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Robbie Branscum Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1224

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of written production materials for the children's book The Saving of P.S., including a corrected typescript and proof.


  • circa 1977


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 Sketch

Robbie Branscum was born in 1937 on a farm near Big Flat, Arkansas. Her father died when she was four and she was sent to a poverty-stricken, remote farm to live with her grandparents. Her books reflect her early struggles. Robbie quit school after 7th grade, but continued to treasure books and be fascinated by words. In her teens she wrote songs and poems. She married at 15, but she was divorced some 15 years later. In 1971 she published her first children's book. Her heroes and heroines were know for their fiestiness and colorful idioms. She died in 1997. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 72, pp. 19-21.


1 folders

Language of Materials



The Robbie Branscum papers contain written archival material for one children's book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robbie Branscum.

Robbie Branscum Papers, circa 1977
Nancy Larsen
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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