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Helen Hoover Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1815

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts, correspondence, notes, proofs, and some children's art related to five titles written by Helen Hoover.


  • 1965 - 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

Helen Hoover was born in Greenfield, Ohio in 1910. The Depression and her father's death interrupted her education and during the 1930s and 1940s she worked as a proofreader, analytical chemist, and metallurgist. After World War II and her mother's death, she and her husband moved to northern Minnesota where she began to write seriously. Her children's books have focused on animals and the natural world. She also wrote for magazines and books for adults. She died in 1984.

Biographical source: "Helen (Drusilla Blackburn) Hoover." Something About the Author. Vols. 12 and 39. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1977 and 1985.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains materials related to five children's books by Helen Hoover.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Hoover.

Helen Hoover Papers, 1965-1971
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • April 2016: 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