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Emilie Buchwald Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1917

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of production material for two children's books by Buchwald. Materials include typescripts, proofs and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1969 - 1983


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

Emilie Buchwald was born in Vienna, Austria in 1935. She earned a B.A. from Barnard College (1957), an M.A. from Columbia University (1960), and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (1971). Buchwald is a poet and writer of fiction, as well as working as an editor, and as an instructor in English, poetry and literature. She has published two award winning children's books, Floramel and Estebanand Gildaen, as well as two picture books under her maiden name Daisy Bix, Buddy Unchainedand At the Dog Park.

Emilie Buchwald is co-founder of Milkweed Editions, a leading independent, not for profit literary publisher based in Minneapolis, MN, and founder of Gryphon Press in 2006, which publishes high-quality children's books that focus on the human-animal bond. She has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Minnesota, a McKnight Distinguished Artist Award (2002); Kay Sexton Award for fostering books, reading, and literary activity (2007); and The National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandroff Lifetime Achievement Award (2008).


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains production materials for two titles by Emilie Buchwald.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Emilie Buchwald, 1983.

Related Materials

An additional collection of Emilie Buchwald's papers (Mss115) as well as Milkweed Editions records (Mss080) can be found in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries.

Emilie Buchwald Papers, 1969-1983
Nancy Larsen
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Revision Statements

  • 2013: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
  • January 2018: Finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library