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Kimberly Willis Holt Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kimberly Willis Holt Papers
Dates: undated
Creator: Holt, Kimberly Willis
Extent: 4 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1812
Collection contains typescripts and front matter for one unpublished book and for her first published novel, My Louisiana Sky.

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.


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.


Dancing in Cadillac Light, 2001

Mister and Me, 1998

My Louisiana Sky, 1998

Biographical Sketch

Kimberly Willis Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida in 1960. She worked as a radio news director, interior decorator, and in advertising and marketing until she began work as a fulltime writer in 1994. Her first book, My Louisiana Sky, was published in 1998 and won numerous honors. A number of her later books were also award winners. Her books are coming-of-age novels for young readers and reflect small-town life in the U.S. South.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 122, p. 110-113.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts and front matter for one unpublished book and for her first published novel, My Louisiana Sky.

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.
  • Holt, Kimberly Willis
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Dancing in Cadillac Light 2001 
Note  New York: Putnam's, 2001
Box MF 2348, 3963
holograph (130 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
typescript (57 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
typescript, corrected (297 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
typescript, corrected, photocopy (180 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
page proof, corrected (383 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
correspondence (18 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
layout notes (5 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
research material: 38 clippings (15 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
critique sheet (1 p.)  Box MF 2348, 3963
Mister and Me 1998 
Note  New York: Putnam's, 1998
Box MF 2384
typescript, photocopy (51 p.)  Box MF 2384
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 2384
My Louisiana Sky 1998 
Note  New York: Holt, 1998
Box MF 2348
typescript, photocopy (167 p.)  Box MF 2348
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 2348