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Cora Cheney Papers

Identifier: CLRC-922

Scope and Contents

The Cora Cheney papers includes typescripts for three titles written by Cheney, as well as some correspondence and research materials.


  • circa 1957-1976


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Cora Cheney was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1916. She received her A.B. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.Ed. from Antioch College. After graduating from college she married a naval officer and had children and they spent many years traveling throughout the world. During that period she also published numerous adventure books for children. At the age of 82 she became the oldest woman ordained as an Episcopalian minister. She died in 1999.

Biographical Source: "Cora Cheney (1916-1999)." Something About the Author. Vol. 3 and 110. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971 and 2000.


3 folders

Language of Materials



Includes typescripts, correspondence, and research material for three children's books written by Cora Cheney.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The author originally gave a draft to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated it to the University of Minnesota. In the 1970s Cheney gifted additional items to the collection.

Cora Cheney Papers, circa 1957-1976
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • April 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library