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Laura Godwin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2316

Scope and Contents

The collection contains editorial and production files related to works written by Godwin under the name Nola Buck, as well as items related to her career as an editor, including several dummies from illustrators such as Leonid Gore, Roesemary Wells, Denise Fleming, and William Low. The collection also contains a folder of correspondence and handouts related to two Children's Book Council editing courses fromm the early 2000s.


  • Creation: 1993-2012, undated


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

Laura Godwin is an editor and author. She was raised in Alberta, Canada and currently works as an editor for MacMillan, where she has her own imprint, Godwin Books, under Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. Her children's books have been published under her own name, as well as the pseudonym Nola Buck. She lives in New York City.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains one box of materials related to the work of Laura Godwin, including editorial materials and work written by Godwin under the name Nola Buck.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Laura Godwin.

Related Materials

Two Michael Hague paintings donated by Laura Godwin can be found in the Michael Hague Collection.

Laura Godwin Papers, 1993-2012, undated
Caitlin Marineau
June 2019
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Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library