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Virginia Olsen Baron papers

Identifier: CLRC-444

Scope and Contents

This collection includes publication materials for a single book, Here I Am!, an anthology of children's poetry, which Virginia Baron edited and published in 1969. Materials include corrected typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, and children's art.


  • 1968 - 1969


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 Sketch

Virginia Olsen Baron was born in 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She attended Beaver College (now Arcadia University) from 1949-1951. In addition to being a writer and editor of poetry, Baron has also been chairman of the Children's Program series at Columbia University (1956-1958), president of Greenhouse Nursery School (1957-1958), a radio producer (1960-1961), publicity director for a publisher (1962-1964), and member of the board of directors of Columbia Press beginning in 1963.

Biographical source:

"Virginia Olsen Baron (1931-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 46. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1987.


.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of material for one children's poetry anthologyHere I Am!, edited by Virginia Baron in 1969.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Virginia Baron.

Virginia Olsen Baron Papers, 1968-1969
Nancy Larsen
October 2003
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Revision Statements

  • June 2013: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard. EAD updated by Karen Spilman.
  • June 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library