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Karen Hesse Collection

Summary Information
Title: Karen Hesse
Dates: 1990-2010
Creator: Hesse, Karen
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1244
Abstract:
Collection includes typescripts, correspondence and research material on 21 published and unpublished titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Hesse, Karen.

Access Restrictions:

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:

Karen Hesse collection, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Karen Hesse (1952- ) is an award winning author of children's and young adult literature. Hesse was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree in English, Psychology, and Antrhopology; soon after graduation, she and her husband moved to Vermont and started a family. Hesse took jobs in publishing and began writing. Her first novel, Wish on a Unicorn was published in 1991.

Hesse's work focuses primarily fictional characters in historical settings. Her work has won several awards, including the Newberry Medal for Out of the Dust .


Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection includes typescripts, correspondence and research material on 21 published and unpublished titles, as well as correspondence with young readers and fans.

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.
  • Hesse, Karen
  • 1943 -- Juvenile fiction
  • African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Aleuts -- Juvenile fiction
  • Andersen, H. C. -- (Hans Christian), -- 1805-1875 -- Juvenile literature.
  • Aunts -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Authors, Danish -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
  • "Babies -- Fiction. "
  • Baldness -- Fiction.
  • Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Children's poetry, American.
  • Concentration camps -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Fiction
  • Courage in girls -- Fiction.
  • Cousins -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Death -- Fiction Grandfathers -- Fiction Grandmothers -- Fiction
  • Death -- Fiction.
  • Delaware -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Depressions (Economic) -- Fiction -- Children's literature.
  • Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Dust storms -- Fiction -- Children's literature.
  • Dust storms -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Ellis Island Immigration Station, New York -- Fiction.
  • Farm life -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Farm life -- Oklahoma -- Fiction -- Children's literature.
  • "Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
  • Fear -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Feral children -- Fiction.
  • Friendship -- Fiction.
  • Heroes -- Fiction
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Juvenile fiction
  • Infants -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Islands -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Jewish families -- Fiction.
  • Jewish immigrants -- Fiction.
  • Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Juvenile fiction
  • Jews, Russian -- Fiction.
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- Juvenile poetry
  • Letter writing -- Fiction.
  • Lighthouses -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Nuclear power plants -- Accidents -- Fiction.
  • Oklahoma -- Fiction -- Children's literature.
  • Oklahoma -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
  • People with mental disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Poetry -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Prejudices -- Juvenile poetry
  • Racially mixed people -- Fiction
  • Rain and rainfall -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Ringworm -- Fiction.
  • Sea stories
  • Sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Summer -- Juvenile fiction.
  • The Teens (20th century) -- Fiction.
  • Twelve-year-old girls -- Fiction.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
  • Vermont -- Juvenile fiction
  • Vermont -- Juvenile poetry
  • Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
  • Voyages around the world -- Fiction
  • Warsaw (Poland) -- History -- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Wishes -- Juvenile fiction.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Aleutian Sparrow 2003  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Note  Working title: Illusions
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 5-11
 
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 1 , Folder 12
Note  Working title: Explosion
 
Typescript, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 13
Note  Working title: Explosion
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
Note  Working title: A Dog's War
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 15
Note  Working title: A Dog's War
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 16-17
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 2003  Box 1 , Folder 19-20
 
Corrected Page Proof 2002  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Galley Proof 2002  Box 1 , Folder 22-23
 
Corrected Galley Proof 2003  Box 1 , Folder 24-25
 
Photocopied Corrected Galley Proof 2003  Box 1 , Folder 26-27
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Correspondence 2001-2003  Box 1 , Folder 30
 
Research Material 2001-2002  Box 1 , Folder 31
 
Research Material 2001  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Research Material 2002  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Research Material undated  Box 2 , Folder 3-7
 
Jacket Proof undated  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Cats in Krasinski Square, The 2004  
Box 2
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 2003  Box 2 , Folder 9
Box 14
Corrected Dummy undated  Box 14 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Galley Proofs undated  Box 14 , Folder 2
 
Correspondence, Notes Research Material 2001-2003  Box 14 , Folder 3
 
Newspaper Clippings 1991-1999  
Box 2
Clippings, Reviews 1991-1999  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Clippings, Notes, Reviews, Slides, Pamphlets 1993-1998  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Clippings 1998  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Clippings 1993  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Clippings, Correspondence 1993-1998  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Cassette Tapes, "Out of the Dust" undated  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Clippings, Notes, Speech Typescript 1997-1998  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Photographs, Clippings, Miscellaneous 1998  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Clippings 1996-1998  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Come On, Rain 1999  
Box 2
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 20-21
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof 1998  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Dummies, Jacket Proof undated  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1996-1999  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Illustrator Samples undated  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Correspondence 1991-2008  
Box 2
Correspondence 1991-1999  Box 2 , Folder 27
Box 3
Correspondence 1991-1992  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence 1993-1998  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Correspondence 1998  Box 3 , Folder 3-5
 
