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Mary Casanova Papers, 1991-2012

Summary Information
Title: Mary Casanova papers
Dates: 1991-2012
Creator: Casanova, Mary.
Extent: 17 boxes (17.5 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-770
Abstract:
The Mary Casanova Papers contain typescripts, proofs, notes, correspondence, clippings, research material and commentary for her children's books.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mary Casanova.

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:

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


Arrangement

Publications are listed alphabetically by title


Biographical Sketch

Award-winning children's author Mary Casanova grew up in a family of ten in St. Paul Minnesota and found that writing became her voice. She writes books mainly for middle grade readers and most of her books focus on the outdoors and are inspired from her Northern Minnesota home. Her books frequently land on state children's choice book master lists across the country.

Casanova's book awards include: Aesop Accolades by the American Folklore Society, Parents' Choice "Gold" Award for The Hunter (2000); The Minnesota Book Award for Cecile Gates of Gold (2003) and One Dog Canoe (2004).

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , v.136, pp. 39-42; http://www.marycasanova.com/pages/about/index.html


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, proofs, notes, illustration photocopies, jacket covers, corrected publishers proof, correspondence, clippings, research material and commentary for a number of children's books authored by Mary Casanova.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications 1991-2012 
 
Cecile: Gates of Gold , 2002 
Box 1
Notes 2001 Box 1, Folder 1
 
Research Material 2001 Box 1, Folder 2
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter 2001 Box 1, Folder 3
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2001 Box 1, Folder 4-5
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter 2001 Box 1, Folder 6-8
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2001 Box 1, Folder 9
 
Proof of jacket, corrected page proof 2001 Box 1, Folder 10
 
Page proof, corrected page proof 2001 Box 1, Folder 11
 
Correspondence, research material 2001 Box 1, Folder 12
 
Correspondence, photocopy of illustration 2001-2002 Box 1, Folder 13
 
Correspondence, typescript, corrected typescript, front matter 2001-2002 Box 1, Folder 14
 
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter 2001 Box 1, Folder 15-18
 
Chrissa , 2008 
Box 17
Corrected typescripts 2007-2008 Box 17, Folder 1-7
 
Page proof 2008 Box 17, Folder 7-8
 
Correspondence 2002-2009 Box 17, Folder 9-11
 
Notes, Research, Ephemera 2002-2009, undated Box 17, Folder 11-14, 16-17
 
Screenplay 2008 Box 17, Folder 15
 
Chrissa Stands Strong , 2008 
Box 17
Corrected typescripts 2007-2008 Box 17, Folder 18-25
 
Correspondence, notes, research, photos 2007-2009 Box 17, Folder 26-28
 
Curse of A Winter Moon , 2000 
Box 1
Correspondence, author's notes, comments from others, revised book cover, research material 1999-2000 Box 1, Folder 19
 
Research material 1999-2000 Box 1, Folder 20
 
Research material, book review, disk, photos undated Box 1, Folder 21
 
Research material 1998 Box 1, Folder 22
 
Clippings, correspondence, research, jacket proof 2002 Box 1, Folder 23
 
Correspondence, typescript, corrected typescript, author notes 1998-1999 Box 1, Folder 24
 
Correspondence, typescript, corrected typescript 1999 Box 1, Folder 25-26
 
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, correspondence August 12, 1999 Box 1, Folder 27-29
 
Typescript, corrected typescript August 25, 1999 Box 2, Folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 1999 Box 2, Folder 2-8
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence 1999-2000 Box 2, Folder 9-10
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2000 Box 2, Folder 11-14
 
Correspondence 1999-2000 Box 2, Folder 15
 
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, correspondence October 1999 Box 2, Folder 16-21
 
Typescript, correct, correspondence, front matter 1999 Box 2, Folder 22
Box 15
Research Material 1999-2000 Box 15, Folder 1-2
 
Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town, The , 2011 
Box 2
Typescript, corrected typescript 2006-2007 Box 2, Folder 23-24
 
Photocopies of illustrations, page proofs, jacket proof, correspondence 2006-2010 Box 2, Folder 25
 
Correspondence, notes, layout notes, research materials 2006-2010 Box 2, Folder 26
 
Dog Watch Book One: Trouble in Pembrook , 2006 
Box 2
Typescript, corrected typescript 2003 Box 2, Folder 27-30
Box 3
Typescript, corrected typescript 2003 Box 3, Folder 1-2
 
Typescript, corrected fax, jacket proof, photocopy of illustrations, correspondence 2003-2005 Box 3, Folder 3
 
Correspondence, notes, clippings, research materials, promotional materials 2004-2007 Box 3, Folder 4
 
