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Natalie Bober Papers, 1963-2007

Summary Information
Title: Natalie Bober papers
Dates: 1963-2007
Creator: Bober, Natalie.
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2077
Abstract:
This collection consists of production materials for nine published titles by Natalie Bober.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Natalie Bober.

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.

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:

Natalie Bober papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Natalie Bober was born on December 27, 1930 in New York, NY. She received her B.A. at Hunter College in 1951 and her M.S. at Hofstra University in 1966. Bober is a noted biographer and historian, focusing her time on writing biographies for young adults. Topics of her biographies have ranged from poets such as William Wordsworth and Robert Frost, on visual artists, including American sculptor Louise Nevelson and Russian painter Marc Chagall, and noted American historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams.

She once commented: "A lifelong interest in the creative arts, a strong background in the humanities, and many years of teaching have prompted me to tell the stories of men and women whose achievements might serve as an inspiration for junior and senior high school students. There is a strong need today for role models relevant to this age group who can inspire young people to find the greatness within themselves. It is important for them to recognize that all great people were once young, with the same fears, doubts, and concerns that they have. Yet they achieved. But they achieved by faith in themselves, persistence, and hard work."


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of production materials for nine published titles. Materials include typescripts, galley proofs, research materials, photographs, clippings, and page proofs. Miscellaneous research materials, letters from children, and unidentified typescripts are also included in the collection.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, 1995 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1995  Box 1, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1994  Box 1, Folder 2-3
 
Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 4-5
 
Photocopy of illustrations 1993  Box 1, Folder 6
 
Corrected Bound Proof 1995  Box 1, Folder 7
 
Photocopied Page Proof undated  Box 1, Folder 8-9
 
Photocopied Page Proof, Proof of Jacket undated  Box 1, Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript, Promotional Material 1995  Box 1, Folder 11
 
Correspondence, Legal Documents 1993-1998  Box 1, Folder 12-13
 
Correspondence, Legal Documents, Promotional Material 1993-1997  Box 1, Folder 14-15
 
Correspondence, Promotional Material, Book Reviews 1995-1996  Box 1, Folder 16
 
Correspondence, Book Reviews 1992-2001  Box 1, Folder 17-18
 
Correspondence, Research Material 1993-2000  Box 1, Folder 19
 
Correspondence 1993-1995  Box 1, Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley 1994  Box 1, Folder 21
 
Correspondence, Book Reviews, Negatives of Illustrations 1991-1995  Box 2, Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Book Reviews, Typescript of Speech 1995-2001  Box 2, Folder 2
 
Research Material undated  Box 2, Folder 3
 
Promotional Material, Book Reviews 1998-2006  Box 2, Folder 4
 
Research Material undated, 1995  Box 2, Folder 5-6
 
Photographs 1991-1998  Box 2, Folder 7-9
 
Research Material 1986-1994  Box 2, Folder 10
 
Book Reviews 1995-1996  Box 2, Folder 11-13
 
Breaking Tradition: the Story of Louise Nevelson, 1984 
Box 2
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 1983  Box 2, Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript 1984  Box 2, Folder 15-16
 
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof undated  Box 2, Folder 17
 
Correspondence, Research Material 1981-1983  Box 2, Folder 18
 
Correspondence 1981-1986  Box 2, Folder 19
 
Clippings 1981-1988 Box 2, Folder 20-21
 
Book Reviews undated  Box 2, Folder 22
 
Illustrations undated  Box 2, Folder 23
Box 3
Clippings undated  Box 3, Folder 1
 
Research Material undated, 1963-1983 Box 3, Folder 2-8
 
Notes undated, 1982  Box 3, Folder 9-16
Box 15
Corrected Galley Proof 1983-1984  Box 15, Folder 1
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1983  Box 15, Folder 2-4
 
Countdown to Independence: A Revolution of Ideas in England and Her American Colonies, 2001 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1997  Box 3, Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 18-19
Box 4
Front Matter 2000  Box 4, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1999  Box 4, Folder 2-3
 
Corrected Page Proof 2001  Box 4, Folder 4
 
Page Proof 2001  Box 4, Folder 5
 
Correspondence 1997-2002  Box 4, Folder 6-8
 
Proof of Jacket, Research Material 1996-2001  Box 4, Folder 9
 
Research Material undated, 1993-2001  Box 4, Folder 10-18
 
Book Reviews 2001-2002  Box 4, Folder 19
Box 15
Corrected Page Proof 2000  Box 15, Folder 5
 
Research Material undated  Box 15, Folder 6
 
Let's Pretend: Poems of Flight and Fancy, 1968 
Box 4
Corrected Galley Proofs 1986  Box 4, Folder 20
 
Correspondence 1985-1995  Box 4, Folder 21
Box 5
Correspondence 1986-1995  Box 5, Folder 1
Box 15
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 15, Folder 7
 
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof undated  Box 15, Folder 8
 
Legal Documents 1985  Box 15, Folder 9
 
Marc Chagall: Painter of Dreams, 1991 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5, Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 5, Folder 5-6
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5, Folder 7-8
 
Corrected Typescript 1991  Box 5, Folder 9
 
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 5, Folder 10-11
 
Photocopies of Illustrations undated  Box 5, Folder 12
 
Correspondence 1989-1997  Box 5, Folder 13-14
 
Correspondence, Typescript of Speech 1989-1996  Box 5, Folder 15
 
Photographs, Slides 1989-1993  Box 5, Folder 16
 
Photographs 1989  Box 5, Folder 17
Box 5
Clippings 1989-1995 Box 5 , Folder 18-21
Box 5
Research Material 1991-1992  Box 5, Folder 22
Box 6
Research Material 1981-1994  Box 6, Folder 1
 