Correspondence 1998-2008  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Correspondence from Children 1993-2006  
Box 3
Correspondence 1998-1999  Box 3 , Folder 31
 
Correspondence 1998  Box 3 , Folder 32
Box 4
Correspondence 1998  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence 1997-1999  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Correspondence 1998-1999  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Correspondence 1999  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence 1998-2000  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Correspondence 1999  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Correspondence 1998-1999  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence 1999-2000  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Correspondence 1993-2000  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Correspondence 1993-1996  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Correspondence 1996  Box 4 , Folder 11-12
 
Correspondence 1996-1997  Box 4 , Folder 13
 
Correspondence 1997  Box 4 , Folder 14-15
 
Correspondence 1997-1998  Box 4 , Folder 16
 
Correspondence 1997-2003  Box 4 , Folder 17
 
Correspondence 2003-2004  Box 4 , Folder 18-19
Box 5
Correspondence 2004  Box 5 , Folder 1-3
 
Correspondence 2004-2005  Box 5 , Folder 4-5
 
Correspondence, Photographs, Miscellaneous 2005-2006  Box 5 , Folder 6
Box 14
Art Projects undated  Box 14 , Folder 4
 
Just Juice 1998  
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 8-15
 
Corrected Typescript 1998  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 17-18
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Page Proof 1998  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Page Proof 1998  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Correspondence, Photocopies of Illustrations, Proof of Jacket 1997-1998  Box 3 , Folder 22
 
Notes, Reviews, Research Material 1997-1999  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Lavender 1993  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 3 , Folder 24-25
 
Corrected Page Proof 1993  Box 3 , Folder 26
 
Dummy, Proof of Jacket, Correspondence 1993  Box 3 , Folder 27
Box 13
Corrected Galley Proof 1993  Box 13 , Folder 1
 
Lester's Dog 1993  
Box 3
Typescripts undated  Box 3 , Folder 28
 
Corrected Typescripts 1992-1993  Box 3 , Folder 29
 
Photocopied Corrected Galley, Dummy 1992  Box 3 , Folder 30
Box 13
Correspondence, Notes, Reviews 1990-1994  Box 13 , Folder 2
 
Letters From Rifka 1993  
Box 5
Corrected Typescript 1992  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 10-12
 
Typescripts undated  Box 5 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 5 , Folder 14
Note  Various working titles
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 15
Note  Working title: Lift Your Lamp
 
Video Tape, "Letters From Rifka Ms. Blohm's Language Arts Class 12/95" 1995  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Video Tapes, "Teams Windows on My World"--teaching videos 1995  Box 5 , Folder 17-18
 
Correspondence 1994-1996  Box 5 , Folder 19
Box 6
Correspondence 1990-1996  Box 6 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1993-1996  Box 6 , Folder 2
 
Jacket Proof, Booklet 1994  Box 6 , Folder 3
Box 13
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 13 , Folder 3
 
Correspondence, Teaching Material 1996  Box 13 , Folder 4
 
Notes, Reviews 1992-1993  Box 13 , Folder 5
 
Research Material 1990-1994  Box 13 , Folder 6
 
Light in the Storm, A 1999  
Box 6
Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 5-8
Note  Working title: Diary of a Storm Coming
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 9-12
 
Correspondence, Notes 1996-1999  Box 6 , Folder 13
 
Research Material 1997-1998  Box 6 , Folder 14
 
Research Material 1997-1999  Box 6 , Folder 15
 
Research Material undated  Box 6 , Folder 16-18
 
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 6 , Folder 19
Note  Adapted Screenplay
Box 13
Research Material (Microfilm), "Smyrna Times Newspaper and Boise City News" undated  Box 13 , Folder 7
 
Music of Dolphins, The 1996  
Box 6
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 20-22
 
Corrected Typescript 1995  Box 6 , Folder 23-24
 
Corrected Typescript 1996  Box 6 , Folder 25
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 26
 
Corrected Typescript 1996  Box 6 , Folder 27
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 28-30
Box 7
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1995  Box 7 , Folder 2-3
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof 1996  Box 7 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 7 , Folder 5
 
Research Material undated  Box 7 , Folder 6-8
 
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 7 , Folder 9
 
Notes undated  Box 7 , Folder 10-12
 
Research Material undated  Box 7 , Folder 13
 
Correspondence 1995-1996  Box 7 , Folder 14
 
Video Tape, "Courtesy of: Commanding Officer USCG Air Station" undated  Box 7 , Folder 15
 
Photographs 1994  Box 7 , Folder 16
 
Research Material 1993-1994  Box 7 , Folder 17
 
Research Material 1994-1995  Box 7 , Folder 18-19
 
Notes undated  Box 7 , Folder 20
 
Out of the Dust 1997  
Box 7
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 21-29
Box 8
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 1-2
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1997  Box 8 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Page Proof 1997  Box 8 , Folder 4-9
 
