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Norma Sommerdorf Papers

Summary Information
Title: Norma Sommerdorf Papers
Dates: 2000
Creator: Sommerdorf, Norma
Extent: 4 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1862
Abstract:
The collection contains written production material for one title, and includes typescripts, some corrected, an afterword, page proofs, a dummy with paste-up, correspondence, clippings, research material, a chronology of publication, a timeline, a picture book order form, photos, a bookmark, and a business card.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Sommerdorf, Norma


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Norma Jean Sommerdorf was born Juny 17, 1926, in Britt, Iowa. She became a librarian, and later worked as manager of the Minnesota governor's mansion, and worked in Washington, D.C. in a senator's office. Next she worked in a travel agency, and in 1993 began a writing career. She also cared for four adopted children, several foster children, and many international students. She enjoys researching and writing historical novels.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 131


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material for one title, and includes typescripts, some corrected, an afterword, page proof, dummy with pasteup, correspondence, clippings, research material, a chronology of publication, a timeline, a picture book order form, hotos, a bookmark, and a business card.

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.
  • Sommerdorf, Norma
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
An Elm Tree and Three Sisters 2000 
Note  New York: Viking, 2000
Box MF3086
6 typescripts (46 p.)  Box MF3086
 
5 typescripts, corrected (37 p.)  Box MF3086
 
afterword (4 p.)  Box MF3086
 
page proof (28 p.)  Box MF3086
 
dummy with paste-up (33 p.)  Box MF3086
 
correspondence (64 p.)  Box MF3086
 
clippings (8 p.)  Box MF3086
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MF3086
 
chronology of publication (4 p.)  Box MF3086
 
timeline (2 p.)  Box MF3086
 
picture book order form (1 p.)  Box MF3086
 
photos (4 p.)  Box MF3086
 
bookmark (1 p.)  Box MF3086
 
business card (1 p.)  Box MF3086