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John Neufeld Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1177

Scope and Contents

This collection focuses on John Neufeld's work as an author of young adult and children's author. It includes production material for nearly a dozen works, including drafts, correspondence, and proofs, as well as typescripts for several speeches, and other related material.


  • 1968 - 1995


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

John Neufeld was born December 14, 1938 in Chicago, IL and earned a BA from Yale University in 1960. Throughout his career he has worked as an editor, teacher, television scriptwriter and copywriter. He has won several awards for his children's books including the Book of the Year citation from Timemagazine in 1968 for his first book, Edgar Allan.

Biographical Source:

"John (Arthur) Neufeld (1938-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 131. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


2.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons and 1 hollinger box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for juvenile and young adult works written by John Neufeld.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Neufeld.

John Neufeld Papers, 1968-1995
Christine Schonhart
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau: April 2019

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library