Correspondence 1996-2000  Box 8 , Folder 10
 
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 8 , Folder 11
 
Research Material undated  Box 8 , Folder 12
 
Clippings, Reviews 1997  Box 8 , Folder 13
 
Phoenix Rising 1994  
Box 8
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 14-16
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 8 , Folder 17-18
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 8 , Folder 19-20
 
Correspondence 1993-1996  Box 8 , Folder 21
 
Research Material 1993-1995  Box 8 , Folder 22
 
Research Material undated  Box 8 , Folder 23
 
Research Material 1995  Box 8 , Folder 24
 
Correspondence 1996  Box 13 , Folder 8
 
Notes, Reviews, Research Material 1992-1994  Box 13 , Folder 9
 
Poppy's Chair 1993  
Box 8
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 8 , Folder 25
Note  Working title: Leah's Charms
Box 9
Corrected Galley Proof 1992  Box 9 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Notes, Reviews, Research Material 1990-1993  Box 9 , Folder 2
 
Sable 1994  
Box 13
Corrected Galley Proof 1993  Box 13 , Folder 10
 
Stone Lamp, The 2003  
Box 9
Typescripts 1999-2001  Box 9 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescripts 1999  Box 9 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescripts 1999-2001  Box 9 , Folder 5
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 2001  Box 9 , Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 9 , Folder 7-8
 
Corrected Galley Proof 2001  Box 9 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Galley Proof 2003  Box 9 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Galley Proof 2002  Box 9 , Folder 11
 
Correspondence 1998-2003  Box 9 , Folder 12
 
Notes undated  Box 9 , Folder 13
 
Research Material 1998-1999  Box 9 , Folder 14-15
 
Research Material undated  Box 9 , Folder 16-17
 
Promotional Poster undated  Box 9 , Folder 18
 
Stowaway 2000  
Box 9
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 9 , Folder 19-21
Note  Working title: Endeavour
 
Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 22
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 23-28
Box 10
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 1-4
 
Photocopies of Illustrations, Correspondence, Style Sheet 1999-2000  Box 10 , Folder 5
 
Notes, Research Material 1999  Box 10 , Folder 6
 
Time of Angels, A 1995  
Box 10
Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 7-8
Note  Working title: Drawn to Angel Light
 
Typescript 1993  Box 10 , Folder 9
Note  Working title: A Gift for the Angel
 
Typescript 1993  Box 10 , Folder 10
Note  various Working titles
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 11-12
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 13-14
Note  Working title: An Autumn of Angels
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 15-16
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 17-18
Note  Working title: Drawn to Angel Light
 
Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 19-20
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 10 , Folder 21
Note  various Working titles
 
Correspondence 1993-1996  Box 10 , Folder 22
 
Notes, Research Material 1991-1994  Box 10 , Folder 23
 
Notes, Research Material 1992-1995  Box 10 , Folder 24
 
Notes, Research Material, Reviews 1993-1996  Box 10 , Folder 25
Box 11
Notes, Floppy Disks undated  Box 11 , Folder 1
 
Notes, Fan-Made Notebook, Research Material undated  Box 11 , Folder 2
 
Notes undated  Box 11 , Folder 3-4
 
Correspondence 1994  Box 11 , Folder 5-6
 
Correspondence, Photographs 1994-1996  Box 11 , Folder 7
 
Waiting Until Midnight Not verified as published  
Box 11
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 11 , Folder 8
Note  Short Story for anthology "When I Was Young"
 
Corrected Page Proof 1998  Box 11 , Folder 9-10
 
Correspondence 1997-1998  Box 11 , Folder 11
 
Wish on a Unicorn 2010  
Box 11
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 11 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 13-16
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 11 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 18-19
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1990-1995  Box 11 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1990  Box 13 , Folder 11
 
Notes, Reviews, Promotional Material undated  Box 13 , Folder 12
 
Witness 2001  
Box 11
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 21
Note  Working title: Grave Matters
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 22-23
Box 12
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 1
 
Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 2-3
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 4-6
Note  Working title: Grave Matters
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 7-8
Note  Working title: Heaven Train
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 9-14
 
Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof 2001  Box 12 , Folder 16-17
 
Photocopies of Illustrations, Correspondence, Notes 2000-2002  Box 12 , Folder 18
 
Research Material 1999-2000  Box 12 , Folder 19
 
Research Material 1994-1999  Box 12 , Folder 20
 
Research Material undated  Box 12 , Folder 21-22
 
Research Material, Floppy Disk undated  Box 12 , Folder 23
 
Young Hans Christian Andersen, The 2005  
Box 12
Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 24
 
Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 25-28
Box 13
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Typescript 2004  Box 13 , Folder 16
 
Corrected Page Proof 2005  Box 13 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Jacket Proof, Corrected Dummies 2004  Box 13 , Folder 18
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 2004-2005  Box 13 , Folder 19