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Jane Louise Curry Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1401

Scope and Contents

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


  • circa 1967-circa 1986


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

Jane Louise Curry was born on September 24, 1932 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Curry grew up in Pennsylvania but eventually moved to California, 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 worked as a writer, artist, and professor. She has written works of historical fantasy for upper elementary and middle school readers, including the Abalocseries.


2 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains production materials for children's books written by Jane Curry.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane Louise Curry.

Jane Louise Curry Papers, circa 1967-circa 1986
CLRC staff
December 2004 and February 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library