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Shirley Climo Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1031

Scope and Contents

The Shirley Climo Papers contain drafts, proofs, and a dummy related to the creation of the 1989 picture book The Egyptian Cinderella, written by Climo and illustrated by Ruth Heller.


  • Creation: 1987 - 1988


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

Shirley Climo was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1928. She attended DePauw University, married, and had children. She started writing books for young people in the 1970s after beginning her writing career with a series of newspaper articles and travel and humor pieces written for adult magazines. She has written children's picture books and juvenile historical novels and mysteries, as well as published travel guides for young tourists. Climo died in 2012.

Biographical Source: "Shirley Climo (1928-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 77. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1994.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The Shirley Climo Papers contain materials related to one children's book written by Climo and illustrated by Ruth Heller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shirley Climo.

Related Materials

Additional illustrative material available in the Ruth Heller Papers.

Shirley Climo Papers, 1987-1988
Leslie Czechowski
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Collecting Area Details

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