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Gloria Rand Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1238

Scope and Contents

The Gloria Rand Collection contains written production material for several children's books written by Gloria Rand and illustrated by her husband, Ted Rand, including typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and related items.


  • Creation: 1988 - 2003


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

Gloria Rand was born November 8, 1925, in San Francisco, CA. She attended school at the University of Washington and a ten-week writing course at King Country night school in Washington. Through the encouragement of her husband, the illustrator, Ted Rand, Gloria Rand ventured into a career writing children's literature. Rand's publishing debut featured Salty Dog, a young dog who's owner built sailboats and together they engaged in nautical adventures. She has written a number of books for children, all illustrated by Ted Rand.

Biographical source:

"Gloria Rand (1925-)." Something About the Author. Volume 101. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1999.


.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



The Gloria Rand Collection contains written production material for several children's books written by Gloria Rand.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of the materials donated by Gloria Rand. Items related to the book A Pen Pal For Max were originally given by Rand to Julie Reimer, an elementary school librarian, to use with students, who later donated the material to the collection.

Related Materials

Some illustrative material for books written by Gloria Rand can be found in the Ted Rand papers.


Gloria Rand Collection, 1988-2003
Sharlene Murphy
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • March 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library