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Eleanor Clymer Papers, undated, 1942-1984

Summary Information
Title: Eleanor Clymer Papers
Dates: undated, 1942-1987
Creator: Clymer, Eleanor, 1906-2001
Extent: 3 boxes (3.45 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1032
Abstract:
This collection consists of typescripts, notes, correspondence, galley proofs, research and notes for thirty nine published children's books.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Clymer, Eleanor

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. 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:

Eleanor Clymer Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Eleanor Clymer was born in New York City in 1906; she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1928 with a degree in English. She worked as a teacher and at other professions before she started writing children's books in 1943. She was the author of over fifty children's books, both fiction and non-fiction. She wrote books about both city and country life and explored themes that ranged from friendship to family relations to cooperation. She was awarded the Rip Van Winkle award from the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York in 1980 for her contributions to children's literature. Her son, Adam Clymer, is a journalist at the New York Times. Eleanor Clymer passed away in 2001 at the age of 95.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, notes, correspondence, galley proofs, research and notes for thirty nine published children's books, both fiction and non-fiction, including some of her most noted books. Additional materials include letters from children, fan mail, and a copy of hte speech she gave while accepting the Sequoyah Award in 1981.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Clymer, Eleanor, 1906-2001
  • Whales -- Juvenile fiction
  • Hats in literature -- Juvenile literature
  • Human beings -- Origin -- Juvenile literature
  • Boys -- Juvenile fiction
  • Hobbies -- Juvenile fiction
  • Photography -- Juvenile fiction
  • Horses -- Juvenile fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Department stores -- Juvenile fiction
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction
  • Women -- United States -- Biography
  • Animals -- Juvenile fiction
  • Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
  • Coelacanth -- Juvenile literature
  • Agriculture -- History -- Juvenile literature
  • Dwellings -- Juvenile fiction
  • Wheels -- Juvenile literature
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Adventure of Walter, The, 1965 
Box 1
Typescripts, Carbon Typescripts, Holographs, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence 1958-1965  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Beautiful Soup, 1981 
Box 1
Typescripts, Holograph, Correspondence 1979-1981  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Belinda's New Spring Hat, 1969 
Box 1
Typescripts, Correspondence, Galley Proof 1967-1968  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Benjamin in the Wood, 1962 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Big Pile of Dirt, The, 1968 
Box 1
Carbon Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript, Correspondence, Holographs, Clippings 1966-1974  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Case of the Missing Link, The, 1962 
Box 1
Carbon Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript, Correspondence, Holographs, Clippings 1966-1974  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Chester, 1954 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts 1954  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1954  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Page Proof, Illustrations 1954  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Galley Proofs 1954  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Children's Letters, 1981 
Box 1
Letters from Children 1981  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Chipmunk in the Forest, 1965 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Galley Proof, Correspondence 1964-1965  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Donny and Company, 1953 
Box 1
Correspondence, Typescript 1952-1953  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Engine Number Seven, 1975 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Front Matter 1974  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence, Galley Proof 1974  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Page Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Illustrations from Children undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Fan Mail, 1974-1987 
Box 1
Reviews, Letters from Children 1974-1987  Box 1 , Folder 19-21
 
Get-Away Car, The, 1978 
Box 1
Typescripts, Correspondence, Clippings 1977-1979  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 23
Box 3
Photocopied Galley Proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Hamburgers-And Ice Cream for Dessert, 1975 
Box 1
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Galley Proof, Correspondence, Clippings 1967-1976  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
Harry, The Wild West Horse, 1963 
Box 1
Correspondence, Corrected Front Matter, Corrected Typescript, Dummy Cover, Page Proof, Galley Proof, Illustrations 1962-1978  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Here Comes Pete, 1944 
Box 1
Correspondence, Clippings, Outline 1943-1944  Box 1 , Folder 26
 
