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Mary Losure Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2217

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts, correspondence, research, dummies, proofs, notes, clippings and other materials collected by the author for four books. It also contains books the author used for research. In addition to the printed materials, the collection contains digital files for four published works, as well several unpubished stories.


  • Creation: 2001-2016, Undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room. Digital files may be accessed on-site only.

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

Mary Losure writes both non-fiction and fantasy for children. Before she was a children’s book author, she was an award-winning reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. A long-time contributor to National Public Radio, she also reported from Mexico and South America for the independent production company Round Earth Media.

Information sourced from: "Bio." Mary Losure personal website. Accessed June 2020.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record boxes)

3.66 Gigabytes (2,186 files)

Language of Materials



The Mary Losure Papers contain original typescripts and related materials for works written by Losure.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Losure

Mary Losure Papers, 2001-2016, undated
Kristell Benson
October 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 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