Sylvia Cassedy Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection includes manuscripts, proofs, dummies, correspondence, notes, fan mail, and illustrations related to children's books by Sylvia Cassedy, as well as some of Cassedy's personal papers.
- Creation: 1941 - 1993
- Cassedy, Sylvia (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
Cassedy was an American children's book author. She was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, NY and earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1950. Her work covered a wide-variety of genres, including poetry, picture books, and novels. Her novels often examined themes of loneliness and the power of imagination. Cassedy died in 1989.
Information sourced from: "Sylvia Cassedy." Something About the Author. Vol. 77. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1994.
5 Cubic Feet (4 record cartons)
Language of Materials
Cassedy was an American author of picture books, poetry, and children's fiction. The collection includes manuscripts, proofs, dummies, correspondence, notes, fan mail, illustrations, and Cassedy's personal papers.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ellen Cassedy.
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Genre / Form
- Animals -- Juvenile fiction
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
- Children's poetry, American
- Children's stories, American
- Emotional problems -- Juvenile fiction
- Ghost stories
- Halloween -- Juvenile fiction
- Learning disabilities -- Juvenile fiction
- Moving, household -- Juvenile fiction
- Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
- Picture books
- Sylvia Cassedy Papers
- Carter Thurmond
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- 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