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Kate Seredy Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kate Seredy Papers
Dates: 1936
Creator: Seredy, Kate
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1558
The collection contains 2 sheets of illustration proofs.

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

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Mademoiselle Misfortune, 1936

Biographical Sketch

Kate Seredy (pronounced Sher'-edy) was born November 10, 1899, in Budapest Hungary. She came to the United States in 1922. She began her career as a designer of book covers and greeting cards. She became a writer, as she says, by accident, when an editor suggested to her that she write a story about her own childhood in Hungary. She accepted the challenge, and this became her first book, The Good Master . Many other books followed, though Seredy never felt comfortable writing, since she says that basically she thinks in pictures. In spite of that, in 1938 she won the Newbery Medal for The White Stag . Kate Seredy died March 7, 1975, in Middletown, New York.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 1, 24 Children's Literature Review, vol. 10

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains two sheets of illustration proofs, for 1 title.

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.
  • Seredy, Kate
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Mademoiselle Misfortune 1936 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1936
Box MC1187
sheets illustration proofs (2 p.)  Box MC1187