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Marissa Moss Collection

Summary Information
Title: Marissa Moss Papers
Dates: 1993-2011
Creator: Moss, Marissa
Extent: 8 linear feet (6 Paige boxes, 2 Art boxes)
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1028
Abstract:
This collection consists of production material pertaining to approximately 70 titles; several unpublished authored by Marissa Moss.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Moss, Marissa.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Marissa Moss collection, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged by manuscript title


Biographical Sketch

Marissa Moss was born September 29, 1959, in Jeanette, PA. She became an author and illustrator of children's books, getting many of her ideas from her own childhood, although her work is not autobiographical. She is the author of the Amelia series and the Rachel series and has received honors for her work.

Biographical Source:

Something About the Author, vols. 71, 104


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for approximately seventy titles; several unpublished authored by Marissa Moss including: holographs, original illustrations, gallery proofs, typescripts, research material, correspondence, notes and clippings and are arranged alphabetically by title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Moss, Marissa
  • Women air pilots--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature
  • Voyages and travels--Fiction
  • Voting--Juvenile fiction
  • Toy and movable books--Specimens
  • Teasing--Fiction
  • Spies--Fiction
  • Soldiers--Fiction
  • Slaves--Fiction
  • Sisters--Fiction
  • Sign language --Fiction
  • Sibling rivalry--Fiction
  • Sharing--Fiction
  • Sex role--Fiction
  • Self-perception--Fiction
  • Self-confidence--Fiction
  • Schools--Juvenile fiction
  • Schools--Fiction
  • School children--Juvenile literature
  • School children--Juvenile fiction
  • Ruth, Babe. 1895-1948--Juvenile literature
  • Rome--History--Augustus, 30 B.C.-14 A.D.--Juvenile fiction
  • Quimby, Harriet, 1875-1912
  • Polularity--Fiction
  • Play--Fiction
  • People with disabilities--Fiction
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific--Fiction
  • New Year--Fiction
  • Monsters--fiction
  • Moneymaking projects--Fiction
  • Mitchell, Jackie. 1914-1987--Juvenile literature
  • Middle schools--Juvenile fiction
  • Middle school students--Fiction
  • Mathematics--Miscellanea--Juvenile literature
  • Mathematics--Miscellanea
  • Magicians--Fiction
  • Lighthouse keepers--Rhode Island--Newport--Biography--Juvenile literature
  • Lewis, Ida. 1842-1911
  • Letters--Fiction
  • Jews--United States--Fiction
  • Jews--Russia--Fiction
  • Jealousy--Fiction
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation
  • Interpersonal relations--Fiction
  • Individuality--Fiction
  • Hanukkah--Fiction
  • Graphology--Juvenile fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Grandfathers--Fiction
  • Gossip--Juvenile fiction
  • Gehrig, Lou. 1903-1941--Juvenile literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--Fiction
  • Friendship--Juvenile fiction
  • Fortune telling--Juvenile fiction
  • Folk songs. English--Texts
  • Folk songs
  • First day of school--Fiction
  • Fathers--Fiction
  • Family life--Fiction
  • Excavations(Archaeology)--Fiction
  • Emigration and immigration--Fiction
  • Elementary Schools--Juvenile literature
  • Edmonds, S. Emma E. (Sarah Emma Evelyn). 1841-1898--Fiction
  • Dust Storms--Kansas--Juvenile fiction
  • Dust Bowl Era. 1931-1939--Juvenile fiction
  • Drawing--Technique--Juvenile literature
  • Drawing--Technique
  • Drawing--Fiction
  • Divorce--Fiction
  • Diners (Restaurants)--Fiction
  • Diaries--Juvenile fiction
  • Diaries--Fiction
  • Depressions--1929--Kansas--Juvenile fiction
  • Deaf--Fiction
  • Counting
  • Camps--Fiction
  • Bullies--Fiction
  • Boston (Mass.)--History--Revolution
  • Boredom--fiction
  • Best friends--Juvenile fiction
  • Baseball--United States--History--20th century--Juvenile literature
  • Babies--Fiction
  • Artisits--Fiction
  • Amelia (Fictitious character : Moss) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Alphabet
  • 1942-1945--Juvenile literature
  •  Sisters -- Fiction
  •  Embarrassment -- Juvenilefiction
  •  Diaries -- Fiction
  •  Automobile travel -- Fiction
Contents List
 Location  Title
 
