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Larry Dane Brimner Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2126

Scope and Content

The Larry Dane Brimner papers contains production materials, including drafts, proofs, and research, for historical non-fiction juvenile titles written by Brimner.


  • Creation: 2005 - 2018


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 Sketch

Larry Dane Brimner was born on November 5, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida. After earning his B.A. in British Literature from San Diego State University, Brimner spent 20 years as a teacher. His first book for children, BMX Freestylewas published in 1987.

Brimner has published over 150 books for children and young adults, including non-fiction, fiction, chapter books, and early reader picture books. Many of his books have been award winners, including the Norman A. Sugarman Children's Biography Award, Jane Addams Children's Book Award Book for the Teen Age (New York Public Library), Best Children's Book of the Year list (Bank Street College of Education) for We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustinand the Kirkus "Best Book" List for 2010, Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best Book", Bank Street College "Best Children's Books of the Year" list (2011), and the 2011 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book Award for Birmingham Sunday.


2.6 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



The Larry Dane Brimner papers contains production materials for non-fiction juvenile works written by Brimner.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Larry Dane Brimner.

Larry Dane Brimner Papers, 2005-2018
Karen Spilman
April 2013; February 2015
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Revision Statements

  • April 2019: New material added and collection guide updated
  • 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