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Kathleen Karr Collection

Summary Information
Title: Kathleen Karr Collection
Dates: 1990-2001
Creator: Karr, Kathleen
Extent: 271 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1078
Abstract:
The Kathleen Karr Collection includes written production material of 14 titles between 1990-2001, including typescripts, front matter, page proofs, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, clippings, research materials, and layout notes.

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

Boxer, The, 2000

Cave, The, 1994

Cheesie's King, 1986

Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel, 2004

From This Day Forward, 1985

Gideon and the Mummy Professor, 1993

Gilbert and Sullivan Set Me Free, 2003

Gone West, 1993

The Great Turkey Walk, 1998

In the Kaiser's Clutch, 1995

It Ain't Always Easy, 1990

It Happened in the White House, 2000

Lighthouse Mermaid, The, 1998

Mama Went to Jail for the Vote, 2005

Man of the Family, 1999

Oh, Those Harper Girls!, 1992

Petticoat Party Book 1: Go West, Young Women, 1996

Petticoat Party Book 2: Phoebe's Folly, 1996

Petticoat Party Book 3: Oregon Sweet Oregon, 1998

Petticoat Party Book 4: Gold-Rush Phoebe, 1998

Playing with Fire, 2001

The Promised Land, 1993

The Seventh Knot, 2003

Skullduggery, 2000

Spy in the Sky, 1997

Worlds Apart, 2005


Biographical Sketch

Kathleen Karr was born April 21, 1946 in Allentown, PA. She received her B.A. at the Catholic University of America in 1968 and her M.A. in 1971 from Providence College. The foundational threads of reputable writing flank early on in her career as a high school English and speech teacher in Barrington, RI, in 1968. Shortly there after, Karr crossed boarders into the film and theatrical realm, working a plethora of communicative jobs in and around Washington DC and the north-eastern plot of the United States including the general manager of the Washington Circle Theater Corporation [1973-1978], advertising director of the Circle/Showcase Theaters [1979-1983], and a lecturer of film and communication in a variety of institutions between 1969-1995.

Karr attributes her integration into frictional writing to her husband Lawrence Karr, a physicist and computer consultant. After a brief encounter in adult, romance literature, Karr hopped genres to children's composition under the influence of her two children. Spanning just over a decade, Karr created sixteen, historical novels, with humorous plots, grand settings and compelling characters, an off-beat facsimile of her reader's challenges and triumphs. Notable titles include The Cave, In the Kaiser's Clutch, Playing with Fire, and the "Petticoat Party" series. Karr finds creative leeway in historical writing. She commented, "Short of inventing a time machine, this is my way of reentering the past and attempting to show my readers that while events may change, the nature of human beings is fairly constant. Courage and common decency against difficult odds have always existed."


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Kathleen Karr Collection includes written production material of 14 titles between 1990-2001, including typescripts, front matter, page proofs, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, clippings, research materials, and layout notes.

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.
  • Karr, Kathleen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Boxer, The 2000 
Note  New York: Straus and Giroux, 2000
Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
typescript (169 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
typescript, corrected (554 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (128 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
front matter (9 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
front matter, corrected (33 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
page proof, corrected (508 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (172 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
page proof, corrected partial photocopy (175 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
notes (22 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
research material (7 p.)  Box MF 3489, 3490, 3491
 
Cave, The 1994 
Note  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994
Box MF 3504, 3505
typescript, corrected (234 p.)  Box MF 3504, 3505
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (134 p.)  Box MF 3504, 3505
 
front matter (13 p.)  Box MF 3504, 3505
 
page proof, corrected (164 p.)  Box MF 3504, 3505
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3504, 3505
 
notes (10 p.)  Box MF 3504, 3505
 
Cheesie's King 1986 
Note  Carmel, NY: Guideposts, 1986
Box MF 3966
typescript, corrected (617 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
back matter (7 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
page proof, corrected (198 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
clippings (4 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
1 author's folder ()  Box MF 3966
 
author's progress tracking (1 p.)  Box MF 3966
 
Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel 2004 
Note  New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2004
Box MF 3711, 3712
typescript (548 p.)  Box MF 3711, 3712
 
typescript, corrected (668 p.)  Box MF 3711, 3712
 
front matter (14 p.)  Box MF 3711, 3712
 
page proof, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF 3711, 3712
Box MF 3712
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3712
 
clippings (1 pamphlet)  Box MF 3712
Box MF 3711
notes (15 p.)  Box MF 3711
 
From This Day Forward 1985 
Note  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 1985
Box MF 3694, 3699
typescript, corrected (383 p.)  Box MF 3694, 3699
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (30 p.)  Box MF 3694, 3699
 
page proof, corrected (205 p.)  Box MF 3694, 3699
 
Gideon and the Mummy Professor 1993 
Note  New York: Farrar Straux Giroux, 1993
Box MF 3504
typescript, corrected photocopy (349 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
front matter, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
page proof, corrected (228 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
galley proof, corrected (87 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3504
 
Gilbert and Sullivan Set Me Free 2003 
Note  New York: Hyperion, 2003
Box MF 3710
typescript (200 p.)  Box MF 3710
 
typescript, corrected (400 p.)  Box MF 3710
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 3710
 
page proof, corrected (21 p.)  Box MF 3710
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF 3710
 
clippings, 2 pamphlets ()  Box MF 3710
 
Gone West 1993 
Note  Uhrichsville, OH: Heartsong Presents, 1993
Box MF 3712, 3970
typescript (7 p.)  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
typescript, corrected (161 p.)  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (358 p.)  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
2 author's folders ()  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
author's progress tracking (5 p.)  Box MF 3712, 3970
 
