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Jane Zalben Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2219

Scope and Contents

Jane Zalben Papers consist of typescripts, notes, correspondence, dummies, and clippings for several children's books by Jane Zalben. Also included is a small amount of ephemera.


  • circa 1987-2018


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 / Historical

Jane Zalben is an author and illustrator of over 50 picture books and young adult novels. She was born in 1950 in New York City and earned a BA in art from Queens College. She is the creator of both picture books and novels for children which often focus on themes of self-reliance and friendship. In addition to her work as an author/illustrator, she previously worked as a graphic designer, and was the art director of children's books at Scribners. She lives in Long Island, New York.

Biographical source: "About." Jane Zalben personal website. Accessed June 2020.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



Jane Zalben Papers consist of production materials for several children's books by Zalben.


Collection arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jane Zalben.

Jane Zalben Papers, circa 1987-2018
CLRC staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
  • May 2022: New material added and description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library