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Doris Orgel Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1083

Scope and Contents

The collection includes typescripts, proofs, dummies, and related material for works written by Doris Orgel. The collection also holds drafts for two titles translated by Orgel and written by David Chotjewitz, originally published in German: Daniel, Half Human, and the Good Nazi and Crazy Diamond.


  • 1966 - 2006


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

Doris Adelberg Orgel was born February 15, 1929, in Vienna, Austria. Her family, which was Jewish, was able to escape from the Nazis into Yugoslavia, and then come to the United States in 1940. She attended Radcliffe College and Barnard College, where she earned her BA in 1950. Prior to 1955 she worked in magazine and book publishing, after which she began to write and translate children's books. She lives in New York City.

Biographical Source:

"Doris Orgel (1929-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 148. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004.


1.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes [1 record carton and 1 hollinger box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for children's books written or translated by Doris Orgel.


Collection guide arranged alphanetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Doris Orgel.

Doris Orgel Papers, 1966-2006
Jim Eyer
2004, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2019: 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