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René Saldaña Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1471

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts and proofs for three books by René Saldaña: Finding Our Way, The Jumping Tree, and The Whole Sky Full of Stars.


  • 2000 - 2006


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

René Saldaña Jr. was born and grew up in McAllen, TX. He went to Bob Jones University for his B.A., and Clemson University for his M.A. He completed his Ph.D. at Georgia State University. He currently teaches in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. Saldaña writes for both children and young adults, and his writings are often based on his experiences growing up in Texas and his Hispanic heritage. He lives in Lubbock, Texas.

Biographical source:

"René Saldaña Jr." Something About the Author. Vol. 336. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2019.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains drafts and proofs for three titles written by children's and young adult author René Saldaña.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of René Saldaña.

René Saldaña Papers, 2000-2006
Jim Eyer and Diep Truong
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 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