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Susan Lowell Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1990

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, notes, reviews, and children's correspondence related to the book I am Lavina Cumming.


  • 1990 - 1994


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 Lowell was born October 27, in Chihuahua, Mexico and graduated from Stanford University. She became a freelance writer and an assistant professor of English. As a writer of children's books, in addition to her original stories, she is known for her retelling of fairy tales from a Southwestern American point of view. For example, her Cinderella works on a ranch and is forbidden to attend the rodeo. She has received several awards and honors for her writing. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Biographical Source:

"Susan Lowell." Something About the Author. Vols. 81, 127. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1995, 2002.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material for one children's book by Susan Lowell.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan Lowell.

Susan Lowell Papers, 1990-1994
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