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Brock Cole papers, undated, 1975-1993

Summary Information
Title: Brock Cole papers
Dates: undated, 1975-1993
Creator: Cole, Brock
Extent: 5 boxes (2.53 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2152
Abstract:
This collection consists of manuscript materials and original art related to seven published children's and young adult books by Brock Cole.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Cole, Brock

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:

Brock Cole papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Born May 29, 1938 in Charlotte, Michigan, Brock Cole attended Kenyon College where he received a Bachelors in English in 1960. He went on to the University of Minnesota, receiving his PhD in Philosophy in 1972. He taught philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before beginning to write and illustrate books for children. His first picture book, The King at the Door , was published in 1979; his well known first novel, The Goats , was published in 1987 to much acclaim. Some of his titles have been controversial, landing him on the ALA 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books 1990-2000. Cole currently lives with his wife in Buffalo, New York.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscript materials and original art related to seven publications, and includes typescripts, pen and pencil drawings, ink and watercolors, correspondence, notes, and color separations dating between 1975 and 1993.

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.
  • Cole, Brock
  • Divorce -- Juvenile fiction
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction
  • Babysitters -- Juvenile fiction
  • Divorce -- Fiction
  • Families -- Fiction
  • Babysitters -- Fiction
  • Children's stories, English
  • Moving, Household -- Fiction
  • Fens The (England) -- Fiction
  • Fens, The (England) -- Juvenile fiction
  • England -- Juvenile fiction
  • England -- Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Giants -- Fiction
  • Toes -- Fiction
  • Giants -- Juvenile fiction
  • Toes -- Juvenile fiction
  • Camps -- Juvenile fiction
  • Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Camps -- Fiction
  • Runaways -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Baths -- Fiction
  • Runaways -- Fiction
  • Animals -- Habits and behavior -- Fiction
  • Cleanliness -- Fiction
  • Baths -- Juvenile fiction
  • Runaways -- Juvenile fiction
  • Animals -- Behavior -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cleanliness -- Juvenile fiction
  • Pigs -- Fiction
  • Swine -- Juvenile fiction
  • Spring -- Juvenile fiction
  • Spring -- Fiction
  • Children's stories, American
  • Drawings
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Celine, 1989 
Box 1
Early drafts, notes, fragments, 1987-1988  Box 1 , Folder 1-2
 
Typescript first draft, undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Typescript second draft, 1988  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Corrected typescript second draft, 1988  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Typescript, second revision of second draft, undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Gaffer Samson's Luck, 1984 
Box 2
Drawings, pen and pencil on paper; early sketches, undated ( 8 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil on paper; early sketches, undated ( 16 items )  Box 2
 
Giant's Toe, The, 1986 
Box 2
Drawings, pencil and pen on paper; early sketches, undated ( 10 items )  Box 2
 
Ink and watercolor on paper, undated ( 6 items )  Box 2
 
Goats, The, 1987 
Box 1
Typescript first drafts and sketches, undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Typescript second draft, undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Typescript third draft, 1986  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Corrected typescript fourth draft, undated, 1986  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Typescript and correspondence, undated, 1993  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Great Books Foundation, undated 
Box 2
Drawings, pencil on paper; undated ( 26 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil on paper; undated ( 14 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil and pen on paper; undated ( 20 items )  Box 2
 
Miscellaneous, undated 
Box 2
Drawings, pen and pencil on paper; undated ( 15 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pen and pencil with watercolor and colored pencil, undated ( 25 items )  Box 2
Box 3
Drawings, pen and pencil on paper; undated ( 298 items )  Box 3
Box 4
Drawings, pen and pencil on paper; undated ( 102 items )  Box 4
 
No More Baths, 1980 
Box 1
Corrected typescript and correspondence, undated, 1975  Box 1 , Folder 13
Box 2
Drawings, pencil on paper; early sketches, undated ( 11 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil on paper with text; layout sketches, undated ( 5 items )  Box 2
 
Watercolors on paper, with color transparency, undated ( 5 items )  Box 2
 
Nothing But a Pig, 1981 
Box 1
Typescript and correspondence, undated, 1977  Box 1 , Folder 14
Box 2
Drawings, pen and pencil on paper; early sketches undated ( 17 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pen and pencil on paper; early sketches undated ( 26 items )  Box 2
 
Ink and watercolor on paper, undated ( 11 items )  Box 2
 
Winter Wren, The, 1984 
Box 5
Color separations, undated ( 4 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 10 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 10 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 9 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 9 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 7 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 8 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 8 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 8 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 8 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 2 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 2 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 23 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 14 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 4 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 9 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 7 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 9 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 7 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 9 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 7 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 3 items )  Box 5
 
Color separations, undated ( 9 items )  Box 5