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Phyllis Rose Eisenberg Papers

Identifier: CLRC-374

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a corrected typescript for the children's book A Mitzvah is Something Special.


  • 1977


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 Sketch

Phyllis Rose Eisenberg was born June 26, 1924, in Chicago, IL. She was quiet and shy as a child. Her parents' divorce, when she was eleven caused her to become more withdrawn. Because divorce was something of a rarity at the time, she worried about being different from her friends. Though she didn't know it then, the seeds of a compelling need to express herself had been planted. However, she was married and the mother of a kindergartner before she took writing seriously. Eventually, when her son was a teenager, a comment he made about his grandmothers let to the book called A Mitzvah Is Something Special. In Worldbook Encyclopedia Yearbook 1979it was listed as one of twelve outstanding works of fiction for children.

Biographical Source: Something About the Authorvol. 41, pp. 83-85.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains a corrected typescript for one children's book written by Phyllis Rose Eisenberg.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Phyllis Rose Eisenberg

Phyllis Rose Eisenberg Papers, 1977
Lois Steer and Larry Peterson
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Collecting Area Details

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