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Ron Koertge Papers

Identifier: CLRC-685

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production material for 12 books by Ron Koertge, consisting of corrected typescripts and page proofs, correspondence, notes, and research materials.


  • 1993 - 2013


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

Ron Koertge as born April 22, 1940, in Olney, Ill. He earned a BA from the University of Illinois in 1962 and an MA from the University of Arizona in 1965, before becoming a professor of English at Pasadena College, CA, where he taught until 2002. He began writing while still in high school, and initially published poetry. In 1980 he published his first and only novel for adults, The Boogeyman, before switching to writing for young adults. His first novel for young adults, Where the Kissing Never Stops was published in 1986. He is especially known for humerous coming of age tales of teenage boys. Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.

Biographical Sources: "Ron Koertge (1940-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 289. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2015.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection contains written production material for twelve young adult novels by author Ron Koertge.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ron Koertge.

Ron Koertge Papers, 1993-2013
Jim Eyer and John Barneson, 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • October 17, 2014: Collection reprocessed by CLRC staff and EAD updated by Lisa Calahan.
  • May 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library