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Scott O'Dell papers, undated, 1957-2008

Summary Information
Title: Scott O'Dell papers
Dates: undated, 1957-2008
Creator: O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989
Extent: 13 boxes (14.95 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-173
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to 29 publications by children's book author Scott O'Dell.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of O'Dell, Scott

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Scott O'Dell papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged into two series:

Series 1: Publications - arranged alphabetically

Series 2: Miscellaneous


Biographical Sketch

Scott O'Dell was born May 23, 1898 in Los Angeles, California as O'dell Gabriel Scott. Best known as a children's historical fiction writer, O'Dell had a varied career. He was a technical director for Paramount Studios, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, a book columnist for the Los Angeles Mirror , a book editor for the Los Angeles Daily News , and, beginning in 1934, a full time author. During World War II he served in the United States Air Force. Among other awards, his books have earned several Newbery Honor Awards, the Newbery Medal in 1961 for Island of the Blue Dolphins , and the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1972. In 1972 O'Dell became the second American to receive the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. He created the annual Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction award in 1981 to encourage the production of historical fiction. O'Dell passed away in 1989 of prostate cancer, at the age of 91, having nearly finished My Name Is Not Angelica , and after finishing the holograph for Thunder Rolling in the Mountains.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to numerous publications by Scott O'Dell; materials are dated 1957 to 2008 and include correspondence, typescripts, corrected typescripts, holographs, galleys, corrected galley proofs, page proofs, corrected dummies, proofs for cover art, clippings, research materials, reviews, notes, and typescript for an acceptance speech.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989
  • Alabama (Screw sloop) -- Juvenile fiction
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations -- Juvenile fiction
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
  • Greek Americans -- Juvenile fiction;
  • Sponge fisheries -- Juvenile fiction
  • Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Florida -- Juvenile fiction
  • Runaway teenagers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Fiction
  • Illegal aliens -- California -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Fiction
  • Indians of Mexico -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mayas -- Juvenile fiction
  • Iditarod (Race) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Eskimos -- Juvenile fiction;
  • Sled dog racing -- Fiction
  • Indians of North America -- Fiction
  • Survival -- Fiction
  • Islands -- Fiction
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile fiction
  • San Pasqual, Battle of, Calif., 1846 -- Juvenile fiction
  • California -- History -- To 1846 -- Fiction
  • Slave insurrections -- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Saint John -- Juvenile fiction
  • Saint John (United States Virgin Islands) -- History -- Juvenile fiction
  • Saint John (V.I.) -- History -- Fiction
  • Slavery -- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Saint John -- Insurrections, etc. -- Fiction
  • Blacks -- Fiction
  • Sacagawea, 1786-1884 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
  • Gangs -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Magdalena Bay (Mexico) -- Fiction. -- History -- 19th century
  • Seafaring life -- Fiction;
  • Mental illness -- Fiction
  • Nez Percé Indians -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications, 1960-2008 
 
290, The, 1976 
Box 13
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 7-8
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 9-10
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 11-12
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1976  Box 13 , Folder 13
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1976-1977  Box 13 , Folder 14
 
Alexandra, 1984 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1984  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1984  Box 9 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Research Material, Photocopied Cover Proof, Sketches 1985  Box 9 , Folder 2
 
Amethyst Ring, The, 1983 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1982  Box 1 , Folder 3-5
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Page Proof 2008  Box 1 , Folder 7-8
 
Correspondence 1982  Box 1 , Folder 9
Box 9
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 3-6
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1983  Box 9 , Folder 7
 
Autobiography, 1983-1988 
Box 1
Holograph, Carbon, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1983-1988  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Black Pearl, The, 1967 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 11-12
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 13-14
 
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
Box 9
Corrected Galley Proof 1977  Box 9 , Folder 8
 
Black Star, Bright Dawn, 1988 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 1987  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript 1986-1987  Box 1 , Folder 19-22
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1987  Box 1 , Folder 23-25
 
