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Nancy Werlin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2159

Scope and Contents

This collection contains digital records pertaining to titles authored by Nancy Werlin. It includes manuscripts, research material, correspondence, and notes.

One physical typescript and ephemera donated by the author for Extraordinary and Impossible, are available in Box 1. Some files for Double Helixwere printed from the original digital files and can be found in Box 1. All other files are electronic.


  • 1994-2010


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

Nancy Werlin was born in Peabody, Massachusetts and decided to become a writer in the fourth grade. She pursued her dream by studying English at Yale University and by learning computer programming in order to support herself. She has won an Edgar award for her suspense thriller, The Killer’s Cousin, and was a National Book award finalist for The Rules of Survival. Her books have been translated into ten other languages.

Source: "Biography." Nancy Werlin personal website. www.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

182 Megabytes (337 files)

Language of Materials



This collection contains digital files (and a small amount of physical material) for works by Nancy Werlin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy Werlin.

Nancy Werlin Papers, 1994-2010
Cheryll Fong
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • September 2016: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library