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Barbara Corcoran papers

Identifier: CLRC-1320

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the manuscript material from three titles published between 1977 to 1987. It includes typescripts, book jackets, proofs, correspondence, manuscripts, and plot outlines related to fourteen books by Corcoran.


  • 1979-1987, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading

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

Barbara Corcoran was a children's and young adult author born in 1911. She often wrote several books in a year. She occasionally wrote books under pseudonyms (Paige Dixon, Gail Hamilton) to prevent sales competition between her books, which were often published in the same year. Her first book, Sam, was intended for adults but was published as a children's book. For the next three decades she wrote children's and young adult novels. Barbara Corcoran died in 2003.


1.2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production material for children's books by Barbara Corcoran.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barabara Corcoran.

Barbara Corcoran papers, 1979-1987, undated
CLRC staff
November 2004, March 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 Jennifer Shaw
  • October 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library