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Natalie Savage Carlson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-310

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for 17 books by Carlson, published between 1952 and 1986 and includes: typescripts, proofs, notes, research, dummies, correspondence, and related items.


  • 1952-1986, 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

Natalie Savage Carlson was born in October 1906 and died in September 1997. She was an author of children’s books, primarily folktales. She was a nominee for the 1959 Newbery Medal and a nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1966 for her contribution as a children’s author


1.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains production material related to children's books by Natalie Savage Carlson.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Natalie Savage Carlson.

Natalie Savage Carlson Papers, 1952-1986, undated
CLRC Staff
January 1999, April 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw
  • January 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library