University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota LibrariesOnline Finding Aids
space Home | About Us | Search Tips | Finding Aids FAQ | View Basket |
Maud Hart Lovelace papers, undated, 1904-2010

Summary Information
Title: Maud Hart Lovelace papers
Dates: undated, 1904-2010
Creator: Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-1980
Extent: 3 boxes (2.70 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2113
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscript materials, notes and correspondence related to publications by Maud Hart Lovelace.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Edwards, William L.

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:

Maud Hart Lovelace papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

Series 1: Publications : arranged alphabetically by title.

Series 2: Miscellaneous : materials are organized by type of material.


Biographical Sketch

Maud Palmer Hart was born April 25, 1892 in Mankato, Minnesota to Tom Hart and Stella Palmer. Her life growing up in Mankato with her family and two sisters would later give inspiration for her writings, most notably in the Betsy-Tacy series. Maud married Delos Lovelace in 1917; they lived apart until 1919 due to Delos' military service in World War I. In 1928 they moved to Claremont, California and had a daughter, Merian, in 1931. Lovelace's first publication, The Black Angels , was published in 1926. Her well known children's series, known as the Betsy-Tacy series, started in 1938 after Lovelace began telling her childhood stories to her daughter Merian. The first book in the series, Betsy-Tacy , was published in 1940; ten titles later, the last book in the series, Betsy's Wedding , was published in 1955. The city of Mankato, for which the fictional Betsy-Tacy setting of Deep Valley was based upon, declared Betsy-Tacy Day on Ocotober 7, 1961. Lovelace passed away in 1980.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials and miscellaneous materials related to the works of Maud Hart Lovelace and includes corrected typescripts, notes, pamphlets, dummy, research materials, proof of illustrations, reviews, correspondence, newspaper articles, reviews, photographs, and clippings. Note that in series two (Miscellaneous) there are many folders simply labeled notes -- these are typed notes that Lovelace obstensibly pulled from her personal journals she kept as a child; these journals were later destroyed. These notes were used for inspiration for Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy series, although they do not perfectly correspond to exact titles.

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.
  • Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-1980
  • Orphans -- Minnesota -- Juvenile fiction
  • Self perception -- Fiction
  • Orphans -- Fiction
  • Grandfathers -- Fiction
  • Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
  • Minnesota -- Juvenile fiction
  • Minnesota -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
  • African American children -- Juvenile fiction
  • Valentine's Day -- Juvenile fiction;
  • Valentines -- Juvenile fiction
  • Folklore -- South America
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications, undated, 1941-1967 
 
Betsy and Bick Visit a Hermit, undated 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Emily of Deep Valley, 1950 
Box 1
Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Fire Safety Stories, undated 
Box 1
Pamphlets undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Golden Pheasant and the AHOP Club, The, 1963 
Box 1
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Golden Wedge, The: Indian Legends of South America, 1942 
Box 1
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Notes, Research Material, Newspaper 1941  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 1 , Folder 12-14
 
Notes, Research Material, Proof of Illustration undated  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Notes, Research Material 1941  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Pamphlets undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Call Slips, Notes undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
I Am Curly, undated 
Box 1
Typescript, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Portrait of the Easter Bunny, undated 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Rosalind, Rickie, and the Robin, undated 
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Trees Kneel at Christmas, 1994 
Box 3
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Valentine Box, 1966 
Box 3
Typescripts, Correspondence, Reviews 1963-1967  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Wobbly Goes to Camp, undated 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Women who Lived Alone, undated 
Box 3
Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Writing and Living, undated 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 7-10
 
Miscellaneous, undated, 1904-2010 
 
Correspondence, 1912-2009 
Box 1
Correspondence 1912-1915, 1940-1966  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Correspondence 1966-1969  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Correspondence, Articles, Photocopies of Correspondence and Articles 1941-1966  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence, Slides, Photographs 1948-1966, 1992-1994, 2007-2009  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Ephemera, undated 
Box 1
Scholarly Article, Flash drive, Typescript, Photographs undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Information from various Lovelace/Betsy-Tacy Fan Clubs, 1955-2010 
Box 1
Articles, Notes, Maps, Pamphlets, Flyers, Miscellaneous 1955-1961, 1992-2010  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Flyers, Pamphlets, Miscellaneous 1961-2009  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Flyers, Booklets, Miscellaneous 1976-1997  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
Newspaper Articles, 1932-2008 
Box 1
Articles 1932-1995  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Articles 1952-2008  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
Notes, 1904-1980 
Box 1
Notes, Reviews undated  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Notes, Photographs, Clippings 1924-1966  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Notes, Clippings 1947  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Notes 1948-1955  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Notes, Clippings 1904, 1944-1948  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Notes, Clippings 1949-1952  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Notes, Clippings 1950  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Notes, Correspondence, Clippings 1937, 1947-1953  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Notes, Clippings 1949-1952  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Notes, Correspondence 1948-1953  Box 2 , Folder 13
 
Notes, Typescript 1948  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Notes, Clippings 1955  Box 2 , Folder 15
 
Notes 1945-1948  Box 2 , Folder 16
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Notes, Pamphlet, Clippings 1942-1946, 1965-1976  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Notes, Clippings 1980  Box 2 , Folder 19