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Ann Nolan Clark Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ann Nolan Clark Papers
Dates: 1952-1979
Creator: Clark, Ann Nolan, 1898-
Extent: 9 folders + 2 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-960
Contains holographs, typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence, etc. for three of Nolan's 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.


Looking for Something, 1952

All This Wild Land, 1976

In the Land of Small Dragon: A Vietnamese Folk Tale, 1979

Biographical Sketch

Ann Nolan Clark was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1896. She worked as a school teacher and started a 42-year career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1920. She realized that Native American children could learn more easily if books were focused on their culture. She wrote over forty children's books and was one of the first Caucasian authors to write books about minorities using elements from their own cultures. In addition to books about Native Americans, she also write books for Hispanic American children, among others. She won the Newbery Medal for her novel, Secret of the Andes. She died in 1995 in Tucson, Arizona.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 87, p. 43.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains holographs, typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence, etc. for three of Nolan's 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.
  • Clark, Ann Nolan, 1898-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Looking for Something 1952 
Note Politi, Leo
New York: Viking Press, 1952
Box MC 1093
uncut page proof  Box MC 1093
All This Wild Land 1976 
Note  New York: Viking, 1976
Box M.F. 206, 207
holograph (156 p.)  Box M.F. 206, 207
holograph and typescript, corrected partial carbon (199 p.)  Box M.F. 206, 207
galley proof, corrected (68 p.)  Box M.F. 206, 207
correspondence (4 p.)  Box M.F. 206, 207
In the Land of Small Dragon: A Vietnamese Folk Tale 1979 
Note Chen, Tony
New York: Viking, 1979
Box M.F. 207
typescript, corrected (35 p.)  Box M.F. 207