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Summary Information
Title: Nancy Farmer Papers
Dates: 2010
Creator: Farmer, Nancy
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2107
Abstract:
This collection contains written production material for seven titles written by Nancy Farmer.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of: Farmer, Nancy


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and chronologically within each title.


Biographical Sketch

Nancy Farmer was born July 9, 1941, in Phoenix, Arizona. She received an A.A. from Phoenix College in 1961 and a B.A. from Reed College in 1963, and attended Merrit College and the University of California at Berkeley from 1969-71. Farmer has spent a significant amount of her life living abroad. She was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in India from 1963-65 and worked in Mozambique and Zimbabwe from 1972-88. Farmer began writing while living in Zimbabwe, where some of her first books were published. In addition to novels, three of which have been awarded Newbery Honors, Farmer has also written three picture books and several short stories. Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 117.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of written production materials for seven titles. It is mostly comprised of typescripts and corrected typescripts and also includes page proofs, galleys, front matter, covers, correspondence, editorial notes and style sheets.

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.
  • Farmer, Nancy
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MF 4485
Clever Ali, published New York: Orchard Books, 1993 (4 folders)  Box MF 4485
Note  Contains: typescript (7 p.); galley (25 p., 25 p., 2 p.); misc. (2 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4480
Do You Know Me, published New York: Orchard Books, 1993 (14 folders)  Box MF 4480
Note  Contains: typescript (87 p., 81 p., 79 p.); corrected typescript (77 p., 79 p., 275 p., 84 p.); correspondence (3 p.); misc. (2 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4481, 4482, 4483
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, published New York: Orchard Books, 1994 (43 folders)  Box MF 4481, 4482, 4483
Note  Contains: typescript (117 p., 336 p., 338 p.); corrected typescript (198 p., 235 p., 225 p., 345 p.); page proof (327 p.); correspondence (2 p.); misc. (4 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4486, 4487
A Girl Named Disaster, published New York: Orchard Books, 1996 (20 folders)  Box MF 4486, 4487
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (303 p., 359 p.); galley (319 p.); correspondence (1 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4489
The Islands of the Blessed, published New York: Atheneum, 2009 (55 folders)  Box MF 4489
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (445 p.); front matter (4 p.); page proof (250 p., 250 p., 250 p., 285 p.); cover (29 p.); correspondence (11 p.); misc. (editorial notes: 38 p., style sheets: 158 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4488, 4489
The Land of the Silver Apples, published New York: Atheneum, 2007 (30 folders)  Box MF 4488, 4489
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (519 p., 298 p.); page proof (244 p.); cover (1 p., 56 p.); misc. (33 p., 33 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4485
Runnery Granary, published New York: Greenwillow Books, 1996 (1 folder)  Box MF 4485
Note  Contains: galley (5 p.); correspondence (1 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
 
The Sea of Trolls, published New York: Atheneum, 2004 (9 folders)  Box MF 4485
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (423 p.); front matter (26 p.); correspondence (5 p.); misc. (2 p.)
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box MF 4484
The Warm Place, published New York: Orchard Books, 1995 (18 folders)  Box MF 4484
Note  Contains: typescript (129 p., 128 p., 127 p.); corrected typescript (159 p., 133 p.); galley (62 p., 156 p.); correspondence (2 p.)