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Norma Fox Mazer Papers

Summary Information
Title: Norma Fox Mazer Papers
Dates: 1979-1999
Creator: Mazer, Norma Fox
Extent: 199 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-809
Abstract:
The collection contains written production materials for 20 titles, and includes typescripts, some corrected, some corrected photocopied, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, clippings, photocopies of photographs, pamphlets, notes, a map, a calendar, audio cassette tapes, and a page proof.

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

After the Rain, 1987

Babyface, 1990

C My Name is Cal, 1990

Crazy Fish, 1998

D, My Name is Davie, 1991

Downtown, 1984

Girlhearts, 2001

Gone Fishing: Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls, 1998

Goodnight, Maman, 1999

Missing Pieces, 1995

Mrs. Fish, Ape, and Me, the Dump Queen, 1980

Out of Control, 1993

Silver, 1988

Someone to Love, 1983

Summer Girls Love Boys and Other Short Stories, 1982

Taking Teri Mueller, 1981

Three Sisters, 1991

Up in Seth's Room, 1979

Waltzing on Water: Poetry by Women, 1989

What I Believe, 2005

When She Was Good, 1997

When We First Met, 1991


Biographical Sketch

Norma Fox Mazer was born May 15, 1931, in New York City, and grew up in Glen Falls, New York. She always had a lively imagination, and in high school first began seriously to write, when she became editor of her high school newspaper, and a correspondent for the town newspaper. After a year in Antioch College, she married Harry Mazer, who also became an author. They both worked at mundane jobs while their three children were growing up. To help support the family Norma and her husband both wrote pulp fiction for women's romance and confession market--stories written in the first person to give the impression the author had actually experienced the events being described. They wrote a 5000-8000 word story every week, which left little time for novel writing. In 1970 Norma Mazer finally found time to write a novel, I, Trissy , which was published the following year and eventually received a National Book Award nomination. This began a free-lancing career for her. She wrote several collections of short stories, which were well received, but she is chiefly known for her novels. A critic has observed that Mazer writes about the everyday scenes of her characters in images that are scalpel sharp, and that she can get to the very heart of teen-age problems. She clearly knows the world about which she writes. Mazer herself feels that fiction is extremely important in today's world, as a means to give readers respite from the many overwhelming realities. She has received many honors and awards for her writing, including a Newbery Honor for After the Rain .

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 24, 67, 105; Something About the Author Autobiography Series , Vol. 1 Children's Literature Review, Vol. 23


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescripts, some corrected, some corrected photocopies, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, clippings, photocopies of photographs, pamphlets, notes, a map, a calendar, audio cassette tapes, and a page proof.

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, Norma Fox
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
After the Rain 1987 
Note  New York: W. Morrow, 1987
Box MF2572, 2590
typescript, corrected (510 p.)  Box MF2572, 2590
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2572, 2590
 
galley proof (166 p.)  Box MF2572, 2590
 
correspondence (21 p.)  Box MF2572, 2590
 
Babyface 1990 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1990
Box MF2587, 2592
typescript, (495 p.)  Box MF2587, 2592
 
typescript, corrected (394 p.)  Box MF2587, 2592
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF2587, 2592
 
corrected galley proof (85 p.)  Box MF2587, 2592
 
C My Name is Cal 1990 
Note  New York: Scholastic Inc., 1990
Box MF2575
typescript, corrected (126 p.)  Box MF2575
 
typescript, corrected (127 p.)  Box MF2575
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2575
 
Crazy Fish 1998 
Note  New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1998
Box MF2023
typescript, corrected (191 p.)  Box MF2023
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2023
 
D, My Name is Davie 1991 
Note  New York: Scholastic Inc., 1991
Box MF2575
typescript, corrected (147 p.)  Box MF2575
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2575
 
Downtown 1984 
Note  New York: W. Morrow, 1984
Box MF2574, 2575
typescript (115 p.)  Box MF2574, 2575
 
typescript (216 p.)  Box MF2574, 2575
 
typescript (216 p.)  Box MF2574, 2575
 
typescript, corrected (517 p.)  Box MF2574, 2575
 
front matter (15 p.)  Box MF2574, 2575
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2574, 2575
 
