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Michelle Edwards Papers

Identifier: CLRC-324

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material, consisting of illustrative materials and manuscripts or twelve published and seven unpublished titles. The titles were published starting in 1990. The illustrative materials include illustrations, studies, and sketches done in a variety of media. Manuscript production materials include typescript, holograph, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, dummies, and other material.


  • 1990-


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Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


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 Sketch

Michelle Edwards was born January 25, 1965, in Bridgeport, CT. When she was eighteen, she went to live and work on an Israeli kibbutz outside Jerusalem. Edwards drew, painted, and began to write during her stay on the kibbutz. By the time she was ready to return home, Edwards had committed herself to pursuing a creative profession. After several difficult years, she was successful in establishing herself as a published author and illustrator. In 1992 her self-illustrated book, Chicken Man, won the Marcia and Louis Posner Award for children's picture book.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 70, p. 50-51


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Michelle Edwards papers contain her artwork and manuscripts for published and unpublished works. The collection includes holograph, typescript, galley proofs, correspondence, cover illustrations, layout materials, notes, illustrations, dummies, and other production materials.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The art work and manuscripts have been donated to the Kerlan Collection by Michelle Edwards beginning in 1990.

Gift of: Edwards, Michelle
Michelle Edwards Papers
Lois Steer and Larry Peterson
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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