Miriam Bat-Ami Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains typescripts, research, correspondence, clippings, photographs, proofs, video interviews, brochures and other material for three different titles as well as other various material relating to the author. The titles are Dear Elijah, Two Suns in the Sky and A Pile of Shoes and How a Writer Remembers.
- Creation: 1994 - 2009
- Bat-Ami, Miriam (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
Miriam Bat-Ami was born in Scranton, PA in 1950 as Miriam Shoop. She attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem for her BA, California State University, Los Angeles for her MA and the University of Pittsburg for her PhD. She is an author, poet, actor, and professor emerita of Western Michigan University’s English Department. She has written the award-winning books When the Frost is Gone and Two Suns In the Sky and her books often feature teen-aged protagonists who are forced to deal with difficult situations. Bat-Ami enjoys animals, gardening, reading and horseback riding. She and her husband live in Michigan and they have two sons.
Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 150, p. 9-31, 2004.
1.39 Cubic Feet (1 Record Carton, 1 Letter Sized Hollinger)
Language of Materials
This collection contains production and research material for three different titles as well as various other material relating to the author.
This collection guide is arranged alphabetically by published title and/or category.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Miriam Bat-Ami
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Genre / Form
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Children's stories, American
- Holocaust survivors -- Juvenile fiction
- Identity (philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction
- Jewish refugees -- Juvenile fiction
- Jews -- United States -- Juvenile fiction
- Passover -- Juvenile fiction
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Juvenile fiction
- Miriam Bat-Ami Papers, 1994-2009
- Kristell Benson
- October 4, 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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