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Karen Hesse Collection

Summary Information
Title: Karen Hesse
Dates: 1992-2005
Creator: Hesse, Karen
Extent: 9.75 cubic ft. (29 boxes)
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1244
Abstract:
Collection includes typescripts, correspondence and research material on 16 titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Karen Hesse between 1996 and 2004.

Gift of: Hesse, Karen


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and chronologically within each title.


Biographical Sketch

Karen Hesse was born in 1952 in Baltimore City and has written over 19 books for young people.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection includes typescripts, correspondence and research material on 16 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.
  • Hesse, Karen
  • Diaries
  • Jews
  • Family
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Aleutian Sparrow 2003 
Note  New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003
Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
typescript (265 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
typescript, corrected (278 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (305 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
front matter, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
front matter, corrected photocopy (17 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
galley proof, corrected (250 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
page proof (23 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
proof of jacket, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
correspondence (64 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
notes (60 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
layout notes (6 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
research material (751 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
invoice (1 p.)  Box MF 3509, 3510, 3513, 3514, 3515
 
The Cats in Krasinski Square 2004 
Note Watson, Wendy
New York : Scholastic, 2004
Box MF 3512
typescript (19 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
typescript, corrected (37 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
photocopy dummy, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
galley proof, corrected (66 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
correspondence (18 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
research material (6 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
Clippings  
Box MF 3517
notes (15 p.)  Box MF 3517
 
clippings (126 p.)  Box MF 3517
Box MF 3906
newspaper articles (35 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
1 catalogue ()  Box MF 3906
 
articles (26 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
Newbery/Caldecott banquet materials (13 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
4 name tags ()  Box MF 3906
 
3 cassette tapes ()  Box MF 3906
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
Vermont House (government) information pamphlets (2 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
reviews, pamphlet (16 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
art by children (2 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
Newbery acceptance speech (7 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
notes (12 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
15 photos ()  Box MF 3906
 
miscellaneous materials (10 p.)  Box MF 3906
 
Come On, Rain! 1999 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1999
Box MF 3901
typescript (63 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
typescript, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
page proof, corrected, photocopy (sketches) (31 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
page proof, corrected, photocopy (no text) (14 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
page proof, corrected, photocopy (37 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
proof of jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
dummy (49 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
publisher's dummy (34 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
publisher's dummy, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
clippings, 1 pamphlet ()  Box MF 3901
 
research material: illustrator samples (39 p.)  Box MF 3901
 
Correspondence  
Box MF 3518, 3906, 3909, 3911
correspondence (439 p.)  Box MF 3518, 3906, 3909, 3911
 
Just Juice 1998 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1998
Box MF 3907, 3909
typescript (62 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
typescript, corrected (576 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
typescript, photocopy corrected (84 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
page proof (142 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
page proof, corrected (144 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
proof of jacket (4 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
photocopy of illustrations (18 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
correspondence (35 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
notes (30 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
clippings (14 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
transmittal information (6 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
research material: 10 photos; 1 brochure; newspaper articles, 5 p.; 2 business cards; other, 51 p. (14 p.)  Box MF 3907, 3909
 
Lavender 1993 
Note  New York: H. Holt and Co., 1993
Box MF 2498
typescript, corrected (28 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
galley proof, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
proof for jacket (2 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
publisher's dummy (26 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
correspondence (with typescript corrected) (56 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
correspondence (with page-proof corrected) (48 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
Lester's Dog 1993 
Note  New York: Crown Books for Young Readers, 1993
Box MF 2498
typescript (46 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
typescript, corrected (54 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
page proof, corrected (20 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
publisher's dummy (16 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
correspondence (50 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
notes (14 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
clippings (9 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
Letters from kids  
Box MF 3515, 3516, 3536, 3536, 3911, 3918, 3919, 3920
correspondence (3774 p.)  Box MF 3515, 3516, 3536, 3536, 3911, 3918, 3919, 3920
Box MF 3911, 3918, 3919, 3920
miscellaneous materials and 2 posters (11 p.)  Box MF 3911, 3918, 3919, 3920
 
Letters from Rifka 1992 
Note  New York: Holt, Henry and Co. Inc., 1992
Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
typescript (54 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
typescript, corrected (792 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
typescript, corrected (133 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
notes (7 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
correspondence (148 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
video (1 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
correspondence (266 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
correspondence (43 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
booklets (5 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
notes (59 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
clippings (4 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
videos, research material (3 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
research material: 1 booklet; 1 newspaper; 1 magazine (43 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 2529, 2532, 2534
 
A Light in the Storm: the Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin  
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1999
Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
typescript (110 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
typescript, corrected (823 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
correspondence (28 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
notes (20 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
clippings, 1 pamphlet ()  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: Journal of Light Station at Fenwick Island (19 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: Grolier Electronic Encyclopedia (10 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: articles about lighthouses (115 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: newspaper article (1 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: articles, photocopy (262 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: lighthouse information (41 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: 2 reels of microfilm ()  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material:3 Civil War books ()  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
research material: miscellaneous materials (20 p.)  Box MF 3901, 3903, 3905
 
