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Theodore Taylor Papers

Summary Information
Title: Theodore Taylor Papers
Dates: 1969-1995
Creator: Taylor, Theodore
Extent: 14.8 cu. ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-91
Abstract:
Theodore Taylor papers focus on his work as an author of children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction. His papers trace the genesis, process and revision of twenty-four of his works published between 1969 and 1995. The collection includes outlines, typescripts, with many various drafts of particular works, notes, galley and page proofs, photocopies of illustrations and artwork, layout notes, front matter, clippings including reviews, and correspondence. There is also production material for one unpublished work, The Animals at Christmas.

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

Air Raid-Pearl Harbor: The Story of December 7, 1941, 1971

Animals at Christmas (unpublished),

Battle in the Arctic Seas: The Story of Convoy PQ 17, 1976

Battle in the English Channel, 1983

Battle Off Midway Island, 1981

Bomb, The, 1995

Cay, The, 1969

Children's War, The, 1971

H.M.S. Hood vs. Bismarck: The Battleship Battle, 1982

Hostage, The, 1987

Maldonado Miracle, The, 1973

Maria: A Christmas Story, 1992

Odyssey of Ben O'Neal..., 1977

Rebellion Town: Williamsburg, 1776, 1973

Rocket Island, 1985

Rogue Wave and Other Red Blood Sea Stories,

Sniper, 1989

Sweet Friday Island, 1984

Teetoncey, 1974

Teetoncey and Ben O'Neal, 1975

Timothy of the Cay, 1993

To Kill the Leopard, 1993

Trouble With Tuck, The, 1981

Tuck Triumphant, 1991

Walking Up a Rainbow, 1986

Weirdo, The, 1991

Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor, 2002

Christmas Pup, The (unverified),

Correspondence,

Lord of the Kill, 2002

Dreams of Flight (newspaper project,

Excelsior! Excelsior! An Autobiography,

Falling in Love with Typewriters (unpublished),

Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, 1998

Grandpa, the Convict (not yet published),

Hello, Arctic!, 2003

Ice Drift , 2005

Sailor Returns, 2001

Siege at Los Coyotes (not yet published),

Taming of Billy the Kid, 2004


Biographical Sketch

Theodore Taylor was born June 23, 1921 in Statesville, North Carolina, and attended the United State Merchant Marine Academy in New York in the early 1940s. Taylor served in the Merchant Marine and United States Navy for several years, and saw active service in World War II. In the 1940s and 1950s, Taylor worked as a sports editor and writer, reporter, publicist, and producer, with a number of years spent in Hollywood. In the 1950s, he began writing for adults and in 1967 produced his first juvenile work People Who Make Movies.

In 1969, Taylor published The Cay , a critically praised story of the experiences and gradually shift in attitudes of Philip,a young, white, Southern, boy who survives a shipwreck and blindness with the help of an elderly black man, Timothy, whose compassion, assistance, and resilience cause Philip to re-think many of his attitudes about race and friendship. While the book was almost overwhelmingly well-received, a few critics have denigrated the book for it's portrayal of Timothy and its supposed "colonialist" and "patronizing" attitudes towards blacks. However, most have noted that the book is historical fiction, set during the Second World War, seen and narrated through the eyes of a young Southern boy and to criticize Taylor's approach and story is naive and simplistic given its time period and context. Taylor's sequel/prequel to The Cay, Timothy of the Cay (1993), continues the story from Philip's perspective and gives its background from Timothy's; like its predecessor it has been well received.

Many of Taylor's books use his love and knowledge of the sea and his North Carolina background. His "Cape Hatteras Trilogy" Teetoncey, Teetoncey and Ben O'Neal, and The Odyssey of Ben O'Neal draw on both of these interests. Taylor uses the themes of survival against the odds and the boy protagonist challenged by the environment and his circumstances in these books as well as some of his other young adult novels. Taylor's interest in the sea has also led him to write several works of non-fiction dealing with various battleships during World War II. Theodore Taylor has continued to write young adult books with his "Tuck" stories dealing with the love between dog and human and others focusing on World War II.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Theodore Taylor's papers focus on his work as an author of children's and young adult fiction. The collection contains production material for twenty-four titles published between 1969 and 1995, as well as material for one unpublished work. The collection includes typescripts, including dated drafts and revisions of various works, galley and page proofs, notes, photocopies, front matter, clippings, including reviews, and correspondence, much of it relating to specific titles' editing, revisions, and publication.

