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Stuart J. Murphy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1039

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for 9 educational mathematics children's book titles published in the late 1990s, and includes typescripts, dummies, correspondence and related production material.

Dates

  • 1994 - 2001

Creator

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 Sketch

Stuart J. Murphy was born in 1942. He became an education consultant, and for nearly 10 years was art director for Ginn, a textbook publisher. Eventually he developed and wrote the MathStart series which deals with beginning math concepts for preschoolers and the early grades. Each concept, such as counting, adding, and subtracting are dealt with on 3 levels. Although some critics had reservations about the earliest books in the series, critrical reception improved as the series grew; the ultimate goal is 45 titles. Murphy has received several awards for his service to the book industry. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 115

Extent

.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stuart J. Murphy.
Title
Stuart J. Murphy Papers, 1994-2001
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

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