Katharine Holabird archive

Scope and Content

Archive created by Katharine Holabird during the course of her career as a writer. The archive includes draft material relating to 23 titles in the 'Angelina Ballerina' series, and two other published titles; correspondence; material relating to adaptations of the 'Angelina Ballerina' books; publicity and press cuttings; merchandise; personal papers and copies of some of her published books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Katharine Holabird during the course of her career as a writer.


Katharine Holabird's original system of filing has been retained, with files grouped into series by type as follows:

KHo/01 Draft material

KHo/02 Correspondence

KHo/03 Angelina Ballerina adaptations

KHo/04 Publicity and press cuttings

KHo/05 Angelina Ballerina merchandise & ephemera

KHo/06 Personal papers

KHo/07 Printed books

Further information on the contents of each series can be found at lower levels of the catalogue.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Archivist's Note

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, was established as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in 1996, with the aims of preserving, maintaining and adding to a growing and accessible collection of archival material, artwork and printed books relating to modern British children's literature. The collection is intended to form part of the national heritage in an archive and library of present and future historical interest for the public benefit. (See Memorandum of Association)

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in all original material resides with Katharine Holabird.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by Katharine Holabird in 2012.