Dedicated to the legacy of Edward Stratemeyer, author & founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate

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Nancy Drew Myth Busting

There is an unfortunate amount of false information about Edward Stratemeyer, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and Nancy Drew, both in print and online.  As these legends are repeated, they take on a semblance of truth that is undeserved. This piece, called “The Nancy Drew Mythtery Stories,” was made at the 2007 Nancy Drew Conference at Wilson […]

Stratemeyer Syndicate 101; or, Where did all of those boo...

This page on the Stratemeyer Syndicate was adapted from a presentation given to the 100th Anniversary Tom Swift Convention we hosted in San Diego in July 2010.  Its goal is to provide an historical overview of the Syndicate using information interpreted from findings in the Stratemeyer Syndicate Records Collection at NYPL and other respected sources. Keep […]

Come Hear James in Maplewood, NJ: June 2015

Thurs. June 11 – Sun. June 14, 2015 The Nancy Drew Sleuths are putting on three “Mini-Cons” this year and James D. Keeline is the invited speaker on the history of Edward Stratemeyer and the Stratemeyer Syndicate. We will be celebrating Nancy Drew’s 85th anniversary and the Stratemeyer Syndicate’s 110th Anniversary. ITINERARY: Thurs. June 11 – […]

A New Look and Feel for

The purpose of this site is to provide information about the creator of many popular series, including Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, and the Hardy Boys. Its founder, Edward Stratemeyer, was a prolific author in his own right with 168 books published, most of which were under pseudonyms.  He was also a writer of short stories, […]