Donald J. Sobol and Dennis Wepman Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains written production material for Encyclopedia Brown and The Case of the Midnight Visitor, as well as editorial correspondence collected by editor Dennis Wepman.
- 1976 - 2012
- Sobol, Donald J., 1924-2012 (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
Donald J. Sobol was born October 4, 1924, in New York, New York and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1948. He worked briefly as a journalist, but soon became a freelance author, writing both fiction and nonfiction for children. His nonfiction books include many biographies and other historical works. He is best known for his Encyclopedia Brown Series of mysteries.
Dennis Wepman is an author and editor of children's books.
"Donald J. Sobol." Something About the Author. Vol. 132. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.
.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)
Language of Materials
The collection contains written production material for one Encyclopedia Brown book by Donald Sobol as well as editorial correspondence with Dennis Wepman.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Donald Sobol, with editorial correspondence donated by Dennis Wepman
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Book editors Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Detective and mystery stories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Wepman, Dennis (Donor, Person)
- Donald J. Sobol and Dennis Wepman Papers, 1976-2012
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2016: New material added and collection reprocessed by Emma Mann.
- July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library