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Jacqueline Woodson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1718

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material, including typescripts and proofs, for eight titles by Jacqueline Woodson, published between 1990 and 2002.


  • 1989 - 2001


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

Jacqueline Woodson was born February 12, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio, before growing up in South Carolina and Brooklyn. In 1990, Woodson published her first novel for young adults, Last Summer with Maizon. Many of her works deal with realistic and sometimes controversial topics, including abuse and sexual identity, and she has been awarded multiple Newbery Honors. Her best known works include Miracle's Boys and Brown Girl Dreaming. In 2018 she was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress. She lives in Brooklyn.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material related to eight books for young people written by Jacqueline Woodson.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jacqueline Woodson.

Jacqueline Woodson Papers, 1989-2001
Christina Cowan
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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