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Judith St. George Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1468

Scope and Contents

The Judith St. George Papers contain typescripts, correspondence, and notes for two nonfiction titles for children written by Judith St. George: Panama Canal: Gateway to the World and So You Want to Be President? The latter book, illustrated by David Small, was awarded the 2001 Caldecott Medal.


  • Creation: 1987 - 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 / Historical

Judith St. George was born February 26, 1931, in Westfield, New Jersey. After graduating from college, marrying, and have 4 children, she began to write, and eventually published a book of Revolutionary War historical fiction. She has since published a number of books, with her main interests being historical fiction and mysteries.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 13, 99, Something About the Author Autobiographical Series, vol. 12 Children's Literature Review, vol. 57


.4 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains typescripts and related material for two non-fiction juvenile titles written by Judith St. George.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judith St. George.

Judith St. George Papers, 1987-1999
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • February 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