Radio theatre script for Dog Watch 2007 Box 3, Folder 5
 
Dog Watch Book Two: Dog-Napped , 2006 
Box 3
Typescript, corrected typescript 2003-2004 Box 3, Folder 6-12
 
Corrected typescript, outline, jacket proof, correspondence, clippings 2003-2004 Box 3, Folder 13
 
Dog Watch Book Three: Danger at Snow Hill , 2006 
Box 3
Typescript, corrected typescript 2004-2005 Box 3, Folder 14-16
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, outline, photocopy of illustrations correspondence, notes 2004-2005 Box 3, Folder 17
 
Dog Watch Book Four: To Catch a Burglar , 2006 
Box 3
Typescript, corrected typescript, chapter summary, correspondence, research material, jacket proof 2005-2006 Box 3, Folder 18
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2005 Box 3, Folder 19-21
 
Dog Watch Book Five: Extreme Dog Stunts , 2007 
Box 3
Typescript, corrected typescript 2006 Box 3, Folder 22-24
 
Outline, correspondence, notes, corrected typescript 2006-2007 Box 3, Folder 25
 
Dog Watch Book Six: The Turtle-Hatching Mystery , 2007 
Box 3
Typescript, corrected typescript 2007 Box 3, Folder 26-28
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence 2007-2008 Box 3, Folder 29
 
Frozen , 2012 
Box 13
Correspondence, corrected typescript February 14, 2012 Box 13, Folder 13
 
Corrected typescript, corrected photocopy typescript undated Box 13, Folder 14
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy typescript, correspondence, notes, research material 2011-2012 Box 13, Folder 15
 
Corrected typescript photocopy, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research material 2010-2011 Box 13, Folder 16
 
Corrected typescript circa 2011 Box 13, Folder 17
 
Typescript September 30, 2011 Box 13, Folder 18
 
Corrected typescript, notes 2008-2009 Box 13, Folder 19-20
Box 14
Typescript, corrected typescript, notes, correspondence, research materials September 29, 2010 Box 14, Folder 1
 
Corrected typescript circa 2010 Box 14, Folder 2
 
Typescript, illustration idea February 26, 2010 Box 14, Folder 3
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence 2010 Box 14, Folder 4-5
 
Correspondence, research material, notes 2010 Box 14, Folder 6
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, research material, notes 2009-2010 Box 14, Folder 7
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, corrected typescript photocopy 2010 Box 14, Folder 8
 
Corrected typescript 2009 Box 14, Folder 9
 
Notes, corrected typescript, correspondence 2009 Box 14, Folder 10-11
 
Corrected typescript 2009 Box 14, Folder 12-13
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, notes 2008-2009 Box 14, Folder 14-15
Box 15
Corrected typescript, correspondence 2008-2009 Box 15, Folder 7
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research materials 2005-2006 Box 15, Folder 8
 
Hunter, The , 2000 
Box 4
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence 1999 Box 4, Folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, page proof, correspondence 1999-2000 Box 4, Folder 2
 
Correspondence, notes, research materials 2000-2001 Box 4, Folder 3
 
Correspondence, clippings 2003 Box 4, Folder 4
 
Jess , 2006 
Box 4
Typescript, corrected typescript 2004-2005 Box 4, Folder 5-14
 
Front matter, page proof, corrected page proof, typescript 2005 Box 4, Folder 15
 
Page proof, corrected page proof circa 2005 Box 4, Folder 16
 
Correspondence 2004-2006 Box 4, Folder 17-18
 
Notes, clippings, corrected publishers proof 2006 Box 4, Folder 19
 
American Girl Doll magazine 2006 Box 4, Folder 20
 
Contract, promotional material, research material 2004 Box 4, Folder 21
 
Research material 2004 Box 4, Folder 22-24
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2004 Box 4, Folder 25
 
Klipfish Code, The , 2007 
Box 4
Typescript 2004 Box 4, Folder 26-27
Box 5
Typescript, corrected typescript 2004 Box 5, Folder 1-27
Box 6
Typescript, corrected typescript 2004-2005 Box 6, Folder 1-18
 
Typescript, photocopy typescript, text overview, front matter, page proof, corrected page proof 2002-2006 Box 6, Folder 19
 
Page proof, corrected page proof 2007 Box 6, Folder 20-21
 
Correspondence 2002-2006 Box 6, Folder 22-24
 
Correspondence, book cover sketches 2006-2007 Box 6, Folder 25
 
Notes, clippings 2006 Box 6, Folder 26
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2002 Box 6, Folder 27
 
Research material Norway 2002-2003 Box 6, Folder 28-29
Box 7
Research material Norway 1998-2002 Box 7, Folder 1-5
 
