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Sydney Taylor Papers

Summary Information
Title: Sydney Taylor Papers
Dates: 1951-1980
Creator: Taylor, Sydney, 1904-
Extent: 2 boxes and 28 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1520
Abstract:
Collection contains typescripts and galley proofs for five children's books and correspondence from 1954-1967.

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

All-of-a-Kind Family, 1951

Danny Loves a Holiday, 1980

Ella Of All-of-a-Kind Family, 1978

Mr. Barney's Beard, 1961

More All-of-a-Kind Family, 1954

Personal papers,


Biographical Sketch

Sydney Brenner Taylor was probably born in 1904 in New York City. She worked as an actress and as a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She wrote numerous children's books, at first just for her daughter, that were based on her childhood growing up in a Jewish family with four sisters and a brother on New York's lower East Side. Her books describe the joys and sorrows of the lives of first-generation Americans. Taylor died in 1978.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , volumes 26 and 28.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts and galley proofs for five children's books and correspondence from 1954-1967.

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.
  • Taylor, Sydney, 1904-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
All-of-a-Kind Family 1951 
Note John, Helen
Chicago: Wilcox and Follett, 1951
Box M. F. 772
Typescript, corrected (285 p.)  Box M. F. 772
 
Typescript, partial carbon (231 p.)  Box M. F. 772
 
Typescript, corrected, partial carbon (193 p.)  Box M. F. 772
 
Typescript, carbon, corrected (36 p.)  Box M. F. 772
 
Danny Loves a Holiday 1980 
Note Owens, Gail
New York: Dutton, 1980
Box M. F. 773
Typescript, corrected (49 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Front matter (11 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Galley proof, corrected (43 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Ella Of All-of-a-Kind Family 1978 
Note Owens, Gail
New York: Dutton, 1978
Box M. F. 773
Typescript, corrected partial carbon (159 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Front matter (6 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Galley proof, corrected (56 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Mr. Barney's Beard 1961 
Note Geer, Charles
Chicago: Follett Publishing Co., 1961
Box M. F. 773
Typescript, corrected (27 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Typescript (6 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
More All-of-a-Kind Family 1954 
Note Stevens, Mary
Chicago: Follett Publishing Co., 1954
Box M. F. 773
Typescript, corrected (127 p.)  Box M. F. 773
 
Personal papers  
Box M. F. 1130-1147
Personal papers (inventory in M. F. 1130) (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1130-1147
Box M. F. 1214-1215
Correspondence, 1954-1967 (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1214-1215