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.
  • Taylor, Theodore, 1921-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Air Raid-Pearl Harbor: The Story of December 7, 1941 1971 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1971
Box M. F. 774
Typescript, corrected (97 p.)  Box M. F. 774
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (142 p.)  Box M. F. 774
 
Typescript, corrected carbon, partial photocopy (10 p.)  Box M. F. 774
 
2 galley proofs, corrected (162 p.)  Box M. F. 774
 
Page proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box M. F. 774
 
Animals at Christmas (unpublished)  
Box M. F. 1046
Typescript, corrected [various drafts of different stories] (297 p.)  Box M. F. 1046
 
Battle in the Arctic Seas: The Story of Convoy PQ 17 1976 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1976
Box M. F. 775
Typescript, corrected [final 1st draft] (160 p.)  Box M. F. 775
 
Battle in the English Channel 1983 
Note  New York: Avon, 1983
Box M. F. 1055
Photocopies (4 p.)  Box M. F. 1055
 
Typescript, corrected (178 p.)  Box M. F. 1055
 
Battle Off Midway Island 1981 
Note  New York: Avon, 1981
Box M. F. 776
Typescript (152 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Typescript, corrected (153 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (309 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Proof of jacket, photocopy (3 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Photocopy of illustrations (9 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Notes (2 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box M. F. 776
 
Bomb, The 1995 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt , 1995
Box M. F. 2016 and 2165
Typescript, corrected (1402 p.)  Box M. F. 2016 and 2165
Box M. F. 2016-2017 or 2165
Typescript (211 p.)  Box M. F. 2016-2017 or 2165
Box M. F. 2017
Typescript, photocopy (291 p.)  Box M. F. 2017
Box M. F. 2017 or 2165
Correspondence (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2017 or 2165
Box M. F. 2165
Page proof, corrected (627 p.)  Box M. F. 2165
 
Photopcopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2165
 
Cay, The 1969 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969
Box M. F. 777
Typescript, corrected (118 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Front matter (8 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Typescript, carbon (120 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Galley proofs, corrected (92 p.)  Box M. F. 777
Box M. F. 777 and 2829
Correspondence (106 p.)  Box M. F. 777 and 2829
Box M. F. 777
Notes (2 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Typescript, corrected [screenplay] (106 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Typescript, corrected incomplete [screenplay] (56 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Typescript, corrected miscellaneous [screenplay] (51 p.)  Box M. F. 777
 
Typescript, miscellaneous carbon [screenplay] (27 p.)  Box M. F. 777
Box M. F. 2829
"Postcard Book" (19 p.)  Box M. F. 2829
 
Children's War, The 1971 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971
Box M. F. 778
Typescript (77 p.)  Box M. F. 778
 
Typescript, miscellaneous (50 p.)  Box M. F. 778
 
Typescript, corrected with notes and designer's notes (194 p.)  Box M. F. 778
 
Typescript, corrected (145 p.)  Box M. F. 778
Box M. F. 778-779
Typescript, miscellaneous (318 p.)  Box M. F. 778-779
Box M. F. 779
Typescript, carbon (4 p.)  Box M. F. 779
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (160 p.)  Box M. F. 779
 
Typescript, corrected carbon miscellanous (43 p.)  Box M. F. 779
 
3 galley proofs, corrected (173 p.)  Box M. F. 779
 
Correspondence (24 p.)  Box M. F. 779
 
H.M.S. Hood vs. Bismarck: The Battleship Battle 1982 
Note  New York: Avon , 1982
Box M. F. 951
Typescript, corrected [1st draft] (138 p.)  Box M. F. 951
 
Typescript [3rd draft] (127 p.)  Box M. F. 951
 
Typescript (132 p.)  Box M. F. 951
 
Notes (4 p.)  Box M. F. 951
 
Correspondence (16 p.)  Box M. F. 951
 
Photocopies of artwork with note for layout (10 p.)  Box M. F. 951
 
Hostage, The 1987 
Note  New York: Delacorte, 1987
Box M. F. 1566
Partial typescript, corrected (359 p.)  Box M. F. 1566
Box M. F. 1566-1567
Typescript, corrected (1066)  Box M. F. 1566-1567
Box M. F. 1567
Typescript, corrected photocopy (166 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
 
Correspondence (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
 
Clippings (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
 
Jacket, photocopy (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
Box M. F. 1566 and 1567
Front matter (13 p.)  Box M. F. 1566 and 1567
Box M. F. 1567
Front matter, corrected photocopy (9 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
 
Photocopy of illustrations (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1567
 
