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Marilyn Sachs Papers

Summary Information
Title: Marilyn Sachs Papers
Dates: 1964-1999
Creator: Sachs, Marilyn
Extent: c. 6 linear feet
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1466
Abstract:
Marilyn Sachs' papers focus on her work as an author of children's and young adult fiction. The collection consists of procuction materials for 35 of her books, and includes holographs, typescripts, front matter, layout notes, galley and page proofs, notes, research material, clippings, a publisher's dummy, correspondence, illustrations, and a computer disc for one title.

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

Almost Fifteen,

Amy and Laura,

Amy Moves In,

At the Sound of the Beep,

Baby Sister,

Beach Towels,

Bears' House, The,

Bus Ride,

Call Me Ruth,

Circles,

Class Pictures,

Correspondence from children,

December Tale, A,

Dorrie's Book,

Fat Girl, The,

Fleet-Footed Florence,

Fourteen,

Hello. . . Wrong Number,

Just Like a Friend,

Laura's Luck,

Marv,

Matt's Mitt,

Matt's Mitt and Fleet-Footed Florence,

Peter and Veronica,

Secret Friend, A,

Summer's Lease, A,

Thunderbird,

Truth About Mary Rose, The,

Veronica Ganz,

What My Sister Remembered,

Another Day, 1997

Ghosts in the Family, 1995

JoJo and Winnie, 1999

Surprise Party, 1998

Thirteen, Going On Seven, 1993

Underdog, 1985


Biographical Sketch

Marilyn Sachs, nee Stickle, was born December 18, 1927, in New York, New York. She attended Hunter College and graduated with a B.A. in 1949. She then continued her education at Columbia University, receiving her M.S. in 1953. She married Morris Sachs in 1947 and had 2 children. She worked for many years as a children's librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library and the San Francisco Public Library. In the 1950s she began writing fiction for children and young adults, publishing her first book, Amy Moves In , in 1964. She drew upon her own youth for the background of this and subsequent books, which featured a girl named Amy, her sister Laura, and the school bully, Veronica Ganz. Her stories have been praised for their realism in plot, setting, and characterization, and their sympathetic portrayal of pre-adolescent and adolescent tribulations. Her use of the same characters and their changing perspectives on each other and on life gives her books an added depth and realism. Ms. Sachs has touched upon several controversial subjects in some of her works, including child neglect, obesity, homelessness, and the anti-nuclear movement. She has also written several works of historical fiction, including Call Me Ruth , an account of a young immigrant girl in turn of the century New York City, who becomes involved in the struggle for worker's rights in the garment industry--a story that reflects Ms. Sachs' strong interest in social issues and draws upon her own family's imigrant past. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols, 3, 68, 110 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 2 Children's Literature Review, vol. 2


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material for 35 titles published between 1964-1992, and includes holographs, typescripts, research material, notes, clippings, front matter, layout notes, illustrations, a publisher's dummy, galley and page proofs, a computer disc for one title, correspondence, and a manuscript book by children at the Newport Elementary School.

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.
  • Sachs, Marilyn
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Almost Fifteen  
Box MF1385 folder 1
holograph (68 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 1
Box MF1385 folders 2-4
holograph (3 note books) (295 p.)  Box MF1385 folders 2-4
Box MF1385 folders 5-7
typescript, corrected (115 p.)  Box MF1385 folders 5-7
Box MF1385 folder 7
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 7
 
typescript, corrected, miscellaneous pp. (3 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 7
 
research material (17 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 7
 
notes (8 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 7
Box MF1385 folder 8
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 8
Box MF1385 folders 8-10
typescript, corrected (128 p.)  Box MF1385 folders 8-10
Box MF1385 folder 10
computer disc (1 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 10
 
research material--brochure (24 p.)  Box MF1385 folder 10
Box MF1385 folders 11-13
page proof, corrected photocopy (140 p.)  Box MF1385 folders 11-13
 
