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Lee Hadley and Ann Irwin (Hadley Irwin) Papers

Identifier: CLRC-146

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, proofs, correspondence, notes, and research related to young adult novels published by Ann Irwin and Lee Hadley under the pseudonym Hadley Irwin in the 1970s and 1980s.


  • Creation: 1975-circa 1988


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

Hadley Irwin is the joint pseudonym for Lee Hadley and Ann Irwin, who collaborated to write young adult fiction dealing with social issues including inter-racial prejudice and injustice, divorce, the segregation of the elderly, and incest. The authors were born in Iowa and met while teaching in the English Department at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Lee Hadley died in 1995.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author, vol. 44, p. 92-94 Children's Literature Review, vol. 40, p. 99-116


2.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons, 1 holling box])

Language of Materials



The collection contain production material related to books written by Ann Irwin and Lee Hadley under the pseudonym Hadley Irwin.


Collection guide arrange alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lee Hadley and Ann Irwin.

Lee Hadley and Ann Irwin (Hadley Irwin) Papers, 1975-circa 1988
Felicity Hanson, Emilie Quast, and Jim Eyer
July 2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • December 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