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Karen Hesse Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1244

Scope and Content

Collection includes typescripts, correspondence and research material on 21 published and unpublished titles, as well as correspondence with young readers and fans.

Dates

  • 1990-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

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.

Restrictions on Use

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

Karen Hesse (1952- ) is an award winning author of children's and young adult literature. Hesse was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree in English, Psychology, and Antrhopology; soon after graduation, she and her husband moved to Vermont and started a family. Hesse took jobs in publishing and began writing. Her first novel, Wish on a Unicornwas published in 1991.

Hesse's work focuses primarily fictional characters in historical settings. Her work has won several awards, including the Newberry Medal for Out of the Dust.

Extent

13.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Abstract

Collection includes typescripts, correspondence and research material on 21 published and unpublished titles.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Hesse, Karen.

Creator

Title
Karen Hesse Collection
Author
Elizabeth Langley and John Barneson
Date
2004, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library