Horatio, 1968 
Box 1
Correspondence, Carbon Typescript 1977-1978  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Horatio Goes to the Country, 1978 
Box 1
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts, Holographs 1976-1978  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Horatio Solves a Mystery, 1980 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Dummy, Page Proof 1980  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Horatio's Birthday, 1976 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Holograph 1975-1978  Box 1 , Folder 30
 
Horse in the Attic, The, 1983 
Box 1
Tyepscripts, Carbon Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 31
 
Holographs, Corrected Typescripts 1980-1982  Box 1 , Folder 32
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1978-1986  Box 1 , Folder 33
 
House On The Mountain, The, 1971 
Box 1
Holograph, Typescripts, Clippins, Galley Proof, Book Jacket, Corrected Front Matter, Correspondence 1968-1972  Box 1 , Folder 34
 
How I Went Shopping and What I Got, 1972 
Box 2
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescript, Holographs 1966, 1971  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Carbon Typescript, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Clippings, Book Jacket 1969-1979  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Leave Horatio Alone, 1974 
Box 2
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts 1973-1978  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Luke Was There, 1973 
Box 2
Reviews, Corrected Typescript, Carbon Corrected Typescript 1973-1974  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Galley Proof, Corrected Page Proof, Screenplay Typescript 1973-1976  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Me and the Eggman, 1972 
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescript, Galley Proof, Correspondence, Reviews 1971-1973  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Modern American Career Women, 1959 
Box 2
Typescripts, Correspondence, Clippings 1958-1959  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts, Biography 1958  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Correspondence, Typescript 1954-1958  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Correspondence, Typescript 1957-1958  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts 1955-1958  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Mr. Piper's Bus, 1961 
Box 2
Correspondence, Clippings, Typescript 1960-1962  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
My Brother, Stevie, 1967 
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Front Matter 1962-1966  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence, Clippings 1966-1980  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
My Mother is the Smartest Woman in the World, 1982 
Box 2
Carbon Corrected Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Book Jacket, Reviews, Illustrations 1982-1984  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript with Front Matter, Galley Proof 1982  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Santiago's Silver Mine, 1973 
Box 2
Reviews, Holographs, Correspondence, Galley Proof 1971-1974  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Carbon Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1971  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Search for a Living Fossil: The Story of the Coelacanth, 1963 
Box 2
Research, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Front Matter 1952-1963  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Correspondence 1962-1979  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Search for Two Bad Mice, A, 1980 
Box 2
Galley Proof, Corrected Galley Proof, Holograph 1971-1980  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Correspondence, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Typescript 1978-1981  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Second Greatest Invention, The: Search for the First Farmers, 1969 
Box 2
Outlines, Carbon Typescript, Correspondence, Reviews 1960-1986  Box 2 , Folder 23
Box 3
Galley Proof, Copies of Photographs undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Speech fot the Sequoyah Award, 1981 
Box 2
Typescript, Clippings, Photographs 1981  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Spider, The Cave, and the Pottery Bowl, The, 1971 
Box 2
Holographs, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Holograph, Correspondence, Corrected Galley Proofs, Dummy 1970-1971  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Take Tarts and Tarts is Passing, 1974 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Galley Proof, Correspondence, Reviews, Dummy 1973-1975  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Taste of Daylight, A, undated 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Galley Proof, Correspondence, Reviews, Dummy 1973-1975  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Thirty-Three Bunn Street, 1952 
Box 3
Corrected Galley Proof with Illustrations undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1951-1952  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Tiny Little House, The, 1964 
Box 3
Carbon Typescript, Galley Proofs, Tear Sheets, Clippings, Correspondence, Typescript 1961-1964  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Tommy's Wonderful Airplane, 1951 
Box 3
Corrected Galley Proof, Dummy 1951  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript 1951  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
We Lived in the Almont, 1970 
Box 3
Carbon Corrected Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Holographs, Corrected Typescripts 1968-1969  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Reviews, Clippings 1968-1982  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Wheels: A Book to Begin On, 1965 
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence 1963-1965  Box 3 , Folder 14