Maldonado Miracle, The 1973 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973
Box MF 780, folders 1-3
typescript, corrected (151 p.)  Box MF 780, folders 1-3
Box MF 780, folders 4-6
typescript, corrected [2nd draft] (153 p.)  Box MF 780, folders 4-6
Box MF 780, folders 7-10
typescript, correctect (181 p.)  Box MF 780, folders 7-10
Box MF 780, folder 7
front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 780, folder 7
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 780, folder 7
Box MF 780, folders 11-12
typescript, corrected part carbon [incomplete] (84 p.)  Box MF 780, folders 11-12
Box MF 780-781, folders 13-16
typescript, carbon (183 p.)  Box MF 780-781, folders 13-16
Box MF 781, folders 17-20
typescript, corrected photocopy (180 p.)  Box MF 781, folders 17-20
Box MF 781, folders 21-22
galley proof, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF 781, folders 21-22
Box MF 781, folder 16
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 781, folder 16
 
Maria: A Christmas Story 1992 
Note  San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 1992
Box MF 1832, folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (111 p.)  Box MF 1832, folders 1-2
Box MF 1832, folders 3-4
typescript, corrected phtocopy (60 p.)  Box MF 1832, folders 3-4
Box MF 1832, folder 4
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 1832, folder 4
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 1832, folder 4
 
clipping [copy of story as it first appeared in McCall's magazine] (6 p.)  Box MF 1832, folder 4
 
Odyssey of Ben O'Neal... 1977 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1977
Box MF 782, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected [working mss.] (185 p.)  Box MF 782, folders 1-4
Box MF 782, folders 5-6
typescript, corrected [1st draft incomplete] (109 p.)  Box MF 782, folders 5-6
Box MF 782, folder 7
typescript, corrected (45 p.)  Box MF 782, folder 7
Box MF 782, folders 8-11
typescript, corrected photocopy (198 p.)  Box MF 782, folders 8-11
Box MF 782, folders 12-15
typescript, corrected partial photocopy, 8 with front matter (199 p.)  Box MF 782, folders 12-15
 
Rebellion Town: Williamsburg, 1776 1973 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1973
Box MF 783, folder 1
typescript, outline (15 p.)  Box MF 783, folder 1
 
typescript, corrected incomplete (21 p.)  Box MF 783, folder 1
Box MF 783, folders 2-4
typescript, corrected (157 p.)  Box MF 783, folders 2-4
Box MF 783, folders 5-7
typescript, corrected carbon (151 p.)  Box MF 783, folders 5-7
Box MF 783, folders 8-11
typescript, corrected, 6 with front matter (193 p.)  Box MF 783, folders 8-11
Box MF 783, folders 12-16
page proof (222 p.)  Box MF 783, folders 12-16
Box MF 783, folders 17-19
page proof, corrected photocopy (132 p.)  Box MF 783, folders 17-19
Box MF 783, folder 8
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 783, folder 8
 
Rocket Island 1985 
Note  New York: Avon, 1985
Box MF 951, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected [final draft] (186 p.)  Box MF 951, folders 1-4
Box MF 951, folders 5-6
typescript, corrected [1st draft incomplete] (80 p.)  Box MF 951, folders 5-6
Box MF 951, folder 7
typescript, corrected outline [original] (14 p.)  Box MF 951, folder 7
 
typescript, outline (12 p.)  Box MF 951, folder 7
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 951, folder 7
 
Rogue Wave and Other Red Blood Sea Stories  
Note  San Diego, CA: Harcourt,
Box MF 2179
typescript, corrected (267 p.)  Box MF 2179
 
correspondence (50 p.)  Box MF 2179
 
Sniper 1989 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989
Box MF 785, folders 1-6
typescript, corrected (309 p.)  Box MF 785, folders 1-6
Box MF 785, folders 7-12
typescript, corrected mostly photocopy (292 p.)  Box MF 785, folders 7-12
Box MF 785, folder 13
typescript, corrected [changes] (13 p.)  Box MF 785, folder 13
Box MF 1568, folders 1-6
typescript, corrected photocopy (320 p.)  Box MF 1568, folders 1-6
Box MF 1569, folders 6-10
typescript, corrected photocopy (242 p.)  Box MF 1569, folders 6-10
Box MF 1568, folder 6
front matter (16 p.)  Box MF 1568, folder 6
Box MF 1568, folders 6-9
galley proof, corrected (164 p.)  Box MF 1568, folders 6-9
Box MF 1568, folders 10-12
galley proof, corrected (156 p.)  Box MF 1568, folders 10-12
Box MF 1568, folders 13-15
galley proof, corrected (161 p.)  Box MF 1568, folders 13-15
Box MF 1569, folders 1-5
page proof, corrected (248 p.)  Box MF 1569, folders 1-5
Box MF 1569
correspondence (14 p.)  Box MF 1569
Box MF 1569, folder 5
clippings (2 p.)  Box MF 1569, folder 5
 