After-School Monster 1993  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Dummies undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Dummies 1990  Box 5 , Folder 1
Note  Working title: One Day After School
 
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 2
Note  Working title: One Day After School
 
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 3
Box 8
Ink Drawings and Dummies undated  Box 8 , Folder 1
Note  oversized items
 
Amelia Hits the Road 1999  
Box 1
Holograph, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Notes, Reviews, Research Material 1997  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Amelia Works it Out 2000  
Box 2
Holograph, Correspondence, Dummy 1999  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Amelia's 7th Grade Notebook 2007  
Box 1
Holograph, Notes 2006  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript, Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
Box 5
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 4
 
Amelia's Best Year Ever 2003  
Box 1
Holograph, Notes, Correspondence 2002  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Galley Proofs 2002  Box 1 , Folder 8
Box 5
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 5
 
Amelia's BFF 2011  
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Holograph, Photocopied Holograph 2002  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Amelia's Book of Notes and Note Passing 2006  
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Photocopied Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
Box 5
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide 1999  
Box 1
Holograph, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Typescript, Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 12
Note  working title: How to Survive a Time-Out
 
Notes, Corrected Photocopied Dummy 1998  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence, Notes 1998  Box 1 , Folder 15
Box 5
Galley, Correspondence 1998  Box 5 , Folder 6
 
Amelia's Guide to Babysitting 2012  
Box 5
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Amelia's Guide to Gossip 2006  
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 21-22
 
Photocopied Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Dummy, Jacket Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 24
Box 5
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
Amelia's Middle School Survival Guide 2009  
Box 1
Holograph, Page Proof, Notes 2002  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Galley 2008  Box 1 , Folder 26-27
Box 5
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 10
 
Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments 2005  
Box 1
Holograph, Galley 2004  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Amelia's Quiz-a-Mania 2009  
Box 1
Dummy, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Amelia's School Survival Guide 2006  
Box 5
Holograph, Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 11
 
Amelia's Science Fair Disaster 2008  
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 30-31
Box 5
Galley undated  Box 5 , Folder 12
 
Barbed Wire Baseball 2013  
Box 2
Research Material 2007  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Bed Book, The unpublished  
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Typescripts, Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 2 , Folder 4
Box 5
Ink Drawings, Watercolor undated  Box 5 , Folder 13
 
Best Friends, Forever and Ever unpublished  
Box 2
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Brave Harriet: the First Woman to Fly the English Channel 2001  
Box 2
Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Photocopied Page Proof 1999-2000  Box 2 , Folder 6
Note  unpublished
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1997-2000  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Bravest Woman in America, The 2011  
Box 2
Notes, Research Material 2009  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
But Not Kate 1992  
Box 2
Typescripts, Galley Proof 1991  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Photocopied Dummy, Photocopied Dummy undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Photocopied Corrected Dummies undated  Box 2 , Folder 11-12
 
Photocopied Dummies, Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 2 , Folder 13
Box 5
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence unpublished  
Box 2
Correspondence, Photocopies of Illustrations 1990-1996  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Photocopied Typescript 1993-1997  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence 1989-1996  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Daphne's Diary of Daily Disasters Series 2011  
Box 2
Holograph, Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 17
Note  Holograph and notes for various books in the Daphne's Diary Series.
Box 5
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 15
 
Emma's Journal: The Story of a Colonial Girl 1999  
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2 , Folder 18-19
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1998  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Research Material, Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 22-24
 
G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book 1998  
Box 2
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 28
Note  Text by David M. Schwartz, Illustrations by Marissa Moss
Box 5
Page Proof with Illustrations 1998  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Galen: My Life in Imperial Rome 2002  
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph, Correspondence, Notes 2001  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence 2001  Box 2 , Folder 27
 
Hannah's Journal 2000  
Box 2
Holograph, Photocopied Illustrations, Notes, Research Material 1999  Box 2 , Folder 29
 
Hey Diddle Diddle unpublished  
Box 2
Dummy undated  Box 2 , Folder 30
Note  unpublished
 
