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Clara Ingram Judson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Clara Ingram Judson Papers
Dates: 1950-1972
Creator: Judson, Clara Ingram
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes of manuscript materials)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-148
Abstract:
Clara Ingram Judson's papers focus on her work as an author of children's and young adult books, particularly her biographies of famous Americans. The collection contains production material for 8 titles, published between 1950-1959. Production materials include typescripts, notes, correspondence, galley proofs, front matter, a photostat of an illustration, a book dummy, and one miscellaneous item from 1972.

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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Arrangement

Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People, 1950

Andrew Jackson, Frontier Statesman, 1954

Benjamin Franklin, 1957

George Washington, Leader of the People, 1951

Mighty Soo, The: Five Hundred Years at Sault St. Marie, 1955

St. Lawrence Seaway, 1959 (1964?)

Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot, 1953

Thomas Jefferson, Champion of the People, 1952


Biographical Sketch

Clara Ingram Judson was born May 4, 1879, in Logansport, Indiana. She graduated from the Girls' Classical School in Indianapolis in 1898. After her marriage and the birth of two children, she began contributing stories and columns to Indiana newspapers and later wrote Bed Time Tales, a feature for children. In 1915 she published her first book for children, Flower Fairies , a 'realistic' story about fairies. Throughout her long and prolific career she wrote 79 books, fiction and non-fiction, for children. Her Mary Jane series and the non-fiction series, They Came From, detailing the experiences of immigrants to America, were very popular with children and critics. Her fictionalized biographies of famous Americans were also popular. Critics praised her extensive research and accuracy. Three of her biographies were Newbery Honor books: Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People; Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot; Mr. Justice Holmes , which won in 1951, 1954, and 1957 respectively. She also received other awards for her work, including the first Children's Reading Round Table Award in 1953, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her contribution to children's literature in 1960. She died on May 24, 1960, in Evanston, Illinois.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for 8 titles published between 1950-1959, including 6 biographies of famous Americans. Production materials consist of manuscript and related materials only. Manuscript materials include corrected typescripts and partial carbon typescripts, galley proofs, front matter, a corrected book dummy, a photostat of an illustration, and notes. There is also a small amount of correspondence to and from Judson, and one miscellaneous item, a shipping order, from 1972.

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.
  • Judson, Clara Ingram
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Abraham Lincoln, Friend of the People 1950 
Box MF493 folders 1-6
Typescript, corrected (193 p.)  Box MF493 folders 1-6
Box MF493 folder 4
notes (4 p.)  Box MF493 folder 4
 
Andrew Jackson, Frontier Statesman 1954 
Box MF493 folders 1-6
Typescript, corrected, partial carbon (259 p.)  Box MF493 folders 1-6
Box MF493 folder 6
Typescript, corrected, Suggestions for Illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF493 folder 6
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF493 folder 6
 
Benjamin Franklin 1957 
Box MF494 folders 1-5
Typescript, corrected (206 p.)  Box MF494 folders 1-5
Box MF494 folder 5
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF494 folder 5
Box MF494 folder 6
galley proof, corrected (69 p.)  Box MF494 folder 6
 
George Washington, Leader of the People 1951 
Box MF494 folders 1-5
Typescript, corrected, partial carbon (250 p.)  Box MF494 folders 1-5
Box MF494 folder 5
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF494 folder 5
Box MF494 folders 6-9
Typescript, corrected, partial carbon (196 p.)  Box MF494 folders 6-9
Box MF494 folder 10
galley proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF494 folder 10
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF494 folder 10
 
notes (18 p.)  Box MF494 folder 10
 
Mighty Soo, The: Five Hundred Years at Sault St. Marie 1955 
Box MF495 folders 1-4
Typescript, corrected, incomplete (167 p.)  Box MF495 folders 1-4
 
St. Lawrence Seaway 1959 (1964?) 
Box MF495 folders 1-4
Typescript, corrected (163 p.)  Box MF495 folders 1-4
Box MF495 folders 5-7
Typescript, corrected, partial carbon (129 p.)  Box MF495 folders 5-7
Box MF495 folder 8
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF495 folder 8
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF495 folder 8
 
shipping order from 1972 (1 p.)  Box MF495 folder 8
 
Theodore Roosevelt, Fighting Patriot 1953 
Box MF496 folders 1-4
Typescript, carbon (190 p.)  Box MF496 folders 1-4
Box MF496 folder 5
book dummy, corrected (224 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5
 
Thomas Jefferson, Champion of the People 1952 
Box MF496 folder 1
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF496 folder 1
Box MF496 folders 1-4
Typescript, corrected, partial carbon (206 p.)  Box MF496 folders 1-4
Box MF496 folder 5
Typescript, corrected, Possible Illustrations (3 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5
 
galley proof (2 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5
 
photostat of illustration (1 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF496 folder 5