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William Durbin papers, undated, 1996-2007

Summary Information
Title: William Durbin papers
Dates: 1996-2007
Creator: Durbin, William
Extent: 4 boxes (3.85 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-497
Abstract:
This collection consists of typescript, page proofs, notes, research materials, correspondence, proof of jacket, and a screen play for ten novels published from 1997-2008.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Durbin, William

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:

William Durbin papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

William Durbin was born in Minnesota in 1951. He is an avid outdoorsman and is fond of canoeing, which inspired many of his historical children’s books.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials related to ten novels published from 1997-2008 and includes; typescript, page proofs, notes, research materials, correspondence, proof of jacket, and a screen play

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.
  • Durbin, William, 1951-
  • Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Soldiers -- Fiction.
  • Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940 -- Fiction.
  • Poliomyelitis -- Fiction.
  • People with disabilities -- Fiction.
  • Finland -- History -- 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
  • Canada.
  • Canada -- History -- 1763-1867 -- Fiction.
  • Juvenile works.
  • History.
  • Fiction.
  • Ojibwa Indians.
  • Fur traders.
  • Teenage boys -- Fiction.
  • Adventure -- Fiction.
  • Voyageurs -- Canada -- Fiction.
  • Fourteen-year-old boys -- Canada -- Fiction.
  • Indians of North America -- Canada -- Fiction.
  • Ojibwa Indians -- Fiction.
  • Fur traders -- Fiction.
  • Ojibwa Indians -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Fur traders -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Minnesota -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Minnesota -- Fiction.
  • Immigrants.
  • Frontier and pioneer life.
  • Finnish Americans.
  • Families.
  • Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Family life -- Minnesota -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Finnish Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Minnesota -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Immigrants -- Fiction.
  • Family life -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
  • Finnish Americans -- Fiction.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Minnesota -- Fiction.
  • Pacific railroads.
  • Diaries.
  • Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Railroads -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Railroad stories.
  • Pacific railroads -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Diaries -- Fiction.
  • Railroads -- Fiction.
  • Pacific railroads -- Fiction.
  • Strikes and lockouts.
  • Iron mines and mining.
  • Emigration and immigration.
  • Strikes and lockouts -- Fiction.
  • Iron mines and mining -- Fiction.
  • Emigration and immigration -- Fiction.
  • Strikes and lockouts -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Iron mines and mining -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Dust storms -- Oklahoma -- Oklahoma Panhandle -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
  • Dust storms -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
  • Droughts -- Oklahoma -- History -- Fiction.
  • Family life -- Fiction.
  • Migrant labor -- Fiction.
  • Depressions.
  • Dust storms.
  • Dust Bowl Era (1931-1939)
  • 1929 - 1939
  • Oklahoma -- Fiction.
  • California -- Fiction.
  • Oklahoma -- Oklahoma Panhandle.
  • Cuban American families -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Cigar industry -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Oral reading -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Depressions -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Cuban American families -- Fiction.
  • Cigar industry -- Fiction.
  • Oral reading -- Fiction.
  • Depressions -- Fiction.
  • Historical fiction.
  • Cigar industry.
  • Cuban American families.
  • Oral reading.
  • Historical fiction -- Juvenile.
  • Florida -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Florida -- Fiction.
  • Florida.
  • Russia (Federation) -- Karelia.
  • Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
  • Karelia (Russia) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
  • Communism -- Fiction.
  • Finnish Americans -- Russia (Federation) -- Karelia -- Fiction.
  • Finnish Americans -- Russia (Federation) -- Karelia -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
  • Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Fathers and sons.
  • Minnesota.
  • Minnesota -- History -- 1858- -- Fiction.
  • Lumber camps.
  • Logging.
  • Logging -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Lumber camps -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Logging -- Fiction.
  • Lumber camps -- Fiction.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Blackwater Ben, 2003 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 1 , Folder 4-6
 
Corrected Page Proof 2003  Box 1 , Folder 7-9
 
Broken Blade, The, 1997 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1997  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Page Proof 1996  Box 1 , Folder 11-12
 
Darkest Evening, The, 2004 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 13-14
 
Corrected Typescript 2003  Box 1 , Folder 15-17
 
Corrected Page Proof 2003  Box 1 , Folder 18-19
 
Notes, Research Material undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Research Material undated  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
El Lector, 2006 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 22-24
 
Corrected Typescript 2004  Box 1 , Folder 25
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 2004  Box 2 , Folder 1-4
 
Corrected Typescript 2005  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Page Proof 2005  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Correspondence, Notes 2004-2005  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Research Material undated  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Proof of Jacket, Screenplay undated  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Journal of C.J. Jackson, The, 2002 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 2001  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 12-13
 
Correspondence, Notes 1999-2001  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Research Material undated  Box 2 , Folder 15-16
 
Journal of Otto Peltonen, The, 2000 
Box 2
Corrected Page Proof 1999  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Notes, Research Material 2001  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Journal of Sean Sullivan, The, 1999 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Page Proof 1999  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Correspondence, Notes 1998  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Research Material undated  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Song of Sampo Lake, 2002 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 2002  Box 2 , Folder 23-24
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript 2001  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript 2001  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript 2001  Box 3 , Folder 5-6
 
Corrected Page Proof 2002  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Correspondence, Notes 2001-2002  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
Wintering, 1999 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1998  Box 3 , Folder 9-10
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Page Proof 1998  Box 3 , Folder 12-13
 
Winter War, The, 2008 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 2005  Box 3 , Folder 14-16
 
Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript 2007  Box 3 , Folder 18-19
 
Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 3 , Folder 20
Box 4
Correspondence, Notes, Research Material 2001-2007  Box 4 , Folder 1-2