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Susan Marie Swanson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1939

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for the picture book Letter to the Lake, written by Susan Marie Swanson, and includes a manuscript, typescripts, and a page proof.


  • 1997, undated


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

Susan Marie Swanson was born outside of Chicago, Ill. where she was a frequent visitor to the local library. She attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she received her Masters in English. She began writing poetry for adults, and once her children were born turned toward writing books for children. She also writes essays and reviews about children's literature.

Biographical Source: (Accessed 2/4/2008)


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for one children's book written by Susan Marie Swanson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan Marie Swanson.

Susan Marie Swanson Papers, 1997, undated
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • January 2017: Collection reprocessed and 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