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Jane Kurtz Papers

Summary Information
Title: Jane Kurtz Papers
Dates: 1991-2002
Creator: Kurtz, Jane
Extent: 125 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-733
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for a number of titles, and includes typescripts; correspondence; clippings; page proofs; notes; galleys; dummies; illustration proofs; research material; etc.

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

All the Wisdom in the World,

Clippings,

Does a Spider Wear a Seatbelt?,

Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa, 1991

Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia and Literacy Events: Making Connections, 2001

Family Sandwich, A,

Faraway Home, 2000

Fire on the Mountain, 1994

Home Story,

I Cannot Choose,

I'm Calling Molly, 1990

I'm Sorry, Almira Ann, 1999

Jakarta Missing, 2001

Master's Thesis: The Stranger, 1995

Miscellaneous,

Miro in the Kingdom of the Sea, 1996

My Father's Wild Home,

Only a Pigeon, 1997

Pulling the Lion's Tail, 1995

Rain Romp: Stomping Away a Grouchy Day, 2002

River Friendly, River Wild, 2000

Stranger, The,

Storyteller's Beads, The, 1998

Troika,

Trouble, 1997

Unidentified manuscripts,

Walking the Multicultural Tightrope,

Waterhole Waiting, 2002

Where the Water Babies Go,


Biographical Sketch

Jane Kurtz was born April 17, 1952, in Portland Oregon. She became an author of children's books, and a high school and university teacher. She writes fiction for children, and non-fiction for both children and adults. Her parents decided to become missionaries to Ethiopia when she was two years old, so she was brought up there as a child, and draws upon these experiences in her writing.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 91, 139


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production materials, including typescripts, some corrected and/or photocopied; correspondence; clippings; page proofs, some corrected; notes; dummies; galleys, some corrected; illustration proofs; photocopies of illustrations; contractual agreement; research material; musical play; front matter; jacket proofs; master's thesis; promotional materials; publisher's catalog; a holograph; disks; cassette; layout notes.

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.
  • Kurtz, Jane
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
All the Wisdom in the World  
Box MF3342
Typescript (8 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF3342
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Clippings  
Box MF3342
correspondence (11 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings (139 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings, 1 magazine, 3 newspapers, 1 pamphlet (5 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Does a Spider Wear a Seatbelt?  
Box MF3342
page proof (17 p.)  Box MF3342
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Ethiopia: The Roof of Africa 1991 
Note  New York: Dillon Press, 1991
Box MF3342
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF3342
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings (8 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Exploring Values Through Literature, Multimedia and Literacy Events: Making Connections 2001 
Note  Newark, Del.: International Reading Assn., 2001
Box MF3342
Typescript (18 p.)  Box MF3342
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings (8 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Family Sandwich, A  
Box MF2823
Typescript, corrected (18 p.)  Box MF2823
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (10 p.)  Box MF2823
 
corrected page proof (11 p.)  Box MF2823
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF2823
 
Faraway Home 2000 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 2000
Box MF2823
Typescript (17 p.)  Box MF2823
 
galley, corrected photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF2823
 
page proof (21 p.)  Box MF2823
 
jacket proof (2 p.)  Box MF2823
 
publisher's dummy (16 p.)  Box MF2823
 
illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MF2823
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF2823
 
clippings (6 p.)  Box MF2823
 
Fire on the Mountain 1994 
Note  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1994
Box MF3210
Typescript (24 p.)  Box MF3210
 
Typescript with notes (6 p.)  Box MF3210
 
Typescript, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF3210
 
Typescript, photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF3210
 
dummy (78 p.)  Box MF3210
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF3210
 
photocopies (3 p.)  Box MF3210
 
clippings (45 p.)  Box MF3210
 
correspondence (37 p.)  Box MF3210
 
contractual agreement (15 p.)  Box MF3210
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF3210
 
research material: photographs, 2 envelopes (2 p.)  Box MF3210
 
musical play (34 p.)  Box MF3210
 
Home Story  
Box MF3342
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
I Cannot Choose  
Box MF3342
Typescript (5 p.)  Box MF3342
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
I'm Calling Molly 1990 
Note  Niles, Ill: A. Whitman, 1990
Box MF2823
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF2823
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF2823
 
clippings (34 p.)  Box MF2823
 
I'm Sorry, Almira Ann 1999 
Note  New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1999
Box MF2823, 2390
Typescript (39 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
Typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (67 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
corrected front matter (9 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
Typescript, page proof, corrected photocopy (234 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
page proof, front matter, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
page proof, front matter, corrected photocopy (22 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
jacket proof (2 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
illustration proof, photocopy (5 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
clippings (12 p.)  Box MF2823, 2390
 
Jakarta Missing 2001 
Note  New York: Greenwillow Books, 2001
Box MF3206
Typescript, corrected copy (223 p.)  Box MF3206
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF3206
 
corrected page proof (272 p.)  Box MF3206
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF3206
 
Master's Thesis: The Stranger 1995 
Note  U. of N. Dakota, 1995
Box MF3206? 2390?
1 book (1 p.)  Box MF3206? 2390?
 
