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Joyce Hansen Papers

Identifier: CLRC-879

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of mansucript materials dated between 1987 and 2001 and includes corrected typescripts, correspondence, corrected page proofs, cover copies, notes, holographs, clippings, and research for five books by Joyce Hansen.


  • Creation: 1987-2001, 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

Joyce Hansen was born October 18, 1942 in New York, growing up in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. She attended Pace University at night while working secretarial jobs during the day, receiving her Bachelor of Arts and eventually her MA in English Education from New York University in 1978. While teaching in public schools around New York she published her first book, The Gift-Giver, in 1980. Four of her books have received the Coretta Scott King Honor Book award. In 1995 Hansen retired from teaching and writes full time while living in South Carolina. Her website can be found at


1.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to five books by Joyce Hansen published between 1988 and 2001.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joyce Hansen.

Joyce Hansen papers, 1987-2001, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC Staff
June 2004, June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2014: Collection reprocessed by Jessica Botoshe; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • March 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library