ID: 1/1/MSS 372
Extent: 212.0 Cubic Feet
Predominant Dates: 1971-2006
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Scope and Contents: Along with extensive documentation by Marianne and M. Blouke Carus of business development and operations dating from around 1971 to the mid-2000s, the Cricket Media records collection includes most issues of the original Cricket magazine and later titles. Designed to stimulate curiosity, imagination, and a sense of wonder about history, art, science, and world cultures, the magazine featured new stories and adaptations written by celebrated authors and interpreted by award winning illustrators. The collection preserves a large volume of original edited manuscripts and correspondence from authors, illustrators, and other professionals in the publishing industry. In addition to daring illustrator Trina Schart Hyman, and respected literary editor Clifton Fadiman, Newbery Medal winning children’s author Lloyd Alexander was a major contributor to the magazine’s development and content, often sharing wisdom in the guise of “Old Cricket”.