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William Durbin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-497

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to ten novels by William Durbin published from 1997 to 2008. Material includes typescripts, proofs, notes, research, correspondence, and a screenplay.


  • 1996 - 2007


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

William Durbin was born in Minnesota in 1951. He is an avid outdoorsman and fond of canoeing, which inspired many of his historical children’s books.


3.85 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains production materials related to children's and young adult books written by William Durbin.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Durbin.

William Durbin papers, undated, 1996-2007
CLRC staff
April 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw
  • 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