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Constance C. Greene Papers

Summary Information
Title: Constance C. Greene Papers
Dates: 1973-1993
Creator: Greene, Constance C.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1402
Abstract:
Constance C. Greene's papers focus on her work as an author of children's and young adult fiction. The collection contains production material for 13 titles published between 1973-1993, and includes manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, and reviews.

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

Al(exandra) the Great, 1982

Al's Blind Date, 1989

Ask Anybody, 1983

Dotty's Suitcase, 1980

Double Dare O'Toole, 1981

Isabelle and Little Orphan Frannie, 1988

Isabelle Shows Her Stuff, 1984

Isabelle the Itch, 1973

Love Letters of J. Timothy Owen, The, 1986

Monday I Love You, 1988

Nora: Maybe a Ghost Story, 1993

Odds on Oliver, 1993

Star Shine, 1985

Beat the Turtle Drum, 1976

Good-Luck Bogie Hat, 1971

I Know You, Al, 1975

Just Plain Al, 1986


Biographical Sketch

Constance C. Greene, nee Clarke, was born October 27, 1924, in New York City. She attended Skidmore College in the 1940s, and later worked as a reporter for the Associated Press. She published her first book for children and young adults, A Girl Called Al in 1969. The book recounts the experiences of a spunky 13-year-old non-conformist named Al, and her family and friends. The book was an American Library Association Notable Book and was also an honor book at the Washington Post 'World Spring Book Festival in 1969. Greene wrote several other books about Al and critics have praised the stories for their warmth, vitality, and wit. She has also been lauded by critics for her believable characters who are rooted in reality. Greene's books have been popular with both girls and boys, who have appreciated the believable and often lighthearted situations in which her characters find themselves. Greene has also written books that deal with more dramatic subjects, such as Beat the Turtle Drum , a work based upon the death of the author's older sister at age thirteen. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Greene continued to write books for what she has referred to as middle-aged kids.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 72; Twentieth Century Children's Writers , 3rd ed., pp. 403-404.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material for 13 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, front matter, notes, page proofs, a publisher's dummy, and Library of Congress data. It also contains some correspondence and reviews.

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, Constance C.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Al(exandra) the Great 1982 
Box MF1988 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF1988 folders 1-2
Box MF1988 folder 3
galley proof, corrected (46 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 3
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 3
 
Al's Blind Date 1989 
Box MF1988 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (96 p.)  Box MF1988 folders 1-2
Box MF1988 folders 3-4
galley proof, corrected (69 p.)  Box MF1988 folders 3-4
 
Ask Anybody 1983 
Box MF1473 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (103 p.)  Box MF1473 folders 1-2
Box MF1473 folders 3-4
galley proof, corrected (67 p.)  Box MF1473 folders 3-4
Box MF1473 folder 1
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 1
 
reviews (3 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 1
 
Dotty's Suitcase 1980 
Box MF1539 folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (115 p.)  Box MF1539 folders 1-3
Box MF1539 folders 4-5
galley proof, corrected photocopy (66 p.)  Box MF1539 folders 4-5
Box MF1539 folder 1
reviews (1 p.)  Box MF1539 folder 1
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1539 folder 1
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1539 folder 1
 
Double Dare O'Toole 1981 
Box MF2211 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (110 p.)  Box MF2211 folders 1-2
Box MF2211 folders 3-4
galley proof, corrected (101 p.)  Box MF2211 folders 3-4
 
Isabelle and Little Orphan Frannie 1988 
Box MF1625 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (90 p.)  Box MF1625 folders 1-2
Box MF1625 folders 3-4
galley proof, corrected (75 p.)  Box MF1625 folders 3-4
Box MF1625 folder 3
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 3
Box MF1625 folder 4
reviews (1 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 4
 
Isabelle Shows Her Stuff 1984 
Box MF1625 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (88 p.)  Box MF1625 folders 1-2
Box MF1625 folder 1
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 1
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 1
Box MF1625 folders 3-4
galley proof, corrected (77 p.)  Box MF1625 folders 3-4
Box MF1625 folder 4
reviews (1 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 4
 
Isabelle the Itch 1973 
Box MF1625 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (96 p.)  Box MF1625 folders 1-2
Box MF1625 folder 1
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 1
Box MF1625 folder 2
reviews (2 p.)  Box MF1625 folder 2
 
Love Letters of J. Timothy Owen, The 1986 
Box MF2211 folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (149 p.)  Box MF2211 folders 1-3
Box MF2211 folder 1
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF2211 folder 1
Box MF2211 folders 4-5
galley proof, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF2211 folders 4-5
 
Monday I Love You 1988 
Box MF1473 folder 1
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 1
Box MF1473 folders 1-3
typescript (148 p.)  Box MF1473 folders 1-3
Box MF1473 folders 4-5
galley proof (90 p.)  Box MF1473 folders 4-5
Box MF1473 folders 6-7
galley proof, 1st revision (89 p.)  Box MF1473 folders 6-7
Box MF1473 folders 8-9
galley proof, corrected (89 p.)  Box MF1473 folders 8-9
Box MF1473 folder 10
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 10
Box MF1473 folder 11
jacket proof (5 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 11
Box MF1473 folder 12
jacket proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 12
Box MF1473 folder 13
publisher's dummy (170 p.)  Box MF1473 folder 13
 
Nora: Maybe a Ghost Story 1993 
Box MF2211 folder 1
typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF2211 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF2211 folder 1
Box MF2211 folders 2-4
typescript, corrected photocopy (135 p.)  Box MF2211 folders 2-4
Box MF2211 folder 4
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF2211 folder 4
Box MF2211 folders 5-6
galley proof, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2211 folders 5-6
Box MF2211 folder 6
Library of Congress data, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF2211 folder 6
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2211 folder 6
 
Odds on Oliver 1993 
Box MF1988 folder 1
typescript, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 1
 
galley proof, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 1
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 1
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 1
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1988 folder 1
 
Star Shine 1985 
Box MF1353 folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (143 p.)  Box MF1353 folders 1-3
Box MF1353 folder 4
typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1353 folder 4
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF1353 folder 4
Box MF1353 folders 5-6
galley proof, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF1353 folders 5-6
Box MF1353 folders 7-8
page proof, corrected (78 p.)  Box MF1353 folders 7-8
Box MF1353 folder 9
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1353 folder 9
 
Beat the Turtle Drum 1976 
Note  New York: Viking, 1976
Box MF3537
typescript, corrected (100 p.)  Box MF3537
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF3537
 
Good-Luck Bogie Hat 1971 
Note  New York: Viking, 1971
Box MF3537
typescript, corrected (121 p.)  Box MF3537
 
front matter, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF3537
 
I Know You, Al 1975 
Note  New York: Viking, 1975
Box MF3537
typescript, corrected (92 p.)  Box MF3537
 
front matter, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF3537
 
Just Plain Al 1986 
Note  New York: Viking, 1986
Box MF3537
typescript, corrected (104 p.)  Box MF3537
 
front matter, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF3537