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Mary O'Neill Papers

Summary Information
Title: Mary O'Neill Papers
Dates: 1942-1971
Creator: O'Neill, Mary
Extent: c.40 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1082
Abstract:
The collection contains written material for several titles, including a number of magazine articles, manuscripts from children, and correspondence. Material includes typescripts, some corrected, photocopied, or carbon, galleys, some corrected, holographs, newspaper articles, advertising notes, clippings, photographs, page proofs, and dummies.

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

Ali, 1968

Boy, The, 1970

Correspondence,

Fingers are Always Bringing Me News, 1969

Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color, 1961

Manuscripts from children,

Poems by children,

Poor Marlo, 1967

Saints: Adventures in Courage, 1963

Take a Number, 1968

What is that Sound?, 1966

White Palace, The, 1966

Winds, 1971

Words, Words, Words, 1966

Miscellaneous,

Co-ed magazine articles,

Good Housekeeping magazine articles,

Ladies Home Journal magazine article,

McCall's magazine article,

Practical English magazine article,

Woman's Day magazine articles,


Biographical Sketch

Mary (LeDuc) O'Neill was born February 16, 1908 (one source says 1906) in New York, NY, and died January 2, 1990, in Yuma, AZ. She was an educator, advertising copywriter, and free-lance children's writer. In 1970 she joined the Peace Corps and worked as a writing teacher in Africa and Latin America. Her best known work for children was Hailstones and Halibut Bones , a work that teaches color identification.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author vols. 2, 64


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for several publications, including many magazine articles. It also includes manuscripts from children, correspondence, typescripts, some corrected, photocopied, or carbon, galleys, some corrected, holographs, newspaper articles, advertising notes, clippings, photographs, page proofs, and dummies.

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.
  • O'Neill, Mary
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ali 1968 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1968
Box MF610
letter from publisher (1 p.)  Box MF610
 
typescript, corrected (87 p.)  Box MF610
 
marked galley set (37 p.)  Box MF610
 
set of marked galley sheets (1 p.)  Box MF610
 
typescript, carbon (83 p.)  Box MF610
 
galley set (37 p.)  Box MF610
 
Boy, The 1970 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970
Box MF610
holograph and typescript, corrected, on 54 sheets (62 p.)  Box MF610
 
typescript, corrected (29 p.)  Box MF610
 
typescript, carbon (61 p.)  Box MF610
 
typescript, carbon (29 p.)  Box MF610
 
Correspondence  
Box MF611, 612
correspondence from children, 9 folders (1 p.)  Box MF611, 612
Box MF613
correspondence from editors, 2 folders (1 p.)  Box MF613
 
Fingers are Always Bringing Me News 1969 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969
Box MF613
typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF613
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF613
 
typescript, corrected, partial carbon (30 p.)  Box MF613
 
Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color 1961 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961
Box MF613
typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF613
 
typescript, corrected (41 p.)  Box MF613
 
typescript, carbon (20 p.)  Box MF613
 
typescript, photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF613
 
galley proof, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF613
 
galley proof, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF613
 
correspondence (127 p.)  Box MF613
 
newspaper articles, partial photocopy (10 p.)  Box MF613
 
advertising notes (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF613
 
black and white photographs (3 p.)  Box MF613
 
Manuscripts from children  
Box MC835
manuscripts from children (1 box)  Box MC835
Box MF614
manuscripts from children (1 folder)  Box MF614
 
Poems by children  
Box MF615
poems by children (1 box)  Box MF615
 
Poor Marlo 1967 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1967
Box MF616
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF616
 
galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF616
 
page proof (5 p.)  Box MF616
 
Saints: Adventures in Courage 1963 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963
Box MF616
typescript and manuscript in several states, some carbon (130 p.)  Box MF616
 
setting text, quarto, with holograph notations, marked for press (132 p.)  Box MF616
 
