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Stephen Krensky Papers

Summary Information
Title: Stephen Krensky Papers
Dates: 1977-1982
Creator: Krensky, Stephen
Extent: 81 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-726
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for 6 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, some photocopied, dummies, front matter, notes, typeset pages, and galley proofs, some corrected.

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.

Copyright:

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.


Arrangement

Big Day for Scepters, A, 1977

Perils of Putney, The, 1978

Troll in Passing, A, 1980

Wilder Plot, The, 1982

Witching Hour, The, 1981

Woodland Crossings, 1978


Biographical Sketch

Stephen Krensky was born November 25, 1953, in Boston, Mass. He became a career free-lance writer and critic. He published his first book for children, A Big Day for Scepters , in 1977, just two years after leaving college. He explains that he can write for children because his own childhood persona is still very much a part of his personality. Known for his sense of humor, his early books also often dealt with themes of magic and fantasy, sometimes placed in a magical setting, sometimes in the modern world. One of his better known series is the Lionel series of easy-to-read books for younger children. Krensky's eclectic interests have led him to write on many varied topics, including non-fiction. He has written about Alexander the Great, safety tips for children, the statue of liberty, pre-Columbian voyages of discovery to America, pizza, ice cream, and Santa Claus. His work has received numerous honors and awards.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author , vol. 41, 47, 93, 136


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes written production materials for 6 titles, and includes corrected typescripts, some photocopied, dummies, front matter, notes, typeset pages, and galley proofs, some corrected.

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.
  • Krensky, Stephen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Big Day for Scepters, A 1977 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1977
Box MF526
preliminary notes (13 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (51 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (34 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (104 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (77 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (63 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (88 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (85 p.)  Box MF526
 
Typescript, corrected (86 p.)  Box MF526
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF526
 
galley proof (30 p.)  Box MF526
 
dummy (64 p.)  Box MF526
 
Perils of Putney, The 1978 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1978
Box MF527
Typescript, corrected (94 p.)  Box MF527
 
Typescript, corrected (128 p.)  Box MF527
 
Typescript, corrected (91 p.)  Box MF527
 
Typescript, corrected (47 p.)  Box MF527
 
Typescript, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF527
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF527
 
galley proof (32 p.)  Box MF527
 
dummy (66 p.)  Box MF527
 
Troll in Passing, A 1980 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1980
Box MF528
preliminary notes (67 p.)  Box MF528
 
Typescript, corrected (116 p.)  Box MF528
 
Typescript, corrected (110 p.)  Box MF528
 
Typescript, corrected (102 p.)  Box MF528
 
Typescript, corrected (103 p.)  Box MF528
 
Typescript, corrected (167 p.)  Box MF528
 
Typescript, corrected (103 p.)  Box MF528
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF528
 
galley proof (53 p.)  Box MF528
 
typeset pages (4 p.)  Box MF528
 
Wilder Plot, The 1982 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1982
Box MF1013
Typescript, corrected, preliminary ideas (80 p.)  Box MF1013
 
Typescript, corrected, first draft (84 p.)  Box MF1013
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (130 p.)  Box MF1013
 
Typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF1013
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (124 p.)  Box MF1013
 
Typescript, corrected, final draft (125 p.)  Box MF1013
 
galley, corrected (63 p.)  Box MF1013
 
Witching Hour, The 1981 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1981
Box MF1014
Typescript, corrected (114 p.)  Box MF1014
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (114 p.)  Box MF1014
 
Typescript, corrected (114 p.)  Box MF1014
 
Typescript, corrected, final draft (114 p.)  Box MF1014
 
galley, corrected (39 p.)  Box MF1014
 
Woodland Crossings 1978 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1978
Box MF529
preliminary notes (12 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected (19 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected (20 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected (19 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (18 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected, partial photocopy (19 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, partial photocopy (14 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF529
 
Typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF529
 
galley proof (14 p.)  Box MF529
 
dummy (26 p.)  Box MF529
 
dummy (27 p.)  Box MF529