Several months ago I was chatting with Teresa Farmer and her staff at the Athena Public Library about an exhibit for National Library Week this spring. We discussed several ideas, and I just happened to mention that I have an extensive collection of juvenile mystery series books left to me by my Aunt Dottie. Teresa really liked that idea. She had read Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins as a girl and was also excited to discover that one author, Electra Barnes Cartwright, had Mississippi connections. That settled it, and we began planning the actual exhibit.
Over the years I had picked up a fair amount of knowledge about the history of these series, but I
Here are some of the websites I found particularly useful:
4. The Stratemeyer Syndicate
6. Collecting Vintage Series books -- Facebook group
7. Girls Series Books -- Facebook group
8. Nancy Drew Fans -- Facebook group
9. Hardy Boys Fan Club -- Facebook group
These are a sampling of the resources available on the internet for anyone interested in finding out more about these books and the individual series. On Facebook alone there are groups dedicated to particular series, like Judy Bolton, Rick Brant, Ken Holt, and Tom Swift. I hope you will have as much fun as I did surfing and bringing back the memories of many happy hours spent in the company of these young sleuths!