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Karen Cushman Papers, 1990-2009

Summary Information
Title: Karen Cushman papers
Dates: 1990-2009
Creator: Cushman, Karen.
Extent: 10 boxes (10.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1428
Abstract:
Collection contains holographs, typescripts, page proofs, correspondence, notes, research material, and photographs for children's books authored by Karen Cushman.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Karen Cushman, 1999. Subsequent donations received in 2004 and 2010.

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.

Copyright:

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:

Karen Cushman papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Karen Cushman was born in Chicago in 1941. She attended Stanford University earning a B.A. in English. She married, earned additional degrees, had a child, and became an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University in Museum Studies. In the late 1980s her interest again returned to writing, and she published her first young adult historical novel, Catherine, Called Birdy in 1994 which was named a Newbery Honor Book. Her second novel, The Midwife's Apprentice received the Newbery Medal in 1995.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 147 p. 30-36.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Karen Cushman papers contain holographs, typescripts, page proofs, correspondence, notes, research material, and photographs for a number of children's books, plus general correspondence and various speeches.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
Alchemy and Meggy Swann, 2010 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts 2006-2009  Box 1, Folder 1-15
 
Correspondence 2008-2009  Box 1, Folder 16
 
Notes, Research Material 2005-2008  Box 1, Folder 17-18
 
T he Ballad of Lucy Whipple, 1996 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 19-20
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 1-19
 
Corrected Galley 1996  Box 2, Folder 20-21
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Clippings 1995-2001  Box 2, Folder 22
Box 3
Notes undated  Box 3, Folder 1
 
Catherine Called Birdy, 1994 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 2
 
Holographs, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 3, Folder 3-8
 
Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 9-10
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 12
 
Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 13
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Typescripts undated, 1993  Box 3, Folder 16-20
Box 4
Corrected Typescript 1994  Box 4, Folder 1-2
 
Notes, Typescript undated  Box 4, Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 4, Folder 4
 
Notes undated  Box 4, Folder 5
 
Research Materials 1990  Box 4, Folder 6
 
Audio Script 1995  Box 4, Folder 7
 
Correspondence 1995  Box 4, Folder 8-9
 
Matilda Bone, 2000 
Box 5
Typescript 1996  Box 5, Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescripts undated, 1997-1998  Box 5, Folder 11-17
Box 6
Corrected Typescripts 1997-1998  Box 6, Folder 1-22
Box 7
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1998-1999  Box 7, Folder 1-25
Box 8
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts undated, 1999  Box 8, Folder 1-8
 
Corrected Galley 2000  Box 8, Folder 9
 
Correspondence 1996-2001  Box 8, Folder 10
 
Notes undated  Box 8, Folder 11-13
 
Research Materials undated  Box 8, Folder 14
 
The Midwife's Apprentice, 1995 
Box 8
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8, Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8, Folder 16-18
 
Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 8, Folder 19
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8, Folder 20-21
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 8, Folder 22
 
Typescript undated  Box 8, Folder 23
 
Correspondence, Notes 1996  Box 8, Folder 24
 
Play Programs, Audio Script undated  Box 8, Folder 25
 
Rodzina, 2003 
Box 8
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 8, Folder 26-27
Box 9
Corrected Typescripts 1997-2002  Box 9, Folder 1-24
Box 10
Corrected Typescripts undated, 2002  Box 10, Folder 1-3
 
Typescripts 2001-2002  Box 10, Folder 4-6
 
Corrected Typescripts 1997-2002  Box 10, Folder 7-12
 
Notes undated  Box 10, Folder 13-15
 
Research Materials 1998-2002  Box 10, Folder 16
 
Correspondence 2001-2002  Box 10, Folder 17
 
Corrected Galley 2002  Box 10, Folder 18
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 4
Correspondence undated  Box 4, Folder 10-19
Box 5
Correspondence undated  Box 5, Folder 1-9
Box 10
Speeches and associated research material undated  Box 10, Folder 19