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Tonya Bolden Papers, 2001-2007

Summary Information
Title: Tonya Bolden papers
Dates: 2001-2009
Creator: Bolden, Tonya.
Extent: 1 box (1 cubic foot)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2076
The collection consists of production materials for three published titles by Tonya Bolden.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Tonya Bolden.

Access Restrictions:

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.


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:

Tonya Bolden papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Note

Tonya Bolden was born on March 1, 1959, in New York, NY. She studied at Princeton University and Columbia University, receiving degrees in Slavic languages and literatures with a concentration in Russian. Bolden was always interested in literature but did not consider writing books until she was an adult. She held many jobs, including an assistant to a food and wine critic, an English instructor, and editor of several newsletters. Her books range in genre from biography to history to self-help, but most include a theme of African-American history or Black American culture. Bolden's work has won many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book designation and the James Madison Book Award, both in 2006.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author , Vol. 188

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production materials for three published titles by Tonya Bolden. Material types include page proofs, typescripts and correspondence.

Subject Terms
Index 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.
  • Boxers (Sports).
  • African American churches.
  • Bolden, Tonya -- Archives.
  • Ali, Muhammad, 1942-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Champ, The: the Story of Muhammad Ali, 2004  
Box 1
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 2004  Box 1, Folder 1
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 1, Folder 2
FDR's Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932-1939, 2010  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 2008 Box 1, Folder 10
Corrected Page Proof undated Box 1, Folder 11
Finding Family, 2010  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 1, Folder 12
Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 1, Folder 13
Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 1, Folder 14
Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 1, Folder 15
Corrected Typescript, correspondence 2009  Box 1, Folder 16
George Washington Carver, 2008  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 1, Folder 3-4
Proof of Cover, Page Proof 2007  Box 1, Folder 5
Page Proof 2007  Box 1, Folder 6
Page Proof, Correspondence 2007  Box 1, Folder 7
Rock of Ages: a Tribute to the Black Church, 2001  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 1, Folder 8
Corrected Page Proof 2001  Box 1, Folder 9
Contents List
 Location  Title