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Siobhán Parkinson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2079

Scope and Contents

The Siobhán Parkinson Papers contain a typescript, correspondence, and page proof for the novel Blue Like Friday.


  • Creation: 2006


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

Siobhán Parkinson was born November 23, 1954, in Dublin, Ireland. She received her B.A. in English and German at Trinity College Dublin in 1976, and her Ph.D. for English literature in 1981. Parkinson is considered one of the most popular authors of teen fiction in her native Ireland. She began her writing career creating books for younger children as the result of a family tragedy and the need to explain the concept of death to her young son, Mathew. The result was the poignant All Shining in the Spring: The Story of a Baby Who Died, about a young boy's attempt to deal with the death of his baby brother.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author,vol.178


2 folders

Language of Materials



This collection consists of print production materials by Siobhán Parkinson for one published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Siobhán Parkinson

Siobhán Parkinson Papers, 2006
CLRC Staff
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Revision Statements

  • December 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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