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Paula Danziger Papers

Identifier: CLRC-120

Scope and Contents

This collection contains production materials for 28 children's books by Paula Danzinger published between 1974 and 2003. Production materials include holographs (manuscripts), typescripts, page proofs, illustrations, illustration proofs, correspondence, style sheets and notes.


  • Creation: 1978-2004, 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

Paula Danziger, born August 18, 1944, grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey. Danziger earned both her bachelors and masters degrees from Montclair State College and taught English at John Adams Middle School in Edison, New Yersey, before becoming a full time writer in 1978. Her first publication, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, was published in 1974. Twice she collaborated with Ann M. Martin, for the publications P.S. Longer Letter Laterand Snail Mail No More. She also was a regular presenter about children's literature on BBC's Saturday morning show Going Live. Danziger died in July 2004. Her most well known series of books, centered on the character of Amber Brown, continued beyond her death in 2012 with the publication of Amber Brown is Tickled Pink, written by Bruce Coville and Elizabeth Levy.


4.9 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production materials for children's books written by author Paula Danzinger.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paula Danzinger.

Paula Danziger Papers, 1978-2004, undated
Jim Eyer and CLRC staff
August 2003 and December 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • December 2013: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence and Kate Dietrick; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • February 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library