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Jon Hassler Papers

Identifier: CLRC-938

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to two young adult novels written by Hassler and includes proofs, holographs, typescripts, correspondence, and notes dated between 1969 and 1982.


  • 1969-1982, 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

Jon Hassler was born on March 30, 1933 in Minneapolis. He received his BA in English from St. John's University in 1955 and his MA in English from the University of Dakota in 1960. He taught at the high school level until 1965, when he began teaching at Bemidji State University, then Brainerd Community College, eventually returning to St. John's University. His first publication, Staggerford, was an adult novel published in 1977; he went on to publish multiple novels, short story collections, and works for a juvenile audience. He died on March 20, 2008.


1.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to two young adult novels by Jon Hassler published in 1977 and 1980.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jon Hassler.

Jon Hassler papers, 1969-1982, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
July 2004, June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 2014: Collection reprocessed by Jessica Botoshe; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library