Children's Literature Subject Guide
Joan Aiken (1924-2004). Thirty years’ worth of correspondence, from the celebrated author of the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series.
Joan Walsh Anglund (1926- ). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, diaries, and other material from the beloved and prolific author and artist.
Lynne Reid Banks (1929-). Manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, research, and more, from the acclaimed author of The Indian in the Cupboard series, as well as the classic feminist novel The L-Shaped Room.
Nathaniel Benchley (1915-1981). Manuscripts for several juvenile and young adult novels, dating from 1960 to 1981; as well as several other manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, photographs, and other items.
Michael Bond (1926- ). This collection consists of various manuscripts, correspondence, and other material. It includes manuscripts for Bond's children book series; such as Paddington Bear, Monsieur Pamplemousse, Herbs, J.D. Polson, and Olga Da Polga.
Ruskin Bond (1934- ). A large collection of manuscripts, letters, memorabilia, and other material from the celebrated author and journalist, including his original manuscript of his semi-autobiographical novel The Room on the Roof.
Jean Bothwell (1892-1977). Manuscripts, notebooks, research material, photographs, correspondence, and other items from the prolific American who lived in and wrote about India. The collection includes several letters from Bothwell's years in India, including letters from her family (1922-1936) and from missionaries in India (1936-1959).
Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965). Manuscripts and other material from the beloved childrens' author.
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). A large group of letters, sent to the author of The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.
Barbara N. Byfield (1930-1988). Manuscripts and illustrations from the noted writer and artist.
Olga Cabral (1909-1997). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, audio recordings, juvenilia, notebooks, and other items from the prominent Trinidadian poet.
Janet H. Caird (1913-1994). Manuscripts from this novelist well known for her Gothic mystery books.
Gladys Hasty Carroll (1904-1999). Manuscripts and correspondence from this popular novelist and short story writer.
Mary Stetson Clarke (1911-1994). This collection consists of various manuscripts, subject files, printed material, and correspondence. It includes manuscripts for many of Clarke's books, such as Petticoat Rebel (Viking, 1964); The Iron Peacock (Viking, 1966); The Limner’s Daughter (Viking, 1967); Pioneer Iron Works (Chilton, 1968); The Glass Phoenix (Viking, 1969); Piper to the Clan (Viking, 1970); Bloomers and Ballots (Viking Junior Press, 1972) and others.
Joy Cowley (1936- ). This collection consists of various manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and other items from the prominent children's author.
Mary N. Dolim (1925-2002). Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material. Dolim's collection of manuscripts includes: The Bishop Pattern (Morrow, 1963); Miss Mac (Van Nostrand, 1963); Four Hands for Mercy, written with Gen Kakacek (Van Nostrand, 1965); and The Omen (Morrow, 1967). Correspondence consisting of professional letters between Dolim and her publishers (1959-1966).
Marguerite Dorian Manuscripts by the noted author.
Fairfax Downey (1892-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, scrapbooks, and other materials. Downey's manuscripts include: Louisbourg: Key to a Continent, My Books: How I Came to Write Them and How they Fared, and It Happened in New Hampshire. Correspondence well documented between 1930 and 1941. Notable correspondents include Lady Nancy Astor, Robert Benchley, Stephen Bonsal, and James Bellah.
Benjamin Elkin (1911-1995). Manuscripts and other material from this notable author.
Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the author of the popular “Mrs. Pollifax” mystery novel series.
Rumer Godden (1907-1998). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, research material, and other material from the prolific English author who grew up in what is now Bangladesh.
John Buxton Hilton (1921-1986). Manuscripts, personal memorabilia, notebooks, and photographs. Hilton's manuscripts include: The Anathama Stone (William Collins Sons, 1980), Beyond the Green Marches (The Green Frontier; St. Martin’s Press, 1982), Dead-Nettle (Macmillan, 1977), Death of an Alderman (Walker & Co., 1968), Gamekeeper’s Gallows (St. Martin’s, 1977) and others.
Maxine Kumin (1925-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the beloved poet and children’s author.
Jane Langton (1922-). Manuscripts, artwork, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and more from the Newbery Honor winning author and illustrator of children’s literature.
Robin McKown (1907-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, and research from the prolific historian and biographer.
George Mendoza (1934- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, research, and other items from the prolific American's children's author.
Edith Patterson Meyer (1895-1993). Manuscripts and other items from the award-winning author of biographies and histories for young adults.
Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and much more from the recognized author of both science fiction and non-fiction.
Kin Platt (1911-2013). Artwork, manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific artist, illustrator, and author, including several hundred original drawings and some scripts for animated television programs.
Madeleine Polland (1918-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the popular and prolific Irish author of historical children’s fiction.
Eugene Rachlis (1920-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and printed material from this notable author.
Helga Sandburg (1918-2014). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific novelist, memoirist, poet, children’s author, and daughter of Carl Sandburg.
Dodie [Dorothy Gladys Smith] Smith (1896-1990). Manuscripts, journals, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prominent novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, including her novels I Capture the Castle and 101 Dalmatians.
Donald C. Snow (1917-1979). Manuscripts, printed material, research material, and illustrations by others for Snow's novels.
Virginia Sorensen (1912-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and research from the Newberry Award-winning author, known for her writings on the LDS (Mormon) Church.
Elizabeth George Speare (1908-1994). Manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs from the recognized novelist, including manuscripts for her Newbery award-winning novels The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Bronze Bow.
Joyce Stranger (1921-2007). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, known for her writings on the theme of humanity’s relationship with animals.
Phyllis Whitney (1903-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other materials from the Japanese-born American mystery writer dubbed the “Queen of the American Gothics” who wrote for both the juvenile and adult mystery markets.
Jay Williams (1914-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the popular author of the long-running Danny Dunn science fiction series.
William Wise (1923-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, personal memorabilia and other material. Wise's manuscripts include novels, children's books, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, and teleplays.
Elizabeth Yates (1905-2001). Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, memorabilia, and much more, from the prolific and acclaimed writer, including manuscripts for her Newbery award-winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man.
Paul Zindel (1936-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the groundbreaking American playwright, young adult novelist, and educator.