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Jamie Lee Curtis Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2310

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, proofs, dummies, clippings and reviews, correspondence, and additional material related to the creation of children's picture books written by Jamie Lee Curtis.


  • Creation: 1990-circa 2018


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Biographical / Historical

Jamie Lee Curtis is an award-winning actress and best-selling children's author. She was born in California in 1958, the daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She is known for her works in films such as Halloween, True Lies, A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday, and others. Her first children's book, When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth, was released in 1993, and was followed by numerous titles, all illustrated by Laura Cornell. Her 1998 book Today I Feel Silly was a New York Times bestseller. Curtis is married to Christopher Guest, with whom she has two children, and lives in California.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material related to children's books written by Jamie Lee Curtis.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jamie Lee Curtis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Jamie Lee Curtis Papers, 1990-circa 2018
Caitlin Marineau
February 2019
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library