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Eve Merriam Collection

Summary Information
Title: Eve Merriam Papers
Dates: 1959-1994
Creator: Merriam, Eve
Extent: 9 linear ft.--manuscripts .7 cubic ft--illustrations
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-56
Abstract:
Eve Merriam's papers focus on her work as an author and editor of children's and young adult books, with an emphasis on her poetry. The collection contains production materials for 53 titles published between 1959-1994, and also includes production material for titles not verified as published. The collection contains holographs, typescripts, research material, front matter, notes, reviews, clippings, royalty statements and agreements, promotional pieces, biographical information, proofs, dummies, book jackets, photocopies of illustrative material, miscellaneous material, correspondence, posters, and projects done by school children and sent to Ms. Merriam.

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.

Copyright:

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.


Arrangement

Ab to Zoog: A Lexicon for Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers,

Andy All Year Round,

Bam Zam Boom!: A Building Book,

Birthday Cow, The,

Birthday Door, The,

Blackberry Ink: Poems,

Boys and Girls, Girls and Boys,

Catch a Little Rhyme,

Cat in the Box, The,

Chortles: New and Selected Wordplay Poems,

Christmas,

Christmas Box, The,

Daddies at Work,

Don't Think About a White Bear,

Do You Want to See Something?,

Epaminondas,

Fighting Words,

Finding a Poem,

Fresh Paint,

Funny Town,

Gaggle of Geese, A,

Good Night to Annie,

Halloween A B C,

Higgle Wiggle: Happy Rhymes,

I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King Jr.,

I Saw a Fish on Broadway,

If Only I Could Tell You: Poems for Young Lovers and Dreamers,

Independent Voices,

It Doesn't Always Have to Rhyme,

Jamboree: Rhymes for All Times,

Little Tree, The,

Love Poems for Teenagers,

Male and Female Under 18: Frank Comments . . .,

Miscellaneous material,

Miss Tibbett's Typewriter,

Mommies at Work,

NCTE Acceptance Speech, Nov. 1981

Out Loud,

Poem for a Pickle, A: Funnybone Verses,

Poetry Anthology, Volume 2,

Project 1-2-3,

Projects done by schoolchildren,

Quiet, Please,

Rainbow Writing,

Rhyme is a Jumprope, A,

Singing Green, The: New and Selected Poems for All Seasons,

Sky Full of Poems,

Small Fry,

Story of Ben Franklin, The,

There is No Rhyme for Silver,

Train Leaves the Station,

12 Ways to Get to 11,

Unhurry Harry,

Voice of Liberty, The: The Story of Emma Lazarus,

What Can You Do With a Pocket?,

What's in the Middle of the Riddle?,

Where is Everybody?: An Animal Alphabet,

Who Is a Left-Hander?,

Wise Woman and Her Secret, The,

Word Or Two With You, A,

You Be Good and I'll Be Night: Jump-on-the-Bed Poems,


Biographical Sketch

Eve Merriam was born July 19, 1916, in Philadelphia, Penn. She attended Cornell U., and the U. of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, graduating with an A. B. in 1937. She had two sons, Guy and Dee, with her second husband, Martin Michel. She worked as a copywriter, radio writer, editor, and poet, and began writing children's books in the 1950s. Her first published works for children included biographies of famous Americans such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Emmas Lazarus. It was as a poet for children that she became best known. In 1960 she published A Gaggle of Geese , a picture book that delights in word play and sound, that young children can easily understand and enjoy. She continued to write poetry for the next three decades, imbuing many of her works with her keen observations of the good and bad aspects of contemporary life, including popular culture and the problems she considered crucial to social progress and human life, such as ecology, feminism, racial equality, and an awareness of political realities. Some critics have panned some of these 'serious' works for placing too much emphasis on social issues, and consider her lighter verse her best. Throughout her long career, Merriam used a variety of different literary forms to reach readers and get them to extend their horizons. She also translated other authors' works, and edited anthologies for children and young adults. Eve Merriam died April 11, 1992. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 3, 40, 73 Children's Literature Review, vol. 14


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for 53 titles published between 1959-94, including one under the pseudonym Dana Michel. It also includes material for titles not verified as published. The collection includes holographs, typescripts, research material, notes, front matter, clippings, reviews, royalty statements and agrements, promotional pieces, biograpahical information, proofs, dummies, book jackets, photocopies of illustrative material, muscellaneous material such as flyers and book catalogs, a substantial amount of correspondence, posters, and art and poetry projects done by school children and sent to Ms. Merriam. It also includes as typescript for the NCTE acceptance speech for November, 1891.

