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Judy Blume Papers, 1971-1993

Summary Information
Title: Judy Blume papers
Dates: 1971-1993
Creator: Blume, Judy.
Extent: 7 boxes (6.3 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-4
Abstract:
Judy Blume's papers focus on the genesis, process, revision and publication of her books for children and young adults. The collection includes holographs (manuscripts), typescripts, research materials, notes, correspondence, galley and page proofs, along with clippings, front matter, jacket material and publisher's dummies.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Judy Blume, 1980s-1990s.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with restrictions. Researchers must contact Judy Blume for permission to publish from this collection.

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.

Preferred Citation:

Judy Blume papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Judy Blume, nee Sussman, was born February 12, 1938 in Elizabeth, NJ. Educated at New York University, she earned her B.S. in 1961. She began to write in the 1960s, publishing her first book The One in the Middle is a Green Kangaroo in 1969. Ms. Blume continued writing throughout the 1970s, focusing more on the preteen audience. She achieved a major success with her novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in 1970. The book honestly and realistically portrayed the concerns, trials and anguish of preteens and proved tremendously popular. In the 1970s Ms. Blume published several other preteen and young adult novels, many of which tackled controversial subjects, including teenage sexuality in Forever . Criticized and censored by some critics, she is praised by others, and has become one of the most widely read writers of children's literature.

Ms. Blume has also written several humorous juvenile novels such as Superfudge which have endeared her to younger readers, as well as several adult novels and a work of non-fiction, Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Judy Blume's papers focus on the genesis, process, revision and publication of her books for children and young adults. The collection includes holographs (manuscripts), typescripts, research materials, notes, correspondence, galley and page proofs, along with clippings, front matter, jacket material and publisher's dummies.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, 1970 
Box 1
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 1
 
Notes undated  Box 6, Folder 1
 
Deenie, 1973 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 2
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 3-4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 5
Box 6
Notes undated  Box 6, Folder 2
 
Fudge-a-Mania, 1990 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 6-10
 
Corrected Typescript 1987-1990  Box 1, Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript 1989-1990  Box 1, Folder 12
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript 1989-1990  Box 1, Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 16-18
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 19
 
Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 20
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 22
 
Holograph, Typescript 1990  Box 1, Folder 23
 
Photocopied Typescript 1990  Box 2, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 2, Folder 2-3
 
Holograph, Typescript 1989  Box 2, Folder 4-5
 
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof 1990  Box 2, Folder 6-8
 
Correspondence, Notes, Photocopy of Illustrations 1990  Box 2, Folder 9
 
Corrected Dummy 1990  Box 2, Folder 10
 
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, 1993 
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1991-1992  Box 2, Folder 11-12
 
Corrected Typescripts 1992  Box 2, Folder 13-22
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1992  Box 2, Folder 23
 
Corrected Typescript 1992  Box 2, Folder 24
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 2, Folder 25
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 3, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 2-3
 
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 3, Folder 4-5
 
Corrected Page Proof 1993  Box 3, Folder 6-7
 
Correspondence, Jacket Proof 1993  Box 3, Folder 8
 
Research Material, Notes 1992  Box 3, Folder 9
 
It's Not the End of the World, 1972 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 10-11
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 1971  Box 3, Folder 12
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1971  Box 3, Folder 13
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript 1971  Box 3, Folder 14
 
Notes, Correspondence 1971  Box 3, Folder 15
 
Notes undated  Box 6, Folder 3
 
Just as Long as We're Together, 1987 
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 3, Folder 16-25
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4, Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4, Folder 3-9
 
Notes undated  Box 4, Folder 10
 
Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You, 1986 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript 1986  Box 4, Folder 11-13
 
Corrected Galley 1986  Box 6, Folder 4
 
Corrected Photocopied Galley 1986  Box 6, Folder 5
 
Corrected Page Proof 1986  Box 6, Folder 6
 
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, 1972 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4, Folder 14
 
Corrected Typescript 1971  Box 4, Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript 1972  Box 4, Folder 16-17
Box 6
Holograph undated  Box 6, Folder 7
 
Smart Women, 1983 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 4, Folder 18-25
Box 5
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 5, Folder 1-24
Box 6
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6, Folder 8
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6, Folder 9-10
 
Notes 1981-1983  Box 6, Folder 11
 
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, 1977 
Box 6
Corrected Typescript 1975  Box 6, Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescript, Photocopied Corrected Typescript 1975  Box 6, Folder 13
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 6, Folder 14
 
Superfudge, 1980 
Box 6
Corrected Galley undated  Box 6, Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript 1980  Box 6, Folder 16
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 6, Folder 17-19
 
Tiger Eyes, 1981 
Box 7
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 7, Folder 2-6