Amy and Laura  
Box MF1231 folders 1-3
typescript and holograph, corrected (150 p.)  Box MF1231 folders 1-3
Box MF1231 folders 4-7
typescript, corrected, partial holograph (180 p.)  Box MF1231 folders 4-7
Box MF1231 folder 4
front matter (9 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 4
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 4
Box MF1231 folder 7
illustration proof (2 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 7
 
Amy Moves In  
Box MF1235 folders 1-4
typescript, corrected (165 p.)  Box MF1235 folders 1-4
Box MF1235 folder 1
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 1
 
layout notes (3 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 1
Box MF1235 folder 4
illustrations, corrected photocopy (27 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 4
 
At the Sound of the Beep  
Box MF1850 folders 9-11
holograph (137 p.)  Box MF1850 folders 9-11
Box MF1850 folder 12
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 12
Box MF1850 folders 12-14
typescript, corrected photocopy (143 p.)  Box MF1850 folders 12-14
Box MF1850 folder 15
research material--photographs with negatives (28 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 15
Box MF1850 folder 16
research material--brochures, etc. (15 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 16
Box MF1850 folder 17
notes (10 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 17
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 17
 
clippings (26 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 17
 
research material, brochures, etc. (1 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 17
Box MF1850 folders 18-20
page proof, photocopy (160 p.)  Box MF1850 folders 18-20
 
Baby Sister  
Box MF1237 folders 14-15
holograph (145 p.)  Box MF1237 folders 14-15
Box MF1237 folder 14
notes (7 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 14
Box MF1237 folder 16
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 16
Box MF1237, folders 16-18
typescript, corrected photocopy (188 p.)  Box MF1237, folders 16-18
Box MF1235, folders 19-20
galley proof, corrected (86 p.)  Box MF1235, folders 19-20
Box MF1237, folder 20
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1237, folder 20
 
Beach Towels  
Box MF1233 folder 1
holograph (45 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 1
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 1
Box MF1233 folder 2
typescript, corrected (53 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 2
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 2
 
Bears' House, The  
Box MF693 folder 1
holograph, note book (59 p.)  Box MF693 folder 1
Box MF693 folder 2
front matter (9 p.)  Box MF693 folder 2
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF693 folder 2
 
typescript, corrected (56 p.)  Box MF693 folder 2
Box MF693 folder 3
galley proof, corrected (33 p.)  Box MF693 folder 3
 
Bus Ride  
Box MF1237 folder 6
holograph (64 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 6
Box MF1237 folder 7
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 7
Box MF1237 folders 7-8
typescript, corrected (82 p.)  Box MF1237 folders 7-8
Box MF1237 folder 9
page proof with one illustration (57 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 9
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 9
 
Call Me Ruth  
Box MF1236 folders 1-16
holograph (258 p.)  Box MF1236 folders 1-16
Box MF1236 folder 7
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1236 folder 7
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF1236 folder 7
Box MF1236 folders 7-9
typescript, corrected (135 p.)  Box MF1236 folders 7-9
Box MF1236 folder 9
notes (9 p.)  Box MF1236 folder 9
Box MF1236 folder 10
galley proof, corrected (71 p.)  Box MF1236 folder 10
Box MF1236 folder 11
holograph, miscellaneous pp. (8 p.)  Box MF1236 folder 11
Box MF1236 folders 11-14
research material--pamphlets, clippings, articles (partial photocopy) (1 p.)  Box MF1236 folders 11-14
 
Circles  
Box MF1850 folders 1-2
holograph (108 p.)  Box MF1850 folders 1-2
Box MF1850 folders 3-5
typescript, corrected photocopy (124 p.)  Box MF1850 folders 3-5
Box MF1850 folders 5-7
page proof, corrected photocopy (137 p.)  Box MF1850 folders 5-7
Box MF1850 folder 7
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 7
 
Class Pictures  
Box MF1241 folders 1-3
holograph (133 p.)  Box MF1241 folders 1-3
Box MF1241 folder 4
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 4
Box MF1241 folders 4-6
typescript, corrected (157 p.)  Box MF1241 folders 4-6
Box MF1241 folders 7-8
galley proof, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF1241 folders 7-8
Box MF1241 folder 8
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 8
 
