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Ron Koertge Collection

Summary Information
Title: Ron Koertge Collection
Dates: 1993-2013
Creator: Koertge, Ron
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-685
Abstract:
Collection contains written production material for 12 titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Koerge, Ron

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:

Ron Koertge papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.


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 12 titles consisting of 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
  • Baseball -- Fiction
  • Baseball stories -- Juvenile fiction
  • Brothers -- Death -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cerebral palsy -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dating (Social customs) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Dead -- Juvenile fiction
  • Death -- Juvenile fiction
  • Drug abuse -- Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Foster home care -- Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Grandfathers -- Fiction
  • Grief -- Juvenile fiction
  • High school students -- Poetry
  • High schools -- Juvenile fiction
  • High schools -- Poetry
  • Homosexuality -- Juvenile fiction
  • Human-animal communication -- Fiction
  • Illinois -- Juvenile fiction
  • Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction
  • Jesus Christ -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mothers and sons -- Fiction
  • Novels in verse
  • Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
  • People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction
  • Physically handicapped -- Fiction
  • Poetry -- Juvenile fiction
  • School violence -- Poetry
  • Schools -- Juvenile fiction
  • Schools -- Poetry
  • Self-acceptance -- Juvenile fiction
  • Self-perception -- Juvenile fiction
  • Spiritualism -- Juvenile fiction
  • Sports -- Fiction
  • Traffic accidents -- Juvenile fiction
  • Violence -- Poetry
  • Violence in adolescence -- Poetry
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Brimstone Journals, The 2001  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1999  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 2000  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Page Proof 2000  Box 1 , Folder 4-5
 
Research Material 2000  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Boy Girl Boy 2005  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Coaltown Jesus 2013  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Corrected Typescript 2012  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Confess-O-Rama 1996  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 12-15
 
Corrected Page Proof 1996  Box 1 , Folder 16-17
 
Deadville 2008  
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 19
Note  Working title: Saint Bryan
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
Note  working title: Room 531
 
Corrected Typescript 2008  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 22-23
 
Layout Notes, Front Matter, Corrected Page Proof 2008  Box 1 , Folder 24
 
Corrected Page Proof 2008  Box 1 , Folder 25-26
Box 2
Corrected Page Proof 2008  Box 2 , Folder 1-4
 
Corrected Photocopied Page Proof 2008  Box 2 , Folder 5-6
 
Corrected Page Proof 2008  Box 2 , Folder 7-8
 
Notes 2008  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses 2012  
Box 2
Corrected Page Proof 2012  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Page Proof 2012  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Page Proof 2011  Box 2 , Folder 12-15
 
Corrected Page Proof 2011  Box 2 , Folder 16
Note  working title: Dear Reader
 
Corrected Page Proof 2009  Box 2 , Folder 17
Note  working title: Dear Reader
 
Uncorrected Bound Proofs undated  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Correspondence, Notes, Proof of Cover, Copies of Illustrations 2008-2012  Box 2 , Folder 19
 
Now Playing: Stoner and Spaz II 2011  
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 2010  Box 2 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Page Proof 2010  Box 2 , Folder 21
Box 3
Corrected Page Proof 2010  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Correspondence, Reviews 2009-2010  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs 2010  
Box 3
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
Note  working title: Shakespeare's Secret Diary
 
Corrected Typescript 2009  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Page Proof 2009  Box 3 , Folder 8-9
 
Stoner and Spaz 2002  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript 2001  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 12-13
 
Strays 2007  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 2006  Box 3 , Folder 14
Note  working title: Kings of the Jungle
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 15
Note  working title: The Taste of Night
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 16
Note  working title: The Taste of Night
 
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright 1994  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1993  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 18
 
Corrected Page Proof 1993  Box 3 , Folder 19-20
 
T. Rex Meets Bread Man Not verified as published  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 21