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Collection Title: Shaaron Cosner Papers

Collection Number: DG0226

Inclusive Dates: circa 1979

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

Provenance : Materials received by the de Grummond Collection in 1980 from Shaaron Cosner through her publisher, David McKay Co., Inc.

Copyright: 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, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch:

Shaaron Cosner was born February 10, 1940, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Roy F. and Louise Bigelow. March 3, 1962, she married Ron Cosner, a teacher. They have two children, Bob and Vikki.

Cosner holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Arizona State University. It was during a class on children's literature that Cosner's professor approached her about having one of her papers published. That was the first moment that she realized she could get paid to do what she loves, writing.

During her career, Cosner has worked as a teaching assistant at Arizona State University and Corona del Sol High School. Besides being a writer of science-oriented topics, Cosner has also contributed over fifty articles to periodicals such as Arizona, Arizona Highways, and Americana.

Among her many published books are: American Windmills: Harnessers of Energy , 1977; American Cowgirls: Yesterday and Today , 1978; and Masks Around the World and How to Make Them , 1979. Although Cosner enjoys writing about science, because it is what she knows best, she does hope to experiment with fiction in the future.


Something About the Author, Vol. 43, pp. 68-69.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains galleys, page proofs, photographs, and a few miscellaneous items for the title Masks Around the World and How to Make Them by Shaaron Cosner. The materials for this title are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.

Series and Subseries:

A. Correspondence

B. Book (1979)


Box Inventory


A. Correspondence


To and from the de Grummond Collection (2 items).

A. Book (1979)

Masks Around the World and How to Make Them by Shaaron Cosner, drawings by Ann George (New York: McKay, 1979).


Galley, dated 2/5/79,


Page proofs, dated 3/1/79,

1/4 paste-up (pp. ii-55),
1/5 paste-up (pp. 56-120),

miscellaneous materials (2 items).

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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