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.
  • Merriam, Eve
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ab to Zoog: A Lexicon for Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers  
Box MF586 folder 1
typescript, corrected photocopy (15 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
pasteup (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
galley proof, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF1916 folder 1
reviews (34 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
Box MF1916 folder 2
photocopies (3 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 2
 
promotional piece (1 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 2
 
contracts and royalty statements (17 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 2
Box MF1916 folders 2-3
clippings (57 p.)  Box MF1916 folders 2-3
 
correspondence (24 p.)  Box MF1916 folders 2-3
Box MF1916 folder4
holograph (11 p.)  Box MF1916 folder4
Box MF1916f folder 4
typescript and holograph (37 p.)  Box MF1916f folder 4
Box MF1916 folder 4
typescript (49 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 4
Box MF1916 folder 5
research material: comic book (1 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 5
Box MF1916 folder 6
proof with jacket, incomplete (12 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 6
 
Andy All Year Round  
Box MF1917 folder 1
agreements with Reader's Digest Books (2 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
royalty statements (6 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
Bam Zam Boom!: A Building Book  
Box MF1919 folder 1
typescript, corrected (35 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
 
notes (7 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
 
clippings (7 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
Box MF1919 folder 2
typescript, corrected photocopy, for back flap (1 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
correspondence (11 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
reviews (6 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
agreements (12 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
Box MF1919 folder 3
royalty statements (25 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
Birthday Cow, The  
Box MF1917 folder 2
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
Box MF1917 folder 3
title page (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
Box MF1917 folder 2
reviews (3 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
correspondence (18 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
Box MF1917 folder 3
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
 
promotional piece (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
Box MF1917 folder 1
agreements with publishers (17 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
Box MF1917 folder 3
royalty statements (23 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
 
Birthday Door, The  
Box MF1917 folder 3
holograph (8 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
Box MF1917 folder 1
typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
typescript, photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
galley proof, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
Box MF1917 folder 3
reviews (8 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
Box MF1917 folder 2
agreements with publishers (25 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
royalty statements (17 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
miscellaneous material--Morrow Junior Books promotional material (2 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
Blackberry Ink: Poems  
Box MF1918 folders 4-5
typescript, corrected (84 p.)  Box MF1918 folders 4-5
Box MF1918 folder 5
galley proof, corrected photocopy (21 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 5
Box MF1918 folder 2
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
reviews--photocopies (17 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
Box MF1918 folder 1
royalty statements (26 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
agreements (18 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
Box MF1918 folder 3
publishers dummy (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 3
 
questionnaires from publisher (14 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 3
Box MF1918 folder 2
miscellaneous: press releases from Morrow Junior Books (5 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
Boys and Girls, Girls and Boys  
Box MF1917 folder 1
correspondence (31 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
correspondence from children (23 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
Box MF1917 folder 3
book reviews (13 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
 
clippings, photocopies (8 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 3
Box MF1917 folder 4
photocopy of book jacket with notation (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 4
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 4
 
photocopy of text from the book (4 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 4
 
agreement (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 4
Box MF1917 folders 2-3
royalty statements (64 p.)  Box MF1917 folders 2-3
 