A Light in the Storm Screenplay, adapted by Mary Hall Surface  
Note  Unverified
Box MF 3512
typescript, corrected (65 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3512
 
Music of Dolphins 1996 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1996
Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
typescript, corrected (1080 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
typescript, corrected (126 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
galley proof (13 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
correspondence with typescript, corrected (165 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
correspondence (20 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
videotape (1 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
notes (97 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978, 3905
5 index card notebooks ()  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978, 3905
Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
notes (47 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
research material: 3 maps ()  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
research material: 1 booklet; 14 photographs (4 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
research material: 7 clippings; 3 newspapers ()  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
research material: 2 pamphlets; 2 booklets (77 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
research material: miscellaneous (81 p.)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
research material: videotapes (in Video Box 3-V 105 and V 106: See Audio/Visual Finding Aid)  Box MF 2535, 2547, 2548, 2978
 
Out of the Dust 1997 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1997
Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
typescript, corrected (1303 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (165 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
page proof, corrected (726 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
correspondence (25 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
notes (64 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
clippings (14 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
research material (167 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3519, 3520, 3538
 
Phoenix Rising 1995 
Note  New York: Puffin Books, 1995
Box MF 2525, 2528
typescript, corrected (584 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
typescript, corrected, photocopy (233 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
correspondence (75 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
notes (26 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
note cards (2)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
clippings (4 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
research material: 3 pamphlets; 1 map (7 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
research material: 4 booklets (25 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
research material: 4 booklets; 1 pamphlet; 1 sticker (26 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
research material: 7 booklets (10 p.)  Box MF 2525, 2528
 
Poppy's Chair 1993 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1993
Box MF 2498
typescript (14 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
typescript, corrected (42 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
typescript, corrected, photocopy (10 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
galley proof, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
note cards (2)  Box MF 2498
 
clippings (5 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
sheet music (3 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
Sable 1994 
Note  New York: H. Holt and Co., 1994
Box MF 2498
galley proof, corrected (46 p.)  Box MF 2498
 
The Stone Lamp 2003 
Note Pinkney, Brian, illustrator
New York: Hyperion, 2003
Box MF 3511, 3512
typescript (58 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
typescript, corrected (587 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
galley proof, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
correspondence (71 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
notes (21 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
research material (482 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
clippings (6 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MF 3511, 3512
 
Stowaway 2000 
Note  New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2000
Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
typescript (518 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
typescript, corrected (1688 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
photocopy of illustrations (sketches) (12 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
photocopy of illustrations (13 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
correspondence (18 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
character notes (10 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
glossary, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
style sheet (5 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
research material: magazine clipping; receipts; articles (57 p.)  Box MF 3517, 3635, 3898, 3899
 
A Time of Angels 1995 
Note  New York: Hyperion, 1995
Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
typescript (1198 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
typescript with front matter (24 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
correspondence (289 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
correspondence from children (3 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
notes (68 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
clippings (13 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
photographs (6)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
clippings (laminated) (1 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
contract agreement (18 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
handmade book with notes ()  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
research material: photocopies (149 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
research material: pamphlets (17 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
research material: 1 magazine ()  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
research material: 4 disks ()  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
research material: 3 x 5 index notecards (237 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
research material: 4 x 6 index notecards (169 p.)  Box MF 2503, 2504, 2505, 2506
 
When I Was Your Age (short story) 1999 
Note  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1999
Box MF 3899
typescript (20 p.)  Box MF 3899
 
typescript, corrected (63 p.)  Box MF 3899
 
page proof, corrected (96 p.)  Box MF 3899
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 3899
 
Wish on a Unicorn 1993 
Note  New York: Puffin Books, 1993
Box MF 2507, 2515
typescript, corrected (437 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
typescript, corrected (196 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
front matter (14 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
galley proof, corrected (128 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
correspondence (79 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
notes (26 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
clippings (14 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
promotional material (6 p.)  Box MF 2507, 2515
 
Witness 2001 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 2001
Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
typescript (278 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
typescript, corrected (1833 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
front matter, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
page proof, corrected (196 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
photocopy of illustrations (35 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
notes (26 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
research material (624 p.)  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
1 disk ()  Box MF 3530, 3531, 3533, 3535, 3536
 
Young Hans Christian Andersen 2005 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 2005
Box MF 3634, 3635
typescript (41 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
typescript, photocopy (394 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (63 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (328 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
page proof, corrected (26 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
proof of jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
photocopy of jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
dummy, corrected (50 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
publisher's dummy, corrected (50 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
correspondence (32 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
notes (14 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635
 
research material (8 p.)  Box MF 3634, 3635