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Harriett Luger Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2145

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to young adult publications by Harriett Luger and includes corrected typescripts, correspondence, corrected page proofs, dummies, notes, research, ephemera, and jacket proofs.


  • 1971-1998, 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

Harriett Mandelay Luger was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and spent her childhood in El Paso, TX and Hollywood, CA. She penned seven books for young adults, which came out between 1972 and 1996. Her titles include: The Bird of the Farallons, The Last Stronghold, Chasing Trouble, The Elephant Tree, Laurenand The Unduding of Roger Judd.She attended UCLA, and there she met Lieutenant Charles Luger. They married in 1942 and had three children. The family settled in Torrance, and Charles taught Botany and Horticulture at El Camino College.


2.7 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons and one hollinger half-record box])

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to young adult titles by Harriett Luger.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title with Marketing materials and correspondence, and an unpublished typescript at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Original gift by Harriett Luger, with additional material donated by Carrie Luger Slayback.

Harriett Luger papers, undated, 1976-1998
Finding Aid created by Kate Dietrick
June 2014
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Revision Statements

  • August 2016: New material added (minimal processing) and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • July 2023: Collected fully processed by Lauren Hallau and collection guide updated.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library