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Sonia Bleeker Papers, 1950-1970

Summary Information
Title: Sonia Bleeker papers
Dates: 1950-1970
Creator: Bleeker, Sonia.
Extent: 2 boxes (1.3 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-765
The Sonia Bleeker paper contain typescripts, galley proofs, notes and clippings.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

No accession information available.

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.


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:

Sonia Bleeker papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Sonia Bleeker was born in 1909 in Starchevichi, Russia. She received her BA at Hunter College in 1933 and did graduate study in anthropology at Columbia University. She was awarded a Doctor of Science degree from Beloit College in 1967.

Bleeker married children's book author Herbert Zim in 1934 and was an editor at Simon and Schuster from 1931-1946. She was known for writing anthropology books for young adults about Native Americans, pre-Columbian cultures, and various African tribes and traveled widely to assemble background on her books. Sonia Bleeker died in 1971.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, v. 2, p. 30, v. 26, p.37.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for books authored by Sonia Bleeker and includes typescripts, galley proofs, notes and clippings.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Apache Indians, 1951 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 1
Corrected Galley Proof 1950  Box 1, Folder 2
Corrected Galley Proof, Page Proof, Clippings 1950  Box 1, Folder 3
The Cherokee; Indians of the Mountains, 1952 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 4
Corrected Galley Proofs undated  Box 1, Folder 5-6
The Crow Indians; Hunters of the Northern Plains, 1953 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 7
Corrected Galley Proofs, Notes 1952  Box 1, Folder 8-10
The Delaware Indians; Eastern Fishermen and Farmers, 1953 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 11
Corrected Galley Proofs 1953  Box 1, Folder 12-13
Golden Play Book of Bird Stamps, 1953 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 14
Page Proof, Notes, Clippings 1953  Box 1, Folder 15
The Ibo of Biafra, 1969 
Box 1
Mimeograph Typescripts, Clippings, Notes 1955, 1961, 1967-1969  Box 1, Folder 16
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Partial Carbon and Photocopy Typescript 1968  Box 1, Folder 17
Notes, Clippings, Holographs and Transcripts undated  Box 1, Folder 18
Clippings, Notes, Corrected Carbon Transcript 1968  Box 1, Folder 19
Correspondences, Notes, Clippings, Corrected Typescript 1968-1969  Box 1, Folder 20
Correspondence, Clippings, Photocopy of Corrected Typescript 1969-1970  Box 1, Folder 21
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1961, 1968  Box 1, Folder 22
Correspondence, Notes, Carbon Corrected Typescript 1966, 1968  Box 1, Folder 23
Corrected Typescript 1968  Box 1, Folder 24
Corrected Typescripts, Notes 1968  Box 1, Folder 25
Corrected Dummy Proofs 1969  Box 1, Folder 26
Corrected Typescripts of Front Matter, Corrected Proofs of Front Matter, Pasteups 1969  Box 1, Folder 27
Box 2
Galley Proofs 1969  Box 2, Folder 1-4
The Sea Hunters; Indians of the Northwest Coast, 1951 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 5
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 2, Folder 6
Corrected Galley Proof, Page Proof undated  Box 2, Folder 7
Dummy, Notes undated  Box 2, Folder 8
The Tuareg, 1964 
Box 2
Carbon Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 9
Correspondence, Clippings, Notes 1963-1964  Box 2, Folder 10
The Zulu of South Africa, 1970 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript with Front Matter undated  Box 2, Folder 11