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Paul Fleischman Papers

Identifier: CLRC-825

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material related to writings by author Paul Fleischman, including typescripts, proofs, research, and correspondence related to his published books for children and young adults. In addtion, the collection contains articles, unpublished works, material for stage adaptations, as well as an opera. In addition to analog papers, the collection also contains a small amount of digital material, including typescripts, as well as video and audio files of staged productions of Fleischman's work.


  • 1970 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room. Digital files available to view on site.

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

Author Paul Fleischman was born in Monterey, California on September 5, 1952. He is the son of children's author Sid Fleischman. Mr. Fleischman attended the University of California and the University of New Mexico, where he received a B.A. Degree in 1977. His first children's book, The Birthday Tree, was published in 1979. He was awarded the Newbery Award in 1989 for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices. In addition to writing for children and young adults, Fleischman is also a playwright, and many of his works have been written or adapted for the stage. He lives in California.

Biographical Source:

"Paul Fleischman." Something About the Author. Vol. 110 and 352. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2000 and 2020.


5 Cubic Feet (4 record cartons)

14.7 Gigabytes (77 digital files)

Language of Materials



The collection contains papers and digital files related to writings by author Paul Fleischman.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digital materials are primarily Microsoft Word documents, with some video files (.iso optical disk images), .mp3 audio files, and one PDF document.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman Papers, 1970-2021
Lois Steer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2021: New material added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • March 2022: Digital files processed and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library