Beverly Cleary Papers
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
- Cleary, Beverly (Person)
- Darling, Louis (Correspondent, Person)
- Darling, Lois (Correspondent, Person)
- Krush, Beth (Correspondent, Person)
- St. Nicholas League (Organization)
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.
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.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Family problems -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Quimby, Ramona (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Beverly Cleary Papers, 1959-1979, undated
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- August 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
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