Molly Cone papers, 1870-2000s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cone, Molly
Title
Molly Cone papers
Dates
1870-2000s (inclusive)
Quantity
12.74 cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection Number
4378 (Accession No. 4378-001)
Summary
Research files, original manuscript, correspondence, and biographical materials related to Molly Cone and her career as a writer
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Molly Cone was an author of many books for children in addition to Family of Strangers: Building a Jewish Community in Washington State.

Molly Lamken Cone was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1918 to a Latvian immigrant family. She graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, and attended the University of Washington. She married Gerald (Jerry) Cone in 1939.

She wrote over 45 books, and received many literary awards, including the selection of her children's book Mishmash (published 1962) as one of the 100 best children's books by the New York Times. The State of Washington awarded Molly Cone the Washington Governor's Writers Award three times.

Molly Cone died in March 2016.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Research files and original manuscript for Family of Strangers, of which Molly Cone was the head writer, with co-authors Howard Droker and Jacqueline Williams. Family of Strangers is a history of the Jewish community in Washington State published by Washington State Jewish Historical Society in association with University of Washington Press. Also included is an undated autobiographical sketch reprinted from "Something About the Author."

Original manuscripts, book notes, correspondence, book reviews, Family of Strangers correspondence, Jewish theme correspondence and stories, TV scripts and adaptations, read aloud Bible stories, Jewish media, notes and scripts for the Jewish Media Group & ADL, circa 1975; original draft manuscript for “Paul David Silverman is a Father”; general correspondence, 1963-1977; royalty statements, 1960-1974, fan letters, videotaped interviews with Jewish community leaders (for Jewish Federation), 1976; personal scrapbook, biographical materials, and photos.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 4378-001: Molly Cone papers, 1870-2003Return to Top

1.57 cubic feet ( 2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Research files and original manuscript for "Family of Strangers," of which Molly Cone was the head writer, with co-authors Howard Droker and Jacqueline Williams. "Family of Strangers" is a history of the Jewish community in Washington State published by Washington State Jewish Historical Society in association with University of Washington Press. Also included is an undated autobiographical sketch reprinted from "Something About the Author."

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Bibliographic Source: Molly Cone, 1991-03-01 ; 2005-10-27

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 4378-001
Aberdeen
1929-1981
1/2 4378-001
Bellingham
1906-1998
1/3 4378-001
Centralia
1962-1991
1/4 4378-001
Ellensberg
1982-1998
1/5 4378-001
Everett
1970-2001
1/6 4378-001
Home Colony
1901-1990
1/7 4378-001
Marcus
1920-1983
1/8 4378-001
Olympia
1912-1995
1/9 4378-001
Port Townsend
1893-1988
1/10 4378-001
Republic
1907-1994
1/11 4378-001
Richland
1958-2003
1/12 4378-001
Seattle
1905-1997
1/13 4378-001
Sedro Wooley
1992
1/14 4378-001
Spokane
1892-1997
1/15 4378-001
Tacoma
1871-2001
1/16 4378-001
Walla Walla
1942-2001
1/17 4378-001
Sephardim 1 of 2
1966-1996
1/18 4378-001
Sephardim 2/2
1870-1997
1/19 4378-001
Research Materials A
1870-1997
1/20 4378-001
Research Materials B
1891-1999
1/21 4378-001
Research Materials D
1948-1995
1/22 4378-001
Research Materials E
1978-1994
1/23 4378-001
Research Materials F
1893-1992
1/24 4378-001
Research Materials G
1891-2001
1/25 4378-001
Research Materials H
1936-2001
1/26 4378-001
Research Materials I
1942-1998
127 4378-001
Research Materials J
1917-1996
1/28 4378-001
Research Materials K
1942-1985
1/29 4378-001
Research Materials L
1884-1999
1/30 4378-001
Research Materials M
1921-1996
1/31 4378-001
Research Materials N
1998
1/32 4378-001
Research Materials O
1939-1985
1/33 4378-001
Research Materials P
1936-1999
1/34 4378-001
Research Materials R
1936-1996
1/35 4378-001
Research Materials S
1933-1997
1/36 4378-001
Research Materials T
1985-2003
1/37 4378-001
Research Materials V
1984-1989
1/38 4378-001
Research Materials W
1984-2001
1/39 4378-001
Research Materials Y
1904-1996
1/40 4378-001
Molly Cone Index to Files
undated
2/1 4378-001
Historic Seattle calendar
1999
2/2-2/21 4378-001
Original manuscript of Family of Strangers and autobiographical author sketch
circa 2003

Accession No. 4378-002: Molly Cone papers, 1930s -2000sReturn to Top

11.17 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Original manuscripts, book notes, correspondence, book reviews, Family of Strangers correspondence, Jewish theme correspondence and stories,TV scripts and adaptations, read aloud Bible stories, Jewish media, notes and scripts for the Jewish Media Group & ADL, circa 1975; original draft manuscript for “Paul David Silverman is a Father”; general correspondence, 1963-1977; royalty statements, 1960-1974, fan letters, videotaped interviews with Jewish community leaders (for Jewish Federation), 1976, personal scrapbook, biographical materials, photographs of Molly Cone.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Gary Cone, 2017-06-06

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 4378-002
Biographical materials
Scope and Content: Photographs, autobiography, award lists, Stadium High yearbooks, 1935 and 1936; general correspondence, and royalty statements 1959-1974.
1959-2000s
2-3 4378-002
Fan Letters and book reviews
Scope and Content: Letters from elementary school students, clippings and articles on Cone's published books and book reviews. Book talk notes.
1960-2005
4-5 4378-002
Scripts and short stories
Scope and Content: Adaptations, scripts for plays and TV, related correspondence, manuscripts for short stories.
1964-1970s
6-8 4378-002
Original manuscripts
Scope and Content: Original manuscripts for short stories and larger works. Titles include Paul David Silverman is a Father, The Amazing Memory of Harvey T, Read Aloud Bible Stories, Tic Tac Totem, and other stories. Several of the manuscripts were submissions to publishers.
9 4378-002
Video and tape interviews
Scope and Content: 20 video tapes, 2 CDs on Molly Cone On Her Writing, 3 CDS on Weaving Women's Words, 6 cassette tapes, and 1 record vinyl
1970s-2000s
10 4378-002
Scrapbook and books
Scope and Content: Scrapbook, 1930s-1968;The Vision Quest script, and 2 books titled Something About the Author Autobiography Series.
1930-1988
11-12 4378-002
Scrapbooks
Scope and Content: 2 Scrapbooks, 1960-1970; 1974-2001
1960-2001

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish authors--Archives
  • Jews in literature
  • Jews--Washington (State)
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)
  • Women authors, American--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Cone, Molly--Archives
  • Cone, Molly--Interviews
  • Geographical Names :
  • Washington (State)--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Personal correspondence
  • Research (documents)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington), (host institution)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)