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Juanita Havill Papers, 1984-2009

Summary Information
Title: Juanita Havill
Dates: 1984-2009
Creator: Havill, Juanita
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1122
Abstract:
Juanita Havill's papers focus on her work as an author of children's books. The collection contains production material for twenty-three titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Havill, Juanita

Access Restrictions:

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:

Juanita Havill papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Juanita Havill was born May 11, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign receiving her B.A in 1971 and her M.A in 1973. Juanita Havill worked as a translator for companies in France and the United States and also worked as an instructor and lecturer in the United States. Juanita Havill had begun writing as a child and after her own children were born she "settled down to write." In 1984 under the pseudonym Jennifer Havel she published The Wacky Rulebook , a "Parker Brothers storeybook" about behavior. In 1986, she published her first picture book for children, Jamaica's Find , under her own name. The book received several awards including the 1987 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer award. In 1991, Juanita Hall received a Minnesota Book Award nomination for Leona and Ike (1990). Juanita Havill writes both picture books and stories for older children. Her books, many of which feature the same characters such as Jamaica, are warm stories that focus on issues such as sibling relationships, responsibility, and school happenings that relevant and understandable to young readers. Her stories also feature characters, including African Americans and Mexican Americans, from various ethnic backgrounds. Juanita Havill has also written a fairy tale Kentucky Troll (1993), the story of a Swedish troll who tries to live in disguise amongst his new neighbors in Kentucky.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 74, pp. 117-118.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for twenty-three published and unpublished titles. Production materials include holographs including some bound in notebooks, corrected holographs and typescripts, typescripts, corrected typescripts including photocopy and carbon typescripts, corrected galley proofs, front matter, notes, and research and miscellaneous material. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence.

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.
  • Havill, Juanita
  • African Americans -- Fiction
  • African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Allergy -- Juvenile fiction
  • Artists -- Fiction
  • Asian Americans -- Fiction
  • Best friends -- Juvenile fiction
  • Boots -- Fiction
  • Brothers -- Fiction
  • Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cheating -- Fiction
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Clocks and watches -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dance -- Fiction
  • Elephants -- Fiction
  • Fairy tales Trolls -- Fiction Kentucky -- Fiction
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction
  • Family life -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Gardening -- Juvenile poetry
  • Gardens -- Juvenile poetry
  • Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Ivory carving -- Fiction
  • Jealousy -- Fiction
  • Lost and found possessions -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mexican Americans -- Fiction
  • Moving, Household -- Fiction
  • Play -- Juvenile fiction
  • Rare animals -- Fiction
  • Schools -- Fiction
  • Self-esteem -- Fiction
  • Sick -- Fiction
  • Sisters -- Fiction
  • Substitute teachers -- Fiction
  • Teachers -- Fiction
  • Toads -- Fiction
  • Uncles -- Fiction
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
A Riddle for Little Rabbit  
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondences, Magazine 1991-1993  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Berneetha's Plan  
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Correspondences, Corrected Typescript 1995  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondences November 2007  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Research 2006-2007  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Correspondence, Page Proof, Cover Proof December 2007  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Brianna, Jamaica, and the Dance of Spring 2002  
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1999-2000  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Correspondence, Cover Art, Publisher's Dummy February 2000  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Eyes Like Willy's 2004  
Box 1
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescripts Photocopy undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Front Matter, Notes, Correspondences 1988-2001  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Glass Bed, The  
Box 2
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Correspondences, Dummy, Notes 1984-1988  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Grayman  
Box 2
Correspondences, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1998-1999  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Holographs, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
I Heard It From Alice Zucchini 2006  
Box 2
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Correspondences, Notes, Front Matter 2001-2002  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
It Always Happens to Leona 1989  
Box 2
Holograph Notebook undated  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescripts, Holograph, Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
Box 3
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts, Holograph 1988  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1988  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Jamaica and Brianna 1993  
Box 3
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Jamaica and the Substitute Teacher 1999  
Box 3
Holographs, Correspondences, Corrected Typescripts 1997-1999  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Jamaica is Thankful 2009  
Box 3
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts August 2003  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Jamaica Tag Along 1989  
Box 3
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Front Matter undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Jamaica's Blue Marker 1995  
Box 3
Holographs, Corrected Typescripts, Galley Proof 1994-1995  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Jamaica's Find 1986  
Box 3
Correspondence, Corrected Galley Proof, Corrected Typescripts 1985-1986  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Jennifer Too 1994  
Box 3
Holograph, Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Notes 1989-1990  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1988-1989  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Kentucky Troll 1993  
Box 3
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Leona and Ike 1991  
Box 4
Holographs, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 4 , Folder 1-4
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter, Correspondence 1989-1990  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Leroy and the Clock 1988  
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof June 1987  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Magic Fort, The 1991  
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Front Matter undated  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 4
Correspondences, Corrected Typescripts, News Clippings 1984-1991  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Mysterious Girl at the Pool, The  
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondences 1989-1990  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Sato and the Elephants 1993  
Box 5
Holograph, Corrected Typescritps undated  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Saving Owen's Toad 1994  
Box 5
Holograph undated  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 5 , Folder 3-7
 
Corrected Galley Proof Photocopy, Correspondence, Notes 1985-1994  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Treasure Nap, The 1992  
Box 5
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 5 , Folder 9