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Shirley R. Murphy Collection

Summary Information
Title: Shirley R. Murphy Papers
Dates: 1983
Creator: Murphy, Shirley R.
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1038
The collection contains 2 typescripts, for 1 title, one corrected and one photocopy.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.


Tattie's River Journey, 1983

Biographical Sketch

Shirley Rousseau Murphy was born May 20, 1928, in Oakland Calif. Her father was a horse trainer, and her mother an artist; both greatly influenced her career, first as an artist, and later as a writer. She began her career in the fine arts, but turned to writing in the 1960s. She soon turned to fantasy writing for children, producing the ERE series, and the Joe Grey mystery series, which features cat detectives who think and talk like humans. The has received numerous awards and honors, both for her fine arts work and for her writing. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 36, 71, 126

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 2 typescripts for 1 title, one corrected, one photocopy.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Murphy, Shirley R.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Tattie's River Journey 1983 
Note  New York: Dial, 1983
Box MF1624
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF1624
typescript, photocopy (12 p.)  Box MF1624