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Brenda A. Ferber Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2236

Scope and Contents

Collection contains typescripts, page proofs, correspondence, and miscellaneous material related to the creation and publication of two titles by Brenda Ferber: Julia's Kitchen and Jemma Hartman, Camper Extraordinaire.


  • 2002 - 2008


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

Brenda Aaronson Ferber was born April 23, 1967, grew up in Highland Park Illinois, and graduated from the University of Michigan. She is the author of middle grade chapter books as well as picture books for children. Her first novel, Julia's Kitchen, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux after it won the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition. Her second novel, Jemma Hartman, Camper Extroardinaire, was based on her experiences at summer camp in Wisconsin as a child. Ferber currently lives in Illinois.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



Contains production material for two titles.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Brenda A. Ferber.

Brenda A. Ferber Papers, 2002-2008
Caitlin Marineau
October 2016
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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