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Barbara Joosse Papers

Identifier: CLRC-587

Scope and Contents

The collection includes written production materials for children's books by Barbara Joosse. Material includes correspondence, articles, promotional materials, typescripts, proofs, notes ,clippings, research, reviews, and related items.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2011


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

Barbara M(onnot) Joosse was born February 18, 1949, and grew up in Grafton, Wisconsin. She received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1970. Her first published book, The Thinking Place was published in 1982, and she has since published dozens of books for children, including both picture and chapter books. She lives in Wisconsin.

Biographical source: "Barbara Joosse (1949-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 343. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2019.


6.25 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for children's books written by Barbara Joosse.


Collection guide is arranged into two series: Publications and Miscellaneous. Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Joosse.

Barbara Joosse Papers, 1982-2011
CLRC staff
2003, rev. 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2013: Collection reprocessed by Mary Blissenbach; EAD updated by Mary Blissenbach and Karen Spilman
  • August 2016: EAD updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • 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