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Isabelle Holland Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1722

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production materials for numerous titles published by author Isabelle Holland between 1970 and 1999, unpublished materials, and personal and business papers. Materials include typescripts, proofs, personal and business correspondence, photographs, biographical materials, and clippings.


  • 1966 - 2003


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

Isabelle Holland was born June 16, 1920 in Basel, Switzerland. She graduated from Tulane University in 1942 and later worked, mostly in publicity, for various magazines and publishers. In 1967, Isabelle Holland published her first work, Cecily, for young adults. Her 1975 novel Of Love and Death and Other Journeys,, received a National Book Award nomination in 1976. Isabelle Holland also wrote novels, mostly "Gothic mysteries" for adults. Holland died in 2002.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author,vol. 70, pp.91-95 and Twentieth Century Children's Writers, 3rd ed., pp. 461-463.


7.9 Cubic Feet (6 record cartons and 1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Isabelle Holland's papers focus on her work as an author of young adult fiction. The collection contains production material and drafts for titles written by Holland, as well as personal and business papers.


Collection guide is arranged into two series:

1: Publications 2: Personal and Business Papers

Subseries are arranged alphabetically within Publications by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Isabelle Holland

Isabelle Holland Papers, 1966-2003
Christina Cowan; Leslie Czechowski
1999, 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • October 2017: Collection reprocessed by Ellen Sugg 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