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Marie Halun Bloch Papers, 1920, 1943-1992

Summary Information
Title: Marie Halun Bloch papers
Dates: 1920, 1943-1992
Creator: Bloch, Marie Halun.
Extent: 4 boxes (4.0 cubic feet)
Language: Materials in English and Ukrainian
Collection Number: CLRC-796
Abstract:
Marie Halun Bloch's papers focus on her work as an author of children's and young adult books. The collection contains production materials for several titles and includes holographs, typescripts, front matter, proofs, notes, clippings, research materials and a substantial amount of correspondence.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Marie Halun Bloch, 1966. Additional materials added through 1993.

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:

Marie Halun Bloch papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Marie Halun Bloch was born December 1, 1910 in Komarno, Ukraine, and came to the United States at the age of four. She attended the University of Chicago and graduated with a Ph.B. in 1935. She published her first book for children, Danny Doffer , in 1946. Marie Halun Bloch wrote several books for children drawing on her Ukrainian heritage including Marya of Clark Avenue (1957), the story of a young Ukrainian-American girl and her struggle to retain her heritage while trying to fit in with "American" life. Another book drawing on her interest in contemporary Ukrainian life, Aunt America (1963) was cited as a Notable Book for Children by the American Library Association in 1963 and was on the Master List for the William Allen White Award in 1966.

Marie Halun Bloch also used her interest in Ukrainian history in writing Bern, Son of Mikula (1972), a story set in the Ukraine during the Middle Ages. She was also interested in earth history and wrote several books on the topic including Dinosaurs (1955) and Mountains on the Move (1960). Marie Halun Bloch drew on her life in Colorado as the setting for Tony of the Ghost Towns (1956) and The House on Third High (1962). She always felt that she owed her readers a "good story" and tried to offer them "new insights" or "glimpses" into "another part of America" or "the world."

Marie Halun Bloch died on February 7, 1998 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 6, pp. 25-26.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for a number of titles published between 1946 and 1985. The collection also includes production materials for several unpublished titles and one story "Nine Pinches of Magic" that appeared in the magazine Jack and Jill . Production materials include holographs, corrected typescripts, corrected carbon typescripts, corrected photocopy typescripts, front matter, corrected galley proofs, page proofs, notes, layout notes, clippings, research material, and book jacket material.

The collection includes a substantial amount of correspondence to and from Marie Halun Bloch including some from her editors, Ursula Nordstrom, Margaret McElderry, and Jean Karl; miscellaneous materials including autobiographical material written for Something About the Author ; assorted reviews; materials about personal appearances and transcripts of speeches. Some items such as reviews and correspondence are in Ukrainian.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
Aunt America, 1963 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1961  Box 1, Folder 2-3
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1962  Box 1, Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript 1962  Box 1, Folder 5
 
Correspondence 1960-1970  Box 1, Folder 6
 
Photocopied Holograph 1960  Box 4, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescript 1960  Box 4, Folder 2
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 4, Folder 3
 
Notes undated  Box 4, Folder 4
 
Bern, Son of Mikula, 1972 
Box 1
Holograph 1970  Box 1, Folder 9-10
 
Corrected Typescript 1971  Box 1, Folder 11
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 12-13
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1971  Box 1, Folder 16
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 17-18
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1971  Box 1, Folder 19
 
Corrected Photocopied Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 20
 
Notes undated  Box 1, Folder 21
 
Reviews 1972-1973  Box 1, Folder 22
 
Correspondence 1971  Box 1, Folder 23
Box 4
Corrected Galley Proof 1971  Box 4, Folder 5
 
Big Steve, the Double Quick Tunnelman, 1952 
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1, Folder 24
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 25
 
Carbon Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1950  Box 1, Folder 26
 
Correspondence 1946-1966  Box 1, Folder 27
 
Notes, Reviews 1952-1953  Box 1, Folder 28
 
Danny Doffer, 1946 
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 9
 
Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript 1946  Box 2, Folder 11
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Layout Notes, Illustrations 1944-1947  Box 2, Folder 12
 
Dinosaurs, 1955 
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1954  Box 2, Folder 13
 
Notes 1954-1955  Box 2, Folder 14
Box 4
Holograph, Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1962  Box 4, Folder 6
 
Correspondence, Notes 1961-1965  Box 4, Folder 7
 
Clippings, Reviews 1954-1973  Box 4, Folder 8
 
Displaced Person, 1978 
Box 2
Holograph 1974  Box 2, Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 16-18
 
Notes, Illustrations 1978  Box 2, Folder 19
 
Notes 1978  Box 2, Folder 20
 
Correspondence 1975-1979  Box 2, Folder 21
Box 4
Photocopied Corrected Galley Proof, Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 4, Folder 9
 
Notes, Clippings, Research Materials 1974-1975  Box 4, Folder 10
 
The Dollhouse Story, 1961 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 1957  Box 2, Folder 22
 
