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Wilanne Schneider Belden Papers

Identifier: CLRC-666

Scope and Contents

The Wilanne Schneider Belden papers contain production materials for young adult titles, including correspondence, typescripts, and proofs.


  • 1978 - 1988


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

Wilanne Schneider Belden was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925. She earned her BFA from the University of Iowa (1946); teacher's certificate from San Diego State University (1958); MA from the United States International University (1963). She began her career in children's theater and radio and founded the Children's Playhouse in Erie, Pennsylvania. After moving to California she worked as teacher in the San Diego school system (1958-1986) and taught animated film making beginning in 1973. As a writer, she is primarily known for her fantasy works for children and young adults.

Biographical Source:

"Wilanne Schneider Belden (1925-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 56. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1989.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of the production materials for young adult novels written by Wilanne Belden.


Collection guide is arranged into two series: Publications and Correspondence. Publications are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wilanne Belden, 1990.

Wilanne Schneider Belden Papers, 1978-1988
Nancy Larsen
February 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2013: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • May 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library