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Margery Cuyler Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2138

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to nine published children's books by Margery Cuyler. Materials include typescripts, correspondence, reviews, holographs, dummies, page proofs and jacket proofs, research materials, pamphlets, and notes.


  • 1979-2007, undated


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

Margery Cuyler grew up in Prinecton, New Jersey in an old historic house that was used as army barracks during the Revolutionary War. In 1970 she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. She has written over thirty children's books, from picture books to non-fiction texts. Cuyler has also worked as a children's book editor as well as holding executive position at Golden Books Family Entertainment, Holiday House, Henry Holt and Company, Marshall Cavendish, and In 2011 she judged contestants on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice television show. She currently resides in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with her husband, with whom she has three children.


0.80 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to nine children's books published between 1990 and 2009 written by Margery Cuyler.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margery Cuyler.

Margery Cuyler papers, undated, 1979-2007, undated
Kate Dietrick
February 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • February 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library