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Gary Paulsen Collection

Summary Information
Title: Gary Paulsen Collection
Dates: 1987-
Creator: Paulsen, Gary
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1339
Abstract:
Gary Paulsen's papers focus on his work as an author of children's books. The collection contains production material for 35 titles. Included are typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, page proofs, advanced reading copies, and other materials.

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

Alida's Song, 1999

Amazing Life of Birds, The, 2006

Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer, 2000

Brian's Hunt, 2003

Brian's Return, 1999

Brian's Winter, 1996

Call Me Francis Tucket, 1995

Canoe Days, 1999

Car (The), 1994

Caught by the Sea: A Life in Boats, 2001

Christmas Sonata, 1992

Crossing (The), 1987

Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods, 1994

Glass Cafe, 2003

Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books, 2001

Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered, 1993

Hatchet, 1987

Haymeadow (The), 1992

How Angel Peterson Got His Name, 2003

Legend of Bass Reeves, The, 2006

Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, 2004

Mother's Message,

Mr. Tucket, 1994

Murphy's Trail, 1996

My Life in Dog Years, 1998

Nightjohn, 1993

Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs, 1996

Quilt (The), 2004

Rifle (The), 1995

Sarny, a Life Remembered, 1997

Schernoff Discoveries, 1997

Sisters/Hermanas, 1993

Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War, 1998

The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting, 1995

Time Hackers, The, 2005

Tucket's Gold, 1999

Tucket's Home, 2000

Tucket's Ride, 1997

Worksong, 1997


Biographical Sketch

Gary Paulsen was born May 17, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN. He has been a writer since the 1960s, but prior to that he worked at a wide variety of jobs. Paulsen has created powerful young adult fiction, often set in wilderness or rural areas and featuring teenagers who arrive at self-awareness by way of experiences in nature. He is part of a select group of YA writers who has received the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring an author's lifetime acheivement in writing books for teens. Paulsen won that award in 1997 and has received numerous other awards and honors. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 111, p. 136-144


Collection Scope and Content Note

At the time this is being written, the collection contains production material for 35 titles. Included are typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, page proofs advanced reading copies, and other miscellaneous material.

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.
  • Paulsen, Gary
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Alida's Song 1999 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1999
Box M. F. 3224
Typescript, corrected (93 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Front matter (20 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Page proofs (186 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Uncorrected bound galley proof (51 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Amazing Life of Birds, The 2006 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb, 2006
Box MF 3846
Typescript (131 p.)  Box MF 3846
 
Front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3846
 
Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer 2000 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 2000
Box M. F. 3221-3222
Typescript (182 p.)  Box M. F. 3221-3222
 
Page proofs (349 p.)  Box M. F. 3221-3222
 
Page proofs, corrected (150 p.)  Box M. F. 3221-3222
 
Brian's Hunt 2003 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2003
Box M. F. 3398
Typescript (148 p.)  Box M. F. 3398
Box MF 3398, 3847
Typescript, corrected (297 p.)  Box MF 3398, 3847
 
Front matter (7 p.)  Box MF 3398, 3847
Box MF 3847
page proof, corrected (123 p.)  Box MF 3847
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3847
 
Brian's Return 1999 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1999
Box M. F. 3227
Typescript (171 p.)  Box M. F. 3227
 
Typescript, corrected (177 p.)  Box M. F. 3227
 
Page proofs (129 p.)  Box M. F. 3227
 
Advanced reading copy (64 p.)  Box M. F. 3227
 
Brian's Winter 1996 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1996
Box M. F. 2147
Typescript, photocopy (192 p.)  Box M. F. 2147
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (40 p.)  Box M. F. 2147
 
Front matter (11 p.)  Box M. F. 2147
Box M. F. 3215
Typescript (199 p.)  Box M. F. 3215
 
Typescript, corrected (193 p.)  Box M. F. 3215
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (150 p.)  Box M. F. 3215
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3215
 
Page proof, corrected (144 p.)  Box M. F. 3215
 
Page proof (11 p.)  Box M. F. 3215
 
Call Me Francis Tucket 1995 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1995
Box M. F. 3225
Typescript (123 p.)  Box M. F. 3225
 
