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Kate Seredy Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1558

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two sheets of illustration proofs, for 1 title.


  • 1936


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Biographical Sketch

Kate Seredy (pronounced Sher'-edy) was born November 10, 1899, in Budapest Hungary. She came to the United States in 1922. She began her career as a designer of book covers and greeting cards. She became a writer, as she says, by accident, when an editor suggested to her that she write a story about her own childhood in Hungary. She accepted the challenge, and this became her first book, The Good Master. Many other books followed, though Seredy never felt comfortable writing, since she says that basically she thinks in pictures. In spite of that, in 1938 she won the Newbery Medal for The White Stag. Kate Seredy died March 7, 1975, in Middletown, New York.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 1, 24 Children's Literature Review, vol. 10


1 box


The collection contains 2 sheets of illustration proofs.


Mademoiselle Misfortune, 1936

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Gift of: Seredy, Kate


Kate Seredy Papers
Jim Eyer
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Description is in English

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