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Cathy Hirano Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1268

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1996-2002, 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

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.


.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



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


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cathy Hirano.

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

Revision Statements

  • June 2014: Collection reprocessed by Jessica Botoshe; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library