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Collection Title: Sally Cartwright Papers

Collection Number: DG0159

Inclusive Dates: circa 1976

Volume: .30 cu. ft. (1 box)

Provenance : Donated by Sally Cartwright in 1977.

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Biographical Sketch:

Sally Willcox Cartwright was born on November 23, 1923 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1944 and studied at Harvard in 1970 and 1971. She received a master's degree in 1971 from the Bank Street College of Education. She married her Cornell classmate Roger Cartwright in 1943 and they had two sons.

Ms. Cartwright taught children from nursery school through junior high. As a member of the American Friends Service Committee, she founded and taught at a school in Bengal, India from 1946 to 1949. Her first children's book was published in 1970. She was an avid sailor, and ocean-related subjects form the basis for many of her children's books.

Sally Cartwright passed away at her home in Maine in November of 2016, just days away from her 93rd birthday.


Something About the Author, vol. 9.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains material for one title and those materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. What's In a Map? describes to young children various ways of thinking about and creating maps. Holdings for this title include a typescript and a galley.

Related Collection:

The Dick Gackenbach Papers (DG1090) include dummies and color separations for What's In a Map?

Series and Subseries:

A. Book (1976)

  • WHAT'S IN A MAP? (1976)

Box Inventory


A. Book (1976)

What's In a Map? by Sally Cartwright, illustrated by Dick Gackenbach (New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1976).

1/1 Typescript, edited, 7 pp.

Galley, 6 pp.

Processed: January 1999

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

Created by: Dee Jones
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