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Lisa Westberg Peters Collection

Summary Information
Title: Lisa Westberg Peters Collection
Dates: 1988-2006
Creator: Peters, Lisa Westberg
Extent: 1.33 cu. ft. (4 boxes)
Location: Materials are stored in Andersen Library cavern. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1736
Abstract:
This ongoing collection consists of print production materials for several books written for young people by Lisa Westberg Peters.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of: Peters, Lisa Westberg


Arrangement

Items are arranged by published title and chronologically within each title.


Biographical Sketch

Lisa Westberg Peters was born October 19, 1951, in Minneapolis, MN. She has written both fiction and nonfiction for eager pre-school listeners and beginning readers. Though she grew up in the city, she spent summers in wooded regions of Minnesota and Wisconsin. It was during these summer vacations that Peters first began to dabble in story writing. By the time she enrolled at the University of Minnesota, she had decided to make writing her vocation. Her first published book, The Sun, the Wind, and the Rain , was praised by reviewers and awarded an outstanding science trade book designation by the National Science Teachers Association. This recognition encouraged Peters to continue her storytelling efforts. Between 1988, when that book became available, and 2004 she had authored at least 11 titles. Biographical source: Something About the Author , Vol. 115, p. 159-161


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for titles published from 1988 to the present time. The material consists of typescript, typescript corrected, galley proofs corrected, photocopies of illustrations, research material, correspondence, notes, clippings, and other miscellaneous items.

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.
  • Peters, Lisa Westberg
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Earth -- Juvenile poetry
  • Seasons
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MF 3316
Cold Little Duck, published New York: Greenwillow Books, 2000 (3 folders)  Box MF 3316
Note  Contains: holograph (4 p.); typescript (9 p.); corrected typescript (34 p.); illustration photocopies (3 p.); correspondence (46 p.); notes (5 p.)
Box MF 3312
Good Morning River, published New York: Arcade, 1990 (2 folders)  Box MF 3312
Note  Contains: typescripts (8 p.); corrected typescripts (22 p.); corrected galley proof (2 p.); correspondence (19 p.); notes (20 p.); clippings (6 p.)
Box MF 3022
Hayloft, published New York: Dial Books, 1995 (5 folders)  Box MF 3022
Note  Contains: typescripts (96 p.); corrected typescripts (88 p.); corrected galley proof (9 p.); illustration photocopies (9 p.); correspondence (31 p.); notes (7 p.); clippings (4 p.)
 
Meg and Dad Find Treasure in the Air, published New York: Holt, 1995 (5 folders)  Box MF 3022
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (22 p.); corrected galley proof (14 p.); book jacket photocopy (1 p.); correspondence (1 p.); layout notes (4 p.); research materials (217 p.); photographs
Box MF 3022, MF 3312, MF 3316
October Smiled Back, published New York: Henry Holt, 1999 (3 folders)  Box MF 3022, MF 3312, MF 3316
Note  Contains: holograph (12 p.); typescripts (3 p.); corrected typescripts (53 p.); front matter (1 p.); corrected page proof (2 p.); illustration photocopies (8 p.); correspondence (23 p.); notes (2 p.)
Box MF 3318
Purple Delicious Blackberry Jam, published New York: Arcade, 1992 (5 folders)  Box MF 3318
Note  Contains: typescripts (28 p.); corrected typescripts (73 p.); corrected page proof (11 p.); photocopied dummy (28 p.); illustration photocopies (10 p.); correspondence (28 p.); notes (2 p.); magazine clippings (15 p.); research materials (2 pieces)
Box MF 3316
Sleepyhead Bear, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr, published New York: Greenwillow Books, 2006 (1 folder)  Box MF 3316
Note  Contains: corrected typescripts (21 p.); publisher's dummy with jacket (32 p.); notes (3 p.)
Box MF 3312
The Sun, the Wind, and the Rain, published New York: Holt, 1988 (3 folders)  Box MF 3312
Note  Contains: typescripts (8 p.); corrected typescripts (39 p.); correspondence (28 p.); notes (24 p.); clippings (26 p.); 3 photographs
Box MF 3318
Tania's Trolls, published New York: Arcade, 1989 (10 folders)  Box MF 3318
Note  Contains: typescript (49 p.); corrected typescript (249 p.); front matter (1 p.); corrected galley proof (69 p.); photocopies of jacket and illustrations (2 p.); correspondence (20 p.); notes (46 p.); editorial notes (4 p.); layout notes (22 p.); clippings (7 p.); research materials (15 p.)
 
This Way Home 1994 
Note  New York: Holt, 1994
Box M. F. 3022
Typescript (10 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Typescript, corrected (100 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Typescript, corrected, layout notes (35 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Dummy (34 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Publisher's dummy (35 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Correspondence (30 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Notes (63 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Miscellaneous research material (123 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Miscellaneous photographs and correspondence (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3022
 
Water's Way 1991 
Note  New York: Arcade, 1991
Box M. F. 3312
Typescript (25 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Typescript, corrected (104 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Typescript with notes (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Galley proofs, corrected (8 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Photocopy, proof of jacket (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Dummy, corrected photocopy with illustrations (28 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Publisher's dummy (32 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Correspondence (15 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Notes (43 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Layout notes (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Clippings (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
When the Fly Flew In 1994 
Note  New York: Dial, 1994
Box M. F. 3312
Typescript (12 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Typescript, corrected (58 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Photocopy of illustrations (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Correspondence (6 p.)  Box M. F. 3312
 
Notes (9 p.)  Box M. F. 3312