Notes, Clippings 1987  Box 1 , Folder 26
Box 9
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 9 , Folder 9
 
Books Remembered, 1975 
Box 1
Holograph 1975  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Captive, The, 1979 
Box 1
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 28-30
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 3-4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 6-8
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 9-10
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 11-13
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 14-16
 
Notes, Correspondence, Reviews 1978-1980  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Page Proof 2008  Box 2 , Folder 18-19
Box 9
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 10-15
 
Carlota, 1977 
Box 2
Holograph and Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript 1977  Box 2 , Folder 22-23
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 24-26
 
Correspondence, Jacket Proof 1976-1978  Box 2 , Folder 27
Box 9
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 16-17
 
Castle in the Sea, The, 1983 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 28-29
Box 3
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript 1983  Box 3 , Folder 3-4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
Box 9
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 18-19
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1983  Box 9 , Folder 20
 
Holograph undated  Box 9 , Folder 21
Box 10
Holograph undated  Box 10 , Folder 1
 
Child of Fire, 1974 
Box 3
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 6-7
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 8-10
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 11-14
 
Corrected Dummy 1974  Box 3 , Folder 15
 
Proof for Cover Art, Clippings, Research Material 1975  Box 3 , Folder 16
Box 10
Corrected Galley Proof 1974  Box 10 , Folder 2-3
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 10 , Folder 4-5
 
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 10 , Folder 6
 
Cruise of the Arctic Star, 1973 
Box 3
Notes, Clippings 1973-1975  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Dark Canoe, The, 1968 
Box 3
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Typescript 1968  Box 3 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 21-23
 
Correspondence, Research Material 1972  Box 3 , Folder 24
Box 10
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 10 , Folder 7
 
Feathered Serpent, The, 1981 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 2-5
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 6-9
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 4 , Folder 11-13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 4 , Folder 16-18
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 19-21
 
Corrected Page Proof 1981  Box 4 , Folder 22-23
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1979-1983  Box 4 , Folder 24
 
Page Proof 2008  Box 4 , Folder 25-26
Box 10
Holograph undated  Box 10 , Folder 8-9
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 10-11
 
Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day, The, 1975 
Box 5
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 1-3
 
Corrected Typescript 1976  Box 5 , Folder 4-6
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 8-9
 
Book Jacket Proof, Research Material undated  Box 5 , Folder 10
Box 10
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1975  Box 10 , Folder 13
 
Notes undated  Box 10 , Folder 14
 
Research Material undated  Box 10 , Folder 15
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins, 1960 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 11-14
 
Notes, Correspondence, Jacket Proof undated  Box 5 , Folder 15
 
Kathleen, Please Come Home, 1978 
Box 5
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 16-19
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 20-21
 
Corrected Typescript 1978  Box 5 , Folder 22-23
 
Correspondence, Research Material, Notes, Proof of Jacket 1977-1979  Box 5 , Folder 24
 
King's Fifth, The, 1966 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 25
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 26-27
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 28-30
Box 6
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 1-2
 
Correspondence, Notes, Catalogue 1960, 1972  Box 6 , Folder 3
Box 10
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 16-18
 
My Name is Not Angelica, 1989 
Box 6
Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 6 , Folder 14
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 6 , Folder 15-16
Box 10
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 19-20
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1989  Box 10 , Folder 21-22
 
Psychology of Children's Art, The, 1967 
Box 6
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 18
 
Road to Damietta, The, 1985 
Box 6
Corrected Typescript 1985  Box 6 , Folder 20-22
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1984  Box 6 , Folder 23-24
Box 10
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 23-24
Box 11
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 1-8
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1985  Box 11 , Folder 9-11
 
Sarah Bishop, 1980 
Box 6
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 25-26
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 6 , Folder 27-28
Box 7
Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 7 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 3-4
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1979  Box 7 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1980  Box 7 , Folder 6-7
 
