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Sharon Creech Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2055

Scope and Contents

This collection contains print production material for published titles by Sharon Creech, with materials such as correspondence, typescripts, dummies, notes and research as well as jacket proofs dating from 1991 to 2016.


  • Creation: 1991 - 2020


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

Sharon Creech was born on July 29, 1945 in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Her large family, consisting of one sister and three brothers, provided influence for books on large families such as Absolutely Normal Chaos.Creech worked as a literature teacherin Switzerland and England. Her first novel, Absolutely Normal Chaos, was published in the U.K. in 1990, followed by her first novel published in the U.S. in 1994, Walk Two Moons.Her works have received many awards, including a Newberry Medal for Walk Two Moonsin 1995. Creech holds the honor of being the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books as therefore became the first person to win both the British Carnegie and the American Newbery Medal. Creech makes her home in Maine with her family; for more information visit her website at


15.2 Cubic Feet (13 boxes (12 record cartons and 1 half-hollinger box))

Language of Materials



This collection consists of print production material for published titles by Sharon Creech.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title, with Awards, Clippings, and Fan mail at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sharon Creech.

Sharon Creech Papers, 1991-2020, undated
Larry Peterson and CLRC staff
2006, 2009, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • December 2013: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • April 2017: New material added by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • July 2021: New material added and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • November 2022: New material added and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library