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Berniece Rabe Collection

Summary Information
Title: Berniece Rabe Collection
Dates: 1973-1988
Creator: Rabe, Berniece
Extent: 177 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1234
Abstract:
The Berniece Rabe Collection contains written production material from eleven titles published between 1973 and 1988, including holographs, typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, dummies, photographs, notes, and research clippings.

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

Balancing Girl, The, 1981

Girl Who Had No Name, The, 1977

Margaret's Moves, 1987

Naomi, 1975

Orphan, The, 1978

Rass, 1973

Rehearsal for the Big Time, 1988

Smooth move, A, 1987

Tall Enough to Own the World, 1989

Where's Chimpy, 1988

Who's Afraid?, 1980


Biographical Sketch

Berniece Rabe was born January 11, 1928 in Parma, MO, one year prior to the fall of the stock market. This and other events would prove to be inspiration for the creation of resilient, young lead characters throughout her novels. Born into a family of twelve children Rabe would luckily fold into the shuffle, granting her the best high school education the situation could afford in a school out west. It was here that she discovered a natural talent for art. The next seventeen years were diligently devoted to the creation of a strong family atmosphere with her husband and children. In 1963, Rabe returned to school and received her BA in education at National-Louis University, followed by post-graduate studies at Columbia, Northern Illinois University, and Roosevelt University. Rass , Rabe's first published novel, set off a cascade of well-written, young-adult novels and picture books. Rabe has went on to write and publish over twenty pieces of work, receiving accolades all along the way but she will remain noteworthy for her strong, persevering characters. She writes, "My books speak of survival of hard times...Often there is love and humor interwoven and my characters not only survive, they live with hope and confidence."

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 148, 2004.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Berniece Rabe Collection contains written production material from eleven titles published between 1973 and 1988, including holographs, typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, dummies, photographs, notes, and research clippings.

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.
  • Rabe, Berniece
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Balancing Girl, The 1981 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1981
Box MF 1483
typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
galley proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
photocopy of corrected dummy (16 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
correspondence with publisher (1 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
Girl Who Had No Name, The 1977 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1977
Box MF 662
typescript, corrected (155 p.)  Box MF 662
 
typescript, corrected (166 p.)  Box MF 662
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (192 p.)  Box MF 662
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (173 p.)  Box MF 662
 
w/ front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 662
 
galley proof, corrected (76 p.)  Box MF 662
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 662
 
Margaret's Moves 1987 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1987
Box MF 1485
holograph and typescript, corrected (38 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
holograph, typescript corrected and typescript, corrected photocopy (50 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
typescript (25 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
typescript, corrected (242 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
typescript, carbon (65 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
typescript, corrected carbon (21 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
typescript, photocopy (80 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (106 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
page proofs (110 p.)  Box MF 1485
 
Naomi 1975 
Note  Nashville, TN: T. Nelson, 1975
Box MF 663
typescript, corrected (223 p.)  Box MF 663
 
typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF 663
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (173 p.)  Box MF 663
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (337 p.)  Box MF 663
 
Orphan, The 1978 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1978
Box MF 664
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (132 p.)  Box MF 664
 
w/ notes (17 p.)  Box MF 664
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (166 p.)  Box MF 664
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (165 p.)  Box MF 664
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy, corrected partial carbon (227 p.)  Box MF 664
 
galley proof, corrected (106 p.)  Box MF 664
 
notes (18 p.)  Box MF 664
 
Rass 1973 
Note  Nashville, TN: T. Nelson, 1973
Box MF 665
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (156 p.)  Box MF 665
 
w/ notes (30 p.)  Box MF 665
 
w/ reader critiques (17 p.)  Box MF 665
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (179 p.)  Box MF 665
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (351 p.)  Box MF 665
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 665
 
Rehearsal for the Big Time 1988 
Note  New York: F. Watts, 1988
Box MF 1483, 1499
typescript (135 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
typescript, corrected (62 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
typescript, corrected (102 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
typescript, corrected (132 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
typescript, photocopy (134 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (133 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
page proof (83 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 1483, 1499
 
Smooth move, A 1987 
Note Shute, Linda
Niles, IL: A. Whitman, 1987
Box MF 1483
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
galley proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
photocopy of dummy (20 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
photocopy of illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
Tall Enough to Own the World 1989 
Note  New York: Franklin Watts, 1989
Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
holograph (36 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript (238 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript (141 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript (70 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript (74 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (104 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (105 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (76 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (47 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (28 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (18 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (156 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (142 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (165 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected (32 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, incomplete (87 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, carbon (138 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, photocopy (144 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (42 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
galley proof, corrected photocopy (72 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
notes (43 p.)  Box MF 1499, 1507, 1508, 1510
 
Where's Chimpy 1988 
Note Schmidt, Diane
New York: A. Whitman, 1988
Box MF 1483
typescript (5 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
dummy (31 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
photocopy of photographs (2 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
clippings (2 p.)  Box MF 1483
 
Who's Afraid? 1980 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1980
Box MF 666
typescript, corrected (58 p.)  Box MF 666
 
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF 666
 
typescript, corrected (59 p.)  Box MF 666
 
w/ front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 666
 
galley proof, corrected (33 p.)  Box MF 666