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Dorothy Van Woerkom Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1668

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, research, and notes for thirteen children's books published by author Dorothy Van Woerkom.


  • Creation: 1972 - 1980


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 Sketch

Dorothy O'Brien Van Woerkom was born in Buffalo New York in 1924. She worked as a school teacher before beginning her career as a writer of books for children. She has created original stories and has adapted folktales from other countries.

Biographical source: "Dorothy (O'Brien) Van Woerkom (1924-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 21. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1980.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains drafts, correspondence, and related materials for titles by Dorothy Van Woerkom.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy Van Woerkom

Dorothy Van Woerkom Papers, 1972-1980
Leslie Czechowski
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • June 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library