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Cynthia Rylant Collection

Summary Information
Title: Cynthia Rylant Collection
Dates: 1985-1988
Creator: Rylant, Cynthia
Extent: 0.4 linear ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1491
Abstract:
Cynthia Rylant's papers focus on her work as an author of children's books. The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1987 and 1988, with some material dating from 1985 and 1986. Production materials include holographs, corrected typescripts, corrected photocopy typescripts, corrected galley proofs, notes, and color photographs with one title; there is also a piece of correspondence with one title. The collection also contains production material for one title, The First House , not verified as published.

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.

Copyright:

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.


Arrangement

Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season, 1987

First House, The,

Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures, 1987

Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures, 1987

Henry and Mudge in the Green Time: The Third Book of Their Adventures, 1987

Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days: The Fifth Book of Their Adventures, 1988

Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon: The Fourth Book of Their Adventures, 1987


Biographical Sketch

Cynthia Rylant was born June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She graduated from Morris Harvey College in 1975 and later received a master's degree from Marshall University in 1976 and a MLS from Kent State University in 1982. Cynthia Rylant worked as a part-time English instructor, children's librarian, and part-time lecturer before becoming a full-time writer. In 1982, she published her first picture book When I Was Young in the Mountains . The story drew on her own childhood in West Virginia with her grandparents and was well received by readers and critics.

Cynthia Rylant has continued to write picture books and has published fiction for older children and young adults as well as poetry and her autobiography. Critics have lauded her writing style as "unadorned, clear, and lyrical" and have also praised her for writing with "sensitivity and perceptiveness". Cynthia Rylant's fiction is noted for her "use of language" and strong characterizations of both child and adult characters. Her "Henry and Mudge" series for young readers also features distinct and appealing characters as well as gentle humor and experiences that children can relate to and appreciate. Cynthia Rylant has received many honors for her books including a Newbery Honor citation for a A Fine White Dust (1986) in 1987 and the Newbery Award for Missing May (1992) in 1993.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author . Volume76, pp 193.199. Twentieth-Century Children's Writers . 3rd edition, pp 846-848.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1987 and 1988, with some material dating from 1985 and 1986. Production materials include holographs, corrected typescripts, corrected photocopy typescripts, corrected galley proofs, notes, and color photographs with one title; there is also a piece of correspondence with one title. The collection also contains production material for one title The First House , not verified as published. The materials are arranged by title with folder and box level control.

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.
  • Rylant, Cynthia
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Children of Christmas: Stories for the Season 1987 
Box
All the Stars in the Sky:  Box
Box MF 1316
holograph (9 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 1316
Box
Ballerinas and Bears:  Box
Box MF 1316
holograph (5 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 1316
Box
The Christmas Tree Man:  Box
Box MF 1316
holograph (9 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (5 p.)  Box MF 1316
Box
For Being Good:  Box
Box MF 1316
holograph (7 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 1316
Box
Halfway Home:  Box
Box MF 1316
holograph (8 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 1316
Box
Silver Packages:  Box
Box MF 1316
holograph (11 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
First House, The  
Box MF 1316
holograph (8 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures 1987 
Box MF 1316
holograph (8 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (12 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
color photographs (4 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures 1987 
Box MF 1316
typescript, corrected photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
holograph (15 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time: The Third Book of Their Adventures 1987 
Box MF 1316
typescript, corrected photocopy (10 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
holograph (10 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days: The Fifth Book of Their Adventures 1988 
Box MF 1316
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (10 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
holograph (8 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
galley proof, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
galley proof, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon: The Fourth Book of Their Adventures 1987 
Box MF 1316
typescript, corrected photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
holograph (10 p.)  Box MF 1316
 
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF 1316