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Barbara Joosse Papers

Identifier: CLRC-587

Scope and Contents

The collection includes mostly written production materials for numerous titles. It includes correspondence, articles, promotional materials, original jacket images, typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, corrected page proofs, notes, clippings, research material, a catalog, photographs of the author, audio tapes, a corrected dummy, notes, layout notes, author comments, book reviews, journal entries, a color page proof, photocopies of illustrations, photographs, and holographs.


  • 1982-2011


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch of Barbara M. Joosse

Biographical Sketch of Barbara M. Joosse 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 (1982), won the Picture Book Award, Council of Wisconsin Writers (1983). Material for her stories comes from both her own childhood memories as well as from the experiences of her children and she likes to make a child feel like a hero in the books.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, Vol. 96 and


5 boxes (6.25 cubic feet)


The collection contains written production material for numerous titles written by Barbara Joosse.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location

Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 60 minutes for retrieval.

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
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

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

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library