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Erik Christian Haugaard Papers

Identifier: CLRC-939

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscript materials dating from 1973 to 1991 and includes front matter, corrected typescript, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, book jacket, layouts, and a cassette tape recording.


  • undated, 1973-1991


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Erik Christian Haugaard was born April 13, 1923 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He immigrated to the United States in 1940 after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Denmark, and eventually served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. His first book for young adults, Hakon of Rogen's Saga, was published in 1963 and was a recipient of an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book Award. He also received recognition for his 1978 translation of The Complete Fairy Tales and Storiesof Hans Christian Andersen, which was widely praised. In 1949 Haugaard married Myrna Seld; they eventually had two children and lived in Denmark and Ireland. Haugaard passed away in 2009.


5 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)


This collection consists of manuscript mtaerials for nine young adult titles published by Erik Christian Haugaard between 1963 and 1995.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Haugaard, Erik Christian
Erik Christian Haugaard papers, undated, 1973-1991
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
July 2004, July 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library