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Cynthia C. DeFelice Papers

Identifier: CLRC-355

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript materials related to five children's books written by DeFelice, and typescripts, correspondence, and note cards dating from 1991 to 1996.


  • Creation: 1991-1996, 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

Cynthia DeFelice was born December 28, 1951, in Philadelphia, PA. She received a B.A. from Smith College in 1973 and an M.L.S. from Syracuse University in 1980, and, in addition to writing has worked variously as a barn painter, child care provider, and advertising artist. While working as an elementary school librarian in 1987 DeFelice first began writing children's books, and has written both novels and picture books. DeFelice lives in Geneva, New York.

Biographical source:

"Cynthia DeFelice (1951-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 258. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2013.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of manuscript materials related to five books written by Cynthia C. DeFeliece between 1990 and 1999.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cynthia DeFelice.

Cynthia C. DeFelice papers, 1991-1996, undated
Finding aid by CLRC staff
September 2003, April 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • September 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library