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Natalie Bober Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2077

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of production materials for published titles by Natalie Bober. Materials include typescripts, galley proofs, research materials, photographs, clippings, and page proofs. Miscellaneous research materials, letters from children, and unidentified typescripts are also included in the collection. The collection also contains some digital files for Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation.


  • Creation: 1963 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room. Digital files are accessible on-site only.

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

Natalie Bober was born on December 27, 1930 in New York, NY. She received her B.A. at Hunter College in 1951 and her M.S. at Hofstra University in 1966. Bober is a noted biographer and historian, focusing her time on writing biographies for young adults. Topics of her biographies have ranged from poets such as William Wordsworth and Robert Frost, on visual artists, including American sculptor Louise Nevelson and Russian painter Marc Chagall, and noted American historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams.


21 Cubic Feet (17 boxes)

1.13 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production materials for published titles by Natalie Bober and other professional papers.


  1. Publications
  2. Miscellaneous

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title, while Miscellaneous materials are divided into the subseries Correspondence, Research, and Unpublished or Unidentifed materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Natalie Bober.

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Genre / Form


Natalie Bober Papers, 1963-2009
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Revision Statements

  • June 2013; updated September 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Karen Spilman; Caitlin Marineau
  • October 2016: Digital material transferred to Q drive by Carol Kussman and added to Finding Aid by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library