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Valerie Worth Papers

Summary Information
Title: Valerie Worth Papers
Dates: 1986-2002
Creator: Worth, Valerie
Extent: 92 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1731
Abstract:
Collection contains page proofs, front matter, clippings, typescripts, correspondence and research materials for 12 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

All the Small Poems, 1987

The Apothecary's Daughter,

At Christmastime, 1992

Curlicues, the Fortunes of Two Pug-Dogs, 1980

Fool's Gold,

Fox Hill, 1986

The GreenHill,

Gypsy Gold, 1983

The Haunted Vicarage,

Miscellaneous material,

NCTE Speech,

Peacock and Other Small Poems, 2002

The Queen of Coins,

Small Poems Again, 1986


Biographical Sketch

Valerie Worth was born on October 29, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Swarthmore College in 1955. She has spent her career as a poet and author, with her first book, The Crone's Book of Works , being published in 1971. She is best known for her "small poems" for children.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 70, pp. 241-243.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains page proofs, front matter, clippings, typescripts, correspondence and research materials for 12 children's books, including All the Small Poems and Small Poems Again .

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.
  • Worth, Valerie
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
All the Small Poems 1987 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1987
Box MF 3245
front matter, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
page proof, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
clippings (17 p.)  Box MF 3245
Box
catalogue (1 p.)  Box
 
The Apothecary's Daughter  
Note  : ,
Box MF 3245, 3297
holograph (315 p.)  Box MF 3245, 3297
 
typescript, corrected (296 p.)  Box MF 3245, 3297
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 3245, 3297
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3245, 3297
 
At Christmastime 1992 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1992
Box MF 3251
holograph and typescript, corrected (74 p.)  Box MF 3251
 
typescript, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF 3251
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3251
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3251
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 3251
 
miscellaneous (5 p.)  Box MF 3251
 
Curlicues, the Fortunes of Two Pug-Dogs 1980 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1980
Box MF 856, 3297
holograph, corrected (21 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
holograph and typescript, carbon, corrected (36 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
typescript, corrected (36 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
typescript, corrected photocopy, partial carbon (36 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
front matter, corrected photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
galley proof, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
notes (9 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
periodical clippings (32 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
research material (2 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
agreement papers (6 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
appraisal (1 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
rejected illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
sample pages (4 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
sample pages, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 856, 3297
 
Fool's Gold  
Box MF 3297
typescript, corrected photocopy (297 p.)  Box MF 3297
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3297
 
research material (26 p.)  Box MF 3297
 
Fox Hill 1986 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986
Box MF 3251, 3252
typescript, corrected (351 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
galley proof, corrected (158 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
proof of jacket (3 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
Publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
sample pages (1 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 3251, 3252
 
The GreenHill  
Box MF
typescript, corrected (163 p.)  Box MF
Box
front matter (2 p.)  Box
 
Gypsy Gold 1983 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983
Box MF 3249, 3250
typescript, corrected photocopy (324 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (23 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
galley proof, corrected (270 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
galley proof, corrected photocopy (97 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
notes (18 p.)  Box MF 3249, 3250
 
The Haunted Vicarage  
Box MF 3219
holograph (114 p.)  Box MF 3219
 
holograph and typescript, corrected (333 p.)  Box MF 3219
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 3219
 
typescript, photocopy corrected (169 p.)  Box MF 3219
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 3219
 
Miscellaneous material  
Box MF 3245
holograph, corrected, autobio (13 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
typescript, autobio (5 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
typescript, corrected, autobio (23 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
notes (67 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
clipping (14 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
sheet of stickers, 1 periodical (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
research material, for acceptance speech (4 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
bookmark (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
business card (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
contributor's agreement (4 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
payment request (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
review book (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
sample autobiographical sketches (5 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
NCTE Speech  
Box MF 3245
holograph, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3245
 
Peacock and Other Small Poems 2002 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002
Box MF 3293
holograph (10 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
holograph, typescript, corrected (28 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
typescript (81 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
typescript, corrected (27 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (40 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
The Queen of Coins  
Box MF 3275
typescript, corrected (570 p.)  Box MF 3275
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 3275
 
Small Poems Again 1986 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986
Box MF 3293
holograph (143 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
typescript, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
front matter (11 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
galley proof, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 3293
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3293