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Nancy Winslow Parker Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1210

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of written and illustrative production material for 19 published children's books and 14 unpublished titles. It includes manuscripts, typescripts, dummies, page proofs, galleys, pencil sketches, ink illustrations with watercolor and pencil, correspondence, research, notes, and reviews.


  • Creation: 1969 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Restrictions on 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

Nancy Winslow Parker was born October 18, 1930 in Maplewood, NJ. She received a BA from Mills College in 1952 and continued her education at the Art Students League and School of Visual Arts in New York. Parker worked in sales promotion, art direction, graphic design, and freelance writing and illustration. She wrote both fiction and non-fiction for children, illustrating for other authors as well as her own books. Parker died in 2015.

Biographical Source: Nancy Winslow Parker (1930-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 132. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


17.59 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production material for 19 published children's books and 14 unpublished titles.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy Winslow Parker.

Nancy Winslow Parker Papers, 1969-2014
Lois Steer
November 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 16, 2015: Collection reprocessed by Teresa Tjepkes, EAD updated by Teresa Tjepkes.
  • January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library