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Helen Frost Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2323

Scope and Contents

The Helen Frost papers contains typescripts, proofs, research, correspondence, and other production material related to books, primarily for children, written or edited by Helen Frost.


  • 1949-2022


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

Helen Frost is a poet, author, and educator. She was born in 1949 in South Dakota and received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, and earned a Master's degree from Indiana University in 1994. Her work includes books of poetry, picture book, and novels-in-poems. Frost lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


16.5 Cubic Feet (13 Boxes (12 record cartons and 1 flat box))

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material related to books written by Helen Frost.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Frost.

Helen Frost Papers, 1949-2022
Caitlin Marineau
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • September 2022: New material added by Carter Thurmond
  • January 2023: New material added by Carter Thurmond

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library