Catch a Little Rhyme  
Box MF1917 folder 2
correspondence (33 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
Box MF1917 folder 1
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
reviews (4 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
royalty statements (35 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
Box MF1917 folder 2
clippings from textbooks, including poems (10 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
photocopies of text from poem (5 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
research material: children's periodical (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
research material: photocopy of catalog cards (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
Cat in the Box, The  
Box MF1918 folder 1
correspondence from children (3 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
royalty statements (31 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
Chortles: New and Selected Wordplay Poems  
Box MF1925, folder 3
typescript, corrected (56 p.)  Box MF1925, folder 3
Box MF1925 folder 3
typescript, corrected carbon (27 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 3
Box MF1925 folders 5-6
galley proof, corrected photocopy (1101 p.)  Box MF1925 folders 5-6
Box MF1925 folder 2
photocopies of text (41 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
Box MF1925 folder 4
photocopies of text and preliminary illustrations (21 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 4
Box MF1925 folder 1
correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
Box MF1925 folder 4
clippings/reviews (11 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 4
 
agreements (8 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 4
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 4
Box MF1925 folder 2
royalty statements (8 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
Box MF1925 folder 4
miscellaneous (4 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 4
 
Christmas  
Box MF1916 folder 1
holograph (2 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
Christmas Box, The  
Box MF1917 folder 2
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
Box MF1917 folder 1
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
 
book reviews (20 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
Box MF1917 folder 2
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
Box MF1917 folder 1
agreements (10 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 1
Box MF1917 folder 2
royalty statements (19 p.)  Box MF1917 folder 2
 
Daddies at Work  
Box MF507 folder 1
typescript, carbon (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
layout page, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
sketches of illustrations with handwritten text, photocopy (23 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
royalty statements (5 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
miscellaneous: copy of catalog cards (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
Don't Think About a White Bear  
Box MF1916 folder 1
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
royalty statements (24 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
Do You Want to See Something?  
Box MF586 folder 1
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, carbon (3 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected carbon (3 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF1925 folder 1
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
royalty statements (40 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
Epaminondas  
Box MF1919 folder 3
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
Box MF1919 folder 2
typescript, corrected for on-camera script (11 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
Box MF1919 folder 3
typescript, corrected for film strip version (6 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
Box MF586 folder 1
notes (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, carbon (6 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF1919 folder 1
correspondence (35 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
 
correspondence from children (8 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
Box MF1919 folder 2
royalty statements/agreements (30 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
Box MF1919 folder 3
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
reviews (2 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
research material (6 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
news releases (2 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
Fighting Words  
Box MF1919 folder 1
typescript, corrected (21 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected carbon (17 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (15 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
Box MF1919 folder 2
galley proof, photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
Box MF1919 folders 2-3
correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF1919 folders 2-3
Box MF1919 folder 2
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
clippings (5 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
Box MF1919 folder 3
agreement (8 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
dummy photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
revised sheets, photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
color proof sheets of illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
research material (6 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 3
 
Finding a Poem  
Box MF586 folders 1-2
typescript and holograph, corrected partial photocopy (100 p.)  Box MF586 folders 1-2
Box MF1916 folder 1
typescript, corrected (51 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
Box MF586 folder 1
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF1916 folder 3
reviews (26 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 3
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 3
Box MF1916 folder 4
clippings (18 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 4
Box MF1916 folder 2
correspondence (33 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 2
Box MF1916 folder 4
agreements (6 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 4
Box MF1916 folder 3
royalty statements (22 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 3
Box MF1916 folder 2
miscellaneous (16 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 2
 
Fresh Paint  
Box MF1919 folder 5
holograph (2 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 5
 
typescript (12 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 5
Box MF1919 folders 3-4
typescript, corrected (87 p.)  Box MF1919 folders 3-4
Box MF1919 folder 5
galley proof, corrected photocopy (15 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 5
 
clippings, photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 5
Box MF1919 folder 1
correspondence (31 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
Box MF1919 folder 2
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
reviews (13 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
Box MF1919 folder 1
royalty statements (13 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 1
Box MF1919 folder 2
agreements (16 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
Funny Town  
Box MF1916 folder 1
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
typescript, carbon (8 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
Gaggle of Geese, A  
Box MF1918 folder 1
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
agreement (6 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
Box Mf1918 folder 1
royalty statements (28 p.)  Box Mf1918 folder 1
 
