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The Jerry Spinelli collection traces the writing career of the children’s author from 1961- 2003. The papers consist mainly of various versions of manuscripts including his original handwritten manuscripts, several editions of his books and some promotional material. The researcher will not find materials about life at Gettysburg College or Temple University, or his work at Chilton Publishing; genealogical data, diaries, memorabilia or photographs.

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Publication Date

February 2004


Jerry Spinelli, Gettysburg College, Maniac Magee, children's literature, children's author


Children's and Young Adult Literature | English Language and Literature

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-007: The Papers of Jerry Spinelli, Class of 1963