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John Neufeld Papers

Summary Information
Title: John Neufeld Papers
Dates: 1968 - 1995
Creator: Neufeld, John
Extent: 114 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1177
Abstract:
This collection focuses on John Neiufeld's work as a children's author. It includes production material for 10 books, as well as correspondence, notes, front matter, research material, typescirpts, proofs and clippings. Also included are transcripts of speeches given at the Hennepin County Library, CLRC, Kerlan Collection and an audiovideo recording from Ducahy Library.

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

Almost A Hero, 1995

Buster's World,

Audiovisual material, 1969

Correspondence,

Edgar Allan, 1968

For All the Wrong Reasons, 1973

Freddy's Book, 1973

Gaps in Stone Walls,

Lisa, Bright and Dark, 1969

Sharelle, 1983

Sleep Two Three Four, 1971

A Small Civil War, 1981

Speeches,

Sunday Father, 1976

Touching, 1968


Biographical Sketch

John Neufeld was born December 14, 1938 in Chicago, IL.. Throughout his career he has worked as an editor, teacher, television scriptwriter and copywriter. He has won several awards for his children's books including the Book of the Year citation from Time magazine in 1968 for Edgar Allan . This was Neufeld's first book and it dealt with racial issues faced by a family who adopts a black child, only to give him up due to societal pressures.

Difficult issues are not glossed over in Neufeld's books. He has tackeled such topics as teen pregnancy, political oppression, prejudice and mental illness. His honesty in dealing with young adult situations has been greatly appreciated and his work has enjoyed wide readership.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection focuses on John Neiufeld's work as a children's author. It includes production material for 10 books, as well as correspondence, notes, front matter, research material, typescirpts, proofs and clippings. Also included are transcripts of speeches given at the Hennepin County Library, CLRC, Kerlan Collection and an audiovideo recording from Ducahy Library.

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.
  • Neufeld, John
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Almost A Hero 1995 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995
Box M.F. 2122
typescript (182 p.)  Box M.F. 2122
 
typescript (181 p.)  Box M.F. 2122
 
typescript, corrected (19 p.)  Box M.F. 2122
 
page proof (3 p.)  Box M.F. 2122
 
correspondence (37 p.)  Box M.F. 2122
 
notes (1 p.)  Box M.F. 2122
 
Buster's World  
Box M.F. 2127, M.F. 2128
typescript (526 p.)  Box M.F. 2127, M.F. 2128
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box M.F. 2127, M.F. 2128
 
correspondence (110 p.)  Box M.F. 2127, M.F. 2128
 
research materials (7 p.)  Box M.F. 2127, M.F. 2128
 
Audiovisual material 1969 
Note  1969
Box AV 24
Tape, recorded at Ducahy Library of the SAcoPL System 2/26/1969 (1 p.)  Box AV 24
 
Correspondence  
Box M.F. 1403
correspondence from author regarding donated manuscripts (5 p.)  Box M.F. 1403
 
Edgar Allan 1968 
Note  Chatham, NY: S.G. Phillips, 1968
Box M.F. 1413
typescript, corrected (84 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
galley proof, corrected (57 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
clippings (10 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
For All the Wrong Reasons 1973 
Note  New York: Norton, 1973
Box M.F. 1403, M.F. 1404
typescript, corrected (265 p.)  Box M.F. 1403, M.F. 1404
 
typescript, corrected - the original from which the publisher worked (314 p.)  Box M.F. 1403, M.F. 1404
 
galley proof, corrected (unbound) (315 p.)  Box M.F. 1403, M.F. 1404
 
page proof (220 p.)  Box M.F. 1403, M.F. 1404
 
clipping (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1403, M.F. 1404
 
Freddy's Book 1973 
Note  New York: Random, 1973
Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
typescript, corrected first draft (110 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, corrected second draft (110 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (110 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, third draft (129 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, carbon third draft (129 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, corrected (original used by publisher for typesetting) (123 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
galley proof, corrected master set, 11/18/72 (35 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
galley proof, corrected master set, 1/9/72 (43 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
page proof (108 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
notes (12 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
clippings (32 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
Gaps in Stone Walls  
Box M.F. 2122, M.F. 2123
typescript (619 p.)  Box M.F. 2122, M.F. 2123
Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
correspondence (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
Lisa, Bright and Dark 1969 
Note  New York: S.G. Phillips, 1969
Box M.F. 1413
typescript (101 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
correspondence (29 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
clipping (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
Sharelle 1983 
Note  New York: New American Library, 1983
Box M.F. 1406
typescript, corrected photocopu (original setting copy) (308 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
correspondence (11 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
style sheet (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
clippings (2 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
Sleep Two Three Four 1971 
Note  New York: Harper, 1971
Box M.F. 1411, M.F. 1412
typescript, corrected (original) (213 p.)  Box M.F. 1411, M.F. 1412
Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (245 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
typescript, corrected (245 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
galley proof, corrected (60 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
galley proof, corrected (revised) (9 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
galley proof, corrected (72 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
proofs for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
dummy (2 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
correspondence (8 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
notes (12 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
clippings (5 p.)  Box M.F. 1404, M.F. 1405
 
A Small Civil War 1981 
Note  New York: Fawcett, 1981
Box M.F. 1406
typescript, corrected (192 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
notes (9 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
photocopy of manuscript (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
Speeches  
Box M.F. 1406
speech, 11/7/1976, Hennepin County Library (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
speech, 4-17-1996, CLRC (1 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
speech, , 4-17-1996, Kerlan Collection (26 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
Sunday Father 1976 
Note  New York: New American Library, 1976
Box M.F. 1406
correspondence (6 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
clippings (2 p.)  Box M.F. 1406
 
Touching 1968 
Note  Chatham, NY: S.G. Phillips, 1968
Box M.F. 1413
typescript, corrected (150 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
typescript, corrected (112 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box M.F. 1413
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box M.F. 1413