3 sets galleys, cut and uncut, with holographic changes and editorial markings (126 p.)  Box MF616
 
page proofs (blues) (166 p.)  Box MF616
 
Take a Number 1968 
Note  Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1968
Box MF617
typescript, corrected pencil (6 p.)  Box MF617
 
typescript, corrected (49 p.)  Box MF617
 
galley sheets (11 p.)  Box MF617
 
typescript, final version (85 p.)  Box MF617
 
typescript, corrected, later version (91 p.)  Box MF617
 
What is that Sound? 1966 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1966
Box MF618
typescript, marked for press with holograph corrections by author (28 p.)  Box MF618
 
galley proof with holograph corrections (1 p.)  Box MF618
 
uncorrected galleys (1 p.)  Box MF618
 
dummy with mounted galleys, proofs of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF618
 
White Palace, The 1966 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1966
Box MF618
typescript, corrected, with front matter (34 p.)  Box MF618
 
galley proof, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF618
 
galley proof (10 p.)  Box MF618
 
page proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF618
 
Winds 1971 
Note  New York: Doubleday, 1971
Box MF618
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF618
 
typescript, corrected carbon (31 p.)  Box MF618
 
unmarked galley sheets (11 p.)  Box MF618
 
corrected manuscript (5 p.)  Box MF618
 
handwritten notes (5 p.)  Box MF618
 
Words, Words, Words 1966 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966
Box MF618
holograph (32 p.)  Box MF618
 
typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF618
 
typescript, corrected carbon (20 p.)  Box MF618
 
typescript, corrected partial carbon (64 p.)  Box MF618
 
galley proof, corrected (26 p.)  Box MF618
 
page proof, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF618
 
photostat of jacket (1 p.)  Box MF618
 
Miscellaneous  
Box MF617?
typescripts of miscellaneous articles and poems, correspondence from publishers, children, and others (1 p.)  Box MF617?
Box MF613
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
clippings (7 p.)  Box MF613
 
advertising materials (18 p.)  Box MF613
 
Co-ed magazine articles  
Box MF613
I Hate You 10/60 (7 p.)  Box MF613
 
October Bride 10/63 (3 p.)  Box MF613
 
Good Housekeeping magazine articles  
Box MF613
Dutch Mother and Child 2/59 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Indian Mother and Child 3/59 (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
Italian Mother and Child 4.59 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Japanese Mother and Child 5/59 (3 p.)  Box MF613
 
Mexican Mother and Child 6/59 (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
Swedish Mother and Child 10/59 (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
Ladies Home Journal magazine article  
Box MF613
The Milkman's Little Boy 12/63 (3 p.)  Box MF613
 
McCall's magazine article  
Box MF613
A Birthday Cake for the Christ Child, 3 editions, 1950, 1959, 1960 (3 p.)  Box MF613
 
Practical English magazine article  
Box MF613
Blue Valentine 2/13/63 (5 p.)  Box MF613
 
Woman's Day magazine articles  
Box MF613
Be Careful What You Say! 1/61 (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
Blue Valentine 2/52 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Decoration Day Picnic 5/60 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Golden Summer 6/44 (5 p.)  Box MF613
 
I Hate You! 3/60 (7 p.)  Box MF613
 
Ink 4/41 (3 p.)  Box MF613
 
Jerry--and Love 1/56 (5 p.)  Box MF613
 
Layette Night 12/55 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Mama's Trips 2/51 (7 p.)  Box MF613
 
Mend Spot, The 12/51 (6 p.)  Box MF613
 
Mrs. Zoomer and the Silver Spoons n.d. (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
October Bride 10/63 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Picture Girl 9/54 (5 p.)  Box MF613
 
Return 10/40 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Story of the Christmas Stocking, The 12/61 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
Tenth Birthday 12/42 (4 p.)  Box MF613
 
To Brush with Happiness 11/54 (2 p.)  Box MF613
 
Zoomer 11/61 (6 p.)  Box MF613