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Miriam Schlein Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1507

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, correspondence, mechanical paste-ups, and related production material for nine non-fiction children's books written by Miriam Schlein. The collection also contains photographs used for the book Squirrel Watching, the majority of which were taken by Marjorie Pillar.


  • circa 1958-1992


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

Miriam Schlein was born June 6, 1926, in New York, NY. She became an author of children's books, most of which have nature themes, particularly focusing on animals of all kinds. She has also written historical fiction for children, books illustrating various Jewish customs and holidays, and distinctive stories, usually featuring animal characters. Schlein died in 2004.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 2, 87, 130 Children's Literature Review, vol. 41


1 Cubic Foot (3 boxes [2 hollinger boxes and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for nine non-fiction juvenile books written by Miriam Schlein.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Miriam Schlein.

Miriam Schlein Papers, circa 1958-1992
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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