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Jim Aylesworth Papers, 1979-1997

Summary Information
Title: Jim Aylesworth papers
Dates: 1979-1997
Creator: Aylesworth, Jim.
Extent: 1 box (1.0 cubic foot)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1229
Abstract:
The Jim Aylesworth Papers contains written production material for children's book titles published between 1980 and 1997, including holographs, typescripts, text dummies, galley proofs, photocopy of illustrations, page proofs, drafts with notes, jacket proofs, dust jackets, and correspondence.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Jim Aylesworth beginning in 1985.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. 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:

Jim Aylesworth papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Jim Aylesworth was born on February 21, 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his B.A. from Miami University (Ohio) in 1965, and after working as a stockbroker, Aylesworth began teaching primary education and earned his Masters Degree from Concordia College (River Forest, Illinois) in 1978.

Aylesworth's first picture book for children Hush Up! was published in 1980. In 1996, Aylesworth retired from teaching to write full time. He has currently authored over 30 books for children.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 139, 2003


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers contain written production material for titles published by Jim Aylesworth between 1980 and 1997. The collection includes holographs, typescripts, text dummies, galley proofs, photocopy of illustrations, page proofs, drafts with notes, jacket proofs, dust jackets, and correspondence.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
Bad Dream, The, 1985 
Box 1
Typescript Carbon Dummy, Correspondence 1984-1985  Box 1, Folder 1
 
Holograph, Text Dummy, Typescript Dummy 1984-1985  Box 1, Folder 2
 
Cat and the Fiddle and More, The, 1992 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Page Proof 1992  Box 1, Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Photocopy of Illustrations, Correspondence 1992-1994  Box 1, Folder 4
 
Completed Hickory Dickory Doc, The, 1990 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Photocopy of Illustrations 1990  Box 1, Folder 13
 
Country Crossing, 1991 
Box 1
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1982-1991  Box 1, Folder 14
 
Folks in the Valley, The, 1991 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Clippings 1985-1992  Box 1, Folder 15
 
Galley Proof, Proof of Illustrations, Photocopy of Illustrations 1992  Box 1, Folder 16
 
Good-Night Kiss, The, 1993 
Box 1
Corrected Photocopy of Illustrations and Text 1991-1993  Box 1, Folder 17
 
Hanna's Hog, 1988 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Corrected Page Proof 1987-1988  Box 1, Folder 18
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence 1987-1988  Box 1, Folder 19
 
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1984-1988  Box 1, Folder 20
 
Hush Up! 1980 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Holograph undated  Box 1, Folder 21
 
Correspondence 1979-1982  Box 1, Folder 22
 
Mary's Mirror, 1982 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1979-1981  Box 1, Folder 23
 
McGraw's Emporium 1995 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Dummy, Proof for Jacket 1982-1995  Box 1, Folder 24
 
Mother Halverson's New Cat, 1989 
Box 1
Corrected Galley Proof 1988-1989  Box 1, Folder 25
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1981-1987  Box 1, Folder 26
 
Mr. McGill Goes to Town, 1989 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1984  Box 1, Folder 27
 
Corrected Galley Proof, Corrected Page Proof, Proofs of Illustrations 1989  Box 1, Folder 28
 
My Sister's Rusty Bike, 1996 
Box 1
Dummy, Dust Jacket, Color Proofs for Illustrations, Research Material 1996  Box 1, Folder 29
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Photocopy of Illustrations, Correspondence 1990-1995  Box 1, Folder 30
 
My Son John, 1994 
Box 1
Holograph 1988-1992  Box 1, Folder 31
 
Proof for Book, Dust Jacket 1994  Box 1, Folder 32
 
One Crow, 1988 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof 1988  Box 1, Folder 33
 
Corrected Typescript, Proofs of Illustrations, Photocopy of Illustrations undated  Box 1, Folder 34
 
Shenandoah Noah, 1985 
Box 1
Holograph, Correspondence, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1979-1985  Box 1, Folder 35
 
Dummy, Holograph 1980-1984  Box 1, Folder 36
 
Corrected Typescripts 1980-1985  Box 1, Folder 37
 
Siren in the Night, 1983 
Box 1
Text Dummy, Holograph, Paste Holograph 1982  Box 1, Folder 38
 
Dummy, Text Dummy undated  Box 1, Folder 39
 
Holograph, Correspondence, Text Dummy 1982-1984  Box 1, Folder 40
 
Teddy Bear Tears, 1997 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence 1995-1997  Box 1, Folder 41
 
Page Proof 1997  Box 1, Folder 42
 
Tonight's the Night, 1981 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Holograph, Correspondence 1979-1981  Box 1, Folder 43
 
Wake Up, Little Children, 1996 
Box 1
Page Proof 1996  Box 1, Folder 44
 
Children's Letters  
Box 1
Correspondence 1985-1987  Box 1, Folder 5-12