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Nicholasa Mohr Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1000

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts for two children's works written by Nicholasa Mohr: the novel The Magic Shell and the short story "Taking a Dare," which appeared in the anthology When I Was Your Age.


  • 1994, undated


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

Nicholasa Mohr was born November 1, 1938, in New York, New York and was educated at Art Students' League; Taller de Grafica, Mexico City; New School for Social Research; Brooklyn Museum of Art School; and Pratt Center for Contemporary Printmaking. In addition to writing and illustrating children's books, Mohr has written for adults and television, worked as a painter and printmaker, art instructor, visiting scholar and lecturer in writing, and consultant. Much of her work draws on her childhood in New York City's Puerto Rican barrio.

Biographical source:

"Nicholasa Mohr (1938-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 97. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1998.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The Nicholasa Mohr Papers contain drafts for two children's books written by Mohr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nicholasa Mohr.

Nicholasa Mohr Papers, 1994, undated
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • March 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