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Rebecca Jones Papers

Summary Information
Title: Rebecca Jones Papers
Dates: 1981-1993
Creator: Jones, Rebecca
Extent: 54 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-584
The collection includes manuscript materials for 6 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, typescripts, correspondence, and notes.

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.


Angie and Me, 1981

Germy Blew It, 1987

Germy Blew It Again!, 1988

Germy Blew the Bugle, 1990

Germy in Charge, 1993

Madeline and the Great Old Escape Artist, 1983

Biographical Sketch

Rebecca C(astaldi) Jones was born September 10, 1947, in Evergreen Park, Ill. She worked various jobs in the newspaper industry, and eventually became a professor of journalism at the U. of Maryland. She also spent a year, 1967, as a public relations aide at the Chicago Children's Home and Aide Society. Her early books often feature children coping with serious illness in themselves or others. She has also authored the humorous Jeremy Bluett series. Her work has earned her numerous awards. Jones has commented that she was often sick as a child. While lying alone in bed she created great imaginary characters to keep her company, and many of these are now appearing in her stories.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 33, 99

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production materials for 6 titles, and includes, corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, typescripts, correspondence, corrected page proofs, galley proof, and notes. It also contains pictures from Pretty boy Elementary School.

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.
  • Jones, Rebecca
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Angie and Me 1981 
Box MF2209
Typescript, corrected (146 p.)  Box MF2209
Typescript. corrected (128 p.)  Box MF2209
galley proof, corrected (41 p.)  Box MF2209
Germy Blew It 1987 
Box MF2217
Typescript (149 p.)  Box MF2217
Typescript, corrected (180 p.)  Box MF2217
page proof, corrected (229 p.)  Box MF2217
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF2217
Germy Blew It Again! 1988 
Box MF2219
Typescript, corrected (113 p.)  Box MF2219
page proof, corrected (64 p.)  Box MF2219
pictures from Prettyboy Elementary School (1 p.)  Box MF2219
Germy Blew the Bugle 1990 
Box MF2217
page proof, corrected (70 p.)  Box MF2217
Germy in Charge 1993 
Box MF2218, 2219
Typescript (155 p.)  Box MF2218, 2219
Typescript, corrected (562 p.)  Box MF2218, 2219
galley proof (104 p.)  Box MF2218, 2219
page proof, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF2218, 2219
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2218, 2219
notes (7 p.)  Box MF2218, 2219
Madeline and the Great Old Escape Artist 1983 
Box MF2208, 2209
Typescript, corrected (117 p.)  Box MF2208, 2209
Typescript, corrected (119 p.)  Box MF2208, 2209
Typescript, corrected (119 p.)  Box MF2208, 2209
Typescript, corrected (79 p.)  Box MF2208, 2209
galley proof, corrected (126 p.)  Box MF2208, 2209