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Russell Freedman Papers

Summary Information
Title: Russell Freedman Papers
Dates: 1980-1999
Creator: Freedman, Russell
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-848
Abstract:
Russell Freedman's papers focus on his wrok as a nonfiction writer for children. The collection contains production material for 11 titles published between 1980 and 1999. Also included are fifteen compact discs titled Holiday House: The First Fifty Years/Russell Freedman .

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

Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion, 1999

Buffalo Hunt, 1988

Holiday House: The First Fifty Years/Russell Freedman, 1985

Immigrant Kids, 1980

Indian Winter, 1992

Indian Chief, 1987

Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor, 1994

Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, 1998

Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille, 1997

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1993

Lincoln: A Photobiography, 1987

The Wright Brothers, 1991

Children of the Wild West, 1983

Confucius: The Golden Rule, 2002

Cowboys of the Wild West, 1985

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1990

Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence, 2000

In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights, 2003

In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys, 2001

Life and Death of Crazy Horse, The, 1996


Biographical Sketch

Russell Freedman was born October 11, 1929, in San Francisco, CA. He is the author of more than forty nonfiction books for children, and he has been honored with many major awards. When he received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography , he became the first nonfiction author in thrity-two years to win that award. Only a handful of nonfiction writers has been awarded the medal since it was first presented in 1922. In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for the entire body of his work. Freedman has written on subjects such as famous teenagers, animal behavior, and American presidents. His books are noted for their understandable and entertaining presentation of often-complex information. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Volume 123, p. 37-43


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for eleven titles published between 1980 and 1999. Included is typescript, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, and other material. Fifteen compact discs relating to the first fifty years of Holiday House publishing are also included.

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.
  • Freedman, Russell
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion 1999 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1999
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (113 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Front matter (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Back matter (22 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Photo captions (11 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Style sheet (24 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Buffalo Hunt 1988 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1988
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (29 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
Box M. F. 3659
Galley proof, corrected (13 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Holiday House: The First Fifty Years/Russell Freedman 1985 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1985
Box M. F. 2201
Compact discs (15 cds)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Immigrant Kids 1980 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1980
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Notes (9 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Indian Winter 1992 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1992
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (138 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Notes (13 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Indian Chief 1987 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1987
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (109 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Notes (12 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor 1994 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1994
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Notes (12 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Back matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
Box M. F. 3661
Galley proof, corrected (35 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life 1998 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1998
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Back matter (23 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Photo captions (22 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille 1997 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1997
Box M. F. 3126
Typescript, corrected (38 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3126
 
Eleanor Roosevelt 1993 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1993
Box M. F. 2201
Typescript, corrected (135 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Galley proof, corrected (79 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Style sheet (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Lincoln: A Photobiography 1987 
Note  New York : Clarion Books, 1987
Box M. F. 2201
Typescript, corrected (captions) (42 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Typescript, corrected (90 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Galley proof (65 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
The Wright Brothers 1991 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1991
Box M. F. 2201
Typescript, corrected (159 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Galley proof (61 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Style sheet (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2201
 
Children of the Wild West 1983 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1983
Box M. F. 3659
Typescript, corrected (44 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (12 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Acknowledgements, (3 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Index (20 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Confucius: The Golden Rule 2002 
Note  New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2002
Box M. F. 3659
Typescript, corrected (50 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Back matter (20 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Cowboys of the Wild West 1985 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1985
Box M. F. 3659
Typescript, corrected (48 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Back matter (10 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1990 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1990
Box M. F. 3659
Typescript, corrected (113 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Back matter (28 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Research material: style sheet (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Give Me Liberty!: The Story of the Declaration of Independence 2000 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 2000
Box M. F. 3659
Typescript, corrected (67 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (14 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Back matter (22 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Page proof, corrected (64 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
In Defense of Liberty: The Story of America's Bill of Rights 2003 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 2003
Box M. F. 3659
Typescript, corrected (121 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Front matter (7 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Back matter (14 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3659
 
In the Days of the Vaqueros: America's First True Cowboys 2001 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 2001
Box M. F. 3661
Typescript, corrected (55 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Front matter (9 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Back matter (43 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Page proof, corrected (34 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Life and Death of Crazy Horse, The 1996 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1996
Box M. F. 3661
Typescript, corrected (142 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Back matter (9 p.)  Box M. F. 3661
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3661