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Betty Sue Cummings papers, undated, 1976-1981

Summary Information
Title: Betty Sue Cummings papers
Dates: undated, 1976-1981
Creator: Cummings, Betty Sue
Extent: 3 boxes (1.2 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1397
This collection consists of manuscript material including dummies, corrected typescript, holographs, and galley proofs related to three titles published between 1977 to 1981.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Cummings, Betty Sue

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.


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:

Betty Sue Cummings papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Betty Sue Cummings was born in 1918 in Virginia. She taught English at the highschool and junior highschool levels. Cummings was a member of the American Pen Women, Writers in Company. She was nominated for the National Book Award for Children's Literature and was awarded the Rollins College Writers Conference Short Story Award. Betty Sue Cummings died in 2001.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the manuscript material from three titles published between 1977 to 1981. It includes; dummies, corrected typescript, holographs, and galley proofs.

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.
  • Cummings, Betty Sue
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
  • Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
  • Irish Americans -- Fiction
  • Turtles -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Hew Against the Grain, 1977 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 2-3
Holograph, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 4-5
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 6-7
Corrected Typescript, Layout Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 8-9
Corrected Galley Proof 1976  Box 2 , Folder 1
Galley Proof 1976  Box 2 , Folder 2
Dummy, Notes 1977  Box 2 , Folder 3
Now, Ameriky, 1979 
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 5-5
Holograph, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 6
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 1-2
Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 3 , Folder 3-4
Galley Proof 1979  Box 3 , Folder 5-6
Turtle, 1981 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript 1981  Box 3 , Folder 7
Galley Proof 1981  Box 3 , Folder 8