Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers
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
- Snyder, Zilpha Keatley (Person)
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.
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Genre / Form
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Children's stories, American
- Department stores -- Juvenile fiction
- Depressions -- 1929 -- United States -- Juvenile fiction
- Detective and mystery stories
- Egyptology -- Juvenile fiction
- Families -- Juvenile fiction
- Flight -- Juvenile fiction
- Magic -- Juvenile fiction
- Paranormal fiction
- Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction
- Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction
- Young adult fiction, American
- Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers, circa 1964-1999
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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