Good Night to Annie  
Box MF1918 folder 2
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
typescript, photocopy (25 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
 
galley proof, correcteed (6 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 2
Box MF1918 folder 1
correspondence (42 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
Box MF1918 folder 3
reviews (8 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 3
 
agreements (10 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 3
 
dummy, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 3
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 3
Box MF1918 folder 4
royalty statements (32 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 4
 
book catalogs, certificate of excellence (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 4
 
Halloween A B C  
Box MF1923 folder 1
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 1
Box MF1923 folders 2-3
typescript, corrected (109 p.)  Box MF1923 folders 2-3
Box MF1923 folder 4
typescript, corrected photocopy with illustrations (32 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 4
Box MF1923 folder 3
typescript, corrected photocopy (20 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 3
 
typescript, for flaps (2 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 3
Box MF1923 folder 4
reviews (12 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 4
 
clippings (15 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 4
Box MF1923 folder 3
royalty statements (13 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 3
Box MF1923 folder 7
correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 7
Box MF1923 folders 5-6
correspondence from children (77 p.)  Box MF1923 folders 5-6
Box MF1923 folder 6
correspondence in folder (32 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 6
Box MF1923 folder 7
agreement (7 p. )  Box MF1923 folder 7
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 7
Box MF1923 folder 8
photocopy of illustration (6 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 8
 
galley proof, corrected (21 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 8
Box MF1923 folder 7
brochures (3 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 7
Box MF1923 folder 9
poster (1 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 9
 
Higgle Wiggle: Happy Rhymes  
Box MF1919 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (78 p.)  Box MF1919 folders 1-2
Box MF1919 folder 2
agreement (8 p.)  Box MF1919 folder 2
 
I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King Jr.  
Box MF1166 folder 1
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected carbon (7 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
 
correspondence (29 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
Box MF1166 folder 2
clippings (8 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
biographical information (4 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
research material (5 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
royalty statements (12 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
agreement (1 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
miscellaneous pages (8 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
 
I Saw a Fish on Broadway  
Box MF1984 folders 1-2
page proof, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF1984 folders 1-2
Box MF1984 folder 1
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1984 folder 1
 
If Only I Could Tell You: Poems for Young Lovers and Dreamers  
Box MF1925 folder 2
holograph in notebook (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
Box MF1925 folders 2-3
typescript, corrected photocopy (124 p.)  Box MF1925 folders 2-3
Box MF1925 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (66 p.)  Box MF1925 folders 1-2
Box MF1925 folder 2
proof, uncorrected book form (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
 
proofs for illustrations (7 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
Box MF1925 folder 6
galley proof, corrected photocopy (34 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 6
Box MF1925 folder 7
galley proof with illustrations, corrected photocopy (41 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 7
Box MF1925 folder 1
cover (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
reviews (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
royalty statements (10 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
Box MF1925 folder 2
agreements (8 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
 
book: Children's Book of the Year (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
 
miscellaneous book catalog announcements (5 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
Box MF1925 folder 1
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
Box MF1925 folder 2
reviews (11 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
Box MF1925 folder 1
agreements (18 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
Independent Voices  
Box MF586 folders 1-2; MF1166 folder 1
typescript, corrected (163 p.)  Box MF586 folders 1-2; MF1166 folder 1
Box MF1166 folder 3
notes (9 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 3
Box MF1166 folders 2-3
typescript, corrected photocopy (90 p.)  Box MF1166 folders 2-3
Box MF1166 folders 4-5
correspondence (80 p.)  Box MF1166 folders 4-5
Box MF1166 folder 5
clippings (10 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 5
 
reviews (8 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 5
 
agreement (5 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 5
Box MF1166 folder 6
royalty statements (14 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 6
 
dummy, 6 pieces (6 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 6
 
text proof, photocopy (12 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 6
 
student annual (1 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 6
 
It Doesn't Always Have to Rhyme  
Box MF1914 folder 1
correspondence (61 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 1
Box MF1914 folder 2
correspondence from children (31 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 2
 
clippings (14 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 2
 
pp. from book, including jackete (3 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 2
Box MF1914 folder 3
royalty statements (54 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 3
Box MF1914 folder 4
agreements (4 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 4
 
reviews (1 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 4
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 4
 
miscellaneous (8 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 4
Box MF1914, folder 5
proof, incomplete (21 p.)  Box MF1914, folder 5
 
