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Laura French Papers

Identifier: CLRC-851

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript materials related to eleven publications and includes correspondence, notes, research materials, corrected typescripts, and typescripts dating between 1977 and 2000. The majority of the materials are for various Trixie Belden books, and also included is a Dungeons and Dragons novel from 1984, and a nonfiction juvenile work on Internet pioneers.


  • Creation: 1977-2000, 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

Born in 1949, Laura French grew up in Minnesota. She spent time working as an editor for Western Publishing before working as a freelance writer. She was a ghostwriter for a number of titles for the Trixie Belden series, assisting in editing as well.


2.4 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to eleven books written by Laura French.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Laura French.

Laura French papers, 1977-2000, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
September 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • August 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; 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