Icky Poodle unpublished  
Box 2
Typescript, Dummy, Photocopies of Illustrations undated  Box 2 , Folder 31
 
I'm Not Going to Fight Anymore unpublished  
Box 5
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 19
Note  unpublished
 
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 18
Note  unpublished
 
In America 1994  
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Galley, Dummy, Layout Notes 1992-1993  Box 2 , Folder 32
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1992-1996  Box 2 , Folder 33
Box 5
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 20
 
It's Not Fair! unpublished  
Box 2
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 34
Note  unpublished
 
Knick Knack Paddywack 1992  
Box 3
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Dummies 1989-1990  Box 3 , Folder 1
Note  working title: This Old Man
 
Correspondence, Notes 1989-1991  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Dummies undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
Note  working title: This Old Man
 
Dummies undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
Note  working title: This Old Man
 
Sketch Book undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
Box 5
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 21
Box 8
Pencil and Ink Drawings undated  Box 8 , Folder 2
Note  oversized items
 
Lapsnatcher, The 1997  
Box 3
Galley undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Line Down the Middle, The unpublished  
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Layout Sketches undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
Note  unpublished
 
Look Out! unpublished  
Box 3
Holograph, Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Madame Amelia Tells All 2001  
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph 2000  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Research Material 2000  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Mel's Diner 1994  
Box 3
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Dummy, Correspondence, Notes 1993  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Photocopies of Illustrations undated  Box 3 , Folder 15
Box 5
Pencil and Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 22
 
Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen 2004  
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Photocopied Illustrations 2000-2001  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1999-2000  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Miscellaneous Notes unpublished  
Box 3
Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Monster Ann unpublished  
Box 3
Typescript, Dummy, Photocopies of Illustrations undated  Box 3 , Folder 19
Note  unpublished
 
My Notebook 1999  
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 22
 
Typescript, Correspondence, Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 23
Box 5
Holograph, Proof of Jacket 1996  Box 5 , Folder 23
 
One, Two, Three, and Four. No More? 1988  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Photocopied Page Proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 24
 
Correspondence, Notes, Dummy 1987-1988  Box 3 , Folder 25
Box 5
Galley 1988  Box 5 , Folder 25
 
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 24
 
Puppies Everywhere unpublished  
Box 3
Typescript, Corrected Typescripts, Dummies undated  Box 3 , Folder 26
 
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 3 , Folder 27
Box 5
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 26
 
Rachel's Journal: The Story of a Pioneer Girl 1988  
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 28
Note  working title: Ho for California!
 
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 29
 
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 30
Note  working title: Minna's Journal: On the Oregon Trail
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1997  Box 3 , Folder 31
 
Regina's Big Mistake 1990  
Box 3
Dummy, Galley, Notes, Proof of Jacket 1990  Box 3 , Folder 32
Box 5
Dummy undated  Box 5 , Folder 27
Box 8
Pencil and Ink Drawings undated  Box 8 , Folder 3
Note  oversized items
 
Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression 2001  
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 33
 
Corrected Photocopied Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 34
 
Research Material 1997-1999  Box 3 , Folder 35
 
Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 36-37
 
Simon's Song and Boopeedoo's Dance unpublished  
Box 3
Typescript, Dummy undated  Box 3 , Folder 38
Note  unpublished
 
Small Girls Dream Big unpublished  
Box 3
Typescript, Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 39
Note  unpublished
 
Soldier's Secret, A 2012  
Box 4
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 1-3
Note  working title: AKA Sarah Emma Edmonds
 
Notes, Research Material 1997-1999  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Songbooks unpublished  
Box 4
Notes, Songbooks undated  Box 4 , Folder 5
Note  Packets of children's songs by Jane Timberlake, with notes by Marissa Moss
 
There's a Gorilla in the Bed!  
Box 4
Typescripts, Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Dummy undated  Box 4 , Folder 7
Box 5
Dummy undated  Box 5 , Folder 29
 