Foul matter (240 p.)  Box M. F. 3225
 
Advanced reading copy (58 p.)  Box M. F. 3225
 
Canoe Days 1999 
Note  New York: Doubleday, 1999
Box M. F. 2147, 3232
Typescript (20 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3232
 
Typescript, photocopy (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3232
 
Front matter (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3232
 
Car (The) 1994 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994
Box M. F. 3234
Typescript (267 p.)  Box M. F. 3234
 
Advanced reading copy (90 p.)  Box M. F. 3234
 
Galley proofs, corrected (233 p.)  Box M. F. 3234
 
Caught by the Sea: A Life in Boats 2001 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 2001
Box M. F. 3223, 3236
Typescript (476 P.)  Box M. F. 3223, 3236
 
Typescript, corrected (297 p.)  Box M. F. 3223, 3236
 
Front matter (44 p.)  Box M. F. 3223, 3236
 
Page proof, corrected (109 p.)  Box M. F. 3223, 3236
 
Layout notes (7 p.)  Box M. F. 3223, 3236
 
Christmas Sonata 1992 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1992
Box M. F. 3232
Typescript (56 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Typescript, corrected (photocopy) (54 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Typescript, corrected (55 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Front matter (20 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Page proofs (with illustrations) (75 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
First pass (42 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Reader's set (40 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Crossing (The) 1987 
Note  New York: Orchard Books, 1987
Box M. F. 1431
Typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box M. F. 1431
 
Galley proof, corrected (67 p.)  Box M. F. 1431
 
Father Water, Mother Woods: Essays on Fishing and Hunting in the North Woods 1994 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1994
Box M. F. 3233, 3235, 3236
Holograph (photocopy) (16 p.)  Box M. F. 3233, 3235, 3236
 
Typescript (603 p.)  Box M. F. 3233, 3235, 3236
 
Typescript, corrected (161 p.)  Box M. F. 3233, 3235, 3236
 
Typescript, corrected (photocopy) (513 p.)  Box M. F. 3233, 3235, 3236
 
Page proofs (208 p.)  Box M. F. 3233, 3235, 3236
 
Glass Cafe 2003 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2003
Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
Typescript, first draft (79 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
 
Typescript (91 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398, 3847
Typescript, corrected (171 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398, 3847
 
Front matter (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398, 3847
Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
Page proof (140 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
 
Notes (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3228, 3236, 3398
 
Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books 2001 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press , 2001
Box M. F. 3228-3229
Typescript (136 p.)  Box M. F. 3228-3229
 
Typescript, corrected (143 p.)  Box M. F. 3228-3229
 
Page proofs (foul matter) (158 p.)  Box M. F. 3228-3229
 
Page proofs, corrected (159 p.)  Box M. F. 3228-3229
 
Advanced reading copy  Box M. F. 3228-3229
 
Harris and Me: A Summer Remembered 1993 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1993
Box M. F. 3216
Typescript (211 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Front matter (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Hatchet 1987 
Note  New York: Viking Penguin, 1987
Box M. F. 3232
Uncorrected proof (105 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Haymeadow (The) 1992 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1992
Box M. F. 2148, 3220, 3221
Typescript (85 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3220, 3221
 
Typescript, corrected (249 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3220, 3221
 
Front matter (24 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3220, 3221
 
Page proofs (625 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3220, 3221
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3220, 3221
 
How Angel Peterson Got His Name 2003 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2003
Box MF 3848
Typescript, corrected (306 p.)  Box MF 3848
 
front matter (11 p.)  Box MF 3848
Box MF 3236, 3848
Page proof, corrected (140 p.)  Box MF 3236, 3848
Box MF 3848
production information (3 p.)  Box MF 3848
Box MF 3236, 3848
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3236, 3848
 
Legend of Bass Reeves, The 2006 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb , 2006
Box MF 3846
Typescript (202 p.)  Box MF 3846
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 3846
 
Mother's Message  
Note  : ,
Box M. F. 2148
Typescript (86 p.)  Box M. F. 2148
 
Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day 2004 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb, 2004
Box MF 3846, 3847
Typescript (248 p.)  Box MF 3846, 3847
 
