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Doris Buchanan Smith Papers

Summary Information
Title: Doris Buchanan Smith Papers
Dates: 1973-1991
Creator: Smith, Doris Buchanan
Extent: 150 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1841
Abstract:
The collection contains written material for 7 titles, plus some miscellaneous material, and a great deal of correspondence, much of it from children. Written production material includes typescripts, some corrected , carbon, or photopied, galley proofs, corrected, front matter, photocopies of illustrations, notes, clippings, book reivews, research material, a book jacket, photocopies of flaps, holographs, index cards, a study kit, and a jacket proof. The collection also contains magazines, journals, and calendars.

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

Correspondence, general,

Correspondence from children,

Karate Dancer, 1987

Kelly's Creek, 1975

Laura Upside Down, 1984

Miscellaneous material,

Pennywhistle Tree, The, 1991

Return to Bitter Creek, 1986

Taste of Blackberries, A, 1973

Voyages, 1989


Biographical Sketch

Doris Buchanan Smith ws born June 1, 1934, in Washington, D.C., and died August 8, 2002, in Atlanta Georgia. She lived most of her life in Georgia. She attended South Georgia College from 1952-1953, but never entered the job market. Instead, she married and became a full-time mother, and also, over the years, a foster mother to over 200 children. In the early 1970s she used her knowledge and understanding of children and adolescents to write a series of realistic young adult novels which dealt with issues such as death, divorce, child abuse, and dyslexia. She was, in fact, the first modern writer to tackle the difficult theme of the death of a playmate. Her work has received much critical acclaim, and several awards and honors. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 28, 75, 140, Something About the Author Autobiographty Series, vol. 10


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for 7 titles, plus some miscellaneous material and a great deal of correspondence, much of it from children. Written production materials include typescripts, most corrected, carbon, or photocopied, corrected galley proofs, front matter, photocopies of illustrations, notes, clippings, book reviews, research material, a book jacket, photocopies of flaps, holographs, index cards, a study kit, and a jacket proof. The collection also contains magazines, journals, and calendars.

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.
  • Smith, Doris Buchanan
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Correspondence, general  
Box MF1470
general correspondence (179 p.)  Box MF1470
 
Correspondence from children  
Box MF1543, 1544
correspondence from children (1 p.)  Box MF1543, 1544
Box MF1537
correspondence (404 p.)  Box MF1537
 
notebook (84 p.)  Box MF1537
 
notebook (64 p.)  Box MF1537
 
notebook (78 p.)  Box MF1537
 
1989 Querido Kinderboekenkalender--calendar (1 p.)  Box MF1537
Box MF2271-2272, 2273
correspondence (1200 p.)  Box MF2271-2272, 2273
Box MF2271, 2272, 2273
journals (4 p.)  Box MF2271, 2272, 2273
 
calendar (1 p.)  Box MF2271, 2272, 2273
 
Karate Dancer 1987 
Note  New York: Putnam's Sons, 1987
Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
typescript, corrected (962 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
galley proof, corrected (102 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
correspondence (19 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
notes (46 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
typescript, corrected (547 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
correspondence (14 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
book reviews (2 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF1384, 1470, 1766
 
Kelly's Creek 1975 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1975
Box MF1097
typescript, corrected, partial carbon (123 p.)  Box MF1097
 
typescript, corrected, partial carbon (134 p.)  Box MF1097
 
Laura Upside Down 1984 
Note  New York: Viking Kestrel, 1984
Box MF994
typescript, corrected (152 p.)  Box MF994
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (154 p.)  Box MF994
 
front matter (13 p.)  Box MF994
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF994
 
Miscellaneous material  
Box MF1762
book reviews (76 p.)  Box MF1762
 
correspondence (430 p.)  Box MF1762
 
clippings (77 p.)  Box MF1762
 
research material (15 p.)  Box MF1762
 
miscellaneous material from schools (21 p.)  Box MF1762
 
miscellaneous material (12 p.)  Box MF1762
 
12 p. magazine (1 p.)  Box MF1762
 
8 p. magazine (1 p.)  Box MF1762
 
Pennywhistle Tree, The 1991 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1991
Box MF1766
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF1766
 
typescript, corrected (172 p.)  Box MF1766
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (59 p.)  Box MF1766
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF1766
 
Return to Bitter Creek 1986 
Note  New York: Viking Kestrel, 1986
Box MF1097, 1765
typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
typescript, corrected (238 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (155 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
research material (13 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
typescript, corrected (367 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
galley proof, corrected (92 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
book reviews (12 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
notes (99 p.)  Box MF1097, 1765
 
Taste of Blackberries, A 1973 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1973
Box MF1544
study kit, 4pp. (1 p.)  Box MF1544
 
Voyages 1989 
Note  New York: Viking Kestrel, 1989
Box MF1763, 1764, 994
holograph, index cards (61 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript and holograph (5 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript (43 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript, corrected (305 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript, index cards to divide chapters (42 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
book reviews (52 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
photocopies of flaps (3 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
holograph, index cards (25 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript (51 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript, corrected (36 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (14 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
galley proof, corrected (192 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
notes (7 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript, corrected (189 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
typescript, corrected (157 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF1763, 1764, 994