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Laura Nelson Baker Papers, 1952-1982

Summary Information
Title: Laura Nelson Baker Papers
Dates: 1952-1980
Creator: Baker, Laura Nelson, 1911-
Extent: 2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-330
Abstract:
The Laura Nelson Baker papers consist of typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence, maps and pamphlets.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Laura Nelson Baker, beginning in 1961 through 1981.

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:

Laura Nelson Baker papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are listed alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Laura Nelson Baker was born in 1911 in Humboldt, Iowa. She took courses at the University of Minnesota from 1929-1931 and served as editor to the Richfield News from 1949-1953. She was supervisor of the manuscript reading room at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley from 1955-1957. Since this time she has been a full time author.

Baker has written many books for children, among them, Because of Anne (with Adrien Stoutenberg), From Whales to Snails , and Ground Afire . She has also published short stories and articles for the Christian Science Monitor , Seventeen and American Girl .

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 3 p. 17-18


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for multiple titles published between 1957 and 1971 and consists of holographs, typescripts, proofs, clippings and correspondence.

Related Material

University of Southern Mississippi Libraries de Grummond Children's Literature Collection holds a collection of Laura Nelson Baker papers.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
Because of Anne, 1965 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 1-4
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 1, Folder 5
 
Corrected Page Proof 1965  Box 1, Folder 6
 
Miscellaneous 1964-1965  Box 1, Folder 7
 
Publisher's Correspondence 1963-1965  Box 1, Folder 8
 
Captain Fox  
Box 1
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 9
 
Correspondence 1969-1972  Box 1, Folder 10
 
The Dahlbe Family Horse, 1964 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1964  Box 1, Folder 15
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1964  Box 1, Folder 16
 
Publisher's Correspondence 1963-1964  Box 1, Folder 17
 
From Whales to Snails, 1970 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 18-19
 
Correspondence 1969-1970  Box 1, Folder 20
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1970  Box 1, Folder 21
 
Ground Afire: The Story of the Death Valley National Monument, 1971 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 22-23
 
Typescript Outline, Miscellaneous Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 24
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1971  Box 1, Folder 25
 
Correspondence 1969-1971  Box 1, Folder 26
 
Notes 1953-1970  Box 1, Folder 27
 
Maps, Pamphlets undated  Box 1, Folder 28
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1968  Box 2, Folder 1
 
Here by the Sea, 1968 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1968  Box 1, Folder 29-30
 
Galley Proof 1968  Box 1, Folder 31
 
Correspondence 1967-1968  Box 1, Folder 32
 
Other Brother, 1962 
Box 1
Typescript, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 34
 
Snowshoe Thompson, 1957 
Box 1
Corrected Holograph undated  Box 1, Folder 35
 
Somebody, Somewhere, 1962 
Box 1
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 36-37
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 38
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 1963  Box 2, Folder 2-3
 
Corrected Typescript 1962  Box 2, Folder 4
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1962  Box 2, Folder 5-6
 
Page Proof, Layout Instructions 1962  Box 2, Folder 7
 
Publisher's Correspondence 1960-1962  Box 2, Folder 8
 
Those Who Care, 1964 
Box 2
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 10-18
 
Corrected Typescript 1962  Box 2, Folder 19
 
Galley Proof 1964  Box 2, Folder 20-21
 
Page Proof, Notes undated  Box 2, Folder 22
 
Torkel's Winter Friend, 1961 
Box 2
Carbon Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1960  Box 2, Folder 23
 
Publisher's Correspondence 1959-1960  Box 2, Folder 24
 
A Tree Called Moses, 1966 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 25
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1966  Box 2, Folder 26
 
Publisher's Correspondence 1964-1966  Box 2, Folder 27
 
Unidentified title  
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 28
 
Wild Peninsula: The Story of Point Reyes National Seashore, 1969 
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1968  Box 2, Folder 29
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 30
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 2, Folder 31
 
Correspondence 1967-1968  Box 2, Folder 32
 
Clippings, Notes 1962  Box 2, Folder 33
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 1
Correspondence 1952-1980  Box 1, Folder 11-13
 
Correspondence with Prof. Gisela Konopka 1968-1980  Box 1, Folder 14
 
Reviews 1958-1961  Box 1, Folder 33