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Sylvia Cassedy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC -2221

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.

Dates

  • 1941 - 1993

Creator

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.

Extent

5 Cubic Feet (4 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Creator

Source

Title
Sylvia Cassedy Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Carter Thurmond
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library