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Kevin McColley Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kevin McColley Papers
Dates: 1994-1997
Creator: McColley, Kevin
Extent: 26 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-888
The collection contains a small variety of written material for 2 titles.

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.


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.


Pecking Order, 1994

Switch: A Mystery, 1997

Biographical Sketch

Kevin McColley was born December 3, 1961, in Waseca, MN. He was in the U. S. Navy during the 1980s, and it was while serving aboard a crowded ship that he decided writing would provide a good escape for him. He has since written two books, while working as assistant manager of a health club. He wrote, and threw away, several books incorporating great themes like life and death, but considered them too preachy. Now he concentrates instead upon just telling a good story, though he does try to include subtle lessons in them.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 80; Something About the Author Autobiography Series. vol. 23

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, some corrected, a corrected page proof, notes, and front matter for 2 titles.

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.
  • McColley, Kevin
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Pecking Order 1994 
Note  New York: Harper-Collins, 1994
Box MF2113, 2114
typescript (476 p.)  Box MF2113, 2114
typescript, corrected (216 p.)  Box MF2113, 2114
page proof, corrected (443 p.)  Box MF2113, 2114
notes (2 p.)  Box MF2113, 2114
Switch: A Mystery 1997 
Note  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997
Box MF2388
typescript (183 p.)  Box MF2388
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF2388