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Beverly Cleary Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1019

Scope and Contents

The Beverly Cleary Papers contain a typescript and proof for the book Ramona and Her Father, as well as correspondence, some biographical marketing material, and a St. Nicholas League pin. The bulk of the correspondence is with illustrators Louis and Lois Darling, as well as a small amount with Beth and Joe Krush.


  • 1959-1979, 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

Children's and young adult author Beverly Cleary was born in McMinnville, Oregon in 1916. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Washington, and worked as a librarian until she began her career as a writer in 1950. Some of her best known children's books are the Ramona and Henry Huggins series. Her work Dear Mr. Henshaw was awarded a Newbery Medal in 1984. She died in 2021 at age 104.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material regarding one title by author Beverly Cleary, as well as correspondence and other miscellaneous material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Beverly Cleary.

Related Materials

See the Louis Darling Papers for illustrative material related to titles written by Beverly Cleary.

Beverly Cleary Papers, 1959-1979, undated
Leslie Czechowski
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • August 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library