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Jane Leslie Conly Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1136

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to seven publications and includes typescripts, corrected typescripts, and front matter dating from 1986 to 2005.


  • undated, 1986-2005


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

Born in 1948, Jane Leslie Conly grew up near Leesburg, Virginia and graduated from Smith College in 1971. Her parents were both writers; Conly's father wrote children' books under the pen name Robert O'Brien. Conly assisted her father with his final novel, Z for Zachariah, and also based her first 1986 publication, Rasco and the Rats of NIMH, on characters he created. Her 1993 publication Crazy Lady!won the Newbery Honor. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


2 boxes (0.80 cubic feet)


This collection consists of manuscript materials related to seven publications by Jane Leslie Conly.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Conly, Jane Leslie
Jane Leslie Conly papers, undated, 1986-2005
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
October 2004, July 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