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Dorothy De Wit Papers, undated, 1969-1979

Summary Information
Title: Dorothy De Wit Papers
Dates: undated, 1969-1979
Creator: De Wit, Dorothy
Extent: 5 boxes (2 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-455
Abstract:
This collection consists of materials, mostly typescripts, for two titles published by Dorothy De Wit in 1979.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of De Wit, Dorothy

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:

Dorothy De Wit Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Dorothy May Knowles De Wit was born May 24, 1916 in Youngstown, Ohio, and died June 19, 1980. She was a librarian and author. She was a member of the American Library Association's Notable Books Re-evaluation Committee between 1971-75. She also served on the Newbery-Caldecott Wilder Awards Committee for 1981. She reviewed books for several journals. Her special interests included marionettes. Her writings include Children's Faces Looking Up: Program Building for the Storyteller, a book on storytelling in the classroom, and The Talking Stone: An Anthology of Native American Tales and Legends, which was chosen as an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1979.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 28, 39.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials related to two titles published by Dorothy De Wit, both in 1979. The collection contains typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a photocopy of illustrations, page proofs, dummies, and notes dated 1969 to 1979.

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.
  • De Wit, Dorothy
  • Storytelling
  • Indians of North America -- Folklore
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Children's Faces Looking Up: Program Building for the Storyteller, 1979 
Box 1
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 2-7
 
Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 8-9
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 10-12
Box 2
Corrected Dummy 1976  Box 2
 
Corrected Typescript 1969  Box 2 , Folder 1-4
 
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript 1978  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 6
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 1-3
 
Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript 1969  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 6-7
 
Corrected Typescript Photocopy 1969  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Corrected Page Proof 1978  Box 3 , Folder 9-10
 
Illustration Photocopies undated  Box 3 , Folder 11
Box 4
Research Materials, Correspondence 1969-1978  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Holograph, Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Notes undated  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Talking Stone, The: An Anthology of Native American Tales & Legends, 1979 
Box 4
Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 7-9
 
Back Matter, Front Matter, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 4 , Folder 11
Box 5
Corrected Galley Proof 1979  Box 5 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 5 , Folder 3-4
 
Corrected Dummy 1979  Box 5 , Folder 5