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Edite Kroll Papers

Identifier: CLRC-727

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected carbon typescripts and correspondence related to Edite Kroll's English translation of Friedrich (originally published in German as Damals war es Friedrich by author Hans Peter Richter in 1964). The book was the receipient of the 1972 Batchelder Award for best translated work.


  • 1969 - 1971


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

Edite Kroll was born in Germany, before moving to London and then the United States. She worked in the publishing field, and translated works including Friedrich, before becoming a literary agent. She established her own literary agency, Edite Kroll Literary Agency, in 1981, where her clients included authors such as Shel Silverstien. She lives in Portland, ME.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The collection consists typescripts and correspondence related to the translation of one title by Hans Peter Richter into English by Edite Kroll.

Edite Kroll Papers, 1969-1971
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library