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Sharon Lerner Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1937

Scope and Contents

The Sharon Lerner papers consist of material associated with the picture book I Found a Leaf. The collections includes leaf rubbing illustrations, dummies, and F&G, and text proof fragments.


  • circa 1964


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

Sharon Ruth Lerner was born November 9, 1938 in Chicago, Ill and married Henry J. Lerner June 25, 1961. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1961, Lerner began her publishing career with Lerner Publications as vice-president and art director. In 1969, she and her husband, president of Lerner Publications, founded Carolrhoda Books, Inc., publishers of illustrated fiction and non-fiction story books for juveniles, of which she was president. During the course of her career, Lerner was author and illustrator of eighteen children's books. She died on March 8, 1982.

Biographical Source:

"Sharon Ruth Lerner." Something About the Author. Vol. 29. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1982.


.44 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The Sharon Lerner papers consist of production material associated with one children's book written and illustrated by Sharon Lerner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sharon Lerner.

Sharon Lerner Papers, circa 1964
David E Byer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library