Correspondence from children  
Box MF1849 folder 17
correspondence from children (13 p.)  Box MF1849 folder 17
 
December Tale, A  
Box MF1235 folders 5-6
holograph (87 p.)  Box MF1235 folders 5-6
Box MF1235 folder 6
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 6
Box MF1235 folders 6-7
typescript, corrected carbon (86 p.)  Box MF1235 folders 6-7
Box MF1235 folder 8
galley proof, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 8
 
Dorrie's Book  
Box MF1242 folders 1-3
holograph (136 p.)  Box MF1242 folders 1-3
Box MF1242 folder 4
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF1242 folder 4
Box MF1242 folders 4-5
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF1242 folders 4-5
Box MF1242 folders 6-7
galley proof, corrected (88 p.)  Box MF1242 folders 6-7
Box MF1242 folders 8-9
publisher's dummy (69 p.)  Box MF1242 folders 8-9
 
Fat Girl, The  
Box MF1233 folders 9-12
holograph (174 p.)  Box MF1233 folders 9-12
Box MF1233 folder 13
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 13
Box MF1233 folders 13-16
typescript, corrected (170 p.)  Box MF1233 folders 13-16
Box MF1233 folders 17-20
page proof, corrected photocopy (178 p.)  Box MF1233 folders 17-20
Box MF1233 folder 20
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 20
 
Fleet-Footed Florence  
Box MF1231 folder 12
typescript, corrected photocopy, final 10-29-79 (10 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 12
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 12
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 12
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 12
Box MF1231 folder 13
page proof (2 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 13
 
photocopy of illustrations (65 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 13
 
Fourteen  
Box MF1233 folders 3-5
holograph (123 p.)  Box MF1233 folders 3-5
Box MF1233 folder 6
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 6
Box MF1233 folders 6-8
typescript, corrected (125 p.)  Box MF1233 folders 6-8
Box MF1233 folder 8
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1233 folder 8
 
Hello. . . Wrong Number  
Box MF1237 folder 10
holograph (60 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 10
Box MF1237 folder 11
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 11
Box MF1237 folders 11-12
typescript, corrected (80 p.)  Box MF1237 folders 11-12
Box MF1237 folder 13
page proof, corrected (81 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 13
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 13
 
Just Like a Friend  
Box MF1849 folders 1-2
holograph (152 p.)  Box MF1849 folders 1-2
Box MF1849 folders 3-5
page proof, corrected (134 p.)  Box MF1849 folders 3-5
Box MF1849 folders 6-8
page proof, corrected photocopy (161 p.)  Box MF1849 folders 6-8
 
Laura's Luck  
Box MF1231 folder 8
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 8
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 8
Box MF1231 folders 8-11
typescript, corrected (157 p.)  Box MF1231 folders 8-11
Box MF1231 folder 11
illustration proof (6 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 11
 
notes (12 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 11
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 11
 
Marv  
Box MF1243 folders 3-5
holograph (144 p.)  Box MF1243 folders 3-5
Box MF1243 folder 6
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 6
Box MF1243 folders 6-8
typescript, corrected (129 p.)  Box MF1243 folders 6-8
Box MF1243 folder 9
reproductions of illustrations (16 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 9
Box MF1243 folder 10
mss. book by the children of Newport Elementary School, 12/3/82, presented to Ms. Sachs (57 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 10
 
Matt's Mitt  
Box MF1243 folder 1
holograph (9 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 1
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 1
Box MF1243 folder 2
page proof (1 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 2
 
reproductions of illustrations (13 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 2
 
galley proof, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1243 folder 2
 
Matt's Mitt and Fleet-Footed Florence  
Box MF1850 folder 8
typescript, corrected photocopy (19 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 8
 
photocopy of jacket sketches (4 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 8
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 8
 
dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1850 folder 8
 
Peter and Veronica  
Box MF1231 folders 14-15
holograph--partial notebook (141 p.)  Box MF1231 folders 14-15
Box MF1231 folder 16
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 16
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 16
Box MF1231 folders 16-18
typescript, corrected (137 p.)  Box MF1231 folders 16-18
Box MF1231 folder 18
illustration proof (2 p.)  Box MF1231 folder 18
 
