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Stella Pevsner Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1746

Scope and Contents

The Stella Pevsner Papers contain typescripts, notes, research, and proofs for four novels for children and young adults, written and published by Pevsner in the 1970s and 1980s.


  • Creation: 1974-circa 1985


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

Stella Pevsner was born in Lincoln, IL. She attended Illinois University and Northwestern University. In addition to her career as a writer, she has worked as a teacher and an advertising copywriter. One of her children challenged her to write an entertaining book for kids, and she decided to give it a try. Break a Legwas published a year later, and many successful juvenile novels dealing with contemporary life have followed. She has written on such topics as divorce, dyslexia, sibling rivalry, and suicide.

Biographical Source:

"Stella Pevsner." Something About the Author. Vol. 131. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



This collection contains production material for four middle grade/young adult novels by Stella Pevsner.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stella Pevsner.

Stella Pevsner Papers, 1974-circa 1985
Larry Peterson
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 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