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Emily Cheney Neville Papers

Summary Information
Title: Emily Cheney Neville papers
Dates: 1950-2010
Creator: Neville, Emily Cheney
Extent: 40 folders
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-61
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for 13 titles, including corrected typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and clippings, as well as miscellaneous correspondence, awards, reviews, and photographs.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Neville, Emily Cheney

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Emily Cheney Neville papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Emily Cheney Neville was born December 28, 1919. Graduating from Bryn Mawr in 1940, she married Glenn Neville and had five children. Ms. Neville worked as a reporter during the 1940s and in the 1960s she began writing children's and young adult literature. Her first book, It's Like This, Cat, was published in 1963 and won the Newbery Award in 1964. She continued to publish throughout the 1960s. Her books have been praised by critics for their emphasis on realism and honest depiction of adolescent life. Her books are also noted for their sense of time and place, most notably New York City in the 1960s. While they may seem dated in some respects, Ms. Neville gives readers a detailed picture of a now vanished world. Ms. Neville's books have also been lauded as helping pave the way for more realistic portrayals of adolescence and urban life, a departure from many of the young adult books of the 1960s with their conventional stories and happy endings.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production materials for 13 titles, including corrected typescripts, galley proofs, notes, and clippings, as well as miscellaneous correspondence, awards, reviews, and photographs..

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Berries Goodman 1965  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Reviews 1965  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Bridge, The 1988  
Box 1
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Dummies, Copies of Photos 1984-1986  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Bubble unpublished  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
China Year, The 1991  
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Notes 1986-1991  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Fogarty 1969  
Box 1
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
It's Like This, Cat 1963  
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Reviews, Jacket Proofs 1963-1986  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Laura and Graylady 1994  
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Photocopies of Illustrations 1989  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Little Stories unpublished  
Box 2
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Maiden Race, The unpublished  
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Miscellaneous 1950-2010, undated  
Box 2
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1991-1996  Box 2 , Folder 5
Note  Regarding Neville's membership on the New York Judicial Committee on Women in Courts.
 
Correspondence 1970-2010  Box 2 , Folder 6
Box 3
Correspondence 1950-1996  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Clippings, Sketches, Pamphlets, Notes 1957-1992  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Correspondence, Clippings, Reviews, Pamplets 1970-1991  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Awards 1964-1966, 1984  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Clippings, Reviews 1960-1989  Box 3 , Folder 5
Box 4
Clippings, Reviews 1962-1994  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Photographs 1962-1964  Box 4 , Folder 2
 
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1967-1975  Box 4 , Folder 3
Note  Typescripts for various speeches and articles.
 
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts 1969-1971  Box 4 , Folder 4
Note  Typescripts for various speeches and articles.
 
Notes 1975-1991  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Clippings (Stories, poems written by children) undated  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Random unpublished  
Box 5
Typescript 1994  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Seventeenth-Street Gang, The 1966  
Box 5
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Speckle unpublished  
Box 5
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 5 , Folder 3
 
Traveler in a Small Kingdom 1968  
Box 5
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 5 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 5 , Folder 5-6
 
Various Short Stories 1975-1991, undated  
Box 6
Corrected Typescripts, Clippings, Notes 1975-1991  Box 6 , Folder 1
 
Typescripts, Corrected Typesripts undated  Box 6 , Folder 2-11