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Ellen Parsons Collection

Summary Information
Title: Ellen Parsons Collection
Dates: 1971
Creator: Parsons, Ellen
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1281
Ellen Parsons' papers contain material for one title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.


Rainy Day Together, 1971

Biographical Sketch

Ellen Parsons is a pseudonym under which Crescent Dragonwagon has written many children's books. She was born November 25, 1952 in New York, NY. She is the daughter of Maurice (a biographer) and Charlotte (a children's book writer and editor) Zolotow. Her career endeavors have included writer, chef, and teacher. She was a teen-ager when her first book, Rainy Day Together was accepted for publication. The topics of her books reflect her experiences and strong feelings about various life circumstances. Ms. Dragonwagon has won many awards for all her creative efforts and earned critics praise for her gentle, personal approach to childhood. She has also written for older readers. Something About the Author> Vol. 133, p. 56-61

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials for her first book published, Rainy Day Together . The collection includes corrected typescript and galley proof.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Parsons, Ellen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Rainy Day Together 1971 
Note Illustrated by Lillian Hoban
New York: Harper Row, 1971
Box M. F. 626
Typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box M. F. 626
Galley proof, corrected (11 p.)  Box M. F. 626