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Florence Slobodkin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1801

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for works by Florence Slobodkin, and includes corrected typescripts, correspondence, manuscripts, and proofs. The collection includes drafts for unpublished titles and various personal materials, as well. Box 15 from Louis Slobodkin Papers contains a couple pieces of artwork by Florence Slobodkin.


  • Creation: 1920s-1990s


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

Florence Slobodkin was born January 19, 1905, in New York, New York, and died April 29, 1994, in Miami, FL. She became an author of children's books, sometimes in collaboration with her husband, Louis Slobodkin, who also illustrated many of her books. She and her husband often collaborated closely on each other's books.

Biographical Sources:

"Florence Gersh Slobodkin (1905-1994)." Something About the Author. Vols. 5 and 107. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 1999.


1.65 Cubic Feet (2 boxes [1 record carton and 1 hollinger box, (oil pastel artwork held in Louis Slobodkin Papers, box 15)])

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material for titles by Florence Slobodkin, as well as personal materials and unpublished writing.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title or material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials donated by the family and heirs of Florence Slobodkin: Lawrence Slobodkin, Tamara Slobodkin, David Slobodkin, and Nathan Freeman.

Related Materials

Related materials held in the Louis Slobodkin Papers, including personal correspondence sent by Florence to Louis in the early 1930s.

Separated Materials

Oil-pastel on canvas artwork held in Louis Slobodkin Papers, box 15


Florence Slobodkin Papers, 1920s-1990s
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • 7/24/2017: Reprocessed and finding aid updated by Carter Lynn Thurmond
  • June 2019: New material added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library