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Roxane Orgill Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2354

Scope and Contents

The Roxane Orgill papers contains drafts, proofs, research, correspondence, and notes related to the publication of the children's poetry picture book Jazz Day, written by Orgill and illustrated by Francis Vallejo.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2011 - 2017


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

Author Roxane Orgill was born in Mount Vernon, New York and raised in the Midwest. She studied at the University of Illinois and King's College London. Prior to become an author, she worked as a journalist and music critic. Her first book for children was If I Only Had a Horn, about Louis Armstrong, in 1997. Her works focus primarily on music and music history, and she writes for a wide variety of ages, including both children and adults. She lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Biographical source:

"Bio." Roxane Orgill personal website. Accessed April 2023.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger document box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains drafts and production material for one children's book written by Roxane Orgill.

Roxane Orgill papers, 2011-2017
Caitlin Marineau
April 2023
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