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Elizabeth Hall papers

Identifier: CLRC-675

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four published titles, including front matter, corrected typescripts, corrected page proofs, and notes dating from 1989 to 1995.


  • undated, 1989-1995


Language of Materials

Collection materials 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

Elizabeth Hall was born September 17, 1929 in Bakersfield, California. She completed an A.B. degree at California State University, Fresno in 1962 and pursued post-graduate studies from 1963 to 1965. Hall's work has included time as the Managing Editor of Psychology Todayand Editor in Chief at Human Nature, as well as writing for textbooks in psychology and human development for John Wiley & Sons and Random House. She married Fred Roy Mason in 1946 and divorced in 1966. She married children's author Scott O'Dell in 1967, and during their twenty-three year marriage she wrote six books for young adult readers, the first being Micromegas, published in 1967. She received a number of awards for her books, including in 1999 when Child of the Wolveswas named a Children's Crown Classic Book. In 2000, eleven years after Scott O'Dell's death, Hall married Nat Gilbert; they live in New York.


4 boxes (1.6 cubic feet)


This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four published titles by Elizabeth Hall.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Hall, Elizabeth

Related Materials

A number of titles were co-authored between Elizabeth Hall and her husband Scott O'Dell. For manuscript materials related to Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, please refer to the finding aid for the Scott O'Dell papers.
Elizabeth Hall papers, undated, 1989-1995
CLRC staff
February 2004, May 2014
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

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