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Gary Paulsen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1339

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, proofs, and related production material for fiction and non-fiction works by Gary Paulsen, written for children and teenagers.

Dates

  • 1987 - 2005

Creator

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 Sketch

Gary Paulsen was born May 17, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN. He has been a writer since the 1960s, but prior to that he worked at a wide variety of jobs. Paulsen has created powerful young adult fiction, often set in wilderness or rural areas and featuring teenagers who arrive at self-awareness by way of experiences in nature. He is part of a select group of YA writers who has received the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring an author's lifetime acheivement in writing books for teens. Paulsen won that award in 1997 and has received numerous other awards and honors. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vol. 111, p. 136-144

Extent

7.5 Cubic Feet (6 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Gary Paulsen's papers focus on his work as an author of children's books, containing production material related to titles published by Paulsen.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by titles.

Accession Information:

This collection was given to the University of Minnesota by Gary Paulsen and his agent.
Title
Gary Paulsen Papers, 1987-2005
Status
Completed
Author
Larry Peterson
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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