Skip to main content

Elizabeth Winthrop Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1712

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts, proofs, and some other related materials for over two dozen children's books written by Elizabeth Winthrop.


  • Creation: 1972 - 2004


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 Sketch

Elizabeth Winthrop was born on September 14, 1948 in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1970. Her career has spanned over 30 years in the children's and young adult book industry, beginning as an assistant editor of Harper Junior Books division in 1971 and founding partner of Editors Ink, a manuscript evaluation service, in 1987. She has authored over 30 books for children and young adults since 1972.

Biographical Source: "Elizabeth Winthrop (1948-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 76. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1994.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material related to over a dozen children's books written by Elizabeth Winthrop.


Collection guide arrange alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Winthrop.

Elizabeth Winthrop Papers, 1972-2004
Karen Spilman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 2018: 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