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Elizabeth Enright Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2175

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and printed matter and clippings related to the work of Elizabeth Enright.


  • 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

Biographical Sketch Elizabeth Enright was born in 1907 in Oak Park, IL, and spent most of her life in the area around New York City. She worked as an illustrator, children's book author, and short story writer. She won the Newbery Medal for Thimble Summerin 1939. She died in 1968.


6 boxes (7.5 cubic feet)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscripts and other materials related to the work of author and illustrator Elizabeth Enright.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nicholas Gillham.

Processing Information

This collection is minimally processed. Some of the current organization, including foldering with context notes, was created by a researcher who used the material prior to the material being donated to the University of Minnesota.


Elizabeth Enright Papers, undated
Caitlin Marineau
July 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 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