Notes undated  Box 6, Folder 2-4
Box 15
Research Material 1986-1993  Box 15, Folder 10
 
A Restless Spirit: the Story of Robert Frost, 1981 
Box 7
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7, Folder 15
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 7, Folder 16-17
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 1990  Box 7, Folder 18-19
Box 8
Corrected Page Proof 1991  Box 8, Folder 1
 
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 8, Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Page Proof, Notes undated  Box 8, Folder 3
 
Corrected Page Proof 1981  Box 8, Folder 4-7
 
Corrected Page Proof 1991  Box 8, Folder 8
 
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 8, Folder 9-10
 
Correspondence 1973-1991 Box 8, Folder 11-13
 
Book Reviews 1975-1982  Box 8, Folder 14
 
Jacket Proof, Research Material, Illustrations 1990  Box 8, Folder 15
 
Photographs 1990-1991  Box 8, Folder 16
 
Clippings 1981-1990  Box 8, Folder 17
 
Research Material 1958-1977, 1991 Box 8, Folder 18-19
 
Clippings 1981-1991  Box 8, Folder 20-21
 
Research Material 1974-1976, 1991  Box 8, Folder 22-23
 
Notes undated  Box 8, Folder 24
Box 9
Notes undated  Box 9, Folder 1-6
Box 15
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 15, Folder 11-15
Box 15
Corrected Galley Proofs undated, 1980, 1993  Box 15 , Folder 16-18
Box 15
Correspondence 1981  Box 15, Folder 19
 
Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation, 2007 
Box 9
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9, Folder 7-9
 
Page Proof, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9, Folder 10
 
Corrected Page Proof 2006-2007  Box 9, Folder 11
Box 9
Corrected Page Proof 2006  Box 9 , Folder 12
Box 9
Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 9, Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 9, Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 2006  Box 9, Folder 16
 
Correspondence 1992-1998  Box 9, Folder 17
Box 9
Research Material 1989-2007 Box 9 , Folder 18-21
Box 10
Research Material 1996-2006  Box 10, Folder 1
Box 10
Photographs 2003  Box 10 , Folder 2
 
Research Material 1988-2004 Box 10 , Folder 3-9
Box 10
Notes undated  Box 10, Folder 10-20
Box 11
Notes undated  Box 11, Folder 1-14
Box 15
Correspondence 2000-2005  Box 15, Folder 20
 
Thomas Jefferson: Man on a Mountain, 1988 
Box 11
Corrected Typescript 1987  Box 11, Folder 15-17
 
Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 11, Folder 18-19
Box 12
Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 12, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 12, Folder 2-7
 
Corrected Typescripts 2001-2003  Box 12, Folder 8
 
Corrected Page Proof 1987  Box 12, Folder 9-10
 
Corrected Page Proof 1988  Box 12, Folder 11-12
 
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 12, Folder 13-16
 
Jacket Proof, Correspondence 1984-1995  Box 12, Folder 17
Box 13
Correspondence 1990  Box 13, Folder 1
 
Notebook undated  Box 13, Folder 2
 
Notes undated  Box 13, Folder 3
 
Clippings 1981-1988  Box 13, Folder 4
 
Research Material 1973-2006 Box 13, Folder 5-14
 
Photographs undated  Box 13, Folder 15
 
Research Material undated, 1986-2006 Box 13, Folder 16-20
Box 14
Research Material undated, 1986-2006  Box 14, Folder 1-19
Box 14
Research Material 1993-2002  Box 14 , Folder 7
Box 16
Research Material undated, 1988-2003 Box 16, Folder 1-4
 
William Wordsworth, the Wandering Poet, 1975 
Box 16
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 16, Folder 9-12
 
Corrected Typescript 1974  Box 16, Folder 13
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 16, Folder 14-15
 
Correspondence, Clippings 1972-1991  Box 16, Folder 16
 
Clippings 1976  Box 16, Folder 17
 
Correspondence, Research Material 1974-1979  Box 16, Folder 18
Box 17
Research Material 1976-1988  Box 17, Folder 1
 
Research Material, Photographs 1972-1976, 1987  Box 17, Folder 2
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 5
Letters from children 1986-2001 Box 5, Folder 2-3
Box 6
Correspondence 1986-2007 Box 6, Folder 5-9
 
Research Material  
Box 6
Pamphlets, Clippings, Notes 1995-1998  Box 6, Folder 10
 
Copies of Illustrations, Notes, Correspondence 1999-2000  Box 6, Folder 11
 
Pamphlets, Correspondence 1996-2001  Box 6, Folder 12-13
 
Notes, Pamphlets, Clippings 2001  Box 6, Folder 14
 
Clippings 1996-1997  Box 6, Folder 15-16
 
Notes undated  Box 6, Folder 17-20
Box 7
Notes undated  Box 7, Folder 1-14
 
Unpublished/Unidentified Material  
Box 16
Typescript, Correspondence, Photographs, Clippings 1980-1981, 2003  Box 16, Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript 1989  Box 16, Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescript, Photographs, Clippings 1982-1989  Box 16, Folder 7
 
Notebook, Clippings 1995  Box 16, Folder 8