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Charlotte Zolotow papers

Identifier: CLRC-86

Scope and Content

The Charlotte Zolotow Papers contain typescripts, page proofs, and notes for titles Zolotow wrote and published between 1944 and 1991.


  • 1944-1990


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Charlotte Zolotow was born Charlotte Shapiro on June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. She attended the University of Wisconsin until 1936, then worked in the field of publishing, joining Harper Brother (Harper & Row) in 1938. She published her first book, The Park Book, in 1944, sparking a decades long career writing for children. She received Caldecott Honors for The Storm Bookin 1953 and Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Presentin 1963. The Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota honored her with the Kerlan Award in 1986, and in 1998 the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin created the Charlotte Zolotow Award, given annually to a children's book author. Zolotow died on November 19, 2013 in Hasting-on-Hudson, New York.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)


This collection consists of typescripts and page proofs related to books written and edited by Charlotte Zolotow.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Zolotow, Charlotte
Charlotte Zolotow Papers
Caitlin Marineau
May 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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