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Helen Cresswell Papers

Summary Information
Title: Helen Cresswell Papers
Dates: 1982
Creator: Cresswell, Helen
Extent: 7 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1355
Collection contains typescripts for two children's books.

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.


Dear Shrink, 1982

Secret World of Polly Flint, The, 1982

Biographical Sketch

Helen Cresswell was born in Nottinghamshire, England in 1934 and was educated at Kings College, University of London. She has been one of Great Britain's foremost children's authors, creating work for both preschoolers and older children. She writes both poetic fantasy and humor, notably in the Bagthorpe series.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 79, pp. 51-57.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts for two children's books.

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.
  • Cresswell, Helen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Dear Shrink 1982 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1982
Box MF 1045
typescript, corrected (205 p.)  Box MF 1045
Secret World of Polly Flint, The 1982 
Note  London: Faber and Faber, 1982
Box MF 1045
typescript, corrected (152 p.)  Box MF 1045