Jamboree: Rhymes for All Times  
Box MF1978 folder 1
typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
Box MF1978 folders 2-3
typescript, corrected photocopy (87 p.)  Box MF1978 folders 2-3
Box MF1978 folder 4
typescript, pasteup (45 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 4
Box MF1978 folder 5
page proof, corrected photocopy (51 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 5
Box MF1978 folder 1
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
reviews (8 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
royalty statements (6 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
jacket cover (1 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
agreements (5 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
book catalog (5 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
Little Tree, The  
Box MF586 folder 1
typescript, corrected (18 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, photocopy (34 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
Love Poems for Teenagers  
Box MF1914 folder 1
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 1
 
typescript (10 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 1
Box MF1914 folders 2-3
typescript,corrected (103 p.)  Box MF1914 folders 2-3
Box MF1914 folder 3
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 3
 
Male and Female Under 18: Frank Comments . . .  
Box MF1978 folder 3
typescript, photocopy--script for play (6 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 3
Box MF1978 folder 2
correspondence (55 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 2
Box MF1978 folder 1
clippings (17 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
reviews (7 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
royalty statements (8 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
clippings, flyers (21 p.)  Box MF1978 folder 1
 
Miscellaneous material  
Box MF1923 folders 1-3
correspondence, flyers, contracts, articles, etc. (140 p.)  Box MF1923 folders 1-3
Box MF1923 folder 3
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 3
Box MF1923 folder 4
pamphlets, flyers, etc. (15 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 4
Box MF1923 folder 5
holograph (5 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 5
 
clippings (21 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 5
 
photocopies of published poems (6 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 5
 
typescript, miscellaneous (32 p.)  Box MF1923 folder 5
Box MF1924 folder 1
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 1
 
clippings (26 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 1
Box MF1924 folders 2-4
miscellaneous (136 p.)  Box MF1924 folders 2-4
Box MF1924 folders 5-6
information and articles on Merriam (80 p.)  Box MF1924 folders 5-6
Box MF1924 folder 7
correspondence (52 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 7
Box MF1924 folder 8
notes (29 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 8
 
miscellaneous clippings, etc. (26 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 8
Box MF1924 folders 9-10
miscellaneous printed/published articles and poems (111 p.)  Box MF1924 folders 9-10
Box MF1924 folders 11-13
various forms of typescript (114 p.)  Box MF1924 folders 11-13
Box MF1924 folder 11
children's poems (37 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 11
Box MF1915 folders 1-7, 12
correspondence (334 p.)  Box MF1915 folders 1-7, 12
Box MF1915 folders 10-12
clippings, etc. (87 p.)  Box MF1915 folders 10-12
Box MF1915 folders 8-9, 12
flyers and notices for speaking engagements (108 p.)  Box MF1915 folders 8-9, 12
Box MF1915 folder 12
photocopies (27 p.)  Box MF1915 folder 12
Box MF1166 folder 1
information about Merriam (19 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
 
notes (29 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
Box MF1166 folders 2-4
material from/for schools and universities (132 p.)  Box MF1166 folders 2-4
Box MF1984 folders 1-3, 11
typescript, various forms (192 p.)  Box MF1984 folders 1-3, 11
Box MF1984 folder 4
articles by Merriam (44 p.)  Box MF1984 folder 4
Box MF1984 folders 5-10
articles not by Merriam (323 p.)  Box MF1984 folders 5-10
Box MF1163 folders 1-8
correspondence from children (418 p.)  Box MF1163 folders 1-8
Box MF1163 folders 9-13
clippings (213 p.)  Box MF1163 folders 9-13
Box MF1163 folder 14
reviews (15 p.)  Box MF1163 folder 14
 
