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George A. Woods Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1729

Scope and Contents

The George A. Woods Papers contains typescripts and proofs for children's novels published in the early 1970s, Catch a Killer and Vibrations.


  • circa 1970-1972


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

George A. Woods was born on January 26, 1926 in Lake Placid, New York. He was a children's book editor for the New York Timesfrom 1963 to 1984. He also worked for the New York Times Book Reviewand New York Times Large Type Weekly. He is the author of two children's books, published in the 1970s. His book, Catch a Killer, won the 1974 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award. George Woods died on August 11, 1988.

Biographical Source: "George (Allen) Woods (1926-1988)." Something About the Author. Vol. 57. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1989.


1.3 Cubic Feet (1 record carton and 1 flat portfolio)

Language of Materials



Collection contains production materials for two juvenile novels by George Woods.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George A. Woods.

George A. Woods Papers, circa 1970-1972
Karen Spilman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 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