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Mary Rodgers Collection

Summary Information
Title: Mary Rodgers Collection
Dates: 1969-1982
Creator: Rodgers, Mary
Extent: 61 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1415
Abstract:
The Mary Rodgers Collection contains written production material for four titles published between 1969 and 1982, with an abundance of correspondence from children. Items include but not limited to holographs, corrected typescripts (photocopy, partial, and type specifications), dummies, page proofs, galley proofs, notes and correspondence. Written material from the screen adaptation of Freaky Friday is also included.

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

Freaky Friday, 1973

Letters from Children,

Miscellaneous,

Rotten Book, The, 1969

Billion for Boris, A, 1974

Letters from Children, continued,

Freaky Friday [Screenplay], 1976

Freaky Friday [not yet published],

Manuscripts from children,

Summer Switch, 1982


Biographical Sketch

Mary Rodgers was born on January 11, 1931, in New York City. Having a father who co-created such Broadway classics as The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma and South Pacific , Mary demonstrated her family knack for creativity starting at a young age. Beginning with musical endeavors, she took piano lessons for many years and majored in music at Wellesley College. She published her first book in 1969. Three years later came the best seller Freaky Friday , which was adapted to screen in 1977. Rodgers is credited with providing witty and original insights into the parent-child relationship.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 130, 2002.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Mary Rodgers Collection contains written production material for four titles published between 1969 and 1982, with an abundance of correspondence from children. Items include but not limited to holographs, corrected typescripts (photocopy, partial, and type specifications), dummies, page proofs, galley proofs, notes and correspondence. Written material from the screen adaptation of Freaky Friday is also included.

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.
  • Rodgers, Mary
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Freaky Friday 1973 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1973
Box MF 2645
correspondence from children (15 p.)  Box MF 2645
Box MF 680
typescript, corrected (112 p.)  Box MF 680
 
w/ front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 680
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (17 p.)  Box MF 680
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (29 p.)  Box MF 680
 
galley proof, corrected (51 p.)  Box MF 680
 
galley proof, corrected (48 p.)  Box MF 680
Box MF 680, 2645
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 680, 2645
 
Letters from Children  
Box MF 2645
letters from children  Box MF 2645
 
Miscellaneous  
Box MF 677
unpublished manuscript in notebook (1 p.)  Box MF 677
 
correspondence (84 p.)  Box MF 677
 
Rotten Book, The 1969 
Note Kellogg, Steven
New York: Harper and Row, 1969
Box MF 681
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 681
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 681
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 681
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 681
 
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 681
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 681
 
dummy (38 p.)  Box MF 681
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 681
 
Billion for Boris, A 1974 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1974
Box MF 677
typescript, corrected photocopy (192 p.)  Box MF 677
Box MC 677
w/ front matter (4 p.)  Box MC 677
 
Letters from Children, continued  
Box MF 681
children's letters (65 p.)  Box MF 681
 
correspondence (86 p.)  Box MF 681
 
Freaky Friday [Screenplay] 1976 
Note  Burbank, CA: Disney Productions, 1976
Box MF 680
holograph, corrected typescript and typescript, corrected photocopy (149 p.)  Box MF 680
 
holograph and typescript, corrected photocopy (163 p.)  Box MF 680
 
Freaky Friday [not yet published]  
Note  New York: Scholastic,
Box MF 681
copy of original book (New York, Harper and Row-1972) w/ editor's changes for new edition (145 p.)  Box MF 681
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 681
 
Manuscripts from children  
Box MF 681
manuscripts from children  Box MF 681
 
Summer Switch 1982 
Note Gorey, Edward
New York: Harper and Row, 1982
Box MF 980
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (70 p.)  Box MF 980
 
typescript, corrected and type specifications (238 p.)  Box MF 980
 
page proofs, corrected (188 p.)  Box MF 980
 
notes [notebooks] (3 p.)  Box MF 980
 
holograph, partial typescript, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF 980
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 980
 
page proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 980
 
typescript, corrected (28 p.)  Box MF 980
 
typescript, corrected (72 p.)  Box MF 980
 
typescript, corrected (64 p.)  Box MF 980