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Erik Christian Haugaard Papers

Identifier: CLRC-939

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials dating from 1973 to 1991 and includes typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and related publication material for books by Haugaard.


  • 1973-1991, 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

Author and translator 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. In 1949 Haugaard married Myrna Seld; they eventually had two children and lived in Denmark and Ireland. Haugaard died in 2009.


2.0 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



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


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Erik Christian Haugaard.

Erik Christian Haugaard papers, 1973-1991, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
July 2004, July 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