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Carolyn Marsden papers

Identifier: CLRC-2059

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, page proofs, and production material for children's books by Carolyn Marsden published between 2001 and 2012, as well as several unpublished works and editorial correspondence.


  • 1996 - 2012


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

Carolyn Marsden was born August 14, 1950, in Mexico City. She received her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado in 1972. She went on to earn an M.F.A. in writing for children from Vermont College in 2000. Much of Marsden's writing focuses on multicultural themes. Her hobbies and other interests include watercolor painting, hiking, traveling, boogie boarding. Marsden currently lives in San Diego with her family.


12.25 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, page proofs, and other production materials related to Carolyn Marsden's publications.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title with miscellaneous editorial correspondence at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carolyn Marsden

Carolyn Marsden Papers, 1996-2012
Laura Howard, Caitlin Marineau
November 2014
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Revision Statements

  • November 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard, Caitlin Marineau; EAD updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library