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Carolyn Strom Collins Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1129

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four books by Collins, and includes typescripts, correspondence, proofs, dummies, notes, and clippings.


  • Creation: 1975-2002, 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

Carolyn Strom Collins grew up in Union, South Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from Sanford University in Birmingham, Alabama and her Masters of Library Science at the University of Minnesota. Collins has authored ten books, including a children's craft book and nine companion books about classic children's books. She resides in St. Paul, Minnesota where she lives with her husband, Andrew Collins, a professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.


.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four books by Carolyn Strom Collins published between 1991 and 2000.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carolyn Strom Collins.

Carolyn Strom Collins papers, 1975-2002, undated
Finding aid created by CLRC staff
October 2004, May 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 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