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Sonia Levitin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1965

Scope and Contents

The papers contain typescripts and production material for four published books by Sonia Levitin, as well as an unpublished typescript titled "Claudette."


  • Creation: circa 1968-1998


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

Sonia (Wolff) Levitin was born August 18, 1934, in Berlin Germany and immigrated to United States in 1938. She attended University of California-Berkley from 1952-54 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. She received her postgraduate degree at San Francisco State College in 1960. She began her career as a writer and educator as a junior high school teacher in Mill Valley, CA from1956-57. Her writings as a children's and young adult author have gathered numerous awards. She was first honored by the Jewish Book Council of America in 1971 for her autobiographical first novel Journey to America. She has been a featured columnist for newspapers and a contributor to periodicals.


"Sonia Levitin." Something About the Author. Vol 131. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The papers contain production material for four published titles and an unpublished typescript by Sonia Levitin.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sonia Levitin.

Sonia Levitin Papers, circa 1968-1998
David E Byer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • February 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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