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Ann M. Martin Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ann M. Martin papers
Dates: 1987-1994
Creator: Martin, Ann M.
Extent: 107 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-771
Abstract:
The collection contains written materials for a number of titles, and includes front matter, corrected typescripts, some photocopied, sample covers, a holograph, correspondence, clippings, a mailing list, and a waiting list.

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

Baby-Sitters' Island Adventure,

Boy Crazy Stacey, 1987

Claudia and the Bad Joke, 1988

Claudia and the Great Search, 1990

Claudia and Mean Janine, 1987

Claudia and the New Girl, 1989

Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, 1988

Dawn and the Impossible Three, 1987

Dawn's Wicked Stepsister, 1990

Ghost at Dawn's House, The, 1988

Goodbye Stacey, Goodbye, 1988

Hello, Mallory, 1988

Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter, 1989

Jessi's Baby-sitter, 1990

Jessi's Secret Language, 1988

Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise, 1989

Kristy and the Secret of Susan, 1990

Kristy and the Snobs, 1988

Kristy and the Walking Disaster, 1989

Kristy's Big Day, 1987

Kristy's Great Idea, 1988

Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, 1988

Logan Likes MaryAnne!, 1988

Mallory and the Mystery Diary, 1989

Mallory and the Trouble with Twins, 1989

Mary Anne and the Great Romance, 1990

Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger, 1994

Mary Anne Saves the Day, 1988

Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery, 1988

Stacey's Mistake, 1987

Truth About Stacey, The, 1988

Welcome Back, Stacey!, 1989

Karen, Hannie and Nancy: the Three Musketeers, 1992

Karen's Bully, 1992

Karen's Cartwheel, 1992

Karen's Pumpkin Patch, 1992

Keep Out, Claudia!, 1992


Biographical Sketch

Ann M(atthews) Martin was born August 12, 1955, in Princeton, NJ, where she grew up in a very imaginative family--her mother was preschool teacher and her father was an artist. Her first job was as a school teacher, but she soon turned to the publishing industry, where she held various jobs, culminating in senior editor in Books for Young Readers at Bantam Books in New York City. In 1983 she began writing. Her first books were young adult romance novels. In 1985 a colleague suggested the creation of a mini-series about a babysitting cooperative. This led to the Baby-Sitters Club series, which became so popular that for a time Martin was writing two books a month. In spite of the heavy pressure, Martin did nearly all of the writing herself, always writing at least twenty of the twenty-four annual books, and providing outlines and final editing for the few that were assigned to other authors. The series also led to spin-offs such as the Baby-Sitters Club Mystery Series and the Baby-Sitters Little Sisters Series. The original series finally came to an end in 2000.

Martin has written other series too, and has won a number of awards for her work. She attributes her success partially to her memory, explaining that she can clearly remember things such as what her first day at kindergarten was like, both the physical setting and her own feelings. She bases her books sometimes on actual experiences, sometimes on her memories of her feelings, and sometimes more on imagination.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 41, 44, 70, 126; Children's Literature Review , vol. 32


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for a variety of titles, and includes corrected typescripts, some photocopied, front matter, correspondence, a holograph, sample covers, clippings, a mailing list, and a waiting list.

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.
  • Martin, Ann M.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Baby-Sitters' Island Adventure  
Note  New York: Scholastic,
Box MF2987
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2987
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2987
 
typescript, corrected (180 p.)  Box MF2987
 
Boy Crazy Stacey 1987 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1987
Box MF2980
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2980
 
typescript, corrected (125 p.)  Box MF2980
 
Claudia and the Bad Joke 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2977
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
typescript, corrected (126 p.)  Box MF2977
 
Claudia and the Great Search 1990 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1990
Box MF2986
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF2986
 
Claudia and Mean Janine 1987 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1987
Box MF2979
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
photocopied cover sketches (2 p.)  Box MF2979
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
typescript, corrected (130 p.)  Box MF2979
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2979
 
Claudia and the New Girl 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2985
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2985
 
typescript, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF2985
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2985
 
Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls 1988 
Note  Lakeville, CT: Grey Castle Press, 1988
Box MF2980
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2980
 
typescript, corrected (134 p.)  Box MF2980
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2980
 
Dawn and the Impossible Three 1987 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1987
Box MF2987
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2987
 
front matter, 1st draft (1 p.)  Box MF2987
 
front matter 2nd draft (1 p.)  Box MF2987
 
typescript, corrected, 1st draft (147 p.)  Box MF2987
 
typescript, corrected, 2nd draft (143 p.)  Box MF2987
 
Dawn's Wicked Stepsister 1990 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1990
Box MF2973
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
typescript, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF2973
 
Ghost at Dawn's House, The 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2977
sample cover (1 p.q)  Box MF2977
 
photocopied cover sketch (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2977
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2977
 
Goodbye Stacey, Goodbye 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2979
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2979
 
typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF2979
 
Hello, Mallory 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2979
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF2979
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2973
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
front matter, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
typescript, corrected (121 p.)  Box MF2973
 
Jessi's Baby-sitter 1990 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1990
Box MF2985
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2985
 
typescript, corrected (121 p.)  Box MF2985
 
Jessi's Secret Language 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2985
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
photocopy of cover sketch (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
typescript, corrected (127 p.)  Box MF2985
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
clipping (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2985
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
mailing list (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2985
 
Kristy and the Secret of Susan 1990 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1990
Box MF2986
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF2986
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
Kristy and the Snobs 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2977
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
front matter, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF2977
 
typescript, corrected (125 p.)  Box MF2977
 
Kristy and the Walking Disaster 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2986
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
photocopied cover sketch (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
front matter, holograph (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2986
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2986
 
Kristy's Big Day 1987 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1987
Box MF2980
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
typescript, corrected (141 p.)  Box MF2980
 
Kristy's Great Idea 1988 
Note  Lakeville, CT: Grey Castle Press, 1988
Box MF2986
typescript, corrected (123 p.)  Box MF2986
 
Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2979
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
typescript, corrected (126 p.)  Box MF2979
 
Logan Likes MaryAnne! 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2985
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2985
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2985
 
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2985
 
Mallory and the Mystery Diary 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2977
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
typescript, corrected (120 p.)  Box MF2977
 
Mallory and the Trouble with Twins 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2973
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
typescript, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF2973
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF2973
 
Mary Anne and the Great Romance 1990 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1990
Box MF2979
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2979
 
typescript, corrected (124 p.)  Box MF2979
 
Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger 1994 
Note  Milwaukee, WI: G. Stevens, 1994
Box MF2973
photocopied cover study (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
waiting list (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
typescript, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF2973
 
Mary Anne Saves the Day 1988 
Note  Lakeville, CT: Grey Castle Press, 1988
Box MF2973
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2973
 
front matter, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF2973
 
typescript, corrected (139 p.)  Box MF2973
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2973
 
Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery 1988 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1988
Box MF2980
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
photocopied cover sketch (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
typescript, corrected (123 p.)  Box MF2980
 
Stacey's Mistake 1987 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1987
Box MF2986
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
front matter, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF2986
 
typescript, corrected (121 p.)  Box MF2986
 
Truth About Stacey, The 1988 
Note  Lakeville, CT: Grey Castle Press, 1988
Box MF2980
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2980
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF2980
 
typescript, corrected (146 p.)  Box MF2980
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF2980
 
Welcome Back, Stacey! 1989 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1989
Box MF2977
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2977
 
typescript, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF2977
 
Karen, Hannie and Nancy: the Three Musketeers 1992 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1992
Box MF1859
typescript, corrected photocopy (87 p.)  Box MF1859
 
Karen's Bully 1992 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1992
Box MF1859
typescript, corrected photocopy (64 p.)  Box MF1859
 
Karen's Cartwheel 1992 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1992
Box MF1859
typescript, corrected photocopy (61 p.)  Box MF1859
 
Karen's Pumpkin Patch 1992 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1992
Box MF1859
typescript, corrected photocopy (58 p.)  Box MF1859
 
Keep Out, Claudia! 1992 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1992
Box MF1859
typescript, corrected photocopy (126 p.)  Box MF1859