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Jennifer L. Holm Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2167

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, correspondence, proofs, and other materials related to the publication of works by Jennifer Holm.


  • Creation: 1993-2015, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Portions of the collection is open with no restrictions. The remainder of the collection is currently restricted to researchers. All materials listed in the public collection guide are unrestricted. Contact staff members for further information. Unrestricted materials open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen 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

Jennifer Holm was born in California, before moving to Audubon, Pennsylvania, where she spent most of her childhood, along with her four brothers. She attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. Jennifer received Newbery Honors for Our Only May Amelia, Penny From Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. In addition, she co-created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish with her brother Matthew, an artist and graphic designer. She currently lives in California.


14.95 Cubic Feet (12 boxes and 1 flat portfolio) : Boxes 2-7 restricted

19.2 Megabytes (59 files) : All digital files currently restricted

Language of Materials



This collection consists of materials related to the writing and publication of short stories and novels by Newbery-winning author Jennifer L. Holm.


Publications are arranged by restriction status, then alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jennifer L. Holm.

Jennifer L. Holm Papers, 1969-2021
Caitlin Marineau
February 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 2017: Boxes 8-10 unrestricted by donor. Finding aid updated.
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • May 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