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Ruth Carlsen Papers

Identifier: CLRC-743

Scope and Content

This collection contains material related to for eight items published from 1951-1973 and unpublished materials including typescript, galley proof, correspondence, notes, clippings, and reviews.


  • undated, 1949-1987


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

Ruth Christoffer Carlsen was born in 1918 in Wisconsin. She is an accomplished children’s author. She married in 1941 and currently resides in Iowa with her husband.


3 boxes (2.7 cubic feet)


This collection consists of typescript, galley proof, correspondence, notes, clippings, and reviews for eight published items and unpublished materials from 1951-1973.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Carlsen, Ruth Christoffer
Ruth Carlsen papers, undated, 1949-1987
CLRC staff
April 2004, April 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

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library