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Samuel and Beryl Epstein Papers

Summary Information
Title: Samuel and Beryl Epstein Papers
Dates: 1970
Creator: Epstein, Samuel and Beryl
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-380
Samuel and Beryl Epstein's donation is for one book and a cassette labeled Epstein/Goodwin Small Group.

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

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


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.


Who Needs Holes?, 1970

Epstein/Goodwin Small Group Cassette,

Biographical Sketch

Beryl (Williams) Epstein was born November 15, 1910, in Columbus, Ohio. Samuel Epstein was born November 22, 1909, in Boston, MA. He died in the year 2000. They wrote their first book for young people before they were married and continued to work mostly as a team throughout their careers. Most of the books they wrote, either in collaboration or individually, were nonfiction. They were both interested in what makes things work and in why things happen. Even though their individual writing styles were dissimilar, they would divide up the work and then edit each other's chapters in an attempt to smooth out the differences.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 31, p. 64-68

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material for one book, published in 1970. The material includes typescript and corrected photocopy.

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.
  • Epstein, Samuel and Beryl
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Who Needs Holes? 1970 
Note  New York: Hawthorn, 1970
Box M.F. 292
Typescript, corrected photocopy (5 p.)  Box M.F. 292
Epstein/Goodwin Small Group Cassette  
Box AV9
Cassette (1)  Box AV9