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Paul Showers Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1607

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production material, including typescripts, correspondence, and proofs, for non-fiction titles written by Paul Showers. Some of the material is for revised editions of his previously published works. The papers also contain general editorial correspondence, photographs, and some fan letters from children.


  • 1963 - 1999


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

Paul Showers was born April 12, 1910, in Sunnyside, WA, and died July 17, 1999, in Orange, MA. He was a journalist and children's book author who received several awards and honors for his work. His books for children were educational, non-fiction.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 21, 92, 114

Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 7

Children's Literature Review, vol. 6


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Contains production material for titles by Paul Showers.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title, with editorial correspondence and miscellaneous material at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Indian Festivals drafts donated by Paul Showers. Remaining material in the collection gift of his daughter, Kate Barger Showers.


Paul Showers Papers, 1963-1999
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • July 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