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Norma Sommerdorf papers, undated, 1853-1006

Summary Information
Title: Norma Sommerdorf papers
Dates: undated, 1853-2006
Creator: Sommerdorf, Norma
Extent: 2 boxes (2.30 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1862
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to two publications by Norma Sommerdorf.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Sommerdorf, Norma

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Norma Sommerdorf papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Norma Jean Sommerdorf was born Juny 17, 1926, in Britt, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1947 with a B.S. in Eductaion. In 1946 she married Vernon Sommerdorf, living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sommerdorf's career included work for the St. Paul Public Library, servicing on political campaigns and eventually serving as the manager of the Governor's Residence for Wendell Andersen. She wrote two children's books, An Elm Tree and Three Sisters in 2001, and Red River Girl in 2006. Sommerdorf passed away on September 28, 2011.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to two publications, and includes correspondence, corrected typescript, dummies, page proofs, clippings, ephemera, typescript and research. Some of the research clippings date back to 1853, and are photocopies of original newspapers.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Sommerdorf, Norma
  • Sisters -- Fiction
  • Trees -- Fiction
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
  • Metis -- Fiction
  • Teachers -- Fiction
  • Diaries -- Fiction
  • Saint Paul (Minn.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction
  • Saint Paul (Minn.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
  • Red River of the North -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Elm Tree and Three Sisters, An, 2001 
Box 1
Correspondences, Corrected Typescripts, Dummy 1978-2001  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Page Proofs 2000  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Correspondences, Newspaper Clippings, Ephemera 1998-2001  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Red River Girl, 2006 
Box 1
Correspondences, Typescript 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Correspondences, Notes, Newspaper Clippings 1853-2005  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Research 1997-2005  Box 1 , Folder 7-17
 
Correspondence, Typescript, Research November 2002  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Typescripts 2003-2004  Box 2 , Folder 2-6
 
Correspondence, Typescripts 1999  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescripts, Notes, Correspondences 1999  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Correspondences, Corrected Typescript Photocopy 2003-2005  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Correspondence, Corrected Typescript 2005  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Critique, Corrected Typescript March 1999  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Correspondence, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Typescript 1999  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 17-20
 
Page Proof September 2006  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Typescripts, Correspondences, Research 1998-2000  Box 2 , Folder 22