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Martha Bennett Stiles Papers

Summary Information
Title: Martha Bennett Stiles Papers
Dates: 1963-1990
Creator: Stiles, Martha Bennett
Extent: c. 72 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1905
Abstract:
The collection contains written material for six titles, and includes typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and correspondence.

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

Darkness Over the Land, 1966

Kate of Still Waters, 1990

Sarah the Dragon Lady, 1986

Star in the Forest, The: a mystery of the Dark Ages, 1979

Strange House at Newburyport, The, 1963

Tana and the Useless Monkey, 1979


Biographical Sketch

Martha Bennett Stiles was born in 1933 in Manila, Phillipine Islands. As a writer, she is best known for her historical novels for young people, which feature intricate plotting, realistic characters, fully realized settings, and poignant human dilemmas. She has received several awards and honors for her writing.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 6, 108


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for six titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected, carbon, or photocopied, front matter, galley proofs, corrected and some photocopied, notes, correspondence, research material, reviews, and a partial holograph.

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.
  • Stiles, Martha Bennett
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Darkness Over the Land 1966 
Note  New York: Dial, 1966
Box MF734
typescript, corrected, partial carbon, photocopy (283 p.)  Box MF734
 
typescript, corrected, with front matter (323 p.)  Box MF734
 
galley proof, corrected, with front matter (272 p.)  Box MF734
 
notes (73 p.)  Box MF734
 
correspondence with publisher (6 p.)  Box MF734
 
Kate of Still Waters 1990 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1990
Box MF1853
typescript, corrected (426 p.)  Box MF1853
 
typescript, photocopy (244 p.)  Box MF1853
 
galley proof, corrected photocopy (155 p.)  Box MF1853
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF1853
 
research material (3 p.)  Box MF1853
 
Sarah the Dragon Lady 1986 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1986
Box MF1297
typescript, corrected (229 p.)  Box MF1297
 
galley, corrected (73 p.)  Box MF1297
 
review (4 p.)  Box MF1297
 
clippings (4 p.)  Box MF1297
 
Star in the Forest, The: a mystery of the Dark Ages 1979 
Note  New York: Four Winds, 1979
Box MF735
typescript, corrected (437 p.)  Box MF735
 
typescript, photocopy, with front matter (292 p.)  Box MF735
 
galley proof (2 p.)  Box MF735
 
Strange House at Newburyport, The 1963 
Note  New York: Dial, 1963
Box MF736
typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box MF736
 
typescript, corrected (143 p.)  Box MF736
 
typescript, corrected (132 p.)  Box MF736
 
correspondence with editor (1 p.)  Box MF736
 
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF736
 
notes, partial holograph, typescript (57 p.)  Box MF736
 
Tana and the Useless Monkey 1979 
Note  New York: Elsevier-Nelson, 1979
Box MF736
typescript, corrected (88 p.)  Box MF736
 
typescript, corrected (115 p.)  Box MF736