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Catherine Storr Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1921

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for ten children's books by Catherine Storr, primarily consisting of manuscripts, with some proofs and typescripts.


  • circa 1958-1978


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

Catherine Storr was born July 21, 1913, in London, England, and died January 6, 2001, in England. She was a psychiatrist for 14 years before becoming a full-time storyteller and author of children's books. She wrote in many genres, both fiction and non-fiction, and is perhaps best known for her Polly stories. Many of her works are considered classics, especially in England.

Biographical Sources:

"Catherine Storr." Something About the Author. Vol. 122. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2001.


.5 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box and 1 flat portfolio)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material for 10 titles by English author Catherine Storr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Catherine Storr.

Catherine Storr Papers, circa 1958-1978
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • 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