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Sidney Offit Papers

Summary Information
Title: Sidney Offit Papers
Dates: 1961-1977
Creator: Offit, Sidney
Extent: 34 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1060
Abstract:
The collection contains written material for 11 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, some carbon or photocopied, corrected galleys, page proofs, correspondence, notes, front matter, a book review interview, and a holograph not by Offit.

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

Adventures of Homer Fink, The, 1966

Boy Who Made a Million, The, 1968

Cadet Attack, 1964

Cadet Command, 1962

Cadet Quarterback, 1961

Just for Fun: a collection of original humorous stories, 1977

Not All Girls Have Million Dollar Smiles; and other tales from Sam Orlinski's scene, 1971

Only a Girl Like You, 1972

Soupbone, 1963

Topsy Turvy, 1965

What Kind of Guy Do You Think I Am?, 1977


Biographical Sketch

Sidney Offit was born October 13, 1928, in Baltimore, MD. He has held a number of jobs in the book publishing industry, began free lance writing in 1954, and began teaching creative writing in 1964. He says that most of his books for young readers were written for his own two sons, and are either autobiographical, or pure fantasy. He has also written books with his wife in mind.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 10.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for 11 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, some carbon or photocopied, corrected galleys, page proofs, correspondence, notes, front matter, a book review interview, and a holograph not by Offit.

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.
  • Offit, Sidney
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Adventures of Homer Fink, The 1966 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1966
Box MF605
typescript, corrected (217 p.)  Box MF605
 
Boy Who Made a Million, The 1968 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1968
Box MF606
typescript, corrected, with front matter (177 p.)  Box MF606
 
Cadet Attack 1964 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1964
Box MF606
typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF606
 
corrected galleys (2 p.)  Box MF606
 
page proof (1 p.)  Box MF606
 
Cadet Command 1962 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1962
Box MF607
corrected galleys (2 p.)  Box MF607
 
typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF607
 
Cadet Quarterback 1961 
Note  New York : St. Martin's Press, 1961
Box MF607
typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF607
 
Just for Fun: a collection of original humorous stories 1977 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1977
Box MF608
3 corrected typescripts (66 p.)  Box MF608
 
typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF608
 
typescript, corrected, carbon (2 p.)  Box MF608
 
galley proof, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF608
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF608
 
Not All Girls Have Million Dollar Smiles; and other tales from Sam Orlinski's scene 1971 
Note  New York: Coward, McCann & Geohegan, 1971
Box MF608
typescript, corrected, partial corrected carbon (176 p.)  Box MF608
 
typescript, corrected carbon, partial corrected photocopy (168 p.)  Box MF608
 
Only a Girl Like You 1972 
Note  New York: Coward, McCann & Geohegan, 1972
Box MF608
typescript, corrected (150 p.)  Box MF608
 
Soupbone 1963 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1963
Box MF609
typescript, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF609
 
Topsy Turvy 1965 
Note  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1965
Box MF609
typescript, corrected carbon (138 p.)  Box MF609
 
What Kind of Guy Do You Think I Am? 1977 
Note  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1977
Box MF609
typescript, corrected, with front matter (207 p.)  Box MF609
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF609
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF609
 
book review interview with Offit, with notation: Professor Walter J. Miller, WNYC, Monday, 31 October, 1977 (1 p.)  Box MF609
 
holograph--not by Offit (14 p.)  Box MF609