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Marilyn Singer Papers

Summary Information
Title: Marilyn Singer Papers
Dates: 1981-1992
Creator: Singer, Marilyn
Extent: 131 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1796
Abstract:
The collection contains written production material for 19 titles, and includes typescripts, most corrected and some photocopied, front matter, corrected page proofs, galley proofs, some corrected, photocopies of illustrations, dummies, jacket proofs, correspondence, clippings, and 1 piece of sheet music.

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

California Demon, 1992

Case of the Cackling Car, 1985

Case of the Fixed Election, The, 1989

Case of the Sabotaged School Play, The, 1984

Charmed, 1990

Clue in the Code, A, 1985

Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth, The, 1983

Exotic Bride, 1990

First Few Friends, The, 1981

Ghost Host, 1987

Golden Heart of Winter, The, 1991

Hoax on You, The, 1989

In My Tent, 1992

Leroy is Missing, 1984

Lizzie Singer of Sherwood Forest, 1986

Several Kinds of Silence, 1988

Tarantula on the Brain, 1982

Twenty Ways to Lose Your Best Friend, 1990

Will You Take Me to Town on Strawberry Day?, 1981


Biographical Sketch

Marilyn Singer was born October 3, 1948, in New York, New York, and grew up on Long Island. She held a number of editorial jobs, and taught English and speech in a high school, before devoting herself to writing. Her first published works were teaching guides on films and filmstrips. She followed this up with poetry for magazines, much of which was not successful. Finally she began writing stories for children. She has written fiction and nonfiction, in genres including picture books, juvenile novels and mysteries, young adult fantasies, and poetry, and has created a number of very different characters, including a dog detective, a poltergeist, and a young heart surgery patient. She has received many awards and honors for her work. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 38, 48, 80, 125 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 13 Children's Literature Review, vol. 48


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains wirtten production material for 19 titles, and includes typescripts, most corrected and some photocopied, front matter, corrected page proofs, galley proofs, some corrected, photocopies of illustrations, dummies, jacket proofs, correspondence, clippings, and 1 piece of sheet music.

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.
  • Singer, Marilyn
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
California Demon 1992 
Note  New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1992
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected (184 p.)  Box MF1611
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF1611
 
Case of the Cackling Car 1985 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1985
Box MF1665
typescript, corrected (40 p.)  Box MF1665
 
page proof, corrected (44 p.)  Box MF1665
 
Case of the Fixed Election, The 1989 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1989
Box MF1510
typescript, corrected (61 p.)  Box MF1510
 
page proofs (36 p.)  Box MF1510
 
page proofs, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF1510
 
galley proofs (5 p.)  Box MF1510
 
Case of the Sabotaged School Play, The 1984 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1984
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected (37 p.)  Box MF1611
 
front matter (9 p.)  Box MF1611
 
page proof, corrected (50 p.)  Box MF1611
 
galley proof, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF1611
 
photocopies of illustrations (15 p.)  Box MF1611
 
Charmed 1990 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1990
Box MF1625
typescript, photocopy (221 p.)  Box MF1625
 
galley proof (142 p.)  Box MF1625
 
Clue in the Code, A 1985 
Note  New York: Harper Junior Books, 1985
Box MF1665
typescript, corrected (37 p.)  Box MF1665
 
page proof, corrected (165 p.)  Box MF1665
 
Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth, The 1983 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1983
Box MF1607
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF1607
 
typescript, corrected (288 p.)  Box MF1607
 
page proof, corrected (256 p.)  Box MF1607
 
galley proof, corrected (129 p.)  Box MF1607
 
dummy (128 p.)  Box MF1607
 
Exotic Bride 1990 
Note  New York: Doubleday, 1990
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected (52 p.)  Box MF1611
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF1611
 
First Few Friends, The 1981 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1981
Box MF1608, 1610
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF1608, 1610
 
typescript, corrected (362 p.)  Box MF1608, 1610
 
page proof, corrected (615 p.)  Box MF1608, 1610
 
dummy (160 p.)  Box MF1608, 1610
 
Ghost Host 1987 
Note  New York: Harper and Row Junior Books, 1987
Box MF1647
typescript, corrected (198 p.)  Box MF1647
 
page proof, corrected (289 p.)  Box MF1647
 
dummy (96 p.)  Box MF1647
 
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF1647
 
Golden Heart of Winter, The 1991 
Note  New York: Morrow Junior, 1991
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF1611
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF1611
 
Hoax on You, The 1989 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1989
Box MF1539
typescript, corrected (59 p.)  Box MF1539
 
page proof, corrected (59 p.)  Box MF1539
 
In My Tent 1992 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1992
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected photocopy (19 p.)  Box MF1611
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF1611
 
page proof, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1611
 
jacket proof (2 p.)  Box MF1611
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1611
 
Leroy is Missing 1984 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1984
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected (36 p.)  Box MF1611
 
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF1611
 
page proof, corrected (44 p.)  Box MF1611
 
galley proof, corrected (19 p.)  Box MF1611
 
photocopies of illustrations (15 p.)  Box MF1611
 
Lizzie Singer of Sherwood Forest 1986 
Note  New York: Harper and Row Junior Books, 1986
Box MF1644
typescript, corrected (155 p.)  Box MF1644
 
page proof, corrected (557 p.)  Box MF1644
 
dummy (96 p.)  Box MF1644
 
Several Kinds of Silence 1988 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1988
Box MF1532
typescript, corrected (259 p.)  Box MF1532
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF1532
 
page proof, corrected (143 p.)  Box MF1532
 
page proof, corrected (141 p.)  Box MF1532
 
dummy (288 p.)  Box MF1532
 
clippings (2 p.)  Box MF1532
 
Tarantula on the Brain 1982 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1982
Box MF1610
typescript, corrected (138 p.)  Box MF1610
 
page proof, corrected (167 p.)  Box MF1610
 
dummy (96 p.)  Box MF1610
 
Twenty Ways to Lose Your Best Friend 1990 
Note  New York: Harper Junior Books, 1990
Box MF1646
typescript, corrected (63 p.)  Box MF1646
 
page proof, corrected (114 p.)  Box MF1646
 
Will You Take Me to Town on Strawberry Day? 1981 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1981
Box MF1611
typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF1611
 
sheet music (1 p.)  Box MF1611
 
galley proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF1611