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Jocelyn Arundel Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1195

Scope and Content

The papers contain written production material from five title published between 1958-1965, including typescripts, galley proofs, and paste-up dummies. All five books were illustrated by Wesley Dennis.


  • circa 1958-1965


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Jocelyn Arundel was born June 16, 1930 in Washington DC to Russell and Marjorie Arundel. She completed her BA at Smith College in 1952 and further studied at Sorbonne, University of Paris. She took a position with the International Union for the Protection of Nature in the US after working in the Brussels branch of the IUCN. It was this work environment, coupled with an "unforgettable" African photographic/study safari, that directed Arundel to serious writing. Arundel writes, "I had come to realize that our children, and children all over the world, growing up amid swelling populations and vanishing natural frontiers, will have both a desperate need to find renewed contacts with nature and yet a harder time fulfilling that need. The toughest conservation problems will be their responsibilities." She has written a number of books on conservation-related issues for children.

Biographical source: Something About the Author. Volume 22, 1981.


1 box (1.0 cubic foot)


The Jocelyn Arundel Papers contain written production material from five title published between 1958-1965.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location

Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 60 minutes for retrieval.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Jocelyn Arundel, 1977.
Jocelyn Arundel Papers, circa 1958-1965
Sharlene Murphy
2004, 2009
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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