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Jane Louise Curry Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1401

Scope and Content

The collection contains corrected typescripts, galley and page proofs, notes, holographs, and correspondence for 16 children's books published from 1967 to 1986.


  • undated, 1968-1977


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

Jane Louise Curry was born on September 24, 1932 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Curry grew up in Pennsylvania but eventually moved to California, where she still lives, splitting her time between Palo Alto, California, and London, England. She received her M.A. and Ph.D in English from Stanford University in 1969. She has worked as a writer, artist, and professor. She has written acclaimed works of historical fantasy for upper elementary and middle school readers, including her popular Abalocseries.


5 boxes (2 cubic feet)


This collection consists of typescripts, galley and page proofs, notes, holographs, and correspondence for sixteen children's books.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Curry, Jane Louise
Jane Louise Curry Papers, undated, 1968-1977
CLRC staff
December 2004 and February 2014
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