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Helen Hoover Papers

Summary Information
Title: Helen Hoover Papers
Dates: 1966-1970
Creator: Hoover, Helen
Extent: 15 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1815
Abstract:
The collection contains one rough draft, numerous typescripts, notes, correspondence, and writing and art by children for five 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

Animals at My Doorstep, 1966

Animals Near and Far, 1970

Gift of the Deer, 1968

Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman, 1967

Place in the Woods, A, 1969


Biographical Sketch

Helen Hoover was born in Greenfield, Ohio in 1910. The Depression and her father's death interrupted her education and during the 1930s and 1940s she worked as a proofreader, analytical chemist, and metallurgist, finally being able to use her training in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. After World War II and her mother's death, she and her husband moved to northern Minnesota where she began to write seriously. Her children's books have focused on animals and the natural world. She also wrote for magazines and books for adults. She died in 1984.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vols. 12 and 39.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains one rough draft, numerous typescripts, notes, correspondence, and writing and art by children for five children's books.

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.
  • Hoover, Helen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Animals at My Doorstep 1966 
Note Shimin, Symeon
New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1966
Box MF 458
rough draft (1 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, working carbon (33 p.)  Box MF 458
 
early correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 458
 
list of possible titles (1 p.)  Box MF 458
 
list of material from Humpty Dumpty's Magazine (1 p.)  Box MF 458
 
Animals Near and Far 1970 
Note Shimin, Symeon
New York: Parents Magazine, 1970
Box MF 458
typescript, corrected (61 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected carbon, with correspondence (28 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected carbon (28 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, photocopy (24 p.)  Box MF 458
 
correspondence (20 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 458
 
Gift of the Deer 1968 
Note Hoover, Adrian
New York: Knopf, 1968
Box MF 458
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected (200 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected partial carbon (27 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (17 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF 458
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 458
 
Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman 1967 
Note Mikolaycak, Charles
New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1967
Box MF 458
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF 458
 
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 458
 
galley proof (5 p.)  Box MF 458
 
Place in the Woods, A 1969 
Note Hoover, Adrian
New York: Knopf, 1969
Box MF 458
writing and art by children (22 p.)  Box MF 458