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Jane Leslie Conly Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1136

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of production materials related to seven books by Jane Leslie Conly and includes typescripts dating from 1986 to 2005.


  • Creation: 1986-2005, undated


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

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.


.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



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


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane Leslie Conly.

Jane Leslie Conly papers, 1986-2005, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
October 2004, July 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • March 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • February 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library