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Stuart J. Murphy Collection

Summary Information
Title: Stuart J. Murphy Papers
Dates: 1996-1999
Creator: Murphy, Stuart J.
Extent: 17 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1039
Abstract:
The collection contains written materials for 9 titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected or photocopied, layout notes, front matter, outlines, storyboards, book photocopies, photocopies of illustrations, correspondence, ink studies with notes, dummies, research material, printed illustrations, outline notes, some corrected or illustrated, illustration notes, some corrected, notes, and holographs,

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

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

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

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Animals on Board, level 2, 1998

Best Bug Parade, The, level 1, 1996

Best Vacation Ever, The, level 2, 1997

Betcha! level 3, 1997

Divide and Ride, 1997

Every Buddy Counts, level 1, 1997

Fair Bear Share, A, level 2, 1998

Penny Pot, The, level 3, 1998

Rabbit's Pajama party, level 1, 1999


Biographical Sketch

Stuart J. Murphy was born in 1942. He became an education consultant, and for nearly 10 years was art director for Ginn, a textbook publisher. Eventually he developed and wrote the MathStart series which deals with beginning math concepts for preschoolers and the early grades. Each concept, such as counting, adding, and subtracting are dealt with on 3 levels. Although some critics had reservations about the earliest books in the series, critrical reception improved as the series grew; the ultimate goal is 45 titles. Murphy has received several awards for his service to the book industry. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 115


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for 9 titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected or photocopied, layout notes, front matter, outlines, storyboards, book photocopies, photocopies of illustrations, correspondence, ink studies with notes, dummies, research material, printed illustrations, outline notes, some corrected or illustrated, illustration notes, some corrected, notes, and holographs.

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.
  • Murphy, Stuart J.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Animals on Board, level 2 1998 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1998
Box MF2978
2 typescripts, corrected, photocopied (6 p.)  Box MF2978
 
typescript, corrected, with layout notes (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
story outline (5 p.)  Box MF2978
 
storyboard (2 p.)  Box MF2978
 
corrected photocopies of books (5 p.)  Box MF2978
 
ink studies with notes (4 p.)  Box MF2978
 
photocopies of illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence with children (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
Best Bug Parade, The, level 1 1996 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1996
Box MF2978
typescript (2 p.)  Box MF2978
 
story outline (2 p.)  Box MF2978
 
dummy with ink studies and notes (36 p.)  Box MF2978
Box MF2878
dummy with ink studies and notes (44 p.)  Box MF2878
Box MF2978
dummy with ink studies and written text (46 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence with children (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
printed illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF2978
 
research material (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
Best Vacation Ever, The, level 2 1997 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1997
Box MF2978
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF2978
 
story outline (4 p.)  Box MF2978
 
dummy (44 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence with children (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
Betcha! level 3 1997 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1997
Box MF2944
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF2944
 
outline notes (10 p.)  Box MF2944
 
outline notes, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF2944
 
illustration notes (7 p.)  Box MF2944
 
illustration notes, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF2944
 
galley proof, no visible corrections, but different from final version (46 p.)  Box MF2944
 
galley proof, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF2944
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF2944
 
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF2944
 
Divide and Ride 1997 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1997
Box MF2978
holograph (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
story outline (12 p.)  Box MF2978
 
dummy (34 p.)  Box MF2978
 
photocopies of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence (11 p.)  Box MF2978
 
correspondence with children (3 p.)  Box MF2978
 
Every Buddy Counts, level 1 1997 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1997
Box MF2944
photocopy of illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF2944
 
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF2944
 
outline notes (2 p.)  Box MF2944
 
outline notes, illustrated (20 p.)  Box MF2944
 
Fair Bear Share, A, level 2 1998 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1998
Box MF3070
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF3070
 
typescript, corrected (33 p.)  Box MF3070
 
dummy (14 p.)  Box MF3070
 
publisher's dummy (32 p.)  Box MF3070
 
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF3070
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF3070
 
Penny Pot, The, level 3 1998 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1998
Box MF3068
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF3068
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF3068
 
correspondence from children (2 p.)  Box MF3068
 
dummy (12 p.)  Box MF3068
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF3068
 
illustrations, photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF3068
 
Rabbit's Pajama party, level 1 1999 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1999
Box MF2944
typescript (7 p.)  Box MF2944
 
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF2944
 
outline notes (15 p.)  Box MF2944
 
outline notes, corrected (25 p.)  Box MF2944
 
correspondence (37 p.)  Box MF2944
 
illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF2944
 
photo illustrations (7 p.)  Box MF2944
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF2944