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Stuart J. Murphy Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1039

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for nine educational mathematics children's books published in the late 1990s, and includes typescripts, dummies, correspondence and related production material.


  • Creation: 1994 - 2001


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

Stuart J. Murphy was born in 1942 in Connecticut and earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1964. He became an art director and education consultant, and for nearly 10 years was art director for Ginn, a textbook publisher. In the 1990s he developed and wrote the MathStart series which deals with beginning math concepts for preschoolers and the early grades. He is also the creator of the I See I Learn series of books. He lives in Boston and Italy.

Biographical Source:

"Stuart J. Murphy (1942-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 237. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2012.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written materials for 9 educational mathematics picture books written by Stuart J. Murphy.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stuart J. Murphy.

Stuart J. Murphy Papers, 1994-2001
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • May 2019: 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