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Judy Delton Papers

Identifier: CLRC-94

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for over sixty children's and young adult books written by Judy Delton. Materials include manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, notes, reviews, clippings, and related material. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence to and from Judy Delton and various publishers as well as with children. Miscellaneous royalty statements, newspaper clippings, and information regarding a lawsuit filed by the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America vs. Dell Publishing and Judy Delton are also contained in the collection, regarding the Pee Wee Scouts book series.


  • 1973 - 1999


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

Judy Delton was born May 6, 1931 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended the College of St. Catherine, and later taught elementary school in the St. Paul parochial schools. Judy Delton published her first book, Two Good Friends in 1974. Throughout her career she has primarily written for children and young adults, as well as one writing book for adults.

Many of Delton's books for children and young adults draw on her own upbringing in St. Paul and her many years attending parochial schools. Many of her books deal with realistic and difficult topics, including growing up, religion, single parenting, and children's emotional concerns. Other series include the Pee Wee Scounts, and Condo Kids, as well as books for younger readers, such as the Brimhall series. Delton died December 31,2001. Biographical source: "Judy Delton (1931-2001)." Something About the Author. Vols. 77 and 130. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1994 and 2002.


11 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials



Judy Delton's papers focus on her work as an author of children's and young adult books. The collection contains production material for over sixty titles.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically order by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judy Delton.

Judy Delton Papers, 1973-1999
Jim Eyer
September 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 2013: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard. EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • 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