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Donald J. Sobol Papers

Summary Information
Title: Donald J. Sobol Papers
Dates: 1967-1977
Creator: Sobol, Donald J.
Extent: 5 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1857
Abstract:
The collection contains written production material for two titles, and includes corrected typescripts, either photocopied or partial carbon, and photocopied correspondence.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Sobol, Donald J., 1924-

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

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Donald J. Sobol was born October 4, 1924, in New York, New York. He worked briefly as a newspaper reporter, but soon became a freelance author, writing both fiction and nonfiction for children. His nonfiction books include many biographies and other historical works. He has also written Two-Minute Mysteries , an internationally syndicated newspaper column, but is perhaps best know for his Encyclopedia Brown Series of mysteries. These are stories full of puns and other humor, and contain clues to help children solve the mystery. Solutions are printed in the back of the book. He has received a number of honors and awards for his work. Sobol has said, 'I never write fiction for children or adults to educate. I write to entertain. Messages I leave to others.'

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 1, 31, 73, 132 Children's Literature Review , vol. 4


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material for two titles, and includes corrected typescripts, either photocopied or partial carbon, and photocopied correspondence.

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.
  • Sobol, Donald J.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor 1977 
Note  Nashville: Nelson, 1977
Box MF719
typescript, corrected photocopy (69 p.)  Box MF719
 
correspondence, photocopy (3 p.)  Box MF719
 
Secret Agents Four 1967 
Note  New York: Four Winds, 1967
Box MF719
typescript, corrected partial carbon (132 p.)  Box MF719