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Franny Billingsley Papers

Identifier: CLRC-742

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of production material for four children's books written by Franny Billingsley. Materials include typescripts, page proofs, correspondence, and notes.


  • 1991 - 2008


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

Author and bookseller Franny Billingsley was born on July 3, 1954. She earned her B.A. from Tufts University (1976) and her J.D. from the Boston University Law School (1979) After working as a lawyer for five years, she became a book buyer for 57th Street Books in Chicago. Since 1999 she has been a writer and speaker. Her first book for children Well Wished, was published in 1997. She has published five novels for young people. Billingsley lives in Chicago where she works as a children's bookseller.

Biographical Source:

"Franny Billingsley (1954-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 235. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2012

"Bio." Franny Billingsley personal website. Accessed May 2022.


4 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Franny Billingsley Papers contain production materials for four novels by Billingsley.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Franny Billingsley.

Franny Billingsley Papers, 1991-2008
Nancy Larsen
April 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