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Cathy Hirano Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1268

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to three publications that originated in Japanese and were translated into English by Cathy Hirano. The materials include typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence, page proofs and corrected page proofs.


  • undated, 1996-2002


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Born and raised in Canada, Cathy Hirano moved to Kyoto, Japan in 1978 as an English teacher. Graduating from the International Christian University of Cultural Anthropology in 1983 she eventually became a freelance translater, leading her to translate Japanese fiction for young adults. Her translation of The Friendsby Kazumi Yumoto won the the Batchelder Award for literature in translation in 1997. She currently resides in Shikoku, Japan.


2 boxes (0.80 cubic feet)


This collection consists of manuscript materials related to Japanese publications translated into English by Cathy Hirano.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Hirano, Cathy
Cathy Hirano, undated, 1996-2002
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
November 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library