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Mary Calhoun Papers, 1957-2001

Summary Information
Title: Mary Calhoun papers
Dates: 1957-2001
Creator: Calhoun, Mary.
Extent: 4 boxes (4.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-707
Abstract:
Mary Calhoun's papers focus on her work as an author of children's books. The collection includes manuscript materials for numerous titles and includes typescripts, proofs, notes, clippings, illustrations, and correspondence.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mary Calhoun beginning in 1971.

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:

Mary Calhoun papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Mary Huiskamp Calhoun was born in Keokuk, Iowa in 1926. After graduating from the State University of Iowa in 1948 she worked as a newspaper reporter in Omaha, Nebraska and Gresham, Oregon.

Her first children's book, Making the Mississippi Shout , was published in 1957 and reflected her lifelong love of the river near which she was raised. She is especially noted for her Katie John books that developed from happy childhood memories of her great-grandfather's big brick house on a bluff above the Mississippi River.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , v. 2. pp. 44-45.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Mary Calhoun's papers focus on her work as an author of children's books. The collection includes manuscript materials for numerous titles and includes typescripts, proofs, notes, clippings, illustrations, and correspondence. Included are materials for her first Katie John book (1960) plus numerous others.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
The Battle of Reuben Robin 1973 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof 1972  Box 1, Folder 1
 
Big Sixteen, 1983 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Corrected Dummy undated, 1985  Box 1, Folder 2
 
Blue Ribbon Henry, 1999 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Page Proofs, Dummy 1995-1999  Box 1, Folder 3
 
"Clown Cat" published in Cricket Magazine, 1987 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 4
 
Cowboy Cal and the Outlaw, 1961 
Box 1
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Holograph, Correspondence undated  Box 1, Folder 5
 
Cross-Country Cat, 1979 
Box 1
Carbon Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1978-1979  Box 1, Folder 6
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1978  Box 2, Folder 1
 
Depend on Katie John, 1961 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Holographs 1959-1961  Box 1, Folder 7-9
 
Flood, 1997 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Clippings, Photocopy of Illustrations, Holographs 1994-1995  Box 1, Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Photocopy of Dummy, Layout Notes 1994-1997  Box 1, Folder 11
 
The Goblin Under the Stairs, 1968 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence 1966, 1968  Box 1, Folder 12
 
Henry the Christmas Cat, 2003 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1998-2000  Box 1, Folder 13
 
Henry the Sailor Cat, 1994 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Galley Proofs, Dummy, Research Materials 1989-1994  Box 1, Folder 14-16
 
High Winds for Kansas, 1965 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence, Holograph, Book Covers 1964-1965  Box 1, Folder 17
 
High-Wire Henry, 1991 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Galley Proof, Dummies 1988-1991  Box 1, Folder 18-19
 
Honestly, Katie John! 1963 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Galley Proof, Correspondence, Holograph, Typescripts 1962-1963  Box 1, Folder 20-23
 
The Horse Comes First, 1974 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Notes, Corrected Galley Proof 1972-1973  Box 1, Folder 24-26
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proofs 1973  Box 2, Folder 2
 
Hot-Air Henry, 1981 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Dummies 1980-1981  Box 1, Folder 27-28
 
Houn' Dog, 1959 
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2, Folder 10
 
The House of Thirty Cats, 1965 
Box 2
Galley Proof undated  Box 2, Folder 3
 
Holograph 1963  Box 2, Folder 11
 
Carbon Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2, Folder 12-13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 14
 
It's Getting Beautiful Now, 1971 
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proofs 1971  Box 2, Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2, Folder 15-16
 
Corrected Front Matter, Cover Proof, Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1969, 1971  Box 2, Folder 17
 
Jack and the Whoppee Wind, 1987 
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Notes, Galley Proof 1984-1985  Box 2, Folder 18
 
Jack the Wise and the Cornish Cuckoos, 1978 
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proof 1977-1978  Box 2, Folder 5
 
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1977-1978  Box 2, Folder 19
 
Julie's Tree, 1988 
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Notes, Correspondence 1987-1988  Box 2, Folder 20-21
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Front Matter, Corrected Back Matter 1987-1988  Box 3, Folder 1
 
Katie John, 1960 
Box 3
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Corrected Front Matter 1957-1960  Box 3, Folder 2-4
 
Katie John and Heathcliff, 1980 
Box 3
Typescripts, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Corrected Front Matter, Page Proof 1978-1980  Box 3, Folder 5-9
 
The Last Two Elves in Denmark, 1968 
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Galley Proofs, Research Materials 1966-1967  Box 3, Folder 10
 
Magic in the Alley, 1970 
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Holographs, Galley Proof 1964  Box 3, Folder 11-14
 
Medicine Show: Conning People and Making Them Like It, 1976 
Box 2
Photographs, Research Materials undated  Box 2, Folder 6
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescript, Corrected Front Matter, Corrected Back Matter, Correspondence 1975-1976  Box 3, Folder 15-19
 
The Night the Monster Came, 1982 
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Front Matter, Correspondence, Photocopies of Illustrations 1981-1982  Box 3, Folder 20
 
The Nine Lives of Homer C. Cat, 1961 
Box 3
Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 21
 
Ownself, 1975 
Box 2
Corrected Galley Proofs 1974-1975  Box 2, Folder 7-8
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Front Matter, Correspondence 1974-1975  Box 3, Folder 22-24
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Research Materials 1962, 1965-1966, 1973-1974  Box 4, Folder 1
 
Pixie and the Lazy Housewife, 1969 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Notes 1967-1968  Box 4, Folder 2
 
The Runaway Brownie, 1967 
Box 4
Notes, Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Carbon Corrected Typescript, Galley Proof 1966  Box 4, Folder 3
 
A Shepherd's Gift, 2001 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Front Matter, Page Proof, Correspondence, Notes 1996-1997, 2000-2001  Box 4, Folder 4
 
The Thieving Dwarves, 1967 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Galley Proofs, Correspondence 1966  Box 4, Folder 5
 
Three Kinds of Stubborn, 1972 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1970  Box 4, Folder 6
 
Tonio's Cat, 1996 
Box 2
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Photocopies of Illustrations 1993, 1995-1996  Box 2, Folder 9
Box 4
Dummy, Corrected Dummy, Holograph, Corrected Typescripts 1993, 1996  Box 4, Folder 7-8
 
Traveling Ball of String, 1969 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence 1970  Box 4, Folder 9
 
While I Sleep, 1992 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Dummy 1987-1992  Box 4, Folder 10
 
White Witch of Kynance, 1970 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Corrected Front Matter, Correspondence 1969  Box 4, Folder 11-13
 
The Witch of Hissing Hill, 1964 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Carbon Corrected Typescript, Holograph undated  Box 4, Folder 14
 
The Witch Who Lost Her Shadow, 1979 
Box 4
Corrected Dummy undated  Box 4, Folder 15