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Caroline Arnold papers

Identifier: CLRC-1179

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, dummies, correspondence, final illustrations (including collages), and other production materials for children's books by Arnold, published between 1980 and 2022.


  • Creation: 1978-2020


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

Caroline Arnold was born May 16, 1944, in Pittsburgh, PA. She grew up in Minneapolis, MN, before attending Grinnell College and graduate school at the University of Iowa where she earned degrees in Art. Both an author and illustrator, Arnold has published around 150 books, primarily nonfiction books for children. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and previously taught in the Writers' Program at UCLA Extension.


5.42 Cubic Feet (9 boxes [1 record carton and 6 flat boxes])

Language of Materials



This collection consists of publication materials for books written and/or illustrated by Caroline Arnold.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by series or publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Caroline Arnold.

Caroline Arnold Papers, 1978-2020
Caitlin Marineau
January 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • December 2022: New accrual added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • August 2023: New accrual added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library