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Emily Crofford papers undated, 1980-1991

Summary Information
Title: Emily Crofford papers
Dates: undated, 1980-1991
Creator: Crofford, Emily
Extent: 1 box (0.4 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1361
This collection consists of manuscript material including dummies, corrected typescript, holographs, and correspondence related to three titles published between 1981-1991.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Crofford, Emily

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Emily Crofford papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Emily Crofford was born in Lake Providence, Louisiana in 1927. She worked as a newspaper reporter and editor before her marriage and after her children were grown. She published her first children's book in 1981, A Matter of Pride.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 61, pp. 55-56.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the manuscript material from three titles published between 1980 to 1991. It includes; dummies, corrected typescript, holographs, and correspondence.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Crofford, Emily
  • Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Nakahama, Manjirō, 1827-1898 -- Fiction
  • Shipwrecks -- Fiction
  • Whaling -- Fiction
  • Japan -- History -- 1787-1868 -- Fiction
  • Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction
  • Courage -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
  • Courage -- Fiction
  • Farm life -- Fiction
  • Family life -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Born in the Year of Courage, 1991 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
Correspondence, Notes, 1990-1991  Box 1 , Folder 3
Matter of Pride, A, 1981 
Box 1
Dummy, 1981  Box 1 , Folder 4
Correspondence, 1980-1984  Box 1 , Folder 5-6
Correspondence, Galley Proof, Typescript Photocopy, 1980-1985  Box 1 , Folder 7
Stories from the Blue Road, 1982 
Box 1
Correspondence, Typescript, Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 9-10