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Jan Wahl Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1521

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, proofs, and correspondence related to several children's books written by author Jan Wahl.


  • 1966 - 1971


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

Jan Wahl was born on April 1, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1953. He spent two years of graduate study in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1954-1955 and finished his Master's of Arts degree at the University of Michigan in 1958. Wahl had been a writer of children's books and short stories since 1964. He died in 2019.

Biographical Source: "Jan Wahl." Something About the Author. Vol 132. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


.6 Cubic Feet (2 boxes (1 hollinger box and 1 half-hollinger box))

Language of Materials



Contains typescripts and related production material for children's books written by Jan Wahl.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jan Wahl.

Related Materials

Material related to additional titles by Jan Wahl available in the Robert Kraus/Windmill Books Papers

Jan Wahl Papers, 1966-1971
Karen Spilman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • April 2017: Some material returned to Robert Kraus/Windmill Books collection and finding aid updated
  • August 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