspondence, reviews, and other production materials for children's books and magazine articles written by Deborah Underwood, published between 1995 and 2023. This collection also includes unpublished novels, stories, and screenplays.


  • 1985-2023, undated


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

Deborah Underwood was born in Walla Walla, Washington in 1962. After college, Underwood worked as a street performer and a secretary before writing for children. Underwood writes both nonfiction and fiction, publishing over thirty titles. Underwood loves animals and is delighted that her job gives her the chance to learn and write about them. She currently lives in Northern California.

Biographical Source:

"Deborah Underwood (1962-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 206. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2010


3.57 Cubic Feet (4 boxes [2 record carton, 1 hollinger document box, 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



This collection consists of publication materials for children's books and magazine articles written by Deborah Underwood.


Collection guide is arranged into six series. Published books are arranged alphabetically by title.

  1. Magazine Articles
  2. Published Books
  3. Readers
  4. Unpublished Stories
  5. Unpublished Romance Novels
  6. Unpublished Screenplays
Deborah Underwood Papers, 1985-2023, undated
Lauren Hallau
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library