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Alice McLerran Papers

Identifier: CLRC-932

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for four children's books by Alice McLerran, including drafts, proofs, correspondence, and related material.


  • 1984 - 1999


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 Sketch

Alice McLerran was born June 24, 1933, in West Point, New York. As a child in an army family she shifted her home every year or two as a child, living in many parts of the world. Eventually she earned a doctorate in Anthropology at the U. of Calif. Later she married a physicist, and her married life has also been spent in different locations, though all within the continental United States. She now considers writing to be her permanent vocation. She is perhaps best known as an author of picture books. She has had one of her books published in Russia -- at the time, probably the only American children's author to have that distinction.

Biographical Source:Something About the Author, vols. 68, 137


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material for for books written by children's book author Alice McLerran.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alice McLerran
Alice McLerran Papers
Jim Eyer
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Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library