Secret Friend, A  
Box MF1241 folders 9-12
holograph--note books (194 p.)  Box MF1241 folders 9-12
Box MF1241 folders 13-14
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF1241 folders 13-14
Box MF1241 folder 13
holograph--notes (11 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 13
Box MF1241 folders 15-17
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (188 p.)  Box MF1241 folders 15-17
Box MF1241 folder 15
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 15
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 15
Box MF1241 folder 17
notes--miscellaneous blue pp.s (15 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 17
Box MF1241 folder 18
galley proof, corrected (39 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 18
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1241 folder 18
 
Summer's Lease, A  
Box MF1235 folders 9-15
holograph (349 p.)  Box MF1235 folders 9-15
Box MF1235 folder 16
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 16
Box MF1235 folders 16-18
typescript, corrected carbon (148 p.)  Box MF1235 folders 16-18
Box MF1235 folders 19-20
galley proof, corrected (42 p.)  Box MF1235 folders 19-20
Box MF1235 folder 20
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1235 folder 20
 
Thunderbird  
Box MF1237 folder 1
holograph (58 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 1
Box MF1237 folder 2
holograph, miscellaneous pp. (11 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 2
 
typescript, corrected, miscellaneous pp. (16 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 2
Box MF1237 folder 3
typescript, corrected (61 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 3
Box MF1237 folder 4
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 4
 
typescript, corrected (49 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 4
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 4
Box MF1237 folder 5
galley proof, corrected (34 p.)  Box MF1237 folder 5
 
Truth About Mary Rose, The  
Box MF693 folder 4
holograph, note book (113 p.)  Box MF693 folder 4
 
holograph (11 p.)  Box MF693 folder 4
Box MF693 folder 5
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF693 folder 5
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF693 folder 5
Box MF693 folders 5-7
typescript, corrected (126 p.)  Box MF693 folders 5-7
Box MF693 folder 8
galley proof (44 p.)  Box MF693 folder 8
 
Veronica Ganz  
Box MF693 folder 9
holograph--note book, corrected mss. for chapters 1-51 (64 p.)  Box MF693 folder 9
Box MF693 folder 10
front matter (9 p.)  Box MF693 folder 10
 
typescript, corrected (109 p.)  Box MF693 folder 10
 
What My Sister Remembered  
Box MF1849 folders 9-12
holograph (171 p.)  Box MF1849 folders 9-12
Box MF1849 folders 13-16
typescript, corrected (138 p.)  Box MF1849 folders 13-16
Box MF1849 folder 16
notes (7 p.)  Box MF1849 folder 16
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF1849 folder 16
 
Another Day 1997 
Note  New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1997
Box MF2758
holograph (129 p.)  Box MF2758
 
typescript, corrected (109 p.)  Box MF2758
 
notes (18 p.)  Box MF2758
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF2758
 
Ghosts in the Family 1995 
Note  New York: Dutton Childrens's Books, 1995
Box MF2759
holograph (171 p.)  Box MF2759
 
typescript. corrected (225 p.)  Box MF2759
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2759
 
notes (12 p.)  Box MF2759
 
JoJo and Winnie 1999 
Note  New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1999
Box MF2759
holograph (22 p.)  Box MF2759
 
typescript, corrected (47 p.)  Box MF2759
 
Surprise Party 1998 
Note  New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1998
Box MF2758
holograph (117 p.)  Box MF2758
 
typescript, corrected (109 p.)  Box MF2758
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2758
 
Thirteen, Going On Seven 1993 
Note  New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1993
Box MF2758
holograph (97 p.)  Box MF2758
 
typescript, corrected (107 p.)  Box MF2758
 
Underdog 1985 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1985
Box MF2758
holograph (102 p.)  Box MF2758