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Pat Schmatz Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2089

Scope and Content

This collection consists of author's typescripts, page proofs, front and back matter, photocopies of illustrations, correspondence, notes and research material for five young adult novels written by Pat Schmatz.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2017


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

Pat Schmatz grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, they majored in psychology and later earned a master’s in physical education at the University of California at Berkeley. They currently live in Minnesota and work as a staff writer for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

Information sourced from: "About Pat Schmatz." Pat Schmatz personal website. Accessed June 2020.


4 Cubic Feet (8 boxes [7 hollinger boxes and 1 record carton])

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for young adult novels written by Pat Schmatz.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pat Schmatz.

Pat Schmatz Papers, 2000-2017
Ruth Paloma
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • September 15, 2016: EAD updated by Katelyn Ostby
  • April 2018: New material added 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