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Elizabeth Hall papers, undated, 1989-1995

Summary Information
Title: Elizabeth Hall papers
Dates: undated, 1989-1995
Creator: Hall, Elizabeth, 1929-
Extent: 4 boxes (1.6 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-675
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four published titles by Elizabeth Hall.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Hall, Elizabeth

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. 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.


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:

Elizabeth Hall papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Elizabeth Hall was born September 17, 1929 in Bakersfield, California. She completed an A.B. degree at California State University, Fresno in 1962 and pursued post-graduate studies from 1963 to 1965. Hall's work has included time as the Managing Editor of Psychology Today and Editor in Chief at Human Nature , as well as writing for textbooks in psychology and human development for John Wiley & Sons and Random House. She married Fred Roy Mason in 1946 and divorced in 1966. She married children's author Scott O'Dell in 1967, and during their twenty-three year marriage she wrote six books for young adult readers, the first being Micromegas , published in 1967. She received a number of awards for her books, including in 1999 when Child of the Wolves was named a Children's Crown Classic Book. In 2000, eleven years after Scott O'Dell's death, Hall married Nat Gilbert; they live in New York.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to four published titles, including front matter, corrected typescripts, corrected page proofs, and notes dating from 1989 to 1995.

Related Material

A number of titles were co-authored between Elizabeth Hall and her husband Scott O'Dell. For manuscript materials related to Thunder Rolling in the Mountains , please refer to the finding aid for the Scott O'Dell papers.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Hall, Elizabeth, 1929-
  • O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989
  • Siberian husky -- Juvenile fiction
  • Wolves -- Juvenile fiction
  • Siberian husky -- Fiction
  • Dogs -- Fiction
  • Wolves -- Fiction
  • Dolphins -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dolphins -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Child of the Wolves, 1996 
Box 1
Page Proof 1995  Box 1 , Folder 1-2
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Correct Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
Corrected Page Proof 1995  Box 1 , Folder 5-6
Page Proof 1995  Box 1 , Folder 7-10
Box 2
Page Proof 1995  Box 2 , Folder 1-2
Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 2 , Folder 3-4
Seasons of Life: Our Dramatic Journey from Birth to Death, 1990 
Note  (Co-author John N. Kotre)
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 1990  Box 2 , Folder 5-10
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Page Proof 1990  Box 3 , Folder 1
Corrected Page Proof 1990  Box 3 , Folder 2-5
Silver Tongues, undated 
Note  (publication unverified)
Box 3
Holograph and Corrected Typescript 1989-1992  Box 3 , Folder 6-8
Corrected Typescript 1989-1992  Box 3 , Folder 9
Venus Among the Fishes, 1995 
Note  (Co-author Scott O'Dell)
Box 4
Notes, Page Proof, Corrected Typescript 1993-1994  Box 4 , Folder 1
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 4 , Folder 2
Corrected Page Proof 1994  Box 4 , Folder 3-4
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 4 , Folder 5-6