Astrid Lindgren Papers
Scope and Contents
The papers consist of shorthand notebooks [Swedish language]. One notebook contains a manuscript for a title in the "Emil" series, and the other contains a portion of Lindgren's script for Ronja Roverdotter (Ronja the Robber's Daughter) a fantasy film released in Sweden in 1984.
- Creation: 1982 - 1983
- Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection is written in a Swedish language shorthand.
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
Astrid Lindgren was born November 14, 1907, in Vimmerby, Sweden. She wrote her first book in 1944. She was best known for her children's books, especially her stories about a fearless red-headed girl named Pippi Longstocking. She wrote Pippi Longstockingfor her daughter's tenth birthday. It was published in 1945. Lindgren received many awards for her work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1958 and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstockingin 1973. She died January 28, 2002, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The papers consist of two shorthand holograph notebooks [Swedish language].
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Astrid Lindgren.
- Astrid Lindgren Papers, 1982-1983
- David E Byer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- January 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
- July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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