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Miriam Cohen Papers

Summary Information
Title: Miriam Cohen Papers
Dates: 1967-1984
Creator: Cohen, Miriam
Extent: 12 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1100
Collection contains typescripts and page and galley proofs for three children's books.

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.


Born to Dance Samba, 1984

New Teacher, The, 1972

Will I Have a Friend?, 1967l

Biographical Sketch

Miriam Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. She wasn't interested in education, but after her first child was born she discovered her interest in and talent for writing children's books. Her first book, Will I Have a Friend? , illustrated by Lillian Hoban, was published in 1967. It was the first of many books about Jim and Paul in Cohen's and Hoban's series, "First-Grade Friends."

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 106, p. 48-51.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts and page and galley proofs for three children's books, two of which are part of Cohen's "First-Grade Friends" series.

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.
  • Cohen, Miriam
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Born to Dance Samba 1984 
Note Fiammenghi, Gioia
New York: Harper & Row, 1984
Box M.F. 1250
typescript, corrected photocopy (129 p.)  Box M.F. 1250
front matter (3 p.)  Box M.F. 1250
page proof (152 p.)  Box M.F. 1250
page proof (223 p.)  Box M.F. 1250
New Teacher, The 1972 
Note Hoban, Lillian
New York: Macmillan, 1972
Box M.F. 236
holograph dummy (32 p.)  Box M.F. 236
Will I Have a Friend? 1967l 
Note Hoban, Lillian
New York: Macmillan, 1967l
Box M.F. 236
typescript, corrected, with front matter (10 p.)  Box M.F. 236
galley proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box M.F. 236