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Linda Lapides Papers

Summary Information
Title: Linda Lapides Papers
Creator: Lapides, Linda
Extent: 2 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-963
The collection consists of letters from Dr. Kerlan to Linda Fishman.

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.



Biographical Sketch

From the time Linda F. Lapides was old enough to cross the streets alone, she "lived" at the Keyworth Avenue branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Her parents and her childhood librarians, Miss Johnson and Miss Reese, encouraged her love of reading. She still has the certificates she received for participating in the library summer reading programs. She has good memories of reading Maureen Daly's Seventeenth Summer, the only teenage romance of the time, and of standing on top of the slate ledges which covered the heating system so that she could reach the adult books at the library. While attending the University of Maryland, she applied and received a full Pratt scholarship to the Columbia University School of Library Service. After graduation, she began her thirty-two year career at Pratt where she embraced Mrs. Edward's mission--to transform the minds and lives of young people through books. Mrs. Lapides has written articles, given presentations and served on local and national committees promoting work with the teenage.

Biographical Source: ,2008.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters from Dr. Irvin Kerlan to Linda Fishman (later Lapides). Additional correspondence between Kerlan and Fishman is available in the Irvin Kerlan Papers.

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.
  • Lapides, Linda
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Note Additional correspondence between Kerlan and Fishman (Lapides) is available in the Irvin Kerlan Papers.
Box 1
Letters from Dr. Kerlan to Linda Fishman (Lapides) (72 p.)  Box 1