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Grace Castagnetta Papers

Identifier: CLRC-778

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected sheet music for Song of Robin Hood, arranged by Grace Castagnetta, along with a note on the materials from Dr. Irvin Kerlan.


  • circa 1947


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

Grace Castagnetta was a pianist, writer, and composer. She was born in New York (sources say either 1909 or 1912), and collaborated with many well known authors and illustrators of the 20th century on musical books for children, including Hendrik Van Loon and Virginia Lee Burton. Song of Robin Hood was co-created with Anne Malcomson, who edited, and Virginia Lee Burton, who designed and illustrated. Castagnetta died in 1996.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Contains corrected sheet music for one title arranged by Grace Castagnetta.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Grace Castagnetta to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated the materials to the collection in 1950.

Related Materials

Materials related to Castagnetta's work created with Hendrik Willem Van Loon is available in the Grace Castagnetta and Hendrik Willem Van Loon Papers.

Grace Castagnetta Papers, circa 1947
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • June 2017: 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