Elisa Kleven Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photocopies of editorial correspondence and dummies for Abuela and The Paper Princess, written and/or illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
- 1990 - 1993
- Kleven, Elisa (Person)
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Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Elisa Kleven is an author and illustrator of several children's books. She was born on October 14, 1958 in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from the Univerity of California at Berkeley in 1981. In 1983, she received her teaching credentials and went on to teach fourth grade and art. A self-taught artist, her unique multi-media illustrations have brought her much success and numerous awards. Kleven once told SATA: "A comment I hear often about my work is, 'It looks like you were having fun when you made this!' I never know exactly how to respond. I agonize a lot over my stories and my pictures." Her illustrations have also be described as "an excuberant jumble of detail and pattern" and "a tasty visual smorgasbord." Her illustrations are often featured in books about Latin-American culture.
Kleven is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Amnesty International, World Wildlife Fund. She has two children, Mia and Ben, two cats, Luna and Chihiro, and a dog named Jenny. She lives in Albany, California.
Biographical sources: "Elisa Kleven." Something About the Author. Vol. 173. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2007. Elisa Kleven's website: http://www.elisakleven.com/index.html
Language of Materials
This collection contains photocopies of production material for two children's books written and/or illustrated by Elisa Kleven.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Imagination -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Princesses -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Elisa Kleven Papers, 1990-1993
- CLRC Staff
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- January 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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