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Bette Greene Papers

Summary Information
Title: Bette Greene Papers
Dates: 1973-1983
Creator: Greene, Bette
Extent: 3.3 linear feet
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1371
Abstract:
Bette Greene's papers focus on her wok as an author of children's and young adult fiction, and contain production materials for 5 titles, and include various drafts that trace the genesis, process, and revision of these works. There is also a small amount of correspondence.

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

Correspondence,

Get on Out of Here, Philip Hall, 1981

Morning Is a Long Time Coming, 1978

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe, 1974

Summer of My German Soldier, 1973

Them That Glitter and Them That Don't, 1983


Biographical Sketch

Bette Greene, nee Evansky, was born June 28, 1834, in West Memphis, Tennessee. She grew up in a small Arkansas town, in one of the few Jewish families in the area. She later drew on the experiences of small town Southern life and her feelings of being an outsider because of her Jewish heritage in several of her books. She attended the universities of Alabama, Memphis State, and Columbia during the 1950s, and later worked as a reporter and information officer. In 1973 she published her first young adult novel, Summer of My German Soldier . Set in Arkansas during World War II, It tells the story of a young Jewish girl who hides a German POW, and the consequences of this act of family and social defiance. The book was widely praised by critics and won several citations. In 1978 she published a sequel. She has also written several books for younger readers, including Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe , which won a Newbery Honor in 1975.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 8, 102; Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. 16; Twentieth Century Children's Writers , 3rd ed. pp. 402-403; Children's Literature Review , vol. 2.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes production material for 5 titles published between 1973-1983, and includes holographs, typescripts, some corrected or photocopied, corrected galley proofs, a proof dummy, notes, notes for a movie script, a photocopy of a reading script, and correspondence.

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.
  • Greene, Bette
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Correspondence  
Box MF363 folder 1
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF363 folder 1
 
Get on Out of Here, Philip Hall 1981 
Box MF363 folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (144 p.)  Box MF363 folders 1-3
Box MF363, 364 folders 4-7
typescript, corrected, 2nd draft (188 p.)  Box MF363, 364 folders 4-7
Box MF364 folder 8
typescript, corrected, 3rd draft (50 p.)  Box MF364 folder 8
Box MF364 folders 9-11
typescript, corrected photocopy (150 p.)  Box MF364 folders 9-11
Box MF364 folders 12-14
typescript, corrected (145 p.)  Box MF364 folders 12-14
Box MF364 folders 15-17
typescript, corrected photocopy (147 p.)  Box MF364 folders 15-17
Box MF364 folders 18-19
typescript, corrected photocopy (120 p.)  Box MF364 folders 18-19
Box MF364 folders 20-22
typescript, corrected photocopy (125 p.)  Box MF364 folders 20-22
Box MF364 folder 23
typescript, corrected photocopy--partial mss. (39 p.)  Box MF364 folder 23
Box MF364 folder 24
typescript, corrected photocopy (76 p.)  Box MF364 folder 24
Box MF364 folder 25
notes (4 p.)  Box MF364 folder 25
Box MF364 folder 26
galley proof, corrected photocopy (92 p.)  Box MF364 folder 26
 
Morning Is a Long Time Coming 1978 
Box MF365 folder 1
holograph (34 p.)  Box MF365 folder 1
Box MF365 folders 2-5
typescript, corrected (219 p.)  Box MF365 folders 2-5
Box MF365 folders 6-10
typescript, corrected, 2nd draft (237 p.)  Box MF365 folders 6-10
Box MF365, 366, folders 11-16
typescript, corrected, 3rd & 4th drafts combined (304 p.)  Box MF365, 366, folders 11-16
Box MF366 folders 17-22
typescript, corrected, 5th draft (305 p.)  Box MF366 folders 17-22
Box MF366 folder 23
photocopy of reading script (9 p.)  Box MF366 folder 23
 
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe 1974 
Box MF366 folder 1
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF366 folder 1
Box MF366 folder 2
typescript (32 p.)  Box MF366 folder 2
Box MF366 folder 3
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF366 folder 3
 
typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF366 folder 3
Box MF366 folder 4
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF366 folder 4
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF366 folder 4
 
typescript (19 p.)  Box MF366 folder 4
Box MF366 folders 5-6
typescript, corrected (100 p.)  Box MF366 folders 5-6
Box MF366 folders 7-9
typescript, corrected (142 p.)  Box MF366 folders 7-9
Box MF366 folder 10
galley proof, corrected (41 p.)  Box MF366 folder 10
Box MF366 folder 11
proof dummy (94 p.)  Box MF366 folder 11
 
Summer of My German Soldier 1973 
Box MF367 folder 1
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF367 folder 1
Box MF367 folders 1-6
typescript, corrected photocopy (287 p.)  Box MF367 folders 1-6
Box MF367, 368 folders 7-14
typescript, corrected partial photocopy, early draft (362 p.)  Box MF367, 368 folders 7-14
Box MF368 folders 15-21
typescript, photocopy (310 p.)  Box MF368 folders 15-21
Box MF368 folders 22-26
typescript, corrected (258 p.)  Box MF368 folders 22-26
Box MF368 folder 27
galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF368 folder 27
Box MF368 folders 28-29
galley proof, corrected (72 p.)  Box MF368 folders 28-29
Box MF368 folder 30
notes for movie script (80 p.)  Box MF368 folder 30
 
Them That Glitter and Them That Don't 1983 
Box MF369 folders 1-11
holograph (528 p.)  Box MF369 folders 1-11
Box MF369 folders 12-16
holograph (254 p.)  Box MF369 folders 12-16
Box MF370 folder 17
typescript, corrected (55 p.)  Box MF370 folder 17
Box MF370 folders 18-21
typescript, corrected photocopy (207 p.)  Box MF370 folders 18-21
Box MF370 folders 22-26
typescript, corrected photocopy (236 p.)  Box MF370 folders 22-26
Box MF370 folder 27
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF370 folder 27
 
correspondence with editor Patricia Ross (2 p.)  Box MF370 folder 27
Box MF370 folders 28-30
typescript and holograph, corrected, 4th draft (283 p.)  Box MF370 folders 28-30
Box MF370 folder 28
notes for 5th draft (1 p.)  Box MF370 folder 28