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Children's literature -- Manuscripts.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Verna Aardema Papers

Identifier: DG0002

Verna Aardema was born in New Era, Michigan on June 6, 1911. In the 1970s Aardema teamed up with illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon to produce three picture books. Their Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. The collection contains both autobiographical material and material related to seven of her books.

Dates: 1965-1991

Betty Cavanna Papers

Identifier: DG0167
Scope and Contents he collection has been divided into three series: personal papers, published works, and academic papers, with each of the first two series further divided into subseries. Cavanna's personal papers include autobiographical material, biographical material, correspondence, photographs and portraits, awards and honors, public appearances, reviews, a scrapbook, financial records, promotional items and miscellaneous material. This material is arranged chronologically, when possible, within each...
Dates: 1929-1993

Arthur C. Clarke Papers

Identifier: DG0191

Sir Arthur C. Clarke was a world-renowned physicist, novelist, and ex-chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. A prolific author of both fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, he won multiple literary awards, was nominated for an Academy Award, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. The Arthur C. Clarke Papers contain two pages of typescript from a short story and two letters sent to the de Grummond Collection in 1966 and 1976.

Dates: 1966-1976; Majority of material found within [1966]

Molly Cone Papers

Identifier: DG0212
Scope and Contents The Molly Cone Papers have a variety of material including typescripts, galleys, proofs, correspondence and research notes. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title and within each title in the probable order in which they were created. The correspondence is arranged chronologically by title.Written between 1962 and 1982, the seven Mishmash stories are about a furry mutt named Mishmash that lives with a teacher named Miss Patch. One of her students, Pete, befriends the...
Dates: 1949-1980

Louise Lee and Richard Floethe Papers

Identifier: DG0329
Scope and Contents The collection contains manuscripts, typescripts, dummies, illustrations, and color separations for 9 titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The correspondence was separated by title with the exception of correspondence with the de Grummond Collection.Three of the books in the collection are from the Floethe's "Around the World" series. There are manuscripts for...
Dates: 1960-1979

Lois Lenski Papers

Identifier: DG0606
Scope and Contents The collection contains manuscripts and illustrations from forty-one children's books by Lois Lenski published between 1927 and 1971. In addition, the collection includes autobiographical and biographical information, correspondence, photographs, awards, stories, poems, songs, sound recordings, cards and stationery designed by Lenski, bookmarks, publications about other Lenski collections, and promotional materials. The book-related materials are arranged alphabetically by title, and within...
Dates: 1927-1982

Jean Merrill Papers

Identifier: DG0694
Scope and Contents The collection contains typescripts for five titles by Jean Merrill (some titles with Ronni Solbert). The published materials are arranged alphabetically by title and within each title according to the probable order in which they were created.Four of the five titles in the collection are picture books. Many of Ms. Merrill's stories teach humanistic values and how to resolve conflicts. The Black Sheep (1969), is the story of a black sheep who must learn how to find worth in his...
Dates: 1964-1969

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Papers

Identifier: DG0728
Scope and Contents The collection contains autobiographical and biographical information about Naylor, photocopies of her correspondence to the de Grummond Collection, and original materials related to thirty-one of her books published between 1967 and 1990. These materials include Naylor's correspondence with editors and agents, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, research and reference materials, galleys and proofs. They encompass a full variety of her work ranging from non-fiction to children's picture books...
Dates: 1967-1991

Iris Noble Papers

Identifier: DG0738
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into three series, correspondence, books, and unpublished or unidentified works. The collection consists primarily of a combination of typescripts, proofs and galleys for 21 of Ms. Noble's books, most of which are for her biographies. Three of the books in the collection, however, are fictional and based on historical fact or events. The titles are arranged alphabetically with the materials for each title organized in the probable order in which they were...
Dates: 1964-1979

Armstrong Sperry Papers

Identifier: DG0923

The Armstrong Sperry Papers contain a carbon copy of a typescript of Captain Cook Explores the South Seas (1955). Sperry commonly wrote exciting books featuring heroic characters overcoming formidable obstacles in an effort to inspire fortitude in children.

Dates: circa 1955

Andrew Svenson Papers

Identifier: DG0959

Andrew Svenson was a best-selling author whose name remained largely unknown to the public. Under a variety of pseudonyms, Svenson authored or co-authored more than seventy Happy Hollisters, Bobbsey Twins, and Hardy Boys series books. The Andrew Svenson Papers contain production materials for twenty-one books authored by Svenson.

Dates: 1953-1975

Alan and Helen Tiegreen Papers

Identifier: DG0982
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, material for five titles, and a medallion design. The correspondence, arranged in chronological order, is addressed to the de Grummond Collection and dates from 1973 to 1980 and undated. The titles are arranged alphabetically with the material for each placed in the probable order in which it was created.Carter Rabbit (1972) by Helen Tiegreen is the story of a rabbit who is unhappy because he can't make noises like other animals. He is...
Dates: 1972-1980