Megan McDonald Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains drafts, page proofs, correspondence, and other production material related to books written by Megan McDonald, including the Judy Moody, Stink, and Sisters Club series.
- 1991 - 2016
- McDonald, Megan (Person)
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
Megan McDonald was born February 28, 1959, in Pittsburgh, PA. She received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1981. Prior to beginning her writing career she worked as a park ranger, bookseller, museum guide, librarian, and storyteller. She is best known for her Judy Moody series, which was also made into a feature film, whose screenplay was cowritten by McDonald. She lives in California.
Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 67, 99;Children's Literature Reviewvol. 94
12.5 Cubic Feet (10 record cartons)
Language of Materials
The Megan McDonald paper contains drafts and production material for children's books and series written by McDonald, including the Judy Moody series.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by series or book title, and chronologically within series
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Megan McDonald.
- Authors, American -- 21st century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clubs -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Humorous stories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sisters -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Megan McDonald Papers, 1991-2016
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- February 2018: Collection reprocessed and new material added by Eliza Edwards, Finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
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