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Barbara Bottner Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1053

Scope and Contents

The Barbara Bottner Papers contains a typescript and page proofs for the book The World's Greatest Expert on Absolutely Everything is Crying, published in 1984.


  • 1984


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

Barbara Bottner was born in 1943 in New York City. She attended Boston University and Ecole des Beaux Arts before earning her BS from the University of Wisconsin in 1965 and an MA from the University of California Santa Barbara, as well as studying Animation at the School of Visual Arts. In addition to writing children's books, she pursued a varied career as a freelance writer, kindegarten teacher, actress, animation producer, set designer, art instructor and television writer. Bottner lives in Los Angeles, California.

Biographical Source:

"Barbara Bottner (1943-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 345. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2019.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for one children's book by Barbara Bottner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Bottner

Barbara Bottner Papers, 1984
Nancy Larsen
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • January 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