Corrected Typescript 1961  Box 2, Folder 23
 
Corrected Carbon Typescripts 1957-1961  Box 2, Folder 24
 
Correspondence 1956-1969  Box 2, Folder 25
 
Notes 1953-1961  Box 2, Folder 26
 
Reviews 1961-1962  Box 2, Folder 27
Box 4
Holograph 1965  Box 4, Folder 11
 
Footprints in the Swamp, 1985 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript 1950  Box 2, Folder 28
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3, Folder 1
 
Corrected Typescripts 1984  Box 3, Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1984  Box 3, Folder 3
 
Corrected Galley Proof, Corrected Copied Galley Proof 1984  Box 3, Folder 4
 
Research Materials 1949-1984  Box 3, Folder 5
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1950-1986  Box 3, Folder 6
Box 4
Illustrations, Notes undated  Box 4, Folder 12
 
Corrected Photocopy Galley Proof 1985  Box 4, Folder 13
 
Herbert the Electrical Mouse, 1953 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1953  Box 3, Folder 8
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1952-1960  Box 3, Folder 9
 
The House on Third High, 1962 
Box 3
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1961  Box 3, Folder 10
 
Notes undated  Box 3, Folder 11
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Research Materials 1959-1962  Box 3, Folder 12
Box 4
Holograph 1965  Box 4, Folder 14
 
Ivanko and the Dragon, 1969 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1967-1968  Box 3, Folder 13
 
Dummy undated  Box 3, Folder 14
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1967-1973  Box 3, Folder 15
Box 4
Holograph, Page Proofs, Corrected Galley Proof, Illustrations undated  Box 4, Folder 15
 
Late for Breakfast  
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence undated  Box 3, Folder 16
 
Marya of Clark Avenue, 1957 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1956  Box 3, Folder 17
 
Correspondence, Reviews, Radio Play Script 1955-1960  Box 3, Folder 18
 
Notes undated  Box 3, Folder 19
 
Mountains on the Move, 1960 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 20
 
Correspondence 1958-1962  Box 3, Folder 21
 
Reviews 1960-1961  Box 3, Folder 22
 
"Nine Pinches of Magic" published in Jack and Jill  
Box 3
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Carbon Typescript 1945-1947  Box 3, Folder 23
 
Tony of the Ghost Towns, 1956 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1955  Box 3, Folder 27
Box 4
Holograph, Corrected typescript undated  Box 4, Folder 21
 
Notes, Reviews 1956  Box 4, Folder 22
 
Tunnels, 1954 
Box 3
Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 28
 
Correspondence 1952-1960  Box 3, Folder 29
 
Reviews 1945-1955  Box 3, Folder 30
 
The Two Worlds of Damyan, 1966 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript 1965  Box 3, Folder 31
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1965  Box 3, Folder 32
 
Corrected Typescript 1965  Box 3, Folder 33
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1965-1966  Box 3, Folder 34
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1966  Box 3, Folder 35
 
Corrected Typescript 1966  Box 3, Folder 36
 
Correspondence 1965-1970  Box 3, Folder 37
Box 4
Holograph 1964  Box 4, Folder 23
 
Corrected Typescripts 1964  Box 4, Folder 24-25
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 4, Folder 26
 
Notes, Clippings 1964-1971  Box 4, Folder 27
 
Braille Translation 1968  Box 4, Folder 28
 
Ukrainian Folk Tales, 1964 
Box 3
Front Matter, Corrected Typescript 1963  Box 3, Folder 38
 
Correspondence, Reviews 1962-1966  Box 3, Folder 39
 
Untitled short story  
Box 4
Holograph undated  Box 4, Folder 29
 
Correspondence and Miscellaneous  
Box 1
Autobiographical Article for Something About the Author 1988  Box 1, Folder 7-8
 
Correspondence-Dr. Irving Kerlan 1961-1963  Box 1, Folder 29
 
Correspondence-Kerlan Collection 1964-1979  Box 1, Folder 30
 
Correspondence-Miscellaneous 1950-1984  Box 1, Folder 31
Box 2
Correspondence-Miscellaneous 1943-1992  Box 2, Folder 1-8
Box 3
Note; attributed to The Goose and The Fox 1920  Box 3, Folder 7
 
Personal appearances, Clippings, pamphlets 1953-1986  Box 3, Folder 24
Box 4
Personal appearances, Speeches, notes 1960-1987  Box 4, Folder 16-17
Box 3
Reviews of Books Written by Marie Halun Bloch 1955-1985  Box 3, Folder 25-26
Box 4
Reviews of Books Written by Marie Halun Bloch 1956  Box 4, Folder 18
 
Reviews Written by Marie Halun Bloch 1951-1958  Box 4, Folder 19-20