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Dorothy Crayder Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1333

Scope and Contents

The collection contains holographs, corrected typescripts, correspondence, page proofs, clippings, dummies and notes for seven of Dorothy Crayder's children's books published between 1967 and 1981.


  • 1966-1981, 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

Dorothy Crayder was born in New York City in 1906. After attending New York University and Columbia School of Journalism, she worked as a secretary, a model, and in sales before beginning her writing career. She has written children's books, short stories, and radio and television plays.


4.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of holographs, typescripts, correspondence, proofs, dummies, and notes for seven children's books published between 1967 and 1981.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy Crayder from 1973 to 1981

Dorothy Crayder Papers, 1966-1981, undated
CLRC staff
November 2004 and January 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • January 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • October 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library