Mary Casanova and You , 2006 
Box 7
Typescript, corrected typescript 2005 Box 7, Folder 6-14
 
Typescript, corrected typescript with images attached circa 2005 Box 7, Folder 15-17
 
Text summaries, draft on CDs, permissions circa 2005 Box 7, Folder 18
 
Correspondence 2005-2006 Box 7, Folder 19-20
 
McKenna , 2011 
Box 12
Correspondence, corrected outline 2010 Box 12, Folder 14-15
 
Research material 2009-2010 Box 12, Folder 22
 
Contract October 14, 2010 Box 12, Folder 23
 
Power point prints of outline 2010 Box 12, Folder 24
 
Outline, correspondence 2010 Box 12, Folder 25
 
Research materials Seattle September 2010 Box 12, Folder 26-27
Box 13
Research, correspondence 2010-2011 Box 13, Folder 1-2
 
Correspondence 2010-2012 Box 13, Folder 3-4
 
Typescript, corrected typescript October 2010 Box 13, Folder 5-6
 
Correspondence, script for McKenna movie 2011 Box 13, Folder 7
 
Clippings, American Girl Doll magazine, photo 2012 Box 13, Folder 10
Box 16
Page proof, corrected page proof March 2011; (135 pages)  Box 16
 
McKenna Ready to Fly , 2011 
Box 12
Typescript, corrected typescript 2011 Box 12, Folder 16-17
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence 2011 Box 12, Folder 18-19
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2011 Box 12, Folder 20
 
Correspondence, corrected outline 2010-2011 Box 12, Folder 21
Box 13
Corrected page proof May 24, 2011 Box 13, Folder 8
 
Page proof, corrected page proof, correspondence May 24, 2011 Box 13, Folder 9
 
Moose Tracks , 1995 
Box 7
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter 1991-1995 Box 7, Folder 21-23
 
Typescript, correspondence 1991 Box 7, Folder 24
 
Typescript circa 1991 Box 7, Folder 25-26
 
Typescript, front matter 1991 Box 7, Folder 27-29
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, notes, correspondence 1992-1994 Box 7, Folder 30-31
Box 8
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, notes circa 1991-1992 Box 8, Folder 1-8
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, notes, correspondence 1992 Box 8, Folder 9
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter 1992 Box 8, Folder 10
 
Correspondence, contract with publisher, miscellaneous 1992-2003 Box 8, Folder 11
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter circa 1992 Box 8, Folder 12-14
 
Corrected typescript photocopy, front matter circa 1992 Box 8, Folder 15
 
Typescript, front matter, correspondence 1995-1997 Box 8, Folder 16
Box 15
Page proof, correspondence 1994 Box 15, Folder 3-4
 
Front matter, galley proof 1994 Box 15, Folder 5
 
Galley proof July 18, 1994 Box 15, Folder 6
 
One Dog Canoe , 2003 
Box 8
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence 1996-1997 Box 8, Folder 18
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, contract agreement, notes 1997-2000 Box 8, Folder 19
 
Typescript, samples of illustrations, front matter, correspondence 2000-2001 Box 8, Folder 20
 
Correspondence, clippings, notes, typescript, corrected typescript 1997-2002 Box 8, Folder 21
 
Photocopy of illustration, page proof 2002 Box 8, Folder 22
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, layout notes, correspondence, photocopy of illustrations 1998-2002 Box 8, Folder 23
 
Riot , 1996 
Box 9
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, front matter, notes, research materials, correspondence 1994 Box 9, Folder 3-7
 
Correspondence, notes, research materials 1994-1995 Box 9, Folder 8
 
Typescript, corrected typescript circa 1994 Box 9, Folder 9
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence February 13,1995 Box 9, Folder 10
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter circa 1995 Box 9, Folder 11
 
Typescript circa 1995 Box 9, Folder 12
 
Typescript, front matter, page proof December 8, 1995 Box 9, Folder 13
 
Page proof, correspondence, clippings 1995-1996 Box 9, Folder 14-15
 
Some Dog , 2002 
Box 9
Typescript, corrected typescript 1999-2000 Box 9, Folder 16-17
 
Page layout, corrected page proof 2006 Box 9, Folder 18
 
Corrected page proof, jacket proof 2006 Box 9, Folder 19
 
Photocopy of dummy, photocopy of illustrations August 4, 2004 Box 9, Folder 20
 
Correspondence 1999-2003 Box 9, Folder 21
 
Correspondence, clippings, research materials 2004-2006 Box 9, Folder 22
 
Stealing Thunder , 1999 
Box 9
Typescript, notes, research materials 1997 Box 9, Folder 23
 
