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Doris Faber Papers

Identifier: CLRC-629

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials for 11 non-fiction titles published between 1963 and 1985. The materials include holographs (manuscripts), typescripts, galleys, jacket proofs, correspondence, and research materials including notes, reference articles,clippings, and photographs.


  • undated, 1963-1985


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English.

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is requred. 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

Doris Faber is an American biographer for children, her books covering notable men and women throughout American history and politics. Born Doris Greenberg on January 29, 1924 in New York, NY, Doris originally wanted to be a reporter. She attended Goucher College for two years before the attack on Pearl Harbor began America's involvement in World War II. At that point Doris transferred to New York University, eventually graduating with a B.A. in 1943. While in New York she became the first female college correspondent to the New York Timesas the male correspondent was drafted into the service. She eventually married Harold Faber, a writer and editor for the New York Times, in 1951. After eight years with the Times, Doris left to pursue freelance writing. As she was researching for one of her first biographies, Printer's Devil to Publisher: Adolph S. Ochs of the New York Times, Doris noted that there were very few biographies for young readers. The Life of Pocahontas was published in 1963 and many more historical biographies for young readers followed.


3 boxes (3.45 cubic feet)


The collection includes materials for 11 biographies written for young readers. The collection contains manuscripts, galleys, clippings, correspondence, typescripts, photographs, and miscellaneous items.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

The collection is a gift from Doris Faber, received in several installments beginning in 1970 and ending in 1986.
Doris Faber papers, undated, 1963-1985
Lois Steer and CLRC staff
January 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library