notes (26 p.)  Box MF1163 folder 14
Box MF1163 folders 15-16
unpublished poems for children (106 p.)  Box MF1163 folders 15-16
Box MF1165 folders 1-6, 17
correspondence (337 p.)  Box MF1165 folders 1-6, 17
Box MF1165 folder 7
poetry ideas (46 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 7
Box MF1165 folder 8
children's poetry book ideas (34 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 8
Box MF1165 folder 9
notes for 'Fortune Cookies' (31 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 9
Box MF1165 folder 10
greeting card/note paper ideas (54 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 10
Box MF1165 folder 11
sandpiper cards and correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 11
Box MF1165 folder 12
sketch of Eve Merriam (1 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 12
Box MF1165 folders 13-14
old poems (63 p.)  Box MF1165 folders 13-14
Box MF1165 folder 15
biographical information (14 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 15
 
handouts (38 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 15
Box MF1165 folder 16
publicity material (45 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 16
Box MF1165 folder 18
clippings (20 p.)  Box MF1165 folder 18
Box MF1983 folders 1-4
copies of various poems (215 p.)  Box MF1983 folders 1-4
Box MF1983 folders 5-18
typescript, various forms (749 p.)  Box MF1983 folders 5-18
Box MF1989 folders 1-6
papers (278 p.)  Box MF1989 folders 1-6
Box MF1989 folder 7
reprints and research material: Who's It?; Queneau (1 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 7
Box MF1989 folder 8
typescript, corrected photocopy (56 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 8
Box MF1989 folder 10
typescript, photocopy for publication (10 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 10
Box MF1989 folders 10-11
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF1989 folders 10-11
Box MF1989 folder 10
typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 10
Box MF1989 folders 10-11
photocopies (52 p.)  Box MF1989 folders 10-11
Box MF1989 folder 11
notes (6 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 11
 
pamphlets (3 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 11
Box MF1989 folders 12-13
typescript, various forms (91 p.)  Box MF1989 folders 12-13
Box MF1989 folder 13
typescript, one small notebook (1 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 13
Box MF1989 folder 14
clippings (62 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 14
Box MF1989 folder 15
miscellaneous (poems by other authors) (9 p.)  Box MF1989 folder 15
 
Miss Tibbett's Typewriter  
Box MF586 folder 1
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (20 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF586 folder 3
page proof, corrected photocopy, with illustrations (14 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
Box MF586 folder 2
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF586 folder 2
 
correspondence from children (26 p.)  Box MF586 folder 2
Box MF586 folder 3
notes (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
Box MF586 folder 2
agreement (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 2
Box MF586 folder 3
royalty statements (17 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
 
Mommies at Work  
Box MF507 folder 1
typescript, carbon (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
typescript, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
Box MF506 folder 1
sketches of illustrations, photocopy (30 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF507 folder 1
clippings (23 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
Box MF507 folder 2
correspondencve (55 p.)  Box MF507 folder 2
Box MF507 folder 3
reviews (9 p.)  Box MF507 folder 3
 
flyers (2 p.)  Box MF507 folder 3
 
research materials: articles (22 p.)  Box MF507 folder 3
Box MF507 folder 4
royalty statements (49 p.)  Box MF507 folder 4
 
NCTE Acceptance Speech Nov. 1981 
Note  : , Nov. 1981
Box MF1984 folder 1
typescript (19 p.)  Box MF1984 folder 1
 
Out Loud  
Box MF506 folder 1
holograph (3 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF506 folders 2-4
typescript, corrected (131 p.)  Box MF506 folders 2-4
Box MF506 folder 5
typescript, corrected photocopy (36 p.)  Box MF506 folder 5
 
galley proof, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF506 folder 5
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF506 folder 5
Box MF506 folder 1
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
 
reviews (37 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF506 folder 5
clippings (5 p.)  Box MF506 folder 5
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 5
Box MF506 folder 4
royalty statements (14 p.)  Box MF506 folder 4
 
agreements (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 4
Box MF 506 folder 5
book dummy (1 p.)  Box MF 506 folder 5
 
