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Anne McCaffrey Papers

Identifier: CLRC-810

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, notes, and correspondence related to the writing and publication of the young adult novel Dragonsong, written by Anne McCaffrey and set in the fictional world of Pern.


  • Creation: 1975, 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

Anne McCaffrey was born April 1, 1926, in Cambridge, Mass. Although some of her science fiction/fantasy novels are considered to be for young adults, McCaffrey is best known as an author of science fiction for adults, for which she has won many awards, including a Hugo, a Nebula, and a Gandalf. She authored and co-authored many series in the science fiction field, including the Dragonriders of Pern series. McCaffrey died in 2011 in Ireland, where she moved in 1970.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The Anne McCaffrey collection contains written production materials for one juvenile fantasy title written by Anne McCaffrey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Anne McCaffrey.

Related Materials

A large collection of Anne McCaffrey's materials are available at the University of California Riverside.

Anne McCaffrey Papers, 1975, undated
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Collection reprocessed 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