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Norma Klein Papers

Summary Information
Title: Norma Klein Papers
Dates: 1972-1989
Creator: Klein, Norma
Extent: 77 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-656
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for 16 titles, plus speeches and correspondence.

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

American Dreams, 1987

Angel Face, 1984

Beginner's Love, 1983

Biographical material,

Cheerleader, The, 1985

Correspondence from children,

Correspondence from adults,

Family Secrets, 1985

Going Backwards, 1986

It's Not What You Expect, 1973

Just Friends, 1990

Learning How to Fall, 1989

Mom, the Wolf Man, and Me, 1972

Now that I Know, 1988

Older Men, 1987

Queen of the What Ifs, The, 1982

Robbie and the Leap Year Blues, 1981

Snapshots, 1984

Speech given at AASL conference, 1986


Biographical Sketch

Norma Klein was born May 13, 1938, in New York City, and died there April 25, 1989, after living her entire life in New York City. She attended private schools, and graduated from Barnard College, with a Phi Beta Kappa, in 1960. She majored in Russian and Slavic languages. She began her writing career by writing short stories, mostly for literary quarterlies. After endless reading of picture books to her own daughter, she decided to try her hand a writing children's books. She has since written a large number of juvenile and young adult novels.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 7, 57; Something About the Author Autobiographical Series vol. 1; Children's Literature Review , vol. 19


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Norma Klein collection includes written production materials for 16 titles and includes a typescript, corrected typescripts, a holograph, clippings, correspondence, a photocopy, a book review, a photocopy of a speech, and notes.

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.
  • Klein, Norma
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
American Dreams 1987 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1987
Box MF1240
Typescript, corrected (404 p.)  Box MF1240
 
Angel Face 1984 
Note  New York: Viking Press, 1984
Box MF1247
holograph (14 p.)  Box MF1247
 
Typescript, corrected (416 p.)  Box MF1247
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF1247
 
Beginner's Love 1983 
Note  New York: Hillside, 1983
Box MF1108
Typescript, corrected (219 p.)  Box MF1108
 
Biographical material  
Box MF1272
speech given at IRA session on censorship (1 p.)  Box MF1272
 
Cheerleader, The 1985 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1985
Box MF1108
Typescript, corrected (98 p.)  Box MF1108
 
Correspondence from children  
Box MF1029
correspondence from children (1 p.)  Box MF1029
 
Correspondence from adults  
Box MF1029A, 1034, 1108, 1533
correspondence from adults (1 p.)  Box MF1029A, 1034, 1108, 1533
 
Family Secrets 1985 
Note  New York: Dial Books, 1985
Box MF1433
Typescript, corrected (238 p.)  Box MF1433
 
Going Backwards 1986 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1986
Box MF1240
Typescript, corrected (151 p.)  Box MF1240
 
It's Not What You Expect 1973 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1973
Box MF523
Typescript, corrected (414 p.)  Box MF523
 
photocopy (207 p.)  Box MF523
 
Just Friends 1990 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1990
Box MF1334
Typescript, corrected (242 p.)  Box MF1334
 
Learning How to Fall 1989 
Note  New York: Bantam Books, 1989
Box MF1334
Typescript, corrected (200 p.)  Box MF1334
 
Mom, the Wolf Man, and Me 1972 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1972
Box MF524
Typescript, corrected (98 p.)  Box MF524
 
Typescript, corrected, comments by Ann Durell (115 p.)  Box MF524
 
Typescript, photocopy (115 p.)  Box MF524
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF524
 
review in New York Times Book Review (16 p.)  Box MF524
 
Now that I Know 1988 
Note  New York: Bantam Books, 1988
Box MF1247
Typescript, corrected (133 p.)  Box MF1247
 
Older Men 1987 
Note  New York: Dial Books, 1987
Box MF1108
Typescript, corrected (205 p.)  Box MF1108
 
Queen of the What Ifs, The 1982 
Note  New York: Fawcett-Ballantine, 1982
Box MF524
Typescript (210 p.)  Box MF524
 
Robbie and the Leap Year Blues 1981 
Note  New York: Dial, 1981
Box MF525
Typescript, corrected (100 p.)  Box MF525
 
Snapshots 1984 
Note  New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1984
Box MF523
Typescript, corrected (217 p.)  Box MF523
 
Speech given at AASL conference 1986 
Box MF1108
photocopy of text of speech given at AASL Conference on September 28, 1986 (18 p.)  Box MF1108
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF1108
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1108