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Sheri Cooper Sinykin papers, undated, 1982-2007

Summary Information
Title: Sheri Cooper Sinykin papers
Dates: undated, 1982-2007
Creator: Sinykin, Sheri Cooper
Extent: 7 boxes (7.55 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2110
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to sixty-two titles, both novels and short stories, by Sheri Cooper Sinykin dating from 1982 to 2007.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Sinykin, Sheri Cooper

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Sheri Cooper Sinykin papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title. Note: Dates for the titles vary -- if a date of publication was determined, it is listed after the title. If no publication date could be verified, the date range of the materials is listed after the title.


Biographical Sketch

Bon May 3, 1950, in Chicago, Illinois, Sheri Cooper Sinykin grew up in Sacramento, California. She attended Stanford University, graduating in 1972 with a B.A. in Communications-Journalism. She worked as a reporter, hospital public relations director, and executive director of a visitors bureau; she also spent six years as the regional advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators while living in Wisconsin. In 2003, Sinykin received her MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College. She has written nearly 20 books for young readers, including eight in the Magic Attic Club series. She currently splits her time living in centra Massachusetts and Sun lakes, Arizona. Her personal website is at www.sherisinykin.com.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials relates to published novels and short stories from 1982 to 2007, covering sisty-two different titles, and includes materials such as typescripts, corrected typescripts, correspondence, notes, research materials, page proofs, corrected page proofs, clippings, dummies, and holographs.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Sinykin, Sheri Cooper
  • Haunted places -- Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction
  • Great-aunts -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cancer -- Juvenile fiction
  • Death -- Juvenile fiction
  • Ghosts -- Fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Ghost stories;
  • Grandparents -- Fiction;
  • Diabetes -- Fiction;
  • Weight control -- Fiction;
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Self-acceptance -- Fiction
  • Bullying -- Fiction
  • Practical jokes -- Fiction
  • Revenge -- Fiction
  • Time travel -- Fiction
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction
  • Camps -- Fiction
  • Korean Americans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Gymnastics -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Allison Walks the Wire, 1996 
Box 1
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 2-4
 
Correspondence, Faxes of Illustrations 1996  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Notes, Research Material, Page Proofs for Alison Saves the Wedding 1991-1996  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
All In the Cards, undated 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Amaya and the Boy Invader, 1986-1988 
Box 1
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material, Clippings of Published Story 1986-1988  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Anita's Embarrassment, 1989 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1989  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Answer for Now, An, 1985-1988 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1985-1988  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Apart at the Seams, 1991 
Box 1
Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Typescript 1988  Box 1 , Folder 13-15
 
Corrected Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Typescript 1989  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Typescripts 1988  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Typescripts 1987  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescripts 1988  Box 1 , Folder 21-23
 
Corrected Typescript 1985  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 26
 
Corrected Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Page Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Correspondence 1987-1990  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Notes, Research Material 1987  Box 1 , Folder 30
 
B-B-Bobby Badger's Show and Tell, 1983-1987 
Box 2
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1983  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Dummies, Correspondence, Notes, Clipping of Published Story 1984-1987  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Best Thing About Shadows, The, 1984-1987 
Box 2
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984-1987  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Brown Box Chanukah, The, 1984 
Box 2
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
But its Chanukah, Sean Ryan!, 1985-1987 
Box 2
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985-1987  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Carly's After School Blues, 1985-1988 
Box 2
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985-1988  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!, 1990 
Box 2
Corrected Photocopied Galley Proofs, Dummies 1990  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Photocopies of Sketches, Photographs undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Comfy, Cozy Day, 1982-1984 
Box 2
Holograph, Typescripts, Dummy 1982  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Notes, Clipping of Published Story 1983-1984  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Coming of Weefer and Raucous, The, undated 
Box 2
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Daddy on Ice Skates, 1982-1983 
Box 2
Typescripts, Dummies, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1982-1983  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Daddy's Chanukah Store, 1985 
Box 2
Typescripts, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Fat Nat, Fraidycat, 1984-1986 
Box 2
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984-1986  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Finding Some Balance, 1989 
Box 2
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
For-Real Thanksgiving, The, 1985 
Box 2
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Gift of Song, A, 1985 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Giving Up The Ghost, 2007 
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 20-21
 
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 2 , Folder 25-26
 
Typescript 2007  Box 2 , Folder 27
 
Typescript 2006  Box 2 , Folder 28
 
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 2 , Folder 29
 
Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 2 , Folder 30
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 2007  Box 7 , Folder 3
 
Good Practice, A, 1989 
Box 3
Typescript 1989  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Goodbye Gift, The, undated 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Grandpa Party, The, undated 
Box 7
Corrected Typescripts, Dummies, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1982-1986  Box 7 , Folder 2
 
Great Miracle Happened There, A, 1984 
Box 3
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Happy Returns, 1988 
Box 3
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Heather at the Barre, 1995 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Heather, Belle of the Ball, 1995 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 11-12
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 13-15
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 16
Box 7
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1995  Box 7 , Folder 1
 
Heather Goes to Hollywood, 1997 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1996  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Heather Takes the Reins, 1996 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 20-21
 
Corrected Typescript 1996  Box 3 , Folder 22
 
Correspondence, Notes 1995  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Photographs 1995  Box 3 , Folder 24
 
