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Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers

Summary Information
Title: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Papers
Dates: 1964-1999
Creator: Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
Extent: 39 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1856
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for 13 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, and front matter. There are also notes, a page proof, and a composition order for one title only.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Zilpha Keatley Snyder gave this collection to the University of Minnesota in 1969, with additional materials placed on permanent loan at the University from 1971-1977.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Zilpha Keatley Snyder was born May 11, 1927, in Lemoore, California. She graduated from Whittier College in 1948 and later studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught in public schools in California, New York, Washington, and Alaska between 1949 and 1962. In 1964, she published her first book for children, Season of Ponies , the story of a young girl whose life becomes more bearable with the help of an imaginary playmate and some horses. In 1968, she received a Newbery Honor Book citation for The Egypt Game . She also received two additional Newbery citations for The Headless Cupid (1971), and The Witches of Worm (1972). Her books feature both boy and girl protagonists and also have multi-racial and multi-ethnic characters. Several of her books contain elements of mystery; several also contain fantasy or historical fiction. Critics have praised her as an author who is attuned to the process of growing up, and as one who writes about children's fanciful worlds with a distinct charm and energy that carry readers in. They also laud her real and believable characters who just happen to have a touch of magic, and have a vivid life of imagination.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols, 1, 28, 75, 110, 112 Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. 2 Children's Literature Review , vol. 11


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for 13 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, and front matter. There are also notes, a page proof, and a composition order for one title only.

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.
  • Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
And All Between 1976 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1976
Box MF714, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected, with front matter (187 p.)  Box MF714, folders 1-4
Box MF714, folders 5-6
galley proof, corrected (111 p.)  Box MF714, folders 5-6
Box MF714, folders 7-8
galley proof, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF714, folders 7-8
 
Below the Root 1975 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1975
Box MF715, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected partial carbon, with front matter (204 p.)  Box MF715, folders 1-4
Box MF715, folders 5-6
galley proof, corrected (81 p.)  Box MF715, folders 5-6
 
Black and Blue Magic 1966 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1966
Box MF715, folder 1
galley proof, corrected (52 p.)  Box MF715, folder 1
 
Changeling, The 1970 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1970
Box MF715, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected (170 p.)  Box MF715, folders 1-4
Box MF715, folder 1
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF715, folder 1
Box MF715, folder 5
galley proof, corrected (71 p.)  Box MF715, folder 5
 
Egypt Game, The 1967 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1967
Box MF716, folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (150 p.)  Box MF716, folders 1-3
Box MF716, folder 4
galley proof, corrected (58 p.)  Box MF716, folder 4
 
Eyes in the Fishbowl 1968 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1968
Box MF716, folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (127 p.)  Box MF716, folders 1-3
Box MF716, folder 4
galley proof, corrected (45 p.)  Box MF716, folder 4
 
Headless Cupid, The 1971 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1971
Box MF717, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected (176 p.)  Box MF717, folders 1-4
Box MF717, folder 5
galley proof, corrected (68 p.)  Box MF717, folder 5
 
Princess and the Giants, The 1973 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1973
Box MF717, folder 1
typescript, corrected photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF717, folder 1
 
galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF717, folder 1
 
Season of Ponies 1964 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1964
Box MF717, folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (105 p.)  Box MF717, folders 1-2
 
Until the Celebration 1977 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1977
Box MF717, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected, with front matter (194 p.)  Box MF717, folders 1-4
Box MF717, folder 5
galley proof, corrected (65 p.)  Box MF717, folder 5
Box MF717, folder 6
galley proof, corrected (74 p.)  Box MF717, folder 6
 
Velvet Room, The 1965 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1965
Box MF718, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected (208 p.)  Box MF718, folders 1-4
Box MF718, folder 1
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF718, folder 1
Box MF718 folder 5
galley proof, corrected (73 p.)  Box MF718 folder 5
 
Witches of Worm, The 1972 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1972
Box MF718, folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (136 p.)  Box MF718, folders 1-3
Box MF718, folder 4
galley proof, corrected (54 p.)  Box MF718, folder 4
 
Runaways, The 1999 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1999
Box MF2796
typescript, corrected (459 p.)  Box MF2796
 
front matter (13 p.)  Box MF2796
 
page proof (4 p.)  Box MF2796
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF2796
 
composition order (4 p.)  Box MF2796