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Norma Klein Papers

Identifier: CLRC-656

Scope and Contents

The Norma Klein collection includes written production materials for books written by Klein, including both juvenile and adult titles, and includes typescripts, manuscripts, clippings, reviews, a speech, notes, and correspondence from readers. The collection also includes some miscellaneous writings and articles.


  • 1967 - 1989


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

Norma Klein was born May 13, 1938, in New York City. She graduated from Barnard College in 1960, and earned an MA in Slavic languages from Columbia University in 1963. She began her writing career by writing short stories, mostly for literary journals. After reading of picture books to her own daughter, she decided to try her hand a writing children's books. She wrote picture books, juvenile novels, and young adult novels, as well as several works for adults.She died in New York in 1989.

Biographical Source:

"Norma Klein (1938-1989)." Something About the Author. Vol. 57. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1989.


8.3 Cubic Feet (8 boxes [6 record cartons and 2 hollinger boxes])

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production materials for books written by author Norma Klein, as well as speeches and correspondence.


The collection guide is arranged alphabetically by book title, with a speech, reader's correspondence, and other writings at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bulk of collection gift of Norma Klein. Boxes 6-8 contains material donated by Linda Dugan.

Related Materials

The Kate Weir Kolchin Collection contains Norma Klein correspondence.


Norma Klein Papers, 1967-1989
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
  • June 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • February 2023: Material from Linda Dugan donation added (boxes 6-8) and collection guide updated.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library