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Alison McGhee Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2053

Scope and Contents

The collection presently contains typescripts, page proofs, correspondence, and related production material for five titles by Alison McGhee, including both chapter and picture books.


  • Creation: 1999-2006


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 Sketch

Alison McGhee is a professor of creative writing at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota. She also teaches in teh MFA in Writing for Children progam at Vermont College. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. After writing three critically acclaimed adult movels she turned her attention to the world of childrens literature. She first wrote a picture book tiltled Countdown to Kindergarten, published in 2002. Another picture book and Snap, a novel about a sesitive girl who comes to terms with loss, followed in 2004. She continues to write books in both genres. Biographical Source: Walker Books and Amazon Web Sites


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for five published titles by Alison McGhee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee Papers, 1999-2006
Larry Peterson
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Revision Statements

  • December 2016: 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