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Judith Viorst Papers

Summary Information
Title: Judith Viorst Papers
Dates: 1973-1981, 2000
Creator: Viorst, Judith
Extent: 13 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1676
Abstract:
Collection contains typescripts, galley proofs, dummies, correspondence, and related materials for 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

If I were in Charge of the World and Other Worries, 1981

My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things, 1973

Rosie and Michael, 1974

Southpaw, from Free To Be...You and Me, 1974

Super-completely and Totally the Messiest, 2000


Biographical Sketch

Judith Viorst was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1931. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University and has worked as a journalist, poet, and writer of books for adults and children. Many of her children's books present a humorous view of families based on her own family life. She addresses both the naughtiness of children and their serious concerns such as sibling rivalry or the death of a pet.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, vol. 123, p. 171-179.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, galley proofs, dummies, correspondence, and related materials for 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.
  • Viorst, Judith
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
If I were in Charge of the World and Other Worries 1981 
Note Cherry, Lynne
New York: Atheneum, 1981
Box MF 810
typescript, corrected photocopy with front matter (58 p.)  Box MF 810
 
galley proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 810
 
galley proof (20 p.)  Box MF 810
 
dummy proof (1 p.)  Box MF 810
 
correspondence, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 810
 
notes, holograph (6 p.)  Box MF 810
 
My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins, or Things 1973 
Note Chorao, Kay
New York: Atheneum, 1973
Box MF 810
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 810
 
galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 810
 
dummy (52 p.)  Box MF 810
 
correspondence (73 p.)  Box MF 810
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 810
 
Rosie and Michael 1974 
Note Tomei, Lorna
New York: Atheneum, 1974
Box MF 810
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 810
 
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 810
 
correspondence (91 p.)  Box MF 810
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 810
 
Southpaw, from Free To Be...You and Me 1974 
Note  New York: McGraw Hill, 1974
Box MF 810
typescript, corrected carbon (10 p.)  Box MF 810
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (5 p.)  Box MF 810
 
correspondence (29 p.)  Box MF 810
 
Super-completely and Totally the Messiest 2000 
Note Preiss-Glasser, Robin
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000
Box MF 2930
typescript (6 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
dummy, scanned (34 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
dummy, photocopy, corrected (90 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
dummy, scanned, corrected (27 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
proofs for jacket (7 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
photocopy of illustrations (30 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF 2930
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 2930