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Emily Cheney Neville Papers

Identifier: CLRC-61

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production materials for books by Emily Cheney Neville, including corrected typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and clippings, as well as unpublished works, miscellaneous correspondence, awards, reviews, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1950 - 2010


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

Emily Cheney Neville was born December 28, 1919 in Connecticut and graduated from Bryn Mawr College. In the 1940s she worked as a reporter, and in the 1960s began writing children's and young adult literature. Her first book, It's Like This, Cat, was published in 1963 and won the Newbery Award in 1964. She lived in Keene Valley, New York, prior to her death in 1997.

"Emily Cheney Neville (1919-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 1. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


2.4 Cubic Feet (6 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



The Emily Cheney Neville papers contains production material related to children's books by Neville.


Collection guide is arranged alphabetically by publication title or material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Emily Cheney Neville.

Emily Cheney Neville Papers, 1950-2010
Christine Schonhart, October 2004 and Karen Bauer, March 2005.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • January 16, 2015: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard, EAD updated by Teresa Tjepkes.
  • February 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library