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Elizabeth Johnson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-577

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts and for three children's books written by Elizabeth Johnson.


  • circa 1968-circa 1971


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

Elizabeth Johnson was born October 10, 1911, in Swampscott, Mass. She earned an AB degree from Wellesley in 1935, and a library science degree from Simmons in 1935. Johnson spent her working life as a librarian and storyteller in New York and Massachusetts, working the majority of her career at the public library in Lynn, Massachusetts. She published her first book for children, The Little Knight in 1957. The book's success encouraged her to continue writing for children. She was also a member of the American Library Association and served on the Newbery-Caldecott Award Committee. Johnon died in 1984.

Biographical source: "Elizabeth Johnson (1911-1984)." Something About the Author. Vols. 7 and 39. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1975 and 1985.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains typescripts for three books written by Elizabeth Johnson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Johnson.

Elizabeth Johnson Papers, circa 1968-circa 1971
Jim Eyer
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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