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Pam Conrad Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1142

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from 201 works written by Conrad, including both published children's books, as well as a large number of unpublished titles. Material includes clippings, correspondence, typescripts, notes, dummies, contracts, proofs, reviews, research, and other related materials, as well as personal and miscellaneous papers and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1957 - 1996


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

Pam Conrad was born in 1947 in New York City. She was fond of poetry and started writing poetry as a child. Her book Prairie Songs was a 1986 ALA Best Children's Book of the Year and a 1985 ALA Golden Kite Honor Book. Her ghost story Stonewords was a 1991 Edgar Allan Poe Award winner for Best Juvenile Mystery. She died in 1996 from cancer.


21.4 Cubic Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials



Contains production material related to children's books written by Pam Conrad.


Collection is arranged into two series. Publications and Unpublished Books are arranged alphabetically by title.

  1. Publications and Unpublished Books
  2. Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pam Conrad.

Pam Conrad papers, 1957-1996, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
November 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • April 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw
  • February 2017: A few boxes added to collection by Carter Thurmond
  • 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