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Deborah Hopkinson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2332

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts, correspondence, research, proofs, and related materials for children's books written by author Deborah Hopkinson. Her papers also contain material related to her magazine articles and stories, primarily ones featured in Cricket, unpublished stories, and some professional writings from her career in development and philanthropy organizations.


  • Creation: 1981 - 2016


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

Deborah Hopkinson was born in February 1952 in Lowell, MA. She earned a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The author of dozens of books for young people, including picture books and middle grade books, a significant amount of her writing is also focused on nonfiction topics. In addition to her writing, Hopkinson has worked in administration and development for much of her career. She currently lives in Oregon.

Biographical Sources:

"Hopkinson, Deborah, 1952-." Something About the Author. Vol. 356. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2020.

"Bio." Deborah Hopkinson personal website. Accessed May 2021.


2.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [2 record cartons and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



Contains drafts and production material related to children's books and other writings by Deborah Hopkinson.


The collection guide is arranged into two series. Publications and subseries beneath these are arranged alphabetically.

  1. Published Books
  2. Articles, other writings, and miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Deborah Hopkinson.

Deborah Hopkinson papers, 1981-2016
Caitlin Marineau
May 2021
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library