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Ruth Belov Gross Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1412

Scope and Contents

The collection contains research, typescripts, dummy photocopy, and notes documenting the creator's method for The Emperor's New Clothes, originally written by Hans Christian Andersen and adapted by Ruth Belov Gross in 1977.


  • 1975 - 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 Sketch

Ruth Belov Gross was born March 1, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA. She became a medical writer, but in 1970 wrote a children's book, beginning a new career. When writing 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' for example, she compared nine different translations paragraph by paragraph, before she began her own retelling.

Biographical Source: Ruth Belov Gross (1929-). Something About the Author. Vol. 33. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1983.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains research and production material for one title adapted by children's book author Ruth Belov Gross.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ruth Belov Gross.

Ruth Belov Gross Papers, 1975-1977
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • August 2017: 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