Typescript, notes, correspondence, research materials 1996-1997 Box 9, Folder 24-25
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, notes August 19, 1997 Box 9, Folder 26
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, corrected front matter November 25, 1997 Box 9, Folder 27
 
Typescript, corrected typescript January 8, 1998 Box 9, Folder 28
Box 10
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research materials 1998 Box 10, Folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, notes 1997 Box 10, Folder 2
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, notes 1997-1998 Box 10, Folder 3-5
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy typescript circa 1997 Box 10, Folder 6
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, corrected photocopy typescript, notes, front matter January 14, 1998 Box 10, Folder 7-8
 
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, correspondence, notes, front matter 1998 Box 10, Folder 9-15
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, jacket proof, dust jacket, clippings, notes, correspondence 1998-2001 Box 10, Folder 16
 
Utterly Otterly Day , 2008 
Box 8
Holograph, typescript 2003 Box 8, Folder 24
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2003-2004 Box 8, Folder 25
 
Corrected Typescript, dummy past up, photocopy of illustrations, photocopy of page proof 2004-2008 Box 8, Folder 26
 
Dummy, page proof 2007 Box 8, Folder 27
 
Page proof May 9, 2007 Box 8, Folder 28
Box 9
Jacket proof, publishers dummy November 29, 2007 Box 9, Folder 1
 
Correspondence, notes, research materials 2003-2004 Box 9, Folder 2
 
Utterly Otterly Night , 2011 
Box 13
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence 2008-2010 Box 13, Folder 11
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, photocopy of illustrations 2010-2011 Box 13, Folder 12
Box 16
Jacket proof two copies December 28, 2010; (2 pages)  Box 16
 
Page proof 2010; (21 pages)  Box 16
 
When Eagles Fall , 2002 
Box 10
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, front matter 2001 Box 10, Folder 17-19
 
Typescript, corrected typescript circa 1998 Box 10, Folder 20
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter 1998 Box 10, Folder 21-23
 
Research material 2000-2003 Box 10, Folder 24-26
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, notes, front matter 2002 Box 10, Folder 27-30
Box 11
Typescript, corrected typescript, notes, front matter circa 2002 Box 11, Folder 1-2
 
Typescript, corrected typescript circa 2002 Box 11, Folder 3-4
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence 2001 Box 11, Folder 5
 
Correspondence, photocopy of corrected page proof 2001-2002 Box 11, Folder 6
 
Notes, corrected typescript, correspondence 2000 Box 11, Folder 7
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence 2000-2001 Box 11, Folder 8-9
 
Correspondence, corrected typescript, jacket proof 2001 Box 11, Folder 10
 
Correspondence, clippings, research materials 2002 Box 11, Folder 11-12
 
Wolf Shadows , 1997 
Box 11
Corrected typescript, front matter, color jacket proof, correspondence, notes February 21, 1997 Box 11, Folder 13
 
Corrected typescript circa 1997 Box 11, Folder 14-15
 
Typescript, front matter, correspondence, notes, clippings 1996 Box 11, Folder 16
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, notes 1997 Box 11, Folder 17-19
 
Corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research materials 1995-1997 Box 11, Folder 20
 
Corrected typescript, front matter, correspondence, notes 1997 Box 11, Folder 21
 
Typescript 1996 Box 11, Folder 22-26
 
Typescript, galley proof, research materials 1997 Box 11, Folder 27
 
Miscellaneous 2000-2009, 2012 
Box 8
Corrected typescript Moon Riders 2011 Box 8, Folder 17
Box 11
Clippings, CD, class made booklet 2006-2007 Box 11, Folder 28
Box 12
Correspondence 2000-2002 Box 12, Folder 1
 
Clippings, American Girl Doll magazine 2003-2004 Box 12, Folder 2-3
 
Author packet, American Girl Doll packet, photos 2000-2002 Box 12, Folder 4
 
Manuscript fragments, typescript, corrected typescript, front matter June 2000 Box 12, Folder 5
 
Correspondence, articles 2003-2005 Box 12, Folder 6
 
Yearbook, fan photograph, promotional material for "Girls of Many Lands" 2006 Box 12, Folder 7
 
Activity book 2007 Box 12, Folder 8
 
Book reviews 2003-2009 Box 12, Folder 9
 
Flyer, clippings 2002-2003 Box 12, Folder 10
 
Book awards, mock up book covers by children 2007 Box 12, Folder 11
 
Minnesota Book Award, correspondence 2001 Box 12, Folder 12-13
Box 16
American Girl Doll magazine 2012; (2 issues)  Box 16