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Richard Peck Collection

Summary Information
Title: Richard Peck Collection
Dates: 1974-1991
Creator: Peck, Richard
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1346
This collection contains production material for just five of Richard Peck's books that were published between 1974 and 1991.

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.


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.


Monster Night at Grandma's House, 1977

Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp, 1983

Princess Ashley, 1987

Representing Super Doll, 1974

Unfinished Portrait of Jessica, 1991

Biographical Sketch

Richard Peck was born April 5, 1934, in Decatur, IL. He is an award-winning author of young adult novels that explore contemporary issues such as peer pressure, single parenting, rape, censorship, suicide, and the death of a loved one. He has also written a series of historical novels for junior high rieaders, and his "Blossom Culp" books delve into the supernatural. In addition, he as written humor, mystery and horror YA novels, as well as adult novels. In the 1960s Peck vacillated between teaching English and textbook editing. In 1971 he decided to give up both and go into writing. His years of teaching came in handy for such a task because he had identified an audience and had also learned that kids read not to be educated but "to be reassured, to be given hope." Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 97, p. 181-186

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production material for five of the author's books that were published between 1974 and 1991.

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.
  • Peck, Richard
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Monster Night at Grandma's House 1977 
Note  New York: Viking Press, 1977
Box M. F. 638
Typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Typescript, corrected carbon (12 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Front matter (1 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp 1983 
Note  New York: Dell, 1983
Box M. F. 1817
Typescript, corrected (236 p.)  Box M. F. 1817
Galley proof, corrected (64 p.)  Box M. F. 1817
Princess Ashley 1987 
Note  New York : Delacorte, 1987
Box M. F. 1820
Typescript, corrected (237 p.)  Box M. F. 1820
Typescript, corrected photocopy (278 p.)  Box M. F. 1820
Representing Super Doll 1974 
Note  New York: Viking, 1974
Box M. F. 638
Typescript, corrected (178 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Front matter (9 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Galley proof, corrected photocopy (61 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Dummy (124 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Notes (2 p.)  Box M. F. 638
Unfinished Portrait of Jessica 1991 
Note  New York: Delacorte, 1991
Box M. F. 1817
Typescript, photocopy (160 p.)  Box M. F. 1817
Correspondence (6 p.)  Box M. F. 1817