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Jean Ferris papers, undated, 1985-2007

Summary Information
Title: Jean Ferris papers
Dates: undated, 1985-2007
Creator: Ferris, Jean
Extent: 12 boxes (13.8 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2034
Abstract:
This collection consists of typescript, holograph with typescript, front matter, page proof, proof of jacket, corrected dummy, cover illustration, proof of cover, galley proof, publisher's dummy, correspondence, research materials, notes, clippings, diskettes, and ephemera from 14 children’s books published from 1983-2007.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Ferris, Jean

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:

Jean Ferris papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Jean Ferris was born in Kansas in January of 1939. Her family moved around a lot when she was a child so she read books and kept a diary to keep busy. She has been nominated for numerous awards and received several including: Arizona Young Reader Award for 2007, 2004-2005 Garden State Teen Book Award, ALA Best Book for Young Adults 2002, San Diego Book Award for Juvenile Fiction, California Young Reader Medal 2002, ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She lives in California and is continuing to write.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for 14 titles published between 1983-2007 and includes: typescript, holograph with typescript, front matter, page proof, proof of jacket, corrected dummy, cover illustration, proof of cover, galley proof, publisher's dummy, correspondence, research materials, notes, clippings, diskettes, and ephemera.

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.
  • Ferris, Jean
  • Caves -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Slavery -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Caves -- Fiction.
  • Slavery -- Fiction.
  • Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
  • The Thirties (19th century) -- Fiction.
  • Teenage slaves -- Fiction.
  • Sixteen-year-old girls -- Fiction.
  • Teenage girls -- Fiction.
  • African-American teenage girls -- Fiction.
  • Slaves -- Fiction.
  • Hotels -- Fiction.
  • Tour guides (Persons) -- Fiction.
  • Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
  • Courage -- Fiction.
  • Nineteenth century -- Fiction.
  • Young adult fiction.
  • Mammoth Cave (Ky.) -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mammoth Cave (Ky.) -- Fiction.
  • Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 -- Fiction.
  • Friendship.
  • Friendship -- Fiction.
  • Fiction.
  • Family problems -- Fiction.
  • Prehistoric peoples -- Fiction.
  • Lascaux Cave (France) -- Fiction.
  • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
  • Divorce -- Fiction.
  • Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
  • Juvenile works.
  • Trolls.
  • Queens.
  • Princesses.
  • Humorous stories.
  • Families.
  • Fairy tales.
  • Fantasy fiction.
  • Trolls -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Queens -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Princesses -- Juvenile fiction.
  • American Sign Language -- Fiction.
  • People with disabilities -- Fiction.
  • Deaf -- Fiction.
  • Orphans.
  • Mining engineering.
  • Mines and mineral resources.
  • Mineral industries.
  • City and town life.
  • City and town life -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mining engineering -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mineral industries -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Juvenile fiction.
  • City and town life -- Fiction.
  • Orphans -- Fiction.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Fiction.
  • Wealth.
  • Uncles.
  • Detective and mystery stories.
  • Uncles -- Fiction.
  • Wealth -- Fiction.
  • Family life -- Fiction.
  • Teenage pregnancy.
  • Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction.
  • Teenage pregnancy -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Unmarried mothers -- Fiction.
  • Pregnancy -- Fiction.
  • Leukemia.
  • Death.
  • Death -- Fiction.
  • Leukemia -- Fiction.
  • Rodeos.
  • Prejudices.
  • Homosexuality.
  • Rodeos -- Fiction.
  • Prejudices -- Fiction.
  • Homosexuality -- Fiction.
  • Teenage girls.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Mothers and daughters.
  • Love stories.
  • Individuality.
  • High school students.
  • Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
  • High school students -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Individuality -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Individuality -- Fiction.
  • Florida -- Florida Keys.
  • Florida Keys (Fla.) -- Fiction.
  • Treasure troves.
  • Fathers.
  • Interpersonal relations.
  • Fathers -- Fiction.
  • Treasure troves -- Fiction.
  • Buried treasure -- Fiction.
  • Brothers and sisters.
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
  • Cover Illustration
  • Photocopy of Illustrations
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Across the Grain, 1990 
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Holograph, Typescript with Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Typescript with Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 3-4
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 5-6
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1 , Folder 8-11
 
