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Harriett Luger papers, undated, 1976-1998

Summary Information
Title: Harriett Luger papers
Dates: undated, 1976-1998
Creator: Luger, Harriett, 1914-2012
Extent: 1 box (1.15 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2145
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to three young adult titles published between 1979 and 1996.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Luger, Harriett

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:

Harriett Luger papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Harriett Mandelay Luger was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and spent her childhood in El Paso, TX and Hollywood, CA. She penned seven books for young adults, which came out between 1972 and 1996. Her titles include: The Bird of the Farallons, The Last Stronghold, Chasing Trouble, The Elephant Tree, Lauren and The Unduding of Roger Judd .She attended UCLA, and there she met Lieutenant Charles Luger. They married in 1942 and had three children. The family settled in Torrance, and Charles taught Botany and Horticulture at El Camino College.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to three young adult publications and includes corrected typescripts, correspondence, corrected page proofs, dummies, notes, research, ephemera, and jacket proofs.

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.
  • Luger, Harriett, 1914-2012
  • Homeless persons -- Juvenile fiction
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction
  • Family problems -- Fiction
  • Homeless persons -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Unmarried mothers -- Fiction
  • Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction
  • Remarriage -- Fiction
  • Remarriage -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Bye, Bye Bali Kai, 1996 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts 1995  Box 1 , Folder 1-3
Correspondence, Corrected Page Proof 1995  Box 1 , Folder 4
Corrected Publisher's Dummy 1995  Box 1 , Folder 5
Correspondences, Notes 1994-1998  Box 1 , Folder 6
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
Lauren: A Novel, 1979 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 8-10
Corrected Typescript 1979  Box 1 , Folder 11
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondences, Notes 1977-1995  Box 1 , Folder 12
Research, Ephemera, Jacket Proofs 1976-1977  Box 1 , Folder 13
Un-Dudding of Roger Judd, The, 1983 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1983  Box 1 , Folder 14
Page Proof 1983  Box 1 , Folder 15
Corrected Page Proof 1983  Box 1 , Folder 16
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
Correspondences, Notes, Ephemera 1981-1989  Box 1 , Folder 18