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Uma Krishnaswami Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2151

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to publications (primarily for children) written by Uma Krishnaswami, and includes correspondence, page proofs, corrected typescripts, illustration photocopies, timelines, layouts, book reviews, jacket proofs, journals, research, notes and ephemera dating from approxomately 1994 to 2017.


  • circa 1994-2017


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

Uma Krishnaswami was born in 1956 in New Delhi, India; she received her BA in Political Science and her MS in Social Work from the University of Delhi in India. In 1979 she moved with her husband to the United States. Her publications, both stories and poems, have been published in Cricket, Highlights, Children's World, and Cicada. Her 2003 picture book Chachiji's Cupwas adapted into a musical in 2010 and performed around the United States. She currently teaches in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College in Fine Arts. Krishnaswami resides in Aztec, New Mexico. Her personal website can be found at


2.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons and 1 hollinger box])

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to juvenile works written by Uma Krisnaswami.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Uma Krishnaswami

Uma Krishnaswami papers, undated, circa 1994-2017
Finding aid created by Kate Dietrick; updated by Caitlin Marineau
July 2014; November 2014
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Revision Statements

  • April 2019: 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