Miscellaneous  
Box MF2390
disk (1 p.)  Box MF2390
 
promotional materials (1 p.)  Box MF2390
 
publisher's catalog (1 p.)  Box MF2390
 
Miro in the Kingdom of the Sea 1996 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Box MF3206
Typescript, photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF3206
 
Typescript, photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF3206
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF3206
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF3206
 
photocopy of illustrations (18 p.)  Box MF3206
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF3206
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF3206
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF3206
 
research material (145 p.)  Box MF3206
 
My Father's Wild Home  
Box MF3207
Typescripts (62 p.)  Box MF3207
 
Typescripts, corrected (48 p.)  Box MF3207
 
Typescripts, corrected photocopies (10 p.)  Box MF3207
 
correspondence (33 p.)  Box MF3207
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF3207
 
Only a Pigeon 1997 
Note  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1997
Box MF2823, 3342
Typescript (39 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
Typescript, corrected (65 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
dummy with illustrations (40 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
correspondence (61 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
clippings, reviews, 2 magazine articles (23 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
research material, pack of photographs (1 p.)  Box MF2823, 3342
 
Pulling the Lion's Tail 1995 
Note  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995
Box MF3342
Typescript (41 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF3342
 
photocopy of illustrations (10 p.)  Box MF3342
 
correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings (16 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings, 1 pamphlet (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Rain Romp: Stomping Away a Grouchy Day 2002 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 2002
Box MF3343
Typescript (12 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Typescript, corrected (20 p.)  Box MF3343
 
corrected page proof (17 p.)  Box MF3343
 
photocopy of corrected page proof (7 p.)  Box MF3343
 
photocopy of illustrations (26 p.)  Box MF3343
 
correspondence (26 p.)  Box MF3343
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF3343
 
layout notes of text and illustrations (14 p.)  Box MF3343
 
River Friendly, River Wild 2000 
Note  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000
Box MF3266, 3267
holograph (4 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
Typescripts, corrected (96 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
corrected page proofs (46 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
photocopy of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
clippings, 39 from newspapers (63 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
research material, 2 pamphlets (16 p.)  Box MF3266, 3267
 
Stranger, The  
Box MF3210
Typescript (35 p.)  Box MF3210
 
Typescript, corrected (102 p.)  Box MF3210
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF3210
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF3210
 
Storyteller's Beads, The 1998 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1998
Box MF2834, 3290
Typescript (86 p.)  Box MF2834, 3290
Box MF2934, 3290
Typescript, corrected (508 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
Typescript, corrected partial photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (157 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
corrected publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
photocopy of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
correspondence (67 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
notes (35 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
 
clippings (23 p.)  Box MF2934, 3290
Box MF2932, 3290
research materials, clippings (150 p.)  Box MF2932, 3290
 
disks (3 p.)  Box MF2932, 3290
 
folder with notes (1 p.)  Box MF2932, 3290
 
Troika  
Box MF3343
Typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Trouble 1997 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1997
Box MF3343
Typescripts (20 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Typescripts, corrected photocopies (12 p.)  Box MF3343
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF3343
 
correspondence (30 p.)  Box MF3343
 
notes (4 p.)  Box MF3343
 
layout notes for text and illustrations (14 p.)  Box MF3343
 
clippings (10 p.)  Box MF3343
 
research material (5 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Unidentified manuscripts  
Box MF3342
correspondence (76 p.)  Box MF3342
 
miscellaneous notes (7 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
cassette (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Walking the Multicultural Tightrope  
Box MF3342
Typescript (14 p.)  Box MF3342
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF3342
 
clippings (5 p.)  Box MF3342
 
Waterhole Waiting 2002 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 2002
Box MF3343
Typescripts (14 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Typescripts, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF3343
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (12 p.)  Box MF3343
 
photocopy of illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF3343
 
correspondence (25 p.)  Box MF3343
 
notes (10 p.)  Box MF3343
 
layout notes for texts and illustrations (16 p.)  Box MF3343
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF3343
 
Where the Water Babies Go  
Box MF3281
Typescripts (256 p.)  Box MF3281
 
Typescripts, corrected (313 p.)  Box MF3281
 
Typescript, photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF3281
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (bound manuscript) (133 p.)  Box MF3281
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF3281
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF3281
 
miscellaneous (45 p.)  Box MF3281
 
disks (3 p.)  Box MF3281