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Susan McLean Papers

Identifier: CLRC-931

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production materials for one title, Susan McLean's Pennies for the Piper, and includes corrected holographs, typescripts, and related materials. The collection also holds historical family photographs, personal correspondence, and mementos (including some material related to McLean's daughter, Sara).


  • 1944-1996, undated


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Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Minnesota author Susan Hunter McLean was born in Hibbing, MN, and grew up in Cloquet. Her novel Pennies for the Piper, drew on some of her own memories of the deaths of her parents. She lived in Minneapolis with her husband Austin McLean, who was head of the University of Minnesota special collections library. They had one daughter, Sara, who died in a car crash in 1978, when she was 16.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


The collection contains written production material for McLean's novel Pennies for the Piper, as well as personal photographs, correspondence, and mementos.


Materials are arranged by material type.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Gift of McLean, Susan, with additional materials related to her book, and personal photographs and mementos, donated by McLean's sister, Maggie J. Petersen.
Susan McLean Papers
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library