The Great Turkey Walk 1998 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
typescript (146 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
typescript, corrected (341 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
page proof (3 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
page proof, corrected (830 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
poster art (3 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
author information (11 p.)  Box MF 3699, 3702, 3703
 
In the Kaiser's Clutch 1995 
Note  New York: Farrar Straux Giroux, 1995
Box MF 3491-3492
typescript (294 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
typescript, corrected (411 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
front matter, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
page proof, corrected (182 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
notes (11 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3491-3492
 
It Ain't Always Easy 1990 
Note  New York: Farrar Straux Giroux, 1990
Box MF 3506-3507
typescript (214 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
typescript, corrected (162 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (196 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
galley proof, corrected (295 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
research material (9 p.)  Box MF 3506-3507
 
It Happened in the White House 2000 
Note Meisel, Paul
New York: Hyperion Books, 2000
Box MF 3503-3505
typescript (255 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (52 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
galley proof, corrected photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (38 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3503-3505
 
Lighthouse Mermaid, The 1998 
Note  New York: Hyperion, 1998
Box MF 3694
typescript (56 p.)  Box MF 3694
 
page proof, corrected (62 p.)  Box MF 3694
 
1 advance proof, inscribed  Box MF 3694
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3694
 
teacher's guide (1 p.)  Box MF 3694
 
Mama Went to Jail for the Vote 2005 
Note Laugesen, Malene
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2005
Box MF 3971
typescript (37 p.)  Box MF 3971
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 3971
 
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF 3971
 
back matter (10 p.)  Box MF 3971
 
dummy (83 p.)  Box MF 3971
 
clippings (156 p.)  Box MF 3971
 
3 author's folders with notes ()  Box MF 3971
 
1 postcard ()  Box MF 3971
 
Man of the Family 1999 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999
Box MF 3494, 3495, 3496
typescript (101 p.)  Box MF 3494, 3495, 3496
 
typescript, corrected (520 p.)  Box MF 3494, 3495, 3496
 
front matter, corrected (62 p.)  Box MF 3494, 3495, 3496
 
page proof, corrected (716 p.)  Box MF 3494, 3495, 3496
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 3494, 3495, 3496
 
Oh, Those Harper Girls! 1992 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1992
Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
typescript (288 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
typescript, corrected (268 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (566 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
front matter, corrected photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
page proof corrected (179 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
notes (22 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
clippings (2 p.)  Box MF 3496, 3497, 3498, 3499
 
Petticoat Party Book 1: Go West, Young Women 1996 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1996
Box MF 3499, 3500
typescript (459 p.)  Box MF 3499, 3500
 
typescript, corrected (270 p.)  Box MF 3499, 3500
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 3499, 3500
 
front matter, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 3499, 3500
 
page proof, corrected (202 p.)  Box MF 3499, 3500
Box MF3499, 3500
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF3499, 3500
Box MF 3499, 3500
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 3499, 3500
 
Petticoat Party Book 2: Phoebe's Folly 1996 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1996
Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
typescript (493 p.)  Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
 
typescript, corrected (311 p.)  Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (128 p.)  Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
 
page proof, corrected (190 p.)  Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF 3500, 3501, 3502
 
Petticoat Party Book 3: Oregon Sweet Oregon 1998 
Note  New York: HarperTrophy, 1998
Box MF 3502
typescript (121 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
typescript, corrected (238 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
front matter, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
Petticoat Party Book 4: Gold-Rush Phoebe 1998 
Note  New York: HarperTrophy, 1998
Box MF 3502
typescript (365 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
typescript (163 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 3502
 
Playing with Fire 2001 
Note  New York: Farrar Sraus Giroux, 2001
Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
typescript (282 p.)  Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
 
typescript, corrected (588 p.)  Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
 
front matter (21 p.)  Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
 
page proof, corrected (545 p.)  Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 3493, 3494, 3495
 
The Promised Land (Destiny's Dreamers Book 2) 1993 
Note  Ulrichsville, OH: Heartsong Presents, 1993
Box MF 3970
typescript (161 p.)  Box MF 3970
 
typescript, corrected (503 p.)  Box MF 3970
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 3970
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3970
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MF 3970
 
author's progress traching (2 p.)  Box MF 3970
 
The Seventh Knot 2003 
Note  New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2003
Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
typescript (782 p.)  Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
 
typescript, corrected (713 p.)  Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
 
page proof, corrected (78 p.)  Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
 
1 catalogue ()  Box MF 3684, 3685, 3694
 
Skullduggery 2000 
Note  New York: Hyperion, 2000
Box MF 3691, 3693
typescript (140 p.)  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
typescript, corrected (458 p.)  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
page proof, corrected (95 p.)  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
1 advance proof, corrected ()  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
teaching guide (5 p.)  Box MF 3691, 3693
 
Spy in the Sky 1997 
Note Yezerski, Thomas
New York : Hyperion Books, 1997
Box MF 3503
typescript (28 p.)  Box MF 3503
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (54 p.)  Box MF 3503
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF 3503
 
page proof, corrected (48 p.)  Box MF 3503
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3503
 
Worlds Apart 2005 
Note Yezerski, Thomas
New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2005
Box MF 3964, 3965
typescript (270 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
typescript, corrected (1093 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
front matter (18 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
page proof, corrected (209 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
research material (2 p.)  Box MF 3964, 3965
 
6 author's folders ()  Box MF 3964, 3965