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Joseph Slate Papers

Identifier: CLRC--1799

Scope and Contents

The Joseph Slate Papers contain typescripts, correspondence, proofs, sketches, and dummies related to both published and unpublished children's books by Joseph Slate.


  • 1962 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for use in the Elmer 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

Joseph Slate was born January 19, 1928, in Hollidays Cove, West Virginia. He became an artist and educator, and an author and illustrator of children's books. He has written for young adults, but is perhaps best know for his Miss Bindergarten series, about a kindergarten teacher whose pupils are all animals.

Biographical Sources:

"Joseph (Frank) Slate (1928-)." Something About the Author. Vols. 38 and 122. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1985 and 2001.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)

Language of Materials



Contains written production material for published and unpublished titles written by Joseph Slate.


The collection is arranged into two series, with sub-series arranged alphabetically by book or manuscript title.

  1. Publications
  2. Unpublished titles and correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joseph Slate.

Joseph Slate Papers, 1962-2016
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2016: Collection reprocessed by Ellen Sugg and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library