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Mary Hays Weik Papers

Summary Information
Title: Mary Hays Weik Papers
Dates: 1922-1978
Creator: Weik, Mary Hays, 1898-
Extent: 1.0 linear ft. (32 folders)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1618
Abstract:
The collection contains manuscript materials including research material, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and front matter, for four titles. The collection also contains some reviews and a substantial amount of correspondence to and from Mary Hays Weik and her publishers, editors and others.

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

Correspondece,

The House at Cherry Hill, 1938

A House on Liberty Street, 1973

The Jazz Man, 1966

Unidentified,

The Scarlet Thread: A Group of One-Act Plays for Young People, 1968


Biographical Sketch

Mary Hays Weik was born in 1898 in Greencastle, Indiana. She graduated with an A.B. from DePauw University and later worked as a journalist, a consultant for social agencies and schools, and as a writer. Mary Hays Weik published her first book, Adventure: A Book of Verse in 1919. She also wrote books on the atomic pollution of the environment and edited an anti-nuclear newsletter. She published her first book, The House at Cherry Hill , for children and young adults in 1938. In 1966, she published The Jazz Man , a story about a young African-American boy living in Harlem. The book, illustrated by her daughter the author/illustrator Ann Grifalconi, was a Newbery Honor Book in 1967 and also was the Caldecott Medal runner-up for best illustrated book that same year. Mary Hays Weik continued to write for children and young adults and in 1972 published a work of historical fiction, A House on Liberty Street, that drew on the life of an ancestor, a German immigrant who came to the United States in the 1840s. Mary Hays Weik died on December 25, 1979 in Manhattan, New York.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 3, pp. 247-248. and vol. 23, p. 233.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for four titles published between 1938 and 1973. Production materials consist of manuscript materials including research material, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and front matter; there is also a reel-to-reel tape for one title, The Jazz Man . The collection also contains some reviews and a substantial amount of correspondence to and from Mary Hays Weik and her publishers, editors, including Jean Karl, and others. The collection also contains some miscellaneous material including a typescript for a magazine story "The Letter" published in 1922/23[?], some personal papers, and a holograph for a speech given to the International Reading Association in 1969. The materials are arranged by title with folder and box level control.

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.
  • Weik, Mary Hays, 1898-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Correspondece  
Box MF 826, folder 1-2
correspondence with publishers and editors (94 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1-2
Box MF 826, folder 3-6
correspondence-personal and professional (141 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 3-6
 
The House at Cherry Hill 1938 
Note  New York: A.A. Knopf, 1938
Box MF 826, folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (131 p.)  Box MF 826, folders 1-3
 
A House on Liberty Street 1973 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1973
Box MF 825, folders 1-2
holograph and typescript, corrected (72 p.)  Box MF 825, folders 1-2
Box MF 825, folders 3-5
typescript, corrected (138 p.)  Box MF 825, folders 3-5
Box MF 825, folder 6
typescript, corrected (49 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 6
Box MF 825, folder 7
galley proof, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 7
 
galley proof, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 7
Box MF 825, folder 8
galley proof, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 8
 
galley proof, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 8
Box MF 825, folder 9
correspondence with publisher (4 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 9
 
research and personal materials (18 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 9
 
reviews (5 p.)  Box MF 825, folder 9
 
The Jazz Man 1966 
Note New York : Macmillan , 1966
Box MF 826, folder 1
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1
 
notes, holograph (4 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1
 
notes, typescript (10 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1
 
reviews (11 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1
Box MF 826, folder 2
reel-to-reel tape (1 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 2
 
typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 2
 
galley proof corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 2
 
workbook on book (8 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 2
Box MF 826, folder 3
correspondence with publishers and others (49 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 3
 
Unidentified  
Box MF 826, folder 1
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1
 
holograph (24 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 1
Box MF 826, folder 2
personal papers (48 p.)  Box MF 826, folder 2
 
The Scarlet Thread: A Group of One-Act Plays for Young People 1968 
Note New York: Atheneum, 1968
Box MF 827, folder 1-2
typescript, partial carbon (65 p.)  Box MF 827, folder 1-2
Box MF 827, folder 3
typescript, corrected with front matter (40 p.)  Box MF 827, folder 3
Box MF 827, folder 4-5
galley proof, corrected (85 p.)  Box MF 827, folder 4-5
Box MF 827, folder 6
galley proof, corrected (30 p.)  Box MF 827, folder 6
 
correspondence with publisher (9 p.)  Box MF 827, folder 6
 
reviews (3 p.)  Box MF 827, folder 6