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Marissa Moss Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1028

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production materials for approximately seventy children's books created by Marissa Moss, including several unpublished works. Material includes manuscripts and typescripts, original illustrations, proofs, research, correspondence, notes, and clippings.


  • Creation: 1993 - 2011


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 illustrator Marissa Moss was born September 29, 1959, in Jeanette, PA. She attended San Jose State University, the University of California Berkeley (where she earned her BA in art history), and the California College of Arts and Crafts. An author an illustrator of children's books, Moss is best known for the Amelia series. She is also the founder of the children's press Creston Books, which she started in 2013. Moss lives in Berkeley, California.

Biographical Source:

"Marissa Moss (1959-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 286. Detroit, MI: Yale, 2015.


9 Linear Feet ([6 record cartons, 3 flat boxes])

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production material related to children's books created Marissa Moss.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marissa Moss.

Marissa Moss Papers, 1993-2011
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 26, 2014; May 2015: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard and Cheryll Fong, EAD updated by Cheryll Fong; Caitlin Marineau.
  • February 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library