Sharon Chmielarz Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains typescripts, correspondence,and other production material for three children's books (Down at Angels. End of Winter, and Pied Piper of Hamelin) written by Sharon Chmielarz. The collection also contains papers related to multiple books of poetry by Chmielarz, written primarily for adults, as well as miscellaneous professional papers and writing, personal correspondence, and journals.
- Creation: 1956 - 2021
- Chmielarz, Sharon (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
Sharon Chmielarz was born in Mobridge, South Dakota in 1940. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota and has worked as a teacher in Long Lake, Minnesota since 1962. Her career as a writer began in the late 1970s after taking writing classes and attending workshops. She has published poetry and children's picture books.
Biographical source: "Sharon Chmielarz (1940-). Something About the Author. Vol 72. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1993.
2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)
Language of Materials
The collection contains production materials related to children's books and books of poetry written by Sharon Chmielarz, and other professional and personal papers.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title, with Professional Papers and Personal Papers at the end.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sharon Chmielarz.
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- Sharon Chmielarz Papers, 1956-2021
- Leslie Czechowski
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- April 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
- December 2020: New accrual added to the collection and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
- June 2021: Material added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library