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Barbara Corcoran papers, undated, 1979-1987

Summary Information
Title: Barbara Corcoran papers
Dates: undated, 1979-1987
Creator: Corcoran, Barbara
Extent: 3 boxes (1.2 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1320
Abstract:
This collection consists of typescript, corrected typescript, carbon typescript, front matter, book jackets, galley proofs, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, holographs, and plot outlines related to fourteen books published between 1977-1987.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Corcoran, Barabara

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:

Barbara Corcoran papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Barbara Corcoran was born in 1911. She was a prolific midlist author who could write several children's and young adult books in a year. She occasionally wrote books under pseudonyms (Paige Dixon, Gail Hamilton) to prevent sales competition between her books which were often published in the same year. Her first book, Sam , was intended for adults but was published as a children's book. For the next three decades she wrote children's and young adult novels. Barbara Corcoran died in 2003.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the manuscript material from three titles published between 1977 to 1987. It includes; typescript, corrected typescript, carbon typescript, front matter, book jackets, galley proofs, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, holographs, and plot outlines related to fourteen books.

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.
  • Corcoran, Barbara
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
  • Change--Juvenile fiction
  • Drug traffic--Fiction.
  • Family problems -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Hawaii -- Fiction
  • Horses -- Fiction
  • Ireland -- Fiction
  • Louisiana -- Fiction
  • Massachusetts -- Fiction
  • Montana -- Fiction
  • Moving, Household--Juvenile fiction
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Prisoners--Fiction
  • Quakers--Juvenile fiction.
  • Runaways -- Fiction
  • Stepfathers -- Fiction
  • Dixion, Paige
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Hideaway, The 1987 
Box 1
Plot Outline, Typescript, Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Horse Named Sky, A, 1986 
Box 1
Book Jacket, Typescript 1986  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 4-5
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
I am the Universe, 1986 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript Photocopy, Book Jacket 1986  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 8-9
 
Make No Sound, 1977 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Making It, 1980 
Box 2
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1980  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Person in the Potting Shed, The, 1980 
Box 2
Plot Outline, Holograph undated  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Rising Damp, 1980 
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proof 1979  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Shadowed Path, The, 1985 
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proof 1979  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
View from Home, A, undated 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Walk My Way, 1980 
Box 2
Galley Proof undated  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Watery Grave, A, 1982 
Box 2
Typescript, Holograph, Plot Outline undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Carbon Typescript, Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Typescript, Correspondence undated  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
When Darkness Falls, 1985 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 3 , Folder 1-2
 
Woman in Your Life, The, 1984 
Box 3
Correspondence, Corrected Typescript 1983  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
You Put Up with Me, I'll Put Up with You, 1989 
Box 3
Book Jacket 1987  Box 3 , Folder 4