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R. R. Knudson Papers

Summary Information
Title: R. R. Knudson Papers
Dates: 1980-1993
Creator: Knudson, R. R. (Rozanne Ruth), 1932-2008
Extent: 1.3 cubic ft. (46 folders)
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-676
Abstract:
The collection consists of written production material for 11 titles by R. R. Knudson.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of: R. R. Knudson


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and chronologically within each title.


Biographical Sketch

R. R. Knudson (Rozanne Ruth) was born June 1, 1932 in Washington, D. C. She began her career as a high school English teacher, later taught English in college, and became a full time writer in 1972. She says she did not want to become a writer, but began writing in order to survive in the publish-or-perish academic field. An editor suggested she try fiction; this resulted in her first novel Zanballer , which led to a full time career in writing. Her early works were semi-autobiographical, reflecting her interest in sports at a time when girls were not supposed to be interested in participating in sports. Knudson died May 3, 2008.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vols. 7, 79


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection reflects the author's interest in sports through written production material for eleven titles that includes front matter; correspondence; notes; clippings; holographs; corrected typescripts, some photocopied; jacket proofs; galleys; a page proof; a review; photographs.

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.
  • Knudson, R. R. (Rozanne Ruth), 1932-2008
  • Sports
  • Poetry
  • Athletes
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MF 1333
American Sports Poems, published New York: Watts/Orchard, 1988  Box MF 1333
Note  Contains: front matter (20 p.), correspondence (13 p.), notes (1 p.), clippings (1 p.)
 
Babe Didrikson: Athlete of the Century, published New York: Viking, 1985  Box MF 1333
Note  Contains: holograph (6p.), corrected typescript (35 p.), photocopied corrected typescript (56 p.), jacket proof and galley (49 p.), notes (29 p.), correspondence (11 p.)
Box MF 888
Correspondence with publishers  Box MF 888
Note  Contains: correspondence (25 p.)
Box MF 1226
Frankenstein's 10K, published New York: Viking, 1986  Box MF 1226
Note  Contains: holograph (6p.), corrected typescript (204 p.), photocopied corrected typescript (168 p.), corrected publisher's proofs (135 p.), notes (33 p.), correspondence (37 p.)
Box MF 1333
Julie Brown: Racing Against the World, published New York: Viking, 1986  Box MF 1333
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (86 p.), photocopied corrected typescript (44 p.), front matter (1 p.), correspondence (5 p.)
 
Martina Navratilova, Tennis Power, published New York: Viking Kestrel, 1986  Box MF 1333
Note  Contains: holograph (54 p.), corrected typescript (114 p.), front matter and galley (6 p.), correspondence, review, and notes (12 p.)
Box MF 888
Muscles, published New York: Avon, 1983  Box MF 888
Note  Contains: holograph with corrected typescript (32 p.), corrected typescript (21 p.), correspondence (5 p.), photographs (5 p.), clippings (4 p.)
 
Rhinehart Lifts, published New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980  Box MF 888
Note  Contains: jacket proof (1 p.)
Box MF 1519
Rhinehart Shouts, published New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987  Box MF 1519
Note  Contains: 4 corrected typescripts (277 p.), notes (3 p.)
Box MF 888
Speed, published Minneapolis, Minn. : Lerner Publications Co., 1981  Box MF 888
Note  Contains: holograph with corrected typescript (17 p.), 2 corrected typescripts (29 p.), photocopied corrected typescript (47 p.), correspondence (6 p.)
Box MF 1951
The Wonderful Pen of May Swenson, published New York: Macmillan, 1993  Box MF 1951
Note  Contains: corrected typescripts (3 p.), photocopied corrected typescript (63 p.), correspondence (30 p.), photocopy of illustration (4 p.), corrected galley proof (19 p.)
Box MF 888
Watching Huey Brown, publication unverified  Box MF 888
Note  Contains: photocopied corrected typescript (18 p.), correspondence (2 p.)