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Sid Fleischman papers, undated, 1943-2010

Summary Information
Title: Sid Fleischman papers
Dates: undated, 1943-2010
Creator: Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010
Extent: 8 boxes (8.45 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-128
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscript materials for forty-one titles by Sid Fleischman, published between 1963 and 2010.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Fleischman, Sid

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:

Sid Fleischman papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged into two series:

Series 1: Publications (listed alphabetically)

Series 2: Miscellaneous


Biographical Sketch

Born Albert Sidney Fleischman on March 16, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, Sid Fleischman published nearly sixty titles over his career. As a child he was interested in stage magic and traveled the country in vaudeville productions during the Great Depression. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Fleischman finished college at San Diego State College and went on to work with the San Diego Daily Journal as a reporter. After the publication folded Fleischman began writing adventure novels which eventually led to screenwriting after director William Wellman picked up Blood Alley and recruited Fleischman to adapt it for screen. In 1962 Fleischman wrote Mr. Mysterious and Company , which was the first of many books he wrote that melded his interests in history and magic together for a children's audience. In 1987 he won a Newbery Medal for The Whipping Boy , and in 1994 was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for his career contribution as a children's writer. With his wife Betty, Fleischman had three children, including a son, Paul Fleischman, who also writes children books. Sid an Paul are the only parent and child who have both won the Newbery Medal. Sid passed away on March 17, 2010.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials for fourty-one publications by Sid Fleischman. The materials, dating from 1920 to 2010, include: typescripts, corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, proofs of illustrations, holographs, dummies, clippings, notes, research material and promotional materials.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010
  • Time travel -- Fiction
  • Pirates -- Fiction
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
  • Fleischman, Sid, 1920-2010 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Children's stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature
  • Authorship
  • Family problems -- Fiction
  • Gold mines and mining -- Fiction
  • Orphans -- Fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Mojave Desert (Calif.) -- Fiction
  • Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
  • California -- Gold discoveries -- Juvenile fiction
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Stalking -- Fiction
  • Beaches -- Fiction
  • Opera -- Fiction
  • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction
  • Animals, Mythical -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dreams -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dreams -- Fiction
  • Imaginary creatures -- Fiction
  • Mexico -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mexico -- Fiction
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Jews -- Europe -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dybbuk -- Juvenile fiction
  • Spirit possession -- Juvenile fiction
  • Ghosts -- Juvenile fiction
  • Ventriloquism -- Fiction
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction
  • Jews -- Europe -- Fiction
  • Dybbuk -- Fiction
  • Spirit possession -- Fiction
  • Ghosts -- Fiction
  • Ghost stories
  • Jewish fiction
  • Young adult fiction
  • Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Juvenile literature
  • Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926
  • Magicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Escape artists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Magicians -- United States -- Biography
  • Escape artists -- United States -- Biography
  • Pirates -- Juvenile fiction
  • Treasure troves -- Juvenile fiction
  • Treasure-trove -- Fiction
  • Fairies -- Juvenile fiction
  • Fairies -- Fiction
  • Western stories
  • West (U.S.) -- Fiction
  • Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881 -- Fiction
  • Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
  • Riddles -- Fiction
  • Riddles -- Juvenile fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Farm life -- Juvenile fiction
  • Grasshoppers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Farm life -- Fiction
  • Grasshoppers -- Fiction
  • Farms -- Juvenile fiction
  • Farms -- Fiction
  • Tall tales
  • Zoos -- Juvenile fiction
  • Tornadoes -- Juvenile fiction
  • Zoos -- Fiction
  • Tornadoes -- Fiction
  • Children's stories, American
  • Almanacs -- Wit and humor
  • Fantasy
  • Rain and rainfall -- Juvenile fiction
  • Droughts -- Juvenile fiction
  • Agriculture -- Juvenile fiction
  • Rain and rainfall -- Fiction
  • Droughts -- Fiction
  • Running races -- Juvenile fiction
  • Tall tales -- Juvenile fiction
  • Running races -- Fiction
  • Brigands and robbers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction
  • Robbers and outlaws -- Fiction
  • Railroads -- Trains -- Fiction
  • Magicians -- Juvenile fiction
  • Magicians -- Fiction
  • Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction
  • Magic tricks -- Juvenile literature
  • Magic tricks
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Scarecrows -- Juvenile fiction
  • Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 -- Juvenile literature
  • Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977
  • Comedians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
  • Comedians -- United States -- Biography
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
  • Elephants -- Fiction
  • Elephants -- Juvenile fiction
  • Thailand -- History -- To 1782 -- Fiction
  • Thailand -- History -- To 1782 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Kites -- Juvenile fiction
  • Kites -- Fiction
  • China -- Juvenile fiction
  • China -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications, undated, 1962-2010 
 
13th Floor, The: A Ghost Story, 1995 
Box 7
Corrected Typescript 1994  Box 7 , Folder 18
 
Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 19-20
 
Photocopies of Illustrations undated  Box 7 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript 1994  Box 7 , Folder 22
 
Abracadabra Kid, The: A Writer's Life, 1996 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1-3
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1996  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence 1995  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Bo and Mzzz Mad, 2001 
Box 1
Typescript 2000  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
By the Great Horn Spoon!, 1963 
Box 1
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Corrected Typescript 1962  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Chancy and the Grand Rascal, 1966 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 12-13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Corduroy, undated, 1987-1989 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Miscellaneous 1987  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Disappearing Act, 2003 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Dream Stealer, The, 2009 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 15
 
Proof of Illustrations 2009  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Entertainer and the Dybbuk, The, 2008 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini, 2006 
Box 3
Typescript 2005  Box 3 , Folder 19-20
 
