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Kathryn Lasky Papers

Identifier: CLRC-155

Scope and Contents

The Kathryn Lasky Papers contains drafts and production materials for twenty titles, fiction and nonfiction, published from the 1970s to the early 1990s. The majority of materials are books for children and young adults, but also includes typescripts for an adult novel, Mumbo Jumbo, published under the name Kathryn Lasky Knight.


  • 1976 - 1991


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

Kathryn Lasky was born in 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1966 and received a master's degree from Wheelock College in 1977. She published her first children's book Agatha's Alphabet, in 1977. Her nonfiction title Sugaring Time, with photographs by her husband Christopher Knight, earned a Newbery Honor in 1984. She lives in Cambridge, MA.


3 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



This collection contains drafts and related production material for books by Kathryn Lasky.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kathryn Lasky.

Kathryn Lasky Papers, 1976-1991
Ellen Sugg, Caitlin Marineau
October 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library