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John Coy Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1329

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to over a dozen books published by John Coy, including novels and picture books. The materials include typescripts, proofs, correspondence, research, and related items.


  • Creation: 1991 - 2019


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

John Coy was born in 1958 and is the award-winning author of books for young adults, middle grade grade readers, and children. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Biographical source:

"About John Coy." John Coy personal website.


13.75 Cubic Feet (11 record cartons)

Language of Materials



This collection contains typescripts and production materials for books written by author John Coy.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Coy.

John Coy, undated, 1991-2019
CLRC staff
2004, 2009, 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2014 : Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw
  • 2016: Material added and finding aid updated
  • September 2020: New material added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library