Poem for a Pickle, A: Funnybone Verses  
Box MF1926 folder 1
typescript and holograph (1 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
galley proof, photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
copy of text for flap (1 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
publisher's dummy with jacket (10 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
clippings, some reviews (3 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
royalty statements (6 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
agreements (8 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
Poetry Anthology, Volume 2  
Box MF1990 folders 1-3
typescript, notes, photocopies, and paste-up material (1 p.)  Box MF1990 folders 1-3
 
Project 1-2-3  
Box MF506 folder 1
typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (14 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
 
page proof, photocopy (12 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
 
galley proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF506 folder 2
correspondence (31 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
 
notes (5 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
 
book of notes (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
Box MF508 folder 2
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF508 folder 2
Box MF506 folder 2
reviews (6 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
 
agreement (2 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
Box MF506 folder 3
royalty statements (50 p.)  Box MF506 folder 3
Box MF506 folder 4
book--Multicultural Curriculum Guide c1977 (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 4
 
miscellaneous (2 p.)  Box MF506 folder 4
 
Projects done by schoolchildren  
Box MC757
project done by schoolchildren--art, poems, etc., sent to Eve Merriam (1 p.)  Box MC757
 
Quiet, Please  
Box MF1914 folder 1
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF1914 folder 1
 
Rainbow Writing  
Box MF1166 folder 1
correspondence (19 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
 
agreements (6 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
Box MF1166 folder 2
reviews (51 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 2
Box MF1166 folder 1
royalty statements (17 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
 
miscellaneous (2 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 1
Box MF1166 folder 3
proof (16 p.)  Box MF1166 folder 3
 
Rhyme is a Jumprope, A  
Box MF1984 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (62 p.)  Box MF1984 folders 1-2
 
Singing Green, The: New and Selected Poems for All Seasons  
Box MF586 folder 1
typescript, corrected (63 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF586 folder 2
typescript, corrected photocopy (61 p.)  Box MF586 folder 2
Box MF586 folder 3
page proof, corrected photocopy (18 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
 
correspondence (19 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
Box MF586 folder 4
notes (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 4
 
photocopies of illustrations (25 p.)  Box MF586 folder 4
Box MF586 folder 5
photocopies of illustrations, some with text (16 p.)  Box MF586 folder 5
 
publisher's color jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 5
 
jacket (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 5
 
review (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 5
Box MF586 folder 3
agreement (8 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
Box MF586 folder 4
miscellaneous, for layout of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 4
 
Sky Full of Poems  
Box MF1990 folder 1
typescript (6 p.)  Box MF1990 folder 1
Box MF1990 folders 1-2
typescript, corrected photocopy (91 p.)  Box MF1990 folders 1-2
Box MF1990 folders 2-3
typescript, corrected photocopy (pasteup) (96 p.)  Box MF1990 folders 2-3
Box MF507 folder 1
pasteup sheets, text and illustrations (25 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
Box MF507 folder 4
page proof, corrected photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 4
Box MF507 folder 5
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF507 folder 5
 
correspondence, poems from children (28 p.)  Box MF507 folder 5
Box MF507 folder 6
style sheets (12 p.)  Box MF507 folder 6
 
reviews (4 p.)  Box MF507 folder 6
 
clippings (6 p.)  Box MF507 folder 6
Box MF507 folder 5
poems (8 p.)  Box MF507 folder 5
Box MF507 folder 6
jacket cover (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 6
Box MF507 folder 1
agreement, photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
royalty statements (12 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
Small Fry  
Box MF1918 folder 1
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
royalty statements (16 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
Story of Ben Franklin, The  
Box MF586 folder 1
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
Box MF586 folder 2
typescript, carbon (40 p.)  Box MF586 folder 2
 
typescript, outline (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 2
Box MF586 folder 3
notes (6 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF586 folder 3
Box MF1918 folder 1
correspondence (26 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
reviews (2 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
Box MF1918 folders 2-3
royalty statements (91 p.)  Box MF1918 folders 2-3
 