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 30
 
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 28
 
Ugly Menorah, The 1996  
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Dummies 1995  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Correspondence, Research Material, Photocopied Illustrations 1995  Box 4 , Folder 9
Box 7
undated  Box 7
Note  Ink Studies 40
 
undated  Box 7
Note  1-Ink, text , and photocopy paste-up dummy 32
 
undated  Box 7
Note  1- Ink, text, and photocopy paste-up dummy 32
 
undated  Box 7
Note  1-Ink, text , and photocopy paste-up dummy 30
 
undated  Box 7
Note  Page proof dummy 34
 
undated  Box 7
Note  Page proofs 26
 
undated  Box 7
Note  Book jacket 1
 
Untitled Manuscript unpublished  
Box 4
Holograph undated  Box 4 , Folder 10
Note  unpublished
 
Vote 4 Amelia 2007  
Box 4
Holograph undated  Box 4 , Folder 11
 
Want to Play? 1990  
Box 4
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Galley, Notes 1989  Box 4 , Folder 12
Note  working title: Mine!
 
Dummies undated  Box 4 , Folder 13-14
Note  working title: Mine!
 
Photocopied Illustrations 1989  Box 4 , Folder 15
Note  working title: Mine!
Box 5
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 31
 
When You're Red Hot Mad unpublished  
Box 4
Typescript, Notes, Miscellaneous Clippings undated  Box 4 , Folder 16
 
Who Was It? 1989  
Box 4
Typescript, Galley, Dummy 1988  Box 4 , Folder 17
Note  working title: There's a Dancing Cookie Thief Dancing in the Kitchen
 
Dummies undated  Box 4 , Folder 18
Note  working title: There's a Dancing Cookie Thief Dancing in the Kitchen
 
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 4 , Folder 19
Note  working title: There's a Dancing Cookie Thief Dancing in the Kitchen
 
Correspondence 1988-1989  Box 4 , Folder 20
 
Ink Drawings undated  Box 8 , Folder 4
Note  oversized items
 
Witch of Pippo, The unpublished  
Box 4
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 4 , Folder 21
Note  various working titles
 
Dummies undated  Box 4 , Folder 22
Note  various working titles
Box 5
Dummies undated  Box 5 , Folder 33
Note  various working titles
 
Photocopied Illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 34
 
Ink Drawings undated  Box 5 , Folder 32
 
All New Amelia 2007  
Box 6
Dummies, Correspondence, Notes undated  Box 6 , Folder 1
 
Amelia Lends a Hand 2002  
Box 6
Correspondence, Corrected typescript, Notes 2001  Box 6 , Folder 2
 
Corrected typescript, Corrected page proof undated  Box 6 , Folder 3
 
Amelia Takes Command 1998  
Box 6
Holograph undated  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Amelia Takes Command/Amelia's Number One Notebook  
Box 6
Holograph, Correspondence undated  Box 6 , Folder 5
 
Amelia Writes Again! 1996  
Box 6
Corrected typescript 1995  Box 6 , Folder 6
 
Amelia's Easy as Pie Drawing Guide 2000  
Box 6
Ink Drawings, Dummy undated  Box 6 , Folder 7
 
Amelia's Family Ties 2007  
Box 6
Ink Drawings, Corrected typescript, Corrected page proof 1999  Box 6 , Folder 8
 
Amelia's Must Keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever! 2006  
Box 6
Ink Drawings, Dummy, Correspondence, Corrected typescript 2006  Box 6 , Folder 9
 
Amelia's Notebook II unpublished  
Box 6
Ink Drawings, Dummy, Notes, Holograph, 1995  Box 6 , Folder 10
Note  working title for Amelia Writes Again!
 
Corrected typescript, Correspondence 1995  Box 6 , Folder 11
Note  working title for Amelia Writes Again!
 
Amelia's School Survival Guide 2002  
Box 6
Holograph, Ink Drawings, Corrected typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 12
 
Luv Amelia, Luv Nadia 1999  
Box 6
Holograph undated  Box 6 , Folder 13
 
Holograph, Ink Drawings, Corrected typescript 1998  Box 6 , Folder 14
 
Madame Amelia Tells All 2001  
Box 6
Holograph, Corrected typescript 2000  Box 6 , Folder 15
 
My Notebook With Help From Amelia unpublished  
Box 6
Correspondence 1996  Box 6 , Folder 16
 
Oh Boy, Amelia! 2001  
Box 6
Corrected typescript, Holograph, Ink Drawings, Correspondence 2000  Box 6 , Folder 17