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Wilanne Schneider Belden Papers

Identifier: CLRC-666

Scope and Content

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


  • 1978-1988


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

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.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author v. 56, p. 11-13.


2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)


The collection consists of the production materials for young adult books authored by Wilanne Belden.


Publications are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

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
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library