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Gudrun Alcock Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1094

Scope and Contents

The Gudrun Alcock papers consists of written production material including typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and notes for two children's books by Alcock.


  • 1962 - 1972


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

Gudrun Alcock was born in Stockholm, Sweden on April 18, 1908. After coming to the United States, she received her B.S. at Northwestern University in 1928. Alcock concentrated her studies in school around art, English, and advertising. She worked as a commercial layout artist at Marshall Fields, an advertising layout instructor at Northwestern University, layout preparer for Redbook, woman's section editor at the Chicago Sunand freelance author.

She is the author four children's books: Run, Westy, Run(1968), Turn the Next Corner(1969), Duffy(1972) and Dooley's Lion(1985).

Gudrun Alcock died on January 9, 2000.

Biographical Source: "Gudrun Alcock (1908-)." Something About the Author. Volume 56. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1989.


1 Cubic Foot (1 box)

Language of Materials



The Gudrun Alcock papers consists of written production material for two books by Alcock.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gudrun Alcock between 1969 and 1973.

Gudrun Alcock Papers, 1962-1972
Sharlene Murphy
October 2004
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Revision Statements

  • March 2013: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Karen Spilman.
  • February 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library