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Mary Casanova Papers

Identifier: CLRC-770

Scope and Content

The collection contains typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, proofs, notes, illustration photocopies, jacket covers, corrected publishers proof, correspondence, clippings, research material and commentary for a number of children's books authored by Mary Casanova.


  • 1991-2016


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Award-winning children's author Mary Casanova grew up in a family of ten in St. Paul Minnesota and found that writing became her voice. She writes books mainly for middle grade readers and most of her books focus on the outdoors and are inspired from her Northern Minnesota home. Her books frequently land on state children's choice book master lists across the country.

Casanova's book awards include: Aesop Accolades by the American Folklore Society, Parents' Choice "Gold" Award for The Hunter(2000); The Minnesota Book Award for Cecile Gates of Gold(2003) and One Dog Canoe (2004).

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, v.136, pp. 39-42;


20 Cubic Feet (20 boxes)


The Mary Casanova Papers contain typescripts, proofs, notes, correspondence, clippings, research material and commentary for her children's books.


Publications are listed alphabetically by title

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mary Casanova. Printing negatives and proofs for Curse of a Winter Moon, Moose Tracks, Wolf Shadows, and Riot gift of the University of Minnesota Press.


Mary Casanova Papers, 1991-2012
Leslie Czechowski, Updated By: Ruth Paloma and Carter Thurmond
May 2004
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Collecting Area Details

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