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Marion Dane Bauer papers

Identifier: CLRC-551

Scope and Contents

The Marion Dane Bauer papers contain manuscript materials for more than 70 books written by Bauer, and includes typescripts, proofs, and correspondence. Additional materials include award flyers, notes, research, and correspondence with publishers and children.


  • 1974 - 2012


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

Marion Dane Bauer was born in 1938 and received her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1962. Soon after graduation she began her teaching career in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She has also taught at the Hennepin Technical Center in Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Continuing Education program, the Institute for Children's Literature, and Vermont College of Norwich University. Bauer's writing includes young adult fiction, chapter books for beginning readers, picture books, and how-to books on writing for young people. Her books have received numberous awards, including the Newbery Medal Honor for On My Honor. She lives in Falcon Height, Minnesota.


18.3 Cubic Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Marion Dane Bauer papers contains manuscript materials related to children's and young adult books written by Bauer.


Collection guide is arranged into three series. Writings are arranged alphabetically by title.

  1. Writings
  2. Correspondence
  3. Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marion Dane Bauer.

Marion Dane Bauer Papers, 1974-2012
Emilie Quast, Nancy Larsen, Keiko Nishimoto
2003, 2009, 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 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