Typescript, corrected (263 p.)  Box MF 3846, 3847
 
front matter (9 p.)  Box MF 3846, 3847
 
production information (2 p.)  Box MF 3846, 3847
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3846, 3847
 
Mr. Tucket 1994 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1994
Box M. C. 1300
Jacket cover proof (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1300
Box M. F. 3228
Typescript (154 p.)  Box M. F. 3228
 
Murphy's Trail 1996 
Note  New York: Walker and Co., 1996
Box M. F. 2148
Typescript, photocopy (237 p.)  Box M. F. 2148
 
Front matter (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2148
 
My Life in Dog Years 1998 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1998
Box M. F. 3216
Typescript (166 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Typescript, corrected (129 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Typescript, photocopy (18 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Page proof, corrected (144 p.)  Box M. F. 3216
 
Nightjohn 1993 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1993
Box M. F. 3230, 3232
Typescript, corrected (77 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Front matter (15 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Page proofs (92 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Page proofs, second pass (95 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Page proofs, first pass File Copy (75 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Page proofs, second pass File Copy (29 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Photopcopies (49 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Foul matter (118 p.)  Box M. F. 3230, 3232
 
Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs 1996 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996
Box M. F. 2147, 3225
Typescript, corrected (172 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3225
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (85 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3225
 
Front matter (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3225
 
Uncorrected proof (49 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3225
 
Quilt (The) 2004 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2004
Box M. F. 3398
Typescript (201 p.)  Box M. F. 3398
Box M. F. 3398, 3847
Typescript, corrected (104 p.)  Box M. F. 3398, 3847
 
Front matter (7 p.)  Box M. F. 3398, 3847
 
Rifle (The) 1995 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995
Box M. F. 3228
Typescript (100 p.)  Box M. F. 3228
 
Advanced reading copy  Box M. F. 3228
 
Sarny, a Life Remembered 1997 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1997
Box M. F. 2148, 3236, 3227
Typescript (230 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3236, 3227
Box M. F. 2148, 3226, 3227
Typescript, corrected (239 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3226, 3227
 
Typescript, photocopy (227 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3226, 3227
 
Front matter (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2148, 3226, 3227
 
Schernoff Discoveries 1997 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1997
Box M. F. 2147, 3226
Typescript (355 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3226
 
Typescript, corrected (133 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3226
 
Typescript, photocopy (124 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3226
 
Front matter (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3226
 
Sisters/Hermanas 1993 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1993
Box M. F. 3232
Typescript (64 p.)  Box M. F. 3232
 
Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War 1998 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1998
Box M. F. 3229-3230
Typescript (106 p.)  Box M. F. 3229-3230
 
Typescript, corrected (215 p.)  Box M. F. 3229-3230
 
Page proofs (118 p.)  Box M. F. 3229-3230
 
Advanced reading copy (65 p.)  Box M. F. 3229-3230
 
The Tent: A Parable in One Sitting 1995 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1995
Box M. F. 3228
Typescript (80 p.)  Box M. F. 3228
 
Page proofs (89 p.)  Box M. F. 3228
 
Time Hackers, The 2005 
Note  New York: Wendy Lamb, 2005
Box MF 3846
Typescript (147 p.)  Box MF 3846
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 3846
 
Tucket's Gold 1999 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1999
Box M. F. 3232-3233
Typescript (120 p.)  Box M. F. 3232-3233
 
Typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box M. F. 3232-3233
 
Tucket's Home 2000 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 2000
Box M. F. 3224
Typescript, corrected (108 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Front matter (12 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Page proofs, corrected (121 p.)  Box M. F. 3224
 
Tucket's Ride 1997 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1997
Box M. F. 2147, 3221
Typescript (160 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3221
 
Typescript, corrected (107 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3221
 
Typescript, photocopy (106 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3221
 
Front matter (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3221
 
Page proofs (102 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3221
 
Photocopies (10 p.)  Box M. F. 2147, 3221
 
Worksong 1997 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1997
Box M. F. 2147
Typescript, photocopy (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2147