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Elizabeth Partridge Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2303

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth Partridge papers contain typescripts, proofs, notes, research, correspondence, and other materials related to the published works of author Elizabeth Partridge. The work is a mix of fiction and non-fiction titles, including picture books, novels, biographies, and histories. The collection contains some folders related to conferences, lectures, and miscellaneous articles and essays.


  • 1979 - 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

Elizabeth Partridge is an award-winning author of children's and young adult books, both fiction and non-fiction. She is known for her biographies, including works on Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley, and worked as an acupuncturist before becoming a writer. She lives in Berkeley, California.


9.75 Cubic Feet (9 boxes [7 record cartons, 1 hollinger box, and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains drafts and other materials related to fiction and non-fiction juvenile works written by author Elizabeth Partridge.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title, with an "Events, Talks, and Publicity" series at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Partridge.

Elizabeth Partridge Papers, 1979-2018
Eliza Edwards and Caitlin Marineau
October 2018
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library