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Maryann Weidt Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1610

Scope and Content

This collection consists of typescripts, notes, clippings, photographs, correspondence, research material, and cassette tapes for ten children's books, both fiction and nonfiction (including many biographies) written by Weidt.


  • 1986 - 2003


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

Maryann Weidt was born on May 5, 1944 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She received her B.A. degree from the College of St. Catherine in 1966 and her M.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1976. Maryann Weidt was a children's services librarian for Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Duluth Public Library, Duluth, Minnesota. She is best known as an author of biographies aimed at grade school children, but she has also published a picture books.

Biographical Source: "Maryann N. Weidt (1944-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 85. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1996.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production material for ten children's books by author Maryann Weidt.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Maryann Weidt.

Existence and Location of Copies

Cassette tapes interviews with Larry and Judy Blume from the research for Presenting Judy Blume have been digitized.

Maryann Weidt Papers, 1986-2003
Karen Spilman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 20, 2015: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard, EAD updated by Teresa Tjepkes.
  • March 2018: Material added to the collection by Carter Lynn Thurmond.
  • February 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library