Correspondence, Proof of Jacket 1979-1981  Box 7 , Folder 8
Box 11
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 12-15
 
Research Material 1979  Box 11 , Folder 16
 
Serpent Never Sleeps, The: A Novel of Jamestown and Pocahontas, 1987 
Box 7
Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 7 , Folder 12-13
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 7 , Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1987  Box 7 , Folder 16-21
Box 11
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 17-18
Box 12
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 1-3
 
Sing Down the Moon, 1970 
Box 7
Corrected Typescript 1972  Box 7 , Folder 22
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 23-24
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 25-26
Box 8
Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 1-2
Box 12
Corrected Galley 1970  Box 12 , Folder 4-5
 
Spanish Smile, The, 1982 
Box 8
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 3-4
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 5-7
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 8 , Folder 8-9
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 10
 
Correspondence 1981-1982  Box 8 , Folder 11
Box 12
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 6-9
 
Corrected Galley 1982  Box 12 , Folder 10
 
Streams to the River, River to the Sea: A Novel of Sacagawea, 1986 
Box 8
Corrected Typescript 1985  Box 8 , Folder 12-13
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1987-1988  Box 8 , Folder 14
Box 12
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1985  Box 12 , Folder 11-14
 
Corrected Galley 1985  Box 12 , Folder 15-16
 
Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, 1992 
Box 8
Corrected Typescript 1990-1991  Box 8 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1991  Box 8 , Folder 16-18
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof 1991  Box 8 , Folder 19-20
Box 12
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 12 , Folder 17-18
Box 13
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1992-1993  Box 13 , Folder 2
 
Treasure of Topo-el-Bampo, The, 1972 
Box 8
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 8 , Folder 21
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 8 , Folder 22
 
Zia, 1976 
Box 8
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 24-25
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 26-27
Box 13
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 3
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 13 , Folder 4-5
 
Notes, Correspondence 1976-1977  Box 13 , Folder 6
 
Miscellaneous, 1957-2007 
 
Acceptance Speech for Hans Christian Andersen Award, 1972 
Box 1
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1972  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Fan Mail, 1969-2007 
Box 3
Correspondence 1969-1993  Box 3 , Folder 25
 
Correspondence 1984-1989  Box 3 , Folder 26
Box 4
Correspondence 2005-2007  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1957-2002 
Box 6
Correspondence 1957, 1976-1982  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence 1993-2002  Box 6 , Folder 5
 
Correspondence 1972-1988  Box 6 , Folder 6
 
Correspondence 1970-1995  Box 6 , Folder 7
 
Miscellaneous Interviews, 1969-1990 
Box 6
Clippings, Pamphlets, Miscellaneous Flyers 1972-1990  Box 6 , Folder 8
 
Pamphlets, Typescript 1969-1989  Box 6 , Folder 9
 
Miscellaneous Reviews, 1966-1999 
Box 6
Clippings 1988-1990  Box 6 , Folder 10
 
Clippings 1976-1989  Box 6 , Folder 11
 
Clippings 1975-1981  Box 6 , Folder 12
 
Clippings 1966-1999  Box 6 , Folder 13
 
Review of Cleveland Amory's "Man Kind," 1974 
Box 6
Holograph 1974  Box 6 , Folder 19
 
Scott O'Dell Biography, 1988-1997 
Note (Regarding biography about Scott O'Dell by David L. Russell)
Box 7
Correspondence 1988, 1996-1997  Box 7 , Folder 10
 
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, 1981 
Box 7
Typescript 1981  Box 7 , Folder 9
 
Scott O'Dell Scholarship, 1980-1982 
Box 7
Notes, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1980-1982  Box 7 , Folder 11
 
Who Wrote That, 2007 
Note (Biography about Scott O'Dell by Hal Marcovitz)
Box 8
Corrected Galley 2007  Box 8 , Folder 23