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Ann M. Martin papers

Identifier: CLRC-771

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written materials for 37 titles in the "Baby-Sitters Club" and the "Baby-Sitters Little Sister" series of books, including typescripts, cover proofs, and some correspondence.


  • 1986-circa 1994


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 Ann M(atthews) Martin was born August 12, 1955, in Princeton, NJ and attended Smith College. Her first job was as a school teacher, but she soon turned to the publishing industry, where she held various jobs, culminating in senior editor in Books for Young Readers at Bantam Books. Her first book, Bummer Summer, was published in 1983. In 1985 a colleague suggested the creation of a a series about a group of babysitters. This led to the Baby-Sitters Club series, which became so popular that for a time Martin was writing two books a month, although ghost writers also helped write some of the titles. The series also led to spin-offs such as the Baby-Sitters Club Mystery Series and the Baby-Sitters Little Sisters Series. The original series finally came to an end in 2000. Martin lives in Woodstock, New York.

Biographical Source: "Ann M. Martin (1955-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 126. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written materials for 37 titles in the "Baby-Sitters Club" and the "Baby-Sitters Little Sister" series of books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ann M. Martin.

Ann M. Martin Papers, 1986-circa 1994
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 2017: Collection reprocessed by Ellen Sugg and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library