Valerie Worth Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains page proofs, front matter, clippings, typescripts, correspondence and research materials for children's books written by Worth, including All the Small Poems and Small Poems Again.
- Creation: 1949 - 1994
- Worth, Valerie (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is 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.
Biographical / Historical
Valerie Worth was born on October 29, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Swarthmore College in 1955. She spent her career as a poet and author, with her first book, The Crone's Book of Works, being published in 1971. She is best known for her "small poems" for children. She died in 1994.
5 Cubic Feet (6 boxes [3 record cartons, 3 hollinger boxes])
Language of Materials
Collection contains page proofs, front matter, clippings, typescripts, correspondence and research materials for children's books by Valerie Worth.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Valerie Worth, with additional material donated by her heirs (Catherine Hornstein, Conrad Bahlke, and Margaret Diskin).
- Valerie Worth Papers, 1949-1994
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2016: Collection reprocessed, new material added, and finding aid updated
- November 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library