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Arthur Dorros Papers

Identifier: CLRC-480

Scope and Contents

The collection includes typescripts for three children's books written by Arthur Dorros.


  • Creation: circa 1991-circa 1993


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

Arthur M. Dorros was born May 19, 1950 in Washington D.C. He earned a BA at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and did postgraduate study and teaching certification at Pacific Oaks College. In addition to various jobs, including builder, photographer, and teacher, among others, Dorros has been an author and illustrator for several decades. His first picture book for children, Pretzels, was published in 1981. Having lived in South America for a period, Dorros has a strong interest in the Spanish language and cultures of the region, and has featured Mexico and countries in South America in many of his books, including Abuelo and Tonight is Carnaval. He has written both fiction and nonfiction for children, as well as one novel (Under the Sun) for young adults. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Biographical source:

"Arthur Dorros (1950-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 296. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2016.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains typescripts for three children's books written by Arthur Dorros.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Arthur Dorros Papers, circa 1991-circa 1993
Jim Eyer
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library