Corrected Typescript, Page Proof 1990  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Page Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 13-14
 
Galley Proof 1990  Box 1 , Folder 15-20
 
Proof of Jacket, Correspondence, Notes 1987-2003  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Research Material, Ephemera 1985-2003  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
All That Glitters, 1996 
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Typescript with Corrected Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 24-25
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 26-29
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 30-33
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter 1996  Box 1 , Folder 34
Box 2
Corrected Page Proof 1996  Box 2 , Folder 1-5
 
Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence 1995-1997  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Research Material 1990-1995  Box 2 , Folder 8-11
 
Amen, Moses Gardenia, 1983 
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2 , Folder 12-13
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 14-19
 
Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 20-29
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 30-36
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter 1983  Box 2 , Folder 37
Box 3
Corrected Galley Proof 1983  Box 3 , Folder 1-6
 
Publisher's Dummy 1983  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1983-1989  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Research Material 1977-1985  Box 3 , Folder 9-10
 
Eight Seconds, 2000 
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3 , Folder 11-12
 
Holograph, Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 14-24
Box 4
Corrected Typescript and Holograph undated  Box 4 , Folder 1-3
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 4-10
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter, Correspondence 2000  Box 4 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Page Proof 2000  Box 4 , Folder 12-13
 
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 1994-1999  Box 4 , Folder 14
 
Research Material 1993-1998  Box 4 , Folder 15-29
Box 5
Research Material 1993-1998  Box 5 , Folder 1-2
 
Invincible Summer, 1987 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript and Holograph undated  Box 5 , Folder 3-6
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 7-17
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 5 , Folder 18
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy, Front Matter 1987  Box 5 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1987  Box 5 , Folder 20-22
 
Correspondence, Notes 1984-1997  Box 5 , Folder 23
 
Clippings 1988-1991  Box 5 , Folder 24
 
Research Material 1983-1986  Box 5 , Folder 25
Box 6
Research Material 1983-1986  Box 6 , Folder 1-3
 
Diskettes undated  Box 6 , Folder 4
 
Looking for Home, 1989 
Box 6
Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 5-10
 
Corrected Typescript and Holograph undated  Box 6 , Folder 11-16
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6 , Folder 17-28
 
Front Matter 1988  Box 6 , Folder 29
 
Corrected Page Proof 1989  Box 6 , Folder 30-33
 
Corrected Page Proof, Proof of Jacket, Photocopy of Illustrations, Publisher's Dummy 1989  Box 6 , Folder 34
 
Correspondence 1989-1995  Box 6 , Folder 35
 
Correspondence, Notes 1988-1997  Box 6 , Folder 36
 
Notes, Clippings 1988  Box 6 , Folder 37
 
Research Material undated  Box 6 , Folder 38
Box 7
Corrected Galley Proof 1988  Box 7 , Folder 1-5
 
Love Among the Walnuts, 1998 
Box 7
Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 6-11
 
Corrected Typescript and Holograph undated  Box 7 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 13-17
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter 1997  Box 7 , Folder 18
 
Correspondence, Notes 1992-2005  Box 7 , Folder 19
 
Notes undated  Box 7 , Folder 20
 
Research Material 1982-1985  Box 7 , Folder 21
 
Much Ado About Grubstake, 2006 
Box 7
Holograph undated  Box 7 , Folder 22-23
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 24
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 7 , Folder 25
 
Front Matter, Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 26
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 7 , Folder 27
 
Correspondence, Front Matter, Corrected Typescript 2006-2008  Box 7 , Folder 28
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7 , Folder 29
Box 8
Corrected Page Proof 2006  Box 8 , Folder 1-3
 
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 5
 
Front Matter, Typescript 2005  Box 8 , Folder 6
 
Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Corrected Page Proof 2006  Box 8 , Folder 8
 