Research Material 1995  Box 3 , Folder 25
 
I Always Wanted a Zoo, 1985-1988 
Box 3
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1985-1988  Box 3 , Folder 26
 
I Want a Friend,, 1983-1988 
Box 3
Holograph, Typescripts, Dummies, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1983-1985  Box 3 , Folder 28
 
Ice 'Scape, 1983-1985 
Box 3
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1983-1988  Box 3 , Folder 27
 
Josh's Magic Glasses, 1988 
Box 3
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1988  Box 3 , Folder 29
 
Josie's Surprise, undated 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 30
 
Kiana's Discovery, undated 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 31
 
Lin's Dirty Desk, 1988 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 3 , Folder 32
 
Maggi in the Morning, 1985-1986 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985-1986  Box 3 , Folder 33
 
Matter of Time, A, 1998 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 34
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1997  Box 3 , Folder 35
 
Corrected Typescript 1996  Box 3 , Folder 36
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 37-38
 
Corrected Typescript 1997  Box 3 , Folder 39
Box 4
Corrected Typescript 1997  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1992  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript 1992  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 5-9
 
Corrected Typescript 1994  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1993-1994  Box 4 , Folder 11
 
Miscellaneous, 1988-1989 
Box 4
Correspondence, Notes 1988-1989  Box 4 , Folder 12
 
Mostly I Share...But Sometimes I Don't, 1988-1989 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Dummies, Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1983-1986  Box 4 , Folder 13
 
My Aunt Melody, 1983-1984 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Dummies, Correspondence, Clippings 1983-1984  Box 4 , Folder 14
 
Next Thing to Strangers, 1991 
Box 4
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 4 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 16
 
Typescript 1989  Box 4 , Folder 17
 
Typescript 1990  Box 4 , Folder 18-20
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 4 , Folder 21-22
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material, Proof of Jacket 1989-1990  Box 4 , Folder 23
 
Old Man Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle, The, 1988 
Box 4
Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Research Material 1988  Box 4 , Folder 24
 
Paco's New Trick, 1988 
Box 4
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 4 , Folder 25
 
Quilling: An Art for All Seasons, 1983-1985 
Box 4
Typescripts, Correspondence, Notes, Research Material, Clipping of Published Story 1983-1985  Box 4 , Folder 26
 
Really Ready for School, 1984-1985 
Box 5
Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984-1985  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Rudi Turns Over a New Leaf, 1985-1986 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1985-1986  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Secret of the Attic, The, 1995 
Box 5
Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 3
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1996-1997  Box 5 , Folder 4
 
Shorty Society, The, 1994 
Box 5
Typescript 1991  Box 5 , Folder 5
 
Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 6-7
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 5 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 5 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 5 , Folder 13-14
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1991-1993  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Singing the Brown Bag Blues, 1984-1985 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984-1985  Box 5 , Folder 17
 
Sirens, 1993 
Box 5
Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 18-19
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescript 1992  Box 5 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 22
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 5 , Folder 23
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 24-25
Box 6
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 6 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 6 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 6 , Folder 5-6
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 6 , Folder 8
 
Page Proof 1993  Box 6 , Folder 9
 
Correspondence 1991-1993  Box 6 , Folder 10
 
Notes, Research Material 1991-1992  Box 6 , Folder 11
 
Slate Blues, 1993 
Box 6
Typescript 1991  Box 6 , Folder 12
 
Typescript 1990  Box 6 , Folder 13
 
Typescript 1989  Box 6 , Folder 14
 
Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 6 , Folder 16
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 6 , Folder 17-18
 
Typescript 1989  Box 6 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 6 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 6 , Folder 22
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof 1992  Box 6 , Folder 23
Box 7
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1989-1991  Box 7 , Folder 4
 
Sleepover For Sure, A, 1985-1986 
Box 7
Typescript, Correspondence, Research Material, Clipping of Published Story 1985-1986  Box 7 , Folder 5
 
Someone Forgot Santa, 1982-1986 
Box 7
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1986  Box 7 , Folder 6
 
Dummies undated  Box 7 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Notes, Clipping of Published Story 1982-1986  Box 7 , Folder 8
 
Telephone Friends, 1988 
Box 7
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1988  Box 7 , Folder 9
 
Too Big for Baby, 1984-1985 
Box 7
Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984-1985  Box 7 , Folder 10
 
Too Scared to Trick-or-Treat, 1984 
Box 7
Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1984  Box 7 , Folder 11
 
Tyler's Bad Day, 1988 
Box 7
Typescripts, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1988  Box 7 , Folder 12
 
Viva Heather!, 1996 
Box 7
Typescript 1995  Box 7 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript 1996  Box 7 , Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescripts 1995-1996  Box 7 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence, Notes, Photocopied Sketches 1995-1996  Box 7 , Folder 17
 
What's Wrong With Different?, 1988 
Box 7
Corrected Typescripts 1988  Box 7 , Folder 18
 
Winter Fun Day, 1988 
Box 7
Corrected Typescripts 1988  Box 7 , Folder 19
 
You Said It, Myron!, 1983-1984 
Box 7
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Clipping of Published Story 1983-1984  Box 7 , Folder 20