Dorothy Van Woerkom Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, research, and notes for thirteen children's books published by author Dorothy Van Woerkom.
- 1972 - 1980
- Van Woerkom, Dorothy (Person)
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.
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
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folklore -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folklore -- Romania Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folklore -- Russia Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Folklore -- Turkey Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Humorous stories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jesus Christ (Depicted) -- Nativity -- Juvenile fiction
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dorothy Van Woerkom Papers, 1972-1980
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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