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Ron Koertge Collection

Summary Information
Title: Ron Koertge Collection
Dates: 1994-2002
Creator: Koertge, Ron
Extent: 46 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-685
Collection contains writtenn production material for 5 titles, and includes corrected typescripts and page proofs, correspondence, notes and research material.

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.


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.


Brimstone Journals, The, 2001

Confess-O-Rama, 1996

Stoner and Spatz, 2002

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright, 1994

T. Rex Meets Bread Man,

Boy Girl Boy,

Biographical Sketch

Ron Koertge (pronounced kur'-chee) was born April 22, 1940, in Olney, Ill. He became a professor of English at Pasadena College, CA, in 1965. He began writing while still in high school, and published poetry in magazines in 1970. In 1980 he published his first and only novel for adults, The Boogeyman . Then a friend suggested he write for young adults. He published two novels, Where the Kissing Never Stops and The Arizona Kid in 1986 and 1988 respectively, which fueled some controversy because of their realistic depictions of sexual encounters and alternative lifestyles. These first novels led the way for much of Koertge's later output--humerous coming of age tales of teen-age boys. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 53, 92, 131

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material for 6 titles, and includes corrected typescripts and page proofs, correspondence, notes, and research materials.

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.
  • Koertge, Ron
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Brimstone Journals, The 2001  
Note  : Candlewick Pub., 2001
Box MF3123
Typescript, corrected ( 202 p. )  Box MF3123
page proof, corrected ( 279 p. )  Box MF3123
correspondence ( 1 p. )  Box MF3123
notes ( 3 p. )  Box MF3123
research material: internet searches ( 12 p. )  Box MF3123
Confess-O-Rama 1996  
Note  New York: Orchard Books, 1996
Box MF2320
Typescript, corrected ( 540 p. )  Box MF2320
page proof, corrected ( 344 p. )  Box MF2320
Stoner and Spatz 2002  
Note  New York: Candlewick, 2002
Box MF3123
Typescript ( 83 p. )  Box MF3123
Typescript, corrected ( 20 p. )  Box MF3123
Typescript, corrected ( 114 p. )  Box MF3123
Typescript, corrected ( 158 p. )  Box MF3123
correspondence ( 2 p. )  Box MF3123
notes ( 2 p. )  Box MF3123
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright 1994  
Note  New York: Orchard Books, 1994
Box MF1951
Typescript, corrected ( 246 p. )  Box MF1951
page proof, corrected ( 190 p. )  Box MF1951
correspondence ( 5 p. )  Box MF1951
T. Rex Meets Bread Man  
Box MF2645
Typescript, corrected ( 157 p. )  Box MF2645
Boy Girl Boy  
Box MF 3551
holograph, corrected ( 3 p. )  Box MF 3551
typescript, corrected ( 126 p. )  Box MF 3551
front matter ( 10 p. )  Box MF 3551
correspondence ( 1 p. )  Box MF 3551