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Susan Patron Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2176

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript materials for the works Higher Power of Lucky, Lucky Breaks, Lucky for Good, Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe, and Dear America: Behind the Masks. It also contains several published professional articles, ephemera, and one t-shirt. The collection is unprocessed.


  • circa 2002-2011


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 Patron was born March 18, 1948 in California. She began working as a children's librarian in 1972, and published her first book in 1991. The Higher Power of Luckywas awarded the Newbery Medal in 2007. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.


2 boxes (2.5 cubic feet)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to five published titles, professional articles, and emphemera.


The Finding Aid is arranged alphabetically by title, with miscellaneous material at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan Patron.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Susan Patron Papers, circa 2002-2011
Caitlin Marineau
July 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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