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Laurie Friedman Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2022

Scope and Contents

The Laurie Friedman collection contains written production material for five titles in the Mallory series of children's chapter books, and includes corrected typescripts, proofs of cover art, correspondence, page proofs, and notes.


  • 2002 - 2005


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

Laurie Friedman was born January 28, 1964, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was educated at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at Tulane University. She has two children. She had a business career before beginning her writing career; publishing her first book, A Big Bed for Jed, in 2002. This was followed by a series of chapter books featuring an 8-year-old girl. Friedman says that she enjoys writing about change and transition, and hopes her books will help children realize that change doesn’t have to be bad, just different.

Biographical Sources:

"Laurie Friedman." Something About the Author. Vol. 138. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2003.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The Laurie Friedman collection contains production material for 5 titles from the Mallory series, written by Friedman.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Laurie Friedman.

Laurie Friedman Papers, 2002-2005
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • January 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated 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