Corrected Page Proof 2006  Box 8 , Folder 9-10
 
Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence, Proof of Jacket, Notes, Clippings 1983-2006  Box 8 , Folder 11
 
Research Material 1998-2002  Box 8 , Folder 12
 
Of Sound Mind, 2001 
Box 8
Holograph undated  Box 8 , Folder 13-15
 
Holograph, Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 16
 
Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 18-21
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 8 , Folder 22-23
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy, Front Matter, Corrected Page Proof 2001  Box 8 , Folder 24
 
Corrected Page Proof 2001  Box 8 , Folder 25-30
 
Corrected Page Proof, Proof of Jacket, Correspondence, Notes 2001  Box 8 , Folder 31
 
Research Material 1994-2001  Box 8 , Folder 32-33
 
Once Upon a Marigold, 2002 
Box 8
Holograph undated  Box 8 , Folder 34-35
 
Holograph, Typescript undated  Box 8 , Folder 36
Box 9
Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 3-8
 
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 2002  Box 9 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter 2002  Box 9 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Page Proof 2002  Box 9 , Folder 12-13
 
Corrected Page Proof, Proof of Jacket 2002  Box 9 , Folder 14
 
Correspondence, Notes 2002-2006  Box 9 , Folder 15
 
Notes, Research Material 1997-1998  Box 9 , Folder 16
 
Relative Strangers, 1993 
Box 9
Holograph undated  Box 9 , Folder 17-18
 
Holograph, Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 19
 
Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 20-23
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9 , Folder 24-34
Box 10
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter 1993  Box 10 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1993  Box 10 , Folder 4-7
 
Corrected Page Proof 1993  Box 10 , Folder 8-10
 
Proof of Jacket, Cover Illustration 1993  Box 10 , Folder 11
 
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1988-1995  Box 10 , Folder 12
 
Diskettes, Research Material 1989-1991  Box 10 , Folder 13
 
Research Material 1987-1989  Box 10 , Folder 14-19
 
Signs of Life, 1995 
Box 10
Holograph undated  Box 10 , Folder 20
 
Holograph and Corrected Typescript undated  Box 10 , Folder 21-26
Box 11
Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 1-3
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter undated  Box 11 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Page Proof Photocopy 1994  Box 11 , Folder 6
 
Page Proof 1994  Box 11 , Folder 7
 
Page Proof, Correspondence 1994  Box 11 , Folder 8
 
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 11 , Folder 9
 
Research Material 1987-1992  Box 11 , Folder 10-13
 
Stainless Steel Rule, The, 1986 
Box 11
Holograph undated  Box 11 , Folder 14
 
Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 15-16
 
Corrected Typescript and Holograph undated  Box 11 , Folder 17-18
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 11 , Folder 19-24
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 11 , Folder 25-26
 
Front Matter, Corrected Page Proof 1985-1986  Box 11 , Folder 27
 
Corrected Page Proof 1986  Box 11 , Folder 28-31
 
Corrected Page Proof, Proof of Jacket, Corrected Dummy, Correspondence 1985-1987  Box 11 , Folder 32
 
Research Material undated  Box 11 , Folder 33
 
Correspondence, Clippings, Notes 1983-1991  Box 11 , Folder 34
 
Clippings undated  Box 11 , Folder 35
 
Underground, 2007 
Box 11
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 11 , Folder 36-37
Box 12
Corrected Page Proof 2007  Box 12 , Folder 1-3
 
Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence 2007-2008  Box 12 , Folder 4
 
Holograph undated  Box 12 , Folder 5-7
 
Holograph with Typescript 1998  Box 12 , Folder 8
 
Holograph with Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 9-12
 
Holograph with Corrected Typescript, Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 13
 
Typescript undated  Box 12 , Folder 14-16
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 12 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 12 , Folder 18-21
 
Page Proof 2007  Box 12 , Folder 22-25
 
Front Matter, Correspondence, Research, Proof of Cover 1996-2007  Box 12 , Folder 26
 
Research Materials 1998-2007  Box 12 , Folder 27-28