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Jean Karl Papers

Summary Information
Title: Jean Karl Papers
Dates: 1970-1981
Creator: Karl, Jean
Extent: 81 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-597
Abstract:
The collection contains written production material for 5 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, correspondence, corrected galley proofs, holographs, a corrected page proof, notes and clippings

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

Beloved Benjamin is Waiting, 1978

But We are Not of Earth, 1981

From Childhood to Childhood; Children's Books and Their Creators, 1970

Strange Tomorrow, 1985

Turning Place, The: Stories of a Future Past, 1976


Biographical Sketch

Jean E(dna) Karl was born July 29, 1927 in Chicago, Ill. Although an accredited high school teacher, she chose to follow a career in publishing, eventually becoming a children's book editor. Although she agrees that much fictional writing is at least partly autobiographical, she also states that the events that happen to the characters in her books never happened to her. Because of an early interest in science, Karl writes mostly in the science fiction genre for young adults. She stresses not the interplanetary wars so common in the genre, but instead depicts her characters as kind and thoughful.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 34, 122; Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. 10.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Karl collection includes written production materials for 5 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, holographs, a corrected page proof, notes, and clippings.

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.
  • Karl, Jean
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Beloved Benjamin is Waiting 1978 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1978
Box MF497
holograph (21 p.)  Box MF497
 
Typescript, corrected, with 1.p map (145 p.)  Box MF497
 
Typescript, corrected (123 p.)  Box MF497
 
Typescript, corrected, with front matter (139 p.)  Box MF497
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (144 p.)  Box MF497
 
galley proof, corrected (83 p.)  Box MF497
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF497
 
But We are Not of Earth 1981 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1981
Box MF498,.499
Typescript, corrected (100 p.)  Box MF498,.499
Box MF498, 499
Typescript, corrected (180 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (158 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (24 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
Typescript, corrected partial photocopy, with front matter (156 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
Typescript, corrected partial photocopy (188 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
galley proof, corrected (106 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
notes, holograph (9 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
clippings of reviews (11 p.)  Box MF498, 499
 
From Childhood to Childhood; Children's Books and Their Creators 1970 
Note  New York: J. Day, 1970
Box MF500, 501
holograph (221 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
Typescript, corrected, with front matter (198 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (188 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (190 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
galley proof, corrected (61 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
galley proof, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
page proof, corrected (127 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
correspondence (87 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
research notes (1 p.)  Box MF500, 501
 
Strange Tomorrow 1985 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1985
Box MF1192
Typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF1192
 
Typescript, corrected (167 p.)  Box MF1192
 
galley proofs, corrected photocopy (163 p.)  Box MF1192
 
Turning Place, The: Stories of a Future Past 1976 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1976
Box MF502
holograph (214 p.)  Box MF502
 
Typescript and holograph, corrected partial photocopy (87 p.)  Box MF502
 
Typescript, corrected (176 p.)  Box MF502
 
Typescript, corrected (116 p.)  Box MF502
 
Typescript, corrected partial photocopy, with front matter (207 p.)  Box MF502
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF502