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Crescent Dragonwagon (Ellen Parsons) Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1281

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts and proofs for the children's book Rainy Day Together, written by Crescent Dragonwagon under the name Ellen Parsons.


  • Creation: 1971


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

Ellen Parsons is a pseudonym for children's author Crescent Dragonwagon. She was born November 25, 1952 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of Maurice (a biographer) and Charlotte (a children's book writer and editor) Zolotow. Her career endeavors have included writer, chef, and teacher. She was a teenager when her first book, Rainy Day Togetherwas published.

Biographical source:

"Crescent Dragonwagon (1952-)." Something About the Author>. Vol. 133. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Contains typescripts and proofs for one title written by Crescent Dragonwagon under the pseudonym Ellen Parsons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Crescent Dragonwagon via Harper Row

Related Materials

Illustrative material for this title available in the Lillian Hoban papers.

Crescent Dragonwagon (Ellen Parsons) Papers
Lois Steer
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Revision Statements

  • November 2017: 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