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Johanna Hurwitz Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1869

Scope and Content

The collection contains typescript, proofs, correspondence, and related materials for children's books written by Johanna Hurwitz.


  • 1978-2004


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 / Historical

Johanna Hurwitz was born in New York City in 1937. After graduation from Queens College and Columbia University, she began her career as a children's librarian in 1959.

She had been writing poems and stories since she was a child, but didn't publish her first book, Busybody Nora, until 1976. She has written books in a variety of loosely jointed series, focusing on children's lives and problems that they may encounter, such as death of a parent or divorce. She has also written biographical non-fiction works.

Biographical Source: "Johanna Hurwitz." Something About the Author. Vol. 113. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2000.


11.25 Cubic Feet (9 record cartons)

Language of Materials



Contains production material for children's books by Johanna Hurwitz.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Johanna Hurwitz.

Johanna Hurwitz Papers, 1978-2004
CLRC Staff
2005, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 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