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John Bellairs Papers, undated, 1971-1989

Summary Information
Title: John Bellairs papers
Dates: undated, 1971-1989
Creator: Bellairs, John.
Extent: 2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-698
Abstract:
The John Bellairs Papers contain typescripts, correspondence, galley proofs, holographs and clippings for 13 young adult novels.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of John Bellairs, 1976-1991. Additional materials donated by Mrs. John Bellairs in 2001.

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.

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:

John Bellairs papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are organized alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

John Bellaris was born on January 17, 1938 in Marshall, Michigan. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame (1959) and his M.A. from the University of Chicago (1960). He was a collegiate English instructor from 1963-1971 and a freelance writer of young adult books until his death on March 8, 1991.

Bellairs wrote 16 books for young adults, including The Face in the Frost (1969), The House with a Clock in Its Walls (1973), and The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn (1978). After his death, author Brad Strickland completed two unfinished novels and began writing new stories featuring characters created by Bellairs.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for 13 young adult novels written by John Bellairs, including typescripts, correspondence, galley proofs, holographs and clippings. There are no production materials in the collection for The Face in the Frost , The Eyes of the Killer Robot and The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb .

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
The Chessmen of Doom, 1989 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 1-2
 
The Curse of the Blue Figurine, 1984 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 1, Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 6-7
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1982  Box 1, Folder 8
 
The Dark Secret of Weatherend, 1984 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 9-11
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 1, Folder 12
 
The Figure in the Shadows, 1975 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 13-14
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1974  Box 1, Folder 15
 
Correspondence 1973-1975  Box 1, Folder 16
 
The House with a Clock in Its Walls, 1973 
Box 1
Partial Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 17-18
 
Correspondence 1971-1973  Box 1, Folder 19
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1972  Box 2, Folder 1
 
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring, 1976 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 20-21
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 22
 
Correspondence 1974-1976  Box 1, Folder 23
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proof 1976  Box 2, Folder 2
 
The Mansion in the Midst, 1992 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 24
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 25
 
The Mummy, the Will and the Crypt, 1983 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 26-28
 
The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost, 1985 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter undated  Box 1, Folder 29
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes undated  Box 1, Folder 30
 
The Secret of the Underground Room, 1990 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Holograph, Correspondence undated  Box 1, Folder 31
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 32-33
 
The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull, 1984 
Box 1
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 1, Folder 34
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 3-5
 
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn, 1978 
Box 2
Holograph, Partial Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 6-8
 
Correspondence 1976-1977  Box 2, Folder 9
 
Typescript, Front Matter undated  Box 2, Folder 10-11
 
The Trolley to Yesterday, 1989 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 1988  Box 2, Folder 12-13
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 1
Contacts, Correspondence 1974-1977  Box 1, Folder 3
 
Clippings, Awards, Correspondence, Photographs 1980-1989  Box 1, Folder 4