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Cynthia C. DeFelice papers, undated, 1991-1996

Summary Information
Title: Cynthia C. DeFelice papers
Dates: undated, 1991-1996
Creator: DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Extent: 1 box (0.40 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-355
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to five titles published by Cynthia C. DeFeliece between 1990 and 1999.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of DeFelice, Cynthia

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.


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:

Cynthia C. DeFelice papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Cynthia DeFelice was born December 28, 1951, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of a psychiatrist and an English teacher. She worked variously as a barn painter, child care provider, and advertising layout artist. She received a B.A. from Smith College in 1973 and an M.L.S. from Syracuse University in 1980. In 1974 she married Robert DeFelice, a dentist. While working as an elementary school librarian in 1987 DeFelice first began writing children's books. Her second published children's novel, Weasel , was a 1993 Sequoyah Book Award winner. She has written 17 novels and 12 picture books for young readers. Many of her books reflect her environmental concerns. DeFelice lives in Geneva, New York.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscript materials related to five published titles and includes typescripts and collected typescripts, correspondence, and note cards dating from 1991 to 1996.

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.
  • DeFelice, Cynthia C.
  • Apprentices -- Fiction
  • Orphans -- Fiction
  • Physicians -- Fiction
  • Medicine -- History -- Fiction
  • Death -- Fiction
  • Parent and child -- Fiction
  • Fishing -- Fiction
  • Contests -- Fiction
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.) -- Fiction
  • Ghosts -- Fiction
  • Diaries -- Fiction
  • Imagination -- Fiction
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction
  • Tramps -- Fiction
  • Runaways -- Fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker, The, 1996 
Box 1
Typescript, Correspondence 1995-1996  Box 1 , Folder 1
Devil's Bridge, 1992 
Box 1
Typescript 1991  Box 1 , Folder 2
Ghost of Fossil Glen, The, 1998 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Notes, undated 
Box 1
Note Cards undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
Nowhere to Call Home, 1999 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 5-6
Weasel, 1990 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 7