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Nancy Smiler Levinson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Nancy Smiler Levinson Papers
Dates: 1984-1997
Creator: Levinson, Nancy Smiler
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-50
Nancy Smiler Levinson's papers focus on the process, revision, and publication of four of her books for children. The collection includes typescripts, galley and page proofs, a publisher's dummy, as well as a substantial body of correspondence concerning the publication of her book Clara and the Bookwagon.

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

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Clara and the Bookwagon, 1988

Your Friend, Natalie Popper, 1991

She's Been Working on the Railroad, 1997

Sweet Note, Sour Notes, 1993

Biographical Sketch

Nancy Smiler Levinson was born November 5, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended the University of Minnesota, B.A., 1960. Ms. Levinson worked as a reporter, researcher, and editor for various newspapers, magazines, and publishers before becoming a free-lance writer in 1975. She published her first work, Cindersara, in 1980.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials for four titles published between 1988 and 1997. It includes typescripts, notes, front matter, page and galley proofs, and a publisher's dummy. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence dealing with the publication of Clara and the Bookwagon.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The 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.
  • Levinson, Nancy
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Clara and the Bookwagon 1988 
Note Kroll, Carolyn
New York: HarperCollins, 1988
Box MF1631
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF1631
typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF1631
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1631
galley proof (20 p.)  Box MF1631
correspondence (42 p.)  Box MF1631
Your Friend, Natalie Popper 1991 
Note  New York: Lodestar, 1991
Box MF1666
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF1666
typescript, corrected (99 p.)  Box MF1666
page proof, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF1666
publisher's dummy (124 p.)  Box MF1666
She's Been Working on the Railroad 1997 
Note  New York: Lodestar, 1997
Box MF2544
typescript (353 p.)  Box MF2544
front matter (32 p.)  Box MF2544
galley proof (87 p.)  Box MF2544
layout notes (20 p.)  Box MF2544
style sheets (8 p.)  Box MF2544
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2544
Sweet Note, Sour Notes 1993 
Note Peck, Beth
New York: Dutton, 1993
Box MF2544
typescript (9 p.)  Box MF2544
typescript, corrected (105 p.)  Box MF2544
typescript, corrected photocopy (80 p.)  Box MF2544
front matter, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF2544
front matter, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF2544
photocopies of illustration (17 p.)  Box MF2544
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF2544
notes (4 p.)  Box MF2544
clippings and reviews (12 p.)  Box MF2544