Welcome. This blog is called “Yours Truly” not just because that is who wrote it but because this was the way that Edward Stratemeyer signed almost all of his business letters.

The Stratemeyer Syndicate archive of business records at the New York Public Library is one of the best resources for information about Edward Stratemeyer and the Syndicate he founded in 1905.

As a researcher into series book history, I use extensive use of these and other resources to bring you glimpses into the making of these books and the people behind the scenes.

The site had to be moved to a new server and after a brief absence to be retooled and cleaned up, we are replacing the old content and will be adding new content shortly.

I hope you will join us for some history into the most influential children’s book producers in the world.