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Harry Mazer Papers

Summary Information
Title: Harry Mazer Papers
Dates: 1975-2001
Creator: Mazer, Harry
Extent: 134 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-808
Abstract:
The collection contains written production material for 16 titles, and includes typescripts, most corrected, front matter, correspondence, research material, editor's style sheet, corrected galley proofs, notes, dummies, clippings, photocopy of illustration, page proofs, some corrected, and a disk.

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

Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor, 2001

Boy No More, A, 2004

Bright Days, Stupid Nights, 1992

Cave Under the City, 1983

Dog in the Freezer, The, 1997

Dollar Man, The, 1975

Girl of His Dreams, The, 1988

Heartbeat, 1986

Hey Kid! Does She Love Me?, 1986

Heroes Don't Run

I Love You Stupid!, 1981

Island Keeper, The, 1982

"Join the Army and See the World" -short story in Open Your Eyes ed. Jill Davis, 2003

Last Mission, The, 1979

Miscellaneous notes,

Someone's Mother is Missing, 1991

Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories About Guns, 1997

When the Phone Rang, 1994

Who is Eddie Leonard?, 1993


Biographical Sketch

Harry Mazer was born May 31, 1925, in New York City, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants. He worked in factories for 10 years, served in the Army during WWII, and became a full-time writer in 1963. He feels he had a difficult time learning to write well, and credits his writer wife, Norma Fox Mazer, for helping and encouraging him. Most of his writing is for young adults, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his writing. His books deal with real situations that confront teenagers, and his characters are down-to-earth, with both good and bad characteristics.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author vols. 31, 67, 105; Something About the Author Autobiography Series vol. 11; Children's Literature Review Vol. 16


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescripts, most corrected, front matter, correspondence, research material, editor's style sheet, corrected galley proofs, notes, dummies, clippings, photocopy of illustration, page proofs, some corrected, and a disk.

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.
  • Mazer, Harry
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor 2001 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, Books for Young Readers, 2001
Box MF3040
typescript, corrected, first draft (73 p.)  Box MF3040
 
typescript, corrected, second draft (78 p.)  Box MF3040
 
typescript, corrected, third draft (113 p.)  Box MF3040
 
typescript, corrected, fourth draft (165 p.)  Box MF3040
 
typescript, corrected, incomplete (3 p.)  Box MF3040
 
typescript, corrected FAX, incomplete (3 p.)  Box MF3040
 
front matter (15 p.)  Box MF3040
 
correspondence (20 p.)  Box MF3040
 
research material (29 p.)  Box MF3040
 
editor's style sheet (8 p.)  Box MF3040
 
Boy No More, A 2004 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, 2004
Box MF3040
typescript, corrected (155 p.)  Box MF3040
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF3040
 
back matter (4 p.)  Box MF3040
 
production information (4 p.)  Box MF3040
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF3040
 
Bright Days, Stupid Nights 1992 
Note  New York: Bantam, 1992
Box MF2573
typescript (168 p.)  Box MF2573
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2573
 
corrected galley proof (96 p.)  Box MF2573
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF2573
 
Cave Under the City 1983 
Note  New York: T.Y. Corwell, 1983
Box MF2573
typescript, corrected (141 p.)  Box MF2573
 
corrected galley proof (64 p.)  Box MF2573
 
dummy (145 p.)  Box MF2573
 
photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF2573
 
clippings (1 p.)  Box MF2573
 
research materials (3 p.)  Box MF2573
 
Scholastic magazine (1 p.)  Box MF2573
 
Dog in the Freezer, The 1997 
Note  Simon & Schuster, 1997
Box MF2578
typescript, corrected (170 p.)  Box MF2578
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF2578
 
correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF2578
 
Dollar Man, The 1975 
Note  New York: BDD Books for Young Readers, 1975
Box MF2578
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF2578
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF2578
 
clipping (1 p.)  Box MF2578
 
Girl of His Dreams, The 1988 
Note  New York: Avon, 1988
Box MF2573, 2578
typescript, corrected (251 p.)  Box MF2573, 2578
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF2573, 2578
 
galley proof (107 p.)  Box MF2573, 2578
 
galley proof (112 p.)  Box MF2573, 2578
 
galley proof (112 p.)  Box MF2573, 2578
 
Heartbeat 1986 
Note  New York: Avon, 1986
Box MF2594
typescript (11 p.)  Box MF2594
 
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF2594
 
typescript, corrected, photocopied (209 p.)  Box MF2594
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2594
 
galley proof (73 p.)  Box MF2594
 
notes (38 p.)  Box MF2594
 
clippings (6 p.)  Box MF2594
 
Hey Kid! Does She Love Me? 1986 
Note  New York: Avon, 1986
Box MF2585, 2586
typescript, corrected (263 p.)  Box MF2585, 2586
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2585, 2586
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (147 p.)  Box MF2585, 2586
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (145 p.)  Box MF2585, 2586
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (139 p.)  Box MF2585, 2586
Box MF2582, 2586
dummy (192 p.)  Box MF2582, 2586
Box MF2585, 2586
publisher's dummy (192 p.)  Box MF2585, 2586
 
Heroes Don't Run 2005 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, 2005
Box MF3770
typescript, corrected (117 p.)  Box MF3770
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF3770
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF3770
 
I Love You Stupid! 1981 
Note  New York: Harper Collins Children's Books, 1981
Box MF2586
typescript, corrected (222 p.)  Box MF2586
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2586
 
Island Keeper, The 1982 
Note  New York: BDD Books for Young Readers, 1982
Box MF2594
typescript, corrected (56 p.)  Box MF2594
 
typescript, corrected (187 p.)  Box MF2594
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF2594
 
galley proof (55 p.)  Box MF2594
 
"Join the Army and See the World" -short story in Open Your Eyes ed. Jill Davis 2003 
Note  New York: Viking, 2003
Box MF3770
page proof, corrected (26 p.)  Box MF3770
 
Last Mission, The 1979 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1979
Box MF2586
correspondence (61 p.)  Box MF2586
 
notes (66 p.)  Box MF2586
 
Miscellaneous notes  
Box MF2578
correspondence (33 p.)  Box MF2578
 
Someone's Mother is Missing 1991 
Note  New York: BDD Books for Young Readers, 1991
Box MF2593
typescript, corrected (199 p.)  Box MF2593
 
typescript, corrected (212 p.)  Box MF2593
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF2593
 
typescript, corrected (198 p.)  Box MF2593
 
page proof (174 p.)  Box MF2593
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF2593
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2593
 
Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories About Guns 1997 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1997
Box MF2595, 2596
typescript (8 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
typescript, corrected (182 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
typescript, corrected (196 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
typescript, corrected (210 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
page proof (139 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
page proof, corrected (243 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
page proof, corrected (17 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
Box MF2592, 2596
page proof, corrected (136 p.)  Box MF2592, 2596
Box MF2595, 2596
correspondence (105 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
notes (31 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
clippings (42 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
research material (61 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
people magazine (1 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
disk (1 p.)  Box MF2595, 2596
 
When the Phone Rang 1994 
Note  New York: Scholastic Inc., 1994
Box MF2578
typescript (209 p.)  Box MF2578
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2578
 
Who is Eddie Leonard? 1993 
Note  New York: Delacorte, 1993
Box MF2586
page proof (107 p.)  Box MF2586