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Astrid Lindgren Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1978

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


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.


2 folders


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
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Revision Statements

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

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library