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Cora Cheney Papers

Summary Information
Title: Cora Cheney Papers
Dates: 1957-1977
Creator: Cheney, Cora
Extent: 9 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-922
Includes typescripts, correspondence, and research material for three children's books.

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.


Case of the Iceland Dogs, 1977

Christmas Tree Hessian, 1957

Tales from a Taiwan Kitchen, 1976

Biographical Sketch

Cora Cheney was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1916. She received her A.B. in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a M.Ed. from Antioch College. After graduating from college she married a naval officer and had children and they spent many years traveling throughout the world. During that period she also published numerous adventure books for children. She was the oldest woman ordained as an Episcopalian minister (at the age of 82). She died in 1999.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 3, pp. 41-42 and vol. 110, p. 40.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescripts, correspondence, and research material for three children's books.

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.
  • Cheney, Cora
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Case of the Iceland Dogs 1977 
Note Michini, Albert
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1977
Box M.F. 202
typescript, corrected partial carbon (143 p.)  Box M.F. 202
correspondence (6 p.)  Box M.F. 202
Christmas Tree Hessian 1957 
Note Price, Edith Ballinger
New York: Holt, 1957
Box M.F. 203
typescript, corrected (118 p.)  Box M.F. 203
Tales from a Taiwan Kitchen 1976 
Note Teng Kung Yun-chang, et al.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976
Box M.F. 203
typescript, corrected carbon (145 p.)  Box M.F. 203
photograph of art print (research material) (1 p.)  Box M.F. 203