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Miriam Cohen papers, undated, 1967-1984

Summary Information
Title: Miriam Cohen papers
Dates: undated, 1967-1984
Creator: Cohen, Miriam
Extent: 1 box (0.40 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1100
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to three juvenile fiction publications by Miriam Cohen.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Cohen, Miriam

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Miriam Cohen papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Miriam Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1926. She attended Newburgh Free Academy in 1943 and graduated from Antioch College in 1945. 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."

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to three juvenile fiction titles published between 1967 and 1984 and includes corrected page proofs, front matter, corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, and dummies.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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
  • Carnival -- Juvenile fiction
  • Carnival -- Fiction
  • Brazil -- Juvenile fiction
  • Brazil -- Fiction
  • Book illustrations
  • Studies
  • Schools -- Juvenile fiction
  • Teachers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Schools -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Born to Dance Samba, 1984 
Box 1
Dummy, 1984  Box 1 , Folder 1-3
Corrected Page Proof, undated  Box 1 , Folder 4-5
Page Proof, 1984  Box 1 , Folder 6
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
Corrected Typescript , undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
New Teacher, The, 1972 
Box 1
Holograph Dummy, undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
Will I Have a Friend?, 1967 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Front Matter, 1967  Box 1 , Folder 10