Corrected Typescript 2004  Box 3 , Folder 21-22
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 23
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Notes 2003-2004  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Ghost in the Noonday Sun, The, 1965 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 4
Box 8
Holograph undated  Box 8 , Folder 1
 
Ghost on a Saturday Night, The, 1997 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Photocopied Typescripts 1974  Box 4 , Folder 5
Box 8
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1972  Box 8 , Folder 2
 
Photocopied Galley Proof undated  Box 8 , Folder 3
 
Great Hair Argument, The, 1986 
Box 4
Typescript 1986  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Typescript 1987  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescripts 1986  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Hey Hey Man, The, 1979 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts 1977  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Typescripts, Corrected Typescript 1978  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Humbug Mountain, 1978 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 11-13
Box 8
Corrected Galley Proof 1978  Box 8 , Folder 4-5
 
Notes, Holograph undated  Box 8 , Folder 6
 
Jim Bridger's Alarm Clock and Other Tall Tales, 1978 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 4 , Folder 14
 
Jim Ugly, 1992 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 4 , Folder 15-17
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 18
Box 8
Photocopied Corrected Galley Proof 1991  Box 8 , Folder 7
 
Jingo Django, 1971 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 19-20
 
Corrected Typescript 1970  Box 4 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript, Holograph 1970  Box 4 , Folder 22
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1970  Box 4 , Folder 23
 
Kate's Secret Riddle Book, 1977 
Box 4
Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence 1975  Box 4 , Folder 24
 
Longbeard the Wizard, 1970 
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 25
 
Corrected Typescripts 1969-1970  Box 4 , Folder 26
Box 8
Galley Proof 1969  Box 8 , Folder 8
 
McBroom and the Beanstalk, 1978 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts 1976  Box 4 , Folder 27
 
Photocopy of Illustrations undated  Box 4 , Folder 28
 
Corrected Galley Proofs 1977  Box 4 , Folder 29
 
McBroom and the Big Wind, 1967 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Photocopied Typescripts undated  Box 4 , Folder 30
 
McBroom and the Great Race, 1980 
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes 1978-1979  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Photocopied Dummy, Jacket Cover undated  Box 5 , Folder 3
Box 8
Holograph undated  Box 8 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1979  Box 8 , Folder 10
 
McBroom Tells a Lie, 1980 
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts 1974  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
McBroom Tells the Truth, 1966 
Box 8
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof 1981  Box 8 , Folder 15
 
McBroom the Rainmaker, 1973 
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 5 , Folder 9
Box 8
Corrected Galley Proofs, Holograph 1972-1973  Box 8 , Folder 16
 
McBroom's Almanac, 1984 
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts, Jacket Cover undated  Box 5 , Folder 4
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1981-1982  Box 5 , Folder 5
Box 8
Notes undated  Box 8 , Folder 11
 
Photocopied Corrected Galley Proofs 1983  Box 8 , Folder 12
 
McBroom's Ear, 1982 
Box 5
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof undated  Box 5 , Folder 6
 
McBroom's Ghost, 1971 
Box 8
Corrected Galley Proof 1981  Box 8 , Folder 13
 
McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm, 1998 
Box 8
Corrected Galley Proof 1992  Box 8 , Folder 14
 
McBroom's Zoo, 1972 
Box 5
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1971  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Me and the Man on the Moon-Eyed Horse, 1977 
Box 5
Notes, Research Material, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescripts 1975  Box 5 , Folder 11
 
Midnight Horse, The, 1990 
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 5 , Folder 12-13
 
Corrected Typescripts 1989  Box 5 , Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 5 , Folder 15
Box 8
Photocopies of Illustrations, Corrected Galley Proofs 1989  Box 8 , Folder 17
 
Mr. Mysterious's Secrets of Magic, 1975 
Box 5
Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Corrected Galley Proof, Sketch of Illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 17
 
Correspondence 1977  Box 5 , Folder 18
 
Prince Brat and the Whipping Boy, 1995 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 5 , Folder 21-22
 
Rainy Sunday, 1986 
Box 5
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 5 , Folder 24-26
 
Scarebird, The, 1988 
Box 8
Corrected Galley Proof 1987  Box 8 , Folder 18
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts 1986  Box 5 , Folder 27
 
Sir Charlie Chaplin: The Funniest Man in the World, 2010 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 5 , Folder 28
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 5 , Folder 29
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 30
Box 6
Corrected Page Proof 2009  Box 6 , Folder 1-17
 
Corrected Page Proof 2010  Box 6 , Folder 18-19
Box 7
Corrected Page Proof 2010  Box 7 , Folder 1-5
 
Notes 2009  Box 7 , Folder 6
 
Photographs undated  Box 7 , Folder 7
 
Research Material 2009  Box 7 , Folder 8
 
Wedding, The, 1986 
Box 7
Typescripts, Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 7 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 7 , Folder 10
 
White Elephant, The, 2006 
Box 7
Corrected Typescript 2005  Box 7 , Folder 11-13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript 2005  Box 7 , Folder 15
 
Wooden Cat Man, The 1972 
Box 7
Corrected Typescripts 1970-1973  Box 7 , Folder 16
 
Dummy undated  Box 7 , Folder 17
 
Miscellaneous, undated, 1962-2010 
 
Correspondence: 1943-1973, 1943-1973 
 
Correspondence: 1974-1985, 1974-1985 
 
Correspondence: 1986-1990, 1986-1990 
 
Presentations, Awards and Honors, 1962-1989 
 
Promotional Pieces, undated