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Clifton Taulbert Papers

Summary Information
Title: Clifton Taulbert Papers
Dates: 1999-2002
Creator: Taulbert, Clifton L.
Extent: 8 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1516
Abstract:
Collection contains typescripts, research materials, dummies, correspondence, and other materials for three children's books.

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

Little Cliff and the Cold Place, 2002

Little Cliff and the Porch People, 1999

Little Cliff's First Day of School, 2001


Biographical Sketch

Author and lecturer Clifton L. Taulbert is perhaps best known for his memoir Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1989), about his experience of growing up in the racially charged Mississippi Delta. Born February 19, 1945, in Glen Allan, Mississippi, in his memoir he writes about his childhood during the civil rights movement, but rather than focus on the growing conflict between white and black, he chose to focus more on the bonds of community and family, which included his mother and grandparents and an extended family of aunts and uncles. A second memoir, The Last Train North (1992), details his decision to leave the Delta following his graduation from high school and follows his career with the Air Force through the 1960s, where he reached the rank of sergeant. He also describes meeting for the first time his father, a preacher, in St. Louis. The book was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Other awards he has received include the 27th annual NAACP Image Award for Literature and the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Nonfiction, and Time magazine named him one of America’s outstanding black entrepreneurs.

Biographical Source: http://www.olemiss.edu/mwp/dir/taulbert_clifton/index.html , 2008


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, research materials, dummies, correspondence, and other materials for three children's books.

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.
  • Taulbert, Clifton L.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Little Cliff and the Cold Place 2002 
Note Lewis, E.B.
New York: Dial, 2002
Box M. F. 3376
Typescript (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (10 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Typecript, corrected fax (10 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Correspondence (7 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Layout notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Photocopy of layout sketches (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Research material, digital photos on paper (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Research material, photocopies of sources (27 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Research material, photos (40 photos)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Legal agreement (12 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Pencil studies (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Photocopies of pencil studies (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Little Cliff and the Porch People 1999 
Note Lewis, E.B.
New York: Dial, 1999
Box M. F. 3376
Typescript, corrected photocopy (14 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Pencil dummy with text paste-up (30 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Correspondence (16 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Layout notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Pencil layout sketches (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Clippings, reviews (32 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Research material, photos (77 photos)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Legal agreement (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Little Cliff's First Day of School 2001 
Note  New York: Dial, 2001
Box M. F. 3376
Typescript, photocopy (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Typescript, corrected fax (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Page proof, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Correspondence (8 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Notes on illustration techniques (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Pencil layout sketches (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Photocopy of layout sketches (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Clippings, reviews (8 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Research material, photos (44 photos)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Legal agreement (11 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Ink studies (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Pencil studies (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Pencil studies with text paste-up (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3376
 
Fax of studies (9 p.)  Box M. F. 3376