Girlhearts 2001 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 2001
Box M F 3771
Typescript, corrected (268 p.)  Box M F 3771
 
Front matter (6 p.)  Box M F 3771
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M F 3771
 
Gone Fishing: Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls 1998 
Note  Scholastic Inc., 1998
Box MF2591
typescript, corrected (25 p.)  Box MF2591
 
page proof (19 p.)  Box MF2591
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF2591
 
Goodnight, Maman 1999 
Note  San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1999
Box MF3023
typescript, corrected photocopy (173 p.)  Box MF3023
Box MF3032
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF3032
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF3032
 
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF3032
 
photocopies (47 p.)  Box MF3032
 
photocopies of photographs (28 p.)  Box MF3032
 
clippings (22 p.)  Box MF3032
 
pamphlets (3 p.)  Box MF3032
 
notes (19 p.)  Box MF3032
 
calendar (12 p.)  Box MF3032
 
map (10 p.)  Box MF3032
Box A152, A153
audio cassette tapes (2 p.)  Box A152, A153
 
Missing Pieces 1995 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1995
Box MF2575
typescript (15 p.)  Box MF2575
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF2575
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF2575
 
Mrs. Fish, Ape, and Me, the Dump Queen 1980 
Note  NAL Dutton, 1980
Box MF2588
typescript, corrected (185 p.)  Box MF2588
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF2588
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF2588
 
Out of Control 1993 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1993
Box MF2588
typescript (308 p.)  Box MF2588
 
typescript, corrected (205 p.)  Box MF2588
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2588
 
correspondence (24 p.)  Box MF2588
 
Silver 1988 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1988
Box MF2576
typescript (251 p.)  Box MF2576
 
typescript, corrected (258 p.)  Box MF2576
 
typescript, corrected (243 p.)  Box MF2576
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF2576
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (253 p.)  Box MF2576
 
front matter (10 p.)  Box MF2576
 
galley proof (180 p.)  Box MF2576
 
galley proof, corrected (165 p.)  Box MF2576
 
page proof (261 p.)  Box MF2576
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF2576
 
notes (13 p.)  Box MF2576
 
Someone to Love 1983 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1983
Box MF2589
typescript, corrected (295 p.)  Box MF2589
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (309 p.)  Box MF2589
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF2589
 
galley proof (95 p.)  Box MF2589
 
correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF2589
 
Summer Girls Love Boys and Other Short Stories 1982 
Note  New York: Delacorte Press, 1982
Box MF2589
typescript, corrected (231 p.)  Box MF2589
 
typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF2589
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF2589
 
galley proofs (75 p.)  Box MF2589
 
Taking Teri Mueller 1981 
Note  New York: Avon, 1981
Box MF2572
typescript, corrected (245 p.)  Box MF2572
 
Three Sisters 1991 
Note  New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1991
Box MF2572
typescript, corrected (320 p.)  Box MF2572
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF2572
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF2572
 
Up in Seth's Room 1979 
Note  New York: Delacorte, 1979
Box MF2597
typescript, corrected (134 p.)  Box MF2597
 
front matter (7 p.)  Box MF2597
 
Waltzing on Water: Poetry by Women 1989 
Note  Dell, 1989
Box MF2597
typescript, corrected (405 p.)  Box MF2597
 
front matter (13 p.)  Box MF2597
 
correspondence (90 p.)  Box MF2597
 
notes (6 p.)  Box MF2597
 
notes (48 p.)  Box MF2597
 
clippings (150 p.)  Box MF2597
 
What I Believe 2005 
Note  Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2005
Box MF 3771
typescript, corrected (176 p.)  Box MF 3771
 
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 3771
 
page proof, corrected (172 p.)  Box MF 3771
 
page proof, corrected photocopy (30 p.)  Box MF 3771
Box MF 3771
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3771
Box MF 3771
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3771
 
When She Was Good 1997 
Note  New York: Scholastic Inc., 1997
Box MF2591, 3032
typescript, corrected (792 p.)  Box MF2591, 3032
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF2591, 3032
 
correspondence (7 p.`)  Box MF2591, 3032
 
When We First Met 1991 
Note  New York: Scholastic Inc., 1991
Box MF2592
typescript, corrected (690 p.)  Box MF2592