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Elizabeth Hall papers

Identifier: CLRC-675

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four published titles, including corrected typescripts, corrected page proofs, and notes dating from 1989 to 1995. The collection includes both children's books as well as the psychology book, Seasons of Life.


  • Creation: 1989-1995, undated


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

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 her second husband, children's author Scott O'Dell, in 1967, and she began publishing books for young readers at that time, the first being Voltaire's Micromegas. She also cowrote two books with O'Dell, which she completed and published after his death (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains and Venus Among the Fishes. She lives in New York.


1.6 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



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


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Hall.

Related Materials

For manuscript materials related to Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, begun by Scott O'Dell but completed by Elizabeth Hall, see the Scott O'Dell papers.

Elizabeth Hall papers, 1989-1995, undated
CLRC staff
February 2004, May 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • 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