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Arvella Whitmore Papers

Summary Information
Title: Arvella Whitmore Papers
Dates: 1985-1999
Creator: Whitmore, Arvella
Extent: 32 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1638
Collection contains typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence and front matter 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.


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.


You're a Real Hero, Amanda, 1985

The Bread Winner, 1990

Trapped, 1999

Biographical Sketch

Arvella Whitmore was born on March 14, 1922. She earned her B.A. in 1944 from Christian College University and her M.A. in 1947 from the University of Iowa. Arvella Whitmore has been is an author and Head of Speech and Drama Department of Marymount College in Salina, Kansas. She is the author of three young adult novels.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 125, pp. 208-219.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence and front matter for three children's books, including The Bread Winner .

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.
  • Whitmore, Arvella
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
You're a Real Hero, Amanda 1985 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985
Box MF 1249
typescript, corrected (697 p.)  Box MF 1249
typescript, corrected photocopy (5 p.)  Box MF 1249
galley proof, correctd (188 p.)  Box MF 1249
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 1249
The Bread Winner 1990 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990
Box MF 2743
typescript (16858 p.)  Box MF 2743
typescript (162 p.)  Box MF 2743
typescript, corrected (164 p.)  Box MF 2743
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 2743
galley proof corrected (87 p.)  Box MF 2743
galley proof corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 2743
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2743
Trapped 1999 
Note  New York: Dial, 1999
Box MF 2742
typescript, corrected (152 p.)  Box MF 2742
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2742