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Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1856

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production materials for over a dozen books by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, primarily corrected typescripts and proofs.


  • Creation: circa 1964-1999


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

Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born May 11, 1927, in Lemoore, California. She graduated from Whittier College in 1948 and later studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught in public schools in California, New York, Washington, and Alaska between 1949 and 1962. In 1964, she published her first book for children, Season of Ponies. In 1968, she received a Newbery Honor Book citation for The Egypt Game. She also received two additional Newbery citations for The Headless Cupid(1971), and The Witches of Worm (1972). She died in 2014.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols, 1, 28, 75, 110, 112 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 2.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production materials for books written by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers, circa 1964-1999
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2017: 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