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Clarence Jonk Papers

Summary Information
Title: Clarence Jonk Papers
Dates: 1959
Creator: Jonk, Clarence
Extent: 2 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-586
Collection contains page proofs, corrected page proofs, negatives, a dummy book, and a corrected typescript for 3 titles.

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.


Jimmy, a Little Pup, 1959

Ma Poos and the Fabulous Whimplegoose, 1959

Old Angus and the Unhappy Baker, 1959

Biographical Sketch

Clarence Jonk was born July 16, 1906, near Raymond, Minnesota. He studied at the U. of Minnesota and the U. of Texas. He worked as a riverman and carpenter on locks and dams on the Mississippi River, and also farmed. In 1945 he became a full time writer, and an inventor of toys and games. He loves to live by water--the Mississippi as a child and young man, and the Pacific Ocean later.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 10

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production materials for 3 titles, including page proofs, corrected page proof, negatives, a corrected typescript, and a dummy book.

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.
  • Jonk, Clarence
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Jimmy, a Little Pup 1959 
Box MF492
page proof, corrected (30 p.)  Box MF492
page proof (6 p.)  Box MF492
Ma Poos and the Fabulous Whimplegoose 1959 
Box MF492
page proof (16 p.)  Box MF492
negatives (3 p.)  Box MF492
Old Angus and the Unhappy Baker 1959 
Box MF Box 99
Typescript, corrected (26 p.)  Box MF Box 99
page proof (25 p.)  Box MF Box 99
dummy book (1 p.)  Box MF Box 99