There is No Rhyme for Silver  
Box MF506 folder 3
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 3
Box MF506 folder 1
typescript, corrected photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF506 folder 3
typescript, photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF506 folder 3
Box MF506 folder 2
correspondence (53 p.)  Box MF506 folder 2
Box MF506 folder 3
notes (2 p.)  Box MF506 folder 3
Box MF506 folder 1
clippings (30 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF506 folder 3
book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF506 folder 3
Box MF506 folder 1
reviews (2 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
 
agreements (2 p.)  Box MF506 folder 1
Box MF506 folder 4
royalty statements (47 p.)  Box MF506 folder 4
Box MF506 folder 3
miscellaneous, on book club (7 p.)  Box MF506 folder 3
 
Train Leaves the Station  
Box MF507 folder 1
publisher's dummy sheets in color (11 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
contract (13 p.)  Box MF507 folder 1
 
12 Ways to Get to 11  
Box MF1926 folder 1
typescript (2 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
photocopy of dedication page (1 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
Box MF1926 folder 2
photocopy of dummy (13 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 2
 
dummy in black and white and color (19 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 2
Box MF1926 folder 1
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
agreement (11 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
Unhurry Harry  
Box MF1926 folder 1
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
royalty statements (13 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
reviews (7 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
miscellaneous, financial (3 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
photocopy of book with text and illustrations (14 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
Voice of Liberty, The: The Story of Emma Lazarus  
Box MF1918 folder 1
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
royalty statements (10 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
miscellaneous (2 p.)  Box MF1918 folder 1
 
What Can You Do With a Pocket?  
Box MF1924 folder 1
correspondence (41 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 1
 
reviews (1 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 1
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 1
 
photos (3 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 1
Box MF1924 folder 2
book layout, photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 2
 
royalty statements (22 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 2
 
miscellaneous--library book news from Omaha public Schools (1 p.)  Box MF1924 folder 2
 
What's in the Middle of the Riddle?  
Box MF1916 folder 1
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
contract (4 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
royalty statements (26 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF1916 folder 1
 
Where is Everybody?: An Animal Alphabet  
Box MF586 folder 1
holograph (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (3 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
typescript, carbon (4 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
royalty statements (2 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
agreement (12 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
reviews (4 p.)  Box MF586 folder 1
 
Who Is a Left-Hander?  
Box MF1984 folder 1
typescript, photocopy (17 p.)  Box MF1984 folder 1
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1984 folder 1
 
Wise Woman and Her Secret, The  
Box MF1926 folder 1
typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
photocopy of illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
reviews (2 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
agreement (12 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
Word Or Two With You, A  
Box MF1925 folder 1
biographical information (4 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
clippings (6 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
royalty statements (22 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
 
flyers, on books (3 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 1
Box MF1925 folder 2
reviews (52 p.)  Box MF1925 folder 2
 
You Be Good and I'll Be Night: Jump-on-the-Bed Poems  
Box MF1926 folder 2
holograph (14 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 2
 
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 2
Box MF1926 folders 6-7
typescript and holograph (95 p.)  Box MF1926 folders 6-7
Box MF1926 folder 2
typescript, photocopy (43 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 2
Box MF1926 folder 1
typescript, corrected carbon (29 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
Box MF1926 folders 2-5
typescript, corrected photocopy (154 p.)  Box MF1926 folders 2-5
Box MF1926 folder 8
galley proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 8
 
galley proof, corrected photocopy (54 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 8
Box MF1926 folder 1
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
 
clippings, come reviews (15 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
Box MF1926 folder 5
royalty statements (12 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 5
Box MF1926 folder 1
proof (1 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 1
Box MF1926 folder 9
galley proof, corrected photocopies (50 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 9
Box MF1926 folder 10
book dummy with jacket (10 p.)  Box MF1926 folder 10