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Marilyn Nelson (Waniek)

Summary Information
Title: Marilyn Nelson Papers
Dates: 1983-2002
Creator: Nelson, Marilyn (Waniek)
Extent: 12 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1134
Abstract:
This collection includes production material, correspondence, clippings, notes, research material and typescrpts for two of Marilyn Nelson's children's books.

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

Carver: A Life in Poems, 2001

Hundres of Hens and other poems for children, 1983


Biographical Sketch

Marilyn Nelson, formerly Waniek, was born April 26, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her B.A from the University of California Davis, her M.A from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD. from the University of Minnesota.

Ms. Nelson is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus where she teaches creative writing and poetry courses. Her sixth book Carver: A Life in Poems won the several awards including the Boston Globe Hornbook Award . It was also a Newbury Honor book, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a finalist for the National Book Award.

In Something About the Author Nelson said For the last several years I've been writing poems with children, and I;ve learned alot about what makes kids laugh. Once as I read the last line of a poem, a third-grader literally laughed until he fell out of his chair! I consider that one of my greatest successes


Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection contains production material for two of Marilyn Nelson's children's books.

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.
  • Nelson, Marilyn (Waniek)
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Carver: A Life in Poems 2001 
Note  Asheville, NC: Front Street, 2001
Box MF 1028
holograph (93 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
typescript, corrected (46 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
notes (33 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
research material (140 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
Misc. hard-bound journal/notebook (1 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
Hundres of Hens and other poems for children 1983 
Note Espeland, Pamela
Minneapolis: Black Willow Press, 1983
Box MF 1028
typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (25 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (18 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (34 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
photocopy of Danish poems (7 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (24 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
photocopy of illustrations (24 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
galley, corrected photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
correspondence (25 p.)  Box MF 1028
 
Hokus Pokus translations (5 p.)  Box MF 1028