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James Cross Giblin Papers

Summary Information
Title: James Cross Giblin Papers
Dates: 1980-2002
Creator: Giblin, James Cross
Extent: 76 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1217
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials, including typescripts, some corrected; back matter, page proofs, front matter, dummies, some corrected; correspondence, layout notes, clippings, photo prints, photocopies of illustrations, and photographs, for 8 titles.

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

Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, The, 2000

Boy Who Saved Cleveland, The, 2006

Century That Was, The: Reflections on the Last One Hundred Years, 2000

Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero, 1997

Dwarf, The, the Giant, and the Unicorn: A Tale of King Arthur, 1996

Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth, 2005

Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, The, 2002

Mystery of the Mammoth Bones and How It was Solved, The, 1999

Scarecrow Book, The, 1980

Secrets of the Sphinx, 2004

Skyscraper Book, The, 1981


Biographical Sketch

James Cross Giblin (pronounced with a hard 'g') was born July 8, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a full time editor, but has also done theater work, and free-lance writing, both for children and adults. His books for children cover a wide range of topics. He has been praised for his ability to cover complex situations in a simple and entertaining way, without sacrificing important detail. He has also written biographies, and fiction. He has received a number of honors and awards for his work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 33, 75, 122; Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. 12; Children's Literature Review , vol. 29


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescripts, some corrected; front and back matter, page proofs, and dummies, some corrected; correspondence, layout notes, clippings, photocopies of illustrations, photographs, and photo prints, for 8 titles.

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.
  • Giblin, James Cross
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, The 2000 
Note  New York: Scholastic Press, 2000
Box MF3458
typescript (20 p.)  Box MF3458
 
4 typescripts, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF3458
 
back matter (25 p.)  Box MF3458
 
back matter, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF3458
 
page proof, back matter, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF3458
 
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF3458
 
layout notes (5 p.)  Box MF3458
 
clippings, reviews (10 p.)  Box MF3458
 
Boy Who Saved Cleveland, The 2006 
Note  Dooling, Michael, illustrator
New York: Henry Holt, 2006
Box MF 3961
typescript (63 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
typescript, corrected (97 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
front matter (18 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
clippings (11 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
4 author's folders ()  Box MF 3961
 
Century That Was, The: Reflections on the Last One Hundred Years 2000 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 2000
Box MF3460
2 typescripts, corrected (20 p.)  Box MF3460
 
15 typescripts, corrected photocopies (230 p.)  Box MF3460
 
correspondence (44 p.)  Box MF3460
 
clippings, reviews (9 p.)  Box MF3460
 
Charles A. Lindbergh: A Human Hero 1997 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1997
Box MF3457, 58
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
typescript, corrected (175 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
front matter, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
back matter, corrected (71 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
page proof, corrected (151 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
page proof, corrected (159 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
publisher's dummy, corrected (210 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
photocopies of illustrations` (8 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
photo prints (47 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
unused photo prints (31 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
clippings, reviews (11 p.)  Box MF3457, 58
 
Dwarf, The, the Giant, and the Unicorn: A Tale of King Arthur 1996 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1996
Box MF3457
3 typescripts, corrected (59 p.)  Box MF3457
 
typescript, photocopy (22 p.)  Box MF3457
 
2 typescripts, corrected photocopies (51 p.)  Box MF3457
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF3457
 
front matter, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF3457
 
front matter, photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF3457
 
publisher's dummy, corrected photocopy (48 p.)  Box MF3457
 
photocopies of illustrations (30 p.)  Box MF3457
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF3457
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF3457
 
layout notes (3 p.)  Box MF3457
 
Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth 2005 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 2005
Box MF 3460
typescript, corrected (184 p.)  Box MF 3460
Box MF 3460
front matter, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 3460
 
page proof, corrected (250 p.)  Box MF 3460
 
photocopies of illustrations (98 p.)  Box MF 3460
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF 3460
 
clippings, reviews (15 p.)  Box MF 3460
 
Life and Death of Adolf Hitler, The 2002 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 2002
Box MF3455, 56
typescript (2 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
2 typescripts, corrected (384 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
front matter (12 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
front matter, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
back matter (11 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
back matter, corrected (74 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
2 page proofs, corrected (388 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
photocopies of illustrations (63 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
photocopies of illustrations, with notes (47 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
photocopies of unused illustrations (7 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
photo prints of illustrations (88 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
photo prints of unused illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
correspondence (14 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
clippings, reviews (14 p.)  Box MF3455, 56
 
Mystery of the Mammoth Bones and How It was Solved, The 1999 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1999
Box MF3456
6 typescripts, corrected (178 p)  Box MF3456
 
front matter (13 p.)  Box MF3456
 
front matter, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF3456
 
back matter (11 p.)  Box MF3456
 
back matter, corrected (27 p.)  Box MF3456
 
page proof, corrected (98 p.)  Box MF3456
 
correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF3456
 
clippings, reviews (6 p.)  Box MF3456
 
Scarecrow Book, The 1980 
Note  New York: Crown, 1980
Box MF1033
outline and drafts (125 p.)  Box MF1033
 
editorial correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF1033
 
final edited manuscript (100 p.)  Box MF1033
 
photographs (27 p.)  Box MF1033
 
Secrets of the Sphinx 2004 
Note  Ibatoulline, Bagram, illustrator
New York: Scholastic Press, 2004
Box MF 3961
typescript (22 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
back matter (6 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
page proof, with artist's sketches (19 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
page proof, corrected (39 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
photocopies of illustrations (20 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
publisher's dummy (22 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
correspondence (26 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
clippings, reviews, award notice (4 p.)  Box MF 3961
 
Skyscraper Book, The 1981 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1981
Box MF1033
typescript, photocopy, 1st draft, with front matter (75 p.)  Box MF1033
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy, 1st revision, with front matter (45 p.)  Box MF1033
 
typescript, corrected photocopy, with front matter (92 p.)  Box MF1033
 
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF1033