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Paula Fox Papers

Identifier: CLRC-842

Scope and Contents

The Paula Fox papers contains two corrected typescripts for the children's books Moonlight Man and The Village By the Sea.


  • Creation: circa 1986-1988


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

Author Paula Fox was born April 22, 1923, in New York, NY and attended Columbia University from 1955-1958. Prior to becoming a writer she worked a numerous professions, including modelling, retail work, public relations, machining, and teaching. Her first book, Maurice's Room, was published in 1966. Fox wrote for a wide variety of ages, from picture books for children to young adult novels, to works for adults. Her juvenile novel, The Slave Dancer was awarded the 1974 Newbery Medal, and in 1978 she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Fox lived in Brooklyn, New York, and died in 2017.

Biographical Source:

"Paula Fox (1923-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 120. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2001.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains two typescripts for children's books written by Paula Fox.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paula Fox.

Paula Fox Papers, circa 1986-1988
Larry Peterson
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Revision Statements

  • February 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library