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Susan Pearson Collection

Summary Information
Title: Susan Pearson Collection
Dates: 1975-2004
Creator: Pearson, Susan
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1344
Abstract:
Susan Pearson's papers focus on her work as an author of children's books. The collection contains production material for fourteen titles published between 1975 and 2004, with some production material dating from 1974. Production materials include holographs, typescripts, proofs, dummies, miscellaneous pages, photocopies of cover samples, a book jacket, and photocopies of illustrations and front matter. The collection also contains some correspondence, mostly to and from publishers.

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

Baby and the Bear, 1987

Day Porkchop Climbed the Christmas Tree, 1987

Everybody Knows That, 1978

Happy Birthday Grampie, 1987

Izzie, 1975

Karin's Christmas Walk, 1980

Molly Moves Out, 1979

Monday I Was an Alligator, 1979

Monnie Hates Lydia, 1975

My Favorite Time of Year, 1988

Saturday I Ran Away, 1981

Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk, 2004

That's Enough for One Day, J. P.!, 1987

When Baby Went to Bed, 1987


Biographical Sketch

Susan Pearson was born December 21, 1946, in Boston, MA. She graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1968 and later worked as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer. Later she worked at several publishing companies. In 1975, Susan Pearson published her first book for children, Izzie , the story of Cary and her cat-doll, Izzie. The book was named one of New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year. Another one of her books, Saturday I Ran Away (1981) was selected as one of the International Reading Association's Children's Choices in 1982. Her 1987 book Happy Birthday, Grampie , the story of how Martha makes a special birthday card for her grandfather, was lauded by critics as a "lovely, realistic evocation of the American family at its best." She has also written a series of books featuring "child detective" Ernestine Jones, nicknamed Eagle-Eye Ernie, who lives in Minnesota. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 91, p. 159-162


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for fourteen titles published between 1975 and 2004, with some production material dating from 1974. Production materials include holographs, typescripts, proofs, dummies, miscellaneous pages, photocopies of cover samples, a book jacket, and photocopies of illustrations and front matter. The collection also contains some correspondence, mostly to and from publishers.

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.
  • Pearson, Susan
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Baby and the Bear 1987 
Note  New York: Viking Kestral, 1987
Box M. F. 1393
Dummy (11 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Day Porkchop Climbed the Christmas Tree 1987 
Note  New York: Prentice Hall, 1987
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript and holograph, corrected (114 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (7 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Miscellaneous pages (5 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Photocopy of dummy (28 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Book jacket (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Photocopy of cover samples (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Everybody Knows That 1978 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1978
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (36 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Uncorrected proofs of book (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Happy Birthday Grampie 1987 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1987
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript, photocopy, corrected (48 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (32 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Izzie 1975 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1975
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (35 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Galley proof (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Posted dummy (16 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Karin's Christmas Walk 1980 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1980
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript, photocopy, corrected (20 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Photocopy of front matter (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (13 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Molly Moves Out 1979 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1979
Box M. F. 637
Typescript, photocopy, corrected (43 p.)  Box M. F. 637
 
Notes (3 p.)  Box M. F. 637
Box M. F. 647
Typescript, photocopy, corrected (24 p.)  Box M. F. 647
 
Galley proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box M. F. 647
Box M. F. 637
Correspondence (11 p.)  Box M. F. 637
 
Monday I Was an Alligator 1979 
Note  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1979
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Monnie Hates Lydia 1975 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1975
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (45 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Galley proof, corrected (5 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
My Favorite Time of Year 1988 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1988
Box M. F. 1393
Correspondence (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript, partial photocopy (15 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Back flap information (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Dummy, photocopy (31 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Illustration proof (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Saturday I Ran Away 1981 
Note  New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1981
Box M. F. 1393
Correspondence (7 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Holograph and typescript, corrected (31 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript and holograph, corrected (37 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (15 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk 2004 
Note  New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2004
Box M. F. 3554
Typscript and holograph, corrected (310 p.)  Box M. F. 3554
 
Research materials: printouts (62 p.)  Box M. F. 3554
 
Typescript and illustrations (31 p.)  Box M. F. 3554
 
Layout notes (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3554
 
Correspondence (19 p.)  Box M. F. 3554
 
That's Enough for One Day, J. P.! 1987 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1987
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, partial photocopy, corrected (21 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Holograph (3 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
When Baby Went to Bed 1987 
Note  New York: Viking Kestral, 1987
Box M. F. 1393
Typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Holograph (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript, photocopy (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1393
 
Typescript (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1393