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Cora Cheney Papers

Identifier: DG0179

Scope and Contents

The collection contains material for seven books. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. Five of these titles are adventure stories or mysteries for middle readers and young adults. Tales From a Taiwan Kitchen is a collection of folk tales. The collection contains typescripts and galleys for The Mystery of the Disappearing Cars , The Peg-Legged Pirate of Sulu , Tales From a Taiwan Kitchen , and The Treasures of Lin Li-Ti . For The Case ot the Icelandic Dogs , and Vermont, the State with the Storybook Past , the collection holds one typescript. For Rendezvous in Singapore , there is one galley.


  • 1961-1977

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; Available for research

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." 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 / Historical

Cora Cheney was born on December 20, 1916 in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the Florida State College for Women, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1938. In 1971, she obtained a master's in education from Antioch College. She married Benjamin Partridge in 1939, but used her maiden name when writing. Cora and Benjamin had four children together. He served in the U.S. Navy, and the family spent many years traveling to different bases in the U.S. and abroad. After he retired, he, Cora and two of their children traveled around the world by ship and jeep before returning to the U.S. After her children were grown, Cheney rediscovered her Episcopal faith, and eventually became one of the first women to be ordained as an Epicopalian priest in 1982.

Ms. Cheney published her first children's book, Skeleton Cave, in 1954. Of her fifteen children's novels, most were adventure stories for middle readers and young adults. Cora Cheney passed away in 1999 at the age of 82.


Something About the Author, vol. 3.


1.20 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cora Cheney between 1973 and 1977.

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This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection Repository

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