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Stratemeyer Syndicate 101: Where Did All of Those Books Come From?
June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am$12
Do you remember reading popular books like Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift and the Bobbsey Twins? These were all products of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book packager founded by Edward Stratemeyer in 1905. Through some ingenious methods, they produced some 1,400 volumes between 1905 and 1985 in both famous and obscure series. They helped to establish a large market for reading series books that attracted many competitors. This presentation will introduce, or perhaps reintroduce, you to this fascinating organization and their many beloved productions.
This presentation will be given for a small fee at San Diego Oasis Lifelong Adventure at Grossmont Center in La Mesa near San Diego, California. To register visit the Oasis site for this talk. You may also be interested in the Nancy Drew presentation. Another presentation will discuss the early history of Disneyland.