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Carla Greene Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1372

Scope and Contents

The collection contains tyescripts, proofs, photographs, and related production material for nonfiction juvenile works written by Carla Greene, many about occupations, and other informational topics. There are also several folders of fan mail from children, as well as a small number of other reader correspondence.


  • Creation: Circa 1954-1977


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

Carla Greene was born December 18, 1916, in Minneapolis, MN. She worked as a secretary, and for over 20 years was an advertising writer for various department stores. She published her first children's book in 1954. She since wrote over sixty informational type books for younger children, including the 'travel' series, the 'I want to be' series, the 'what do they do' series, the 'let's learn about' series, and the 'science and natural history' series. Theses books, aimed at children aged 5-12, cover topics such as travel experiences, and the duties of people in various jobs and professions.

Biographical Sources:

"Carla Greene (1916-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 67. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1992.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for nonfiction children's books written by Carla Greene.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title, with correspondence at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carla Greene.

Carla Greene Papers, circa 1954-1977
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2019: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library