Sweet Friday Island 1984 
Note  New York: Scholastic, 1984
Box MF 1046, folders 1-3
typescript, corrected [1st draft and revisions (164 p.)  Box MF 1046, folders 1-3
Box MF 1046, folders 4-6
typescript, corrected [2nd drafts] (161 p.)  Box MF 1046, folders 4-6
Box MF 1046 and 1054, folders 7-8
typescript, corrected (139 p.)  Box MF 1046 and 1054, folders 7-8
Box MF 1054, folders 9-11
typescript (141 p.)  Box MF 1054, folders 9-11
Box MF 1054, folders 12-14
typescript, photocopy (141 p.)  Box MF 1054, folders 12-14
Box MF 1054, folders 15-17
typescript (138 p.)  Box MF 1054, folders 15-17
Box MF 1055, folders 26-28
typescript, corrected [various re-writes] (124 p.)  Box MF 1055, folders 26-28
Box MF 1055, folders 23-25
typescript, corrected (143 p.)  Box MF 1055, folders 23-25
Box MF 1055, folders 26-28
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (152 p.)  Box MF 1055, folders 26-28
Box MF 1055, folder 29
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF 1055, folder 29
 
typescript, corrected [re-writes] (8 p.)  Box MF 1055, folder 29
 
reviews (3 p.)  Box MF 1055, folder 29
 
Teetoncey 1974 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974
Box MF 784, folder 1
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 784, folder 1
Box MF 784, folders 1-11
typescript, corrected (500 p.)  Box MF 784, folders 1-11
Box MF 784, folders 12-14
typescript, corrected partial carbon and photocopy, 8 with front matter, 1 correspondence (154 p.)  Box MF 784, folders 12-14
 
Teetoncey and Ben O'Neal 1975 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975
Box MF 784, folders 1-4
typescript, corrected photocopy (181 p.)  Box MF 784, folders 1-4
 
Timothy of the Cay 1993 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 1993
Box MF 1832, folders 1-9
typescript, corrected (421 p.)  Box MF 1832, folders 1-9
Box MF 1833, folders 10-17
typescript, corrected partial photocopy [various drafts and re-writes] (397 p.)  Box MF 1833, folders 10-17
Box MF 1833, folder 18
correspondence (14 p.)  Box MF 1833, folder 18
 
clippings [mostly reviews] (8 p.)  Box MF 1833, folder 18
Box MF 2184
typescript, corrected (194 p.)  Box MF 2184
 
galley proof, corrected (256 p.)  Box MF 2184
 
page proof, corrected (207 p.)  Box MF 2184
 
page proof, photocopy (132 p.)  Box MF 2184
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2184
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 2184
 
To Kill the Leopard 1993 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 1993
Box MF 1504, folders 1-6
typescript, corrected (269 p.)  Box MF 1504, folders 1-6
Box MF 1504, folder 6
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 1504, folder 6
 
Trouble With Tuck, The 1981 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981
Box MF 785, folders 1-2
typescript, corrected photocopy (114 p.)  Box MF 785, folders 1-2
Box MF 1504, folders 3-4
galley proof (60 p.)  Box MF 1504, folders 3-4
Box MF 1504, folder 5
galley proof, corrected (41 p.)  Box MF 1504, folder 5
Box MF 1504, folder 6
page proof (1 p.)  Box MF 1504, folder 6
 
typescript [for short story in journal] (21 p.)  Box MF 1504, folder 6
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 1504, folder 6
 
Tuck Triumphant 1991 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1991
Box MF 1211, folders 1-12
typescript, corrected [various drafts] (563 p.)  Box MF 1211, folders 1-12
Box MF 1211, folder 13
typescript, corrected [false starts and inserts] (13 p.)  Box MF 1211, folder 13
Box MF 1211, folders 14-17
typescript, corrected (203 p.)  Box MF 1211, folders 14-17
Box MF 1211, folders 18-20
typescript, corrected photocopy (170 p.)  Box MF 1211, folders 18-20
Box MF 1211, folder 20
notes [misc.] (1 p.)  Box MF 1211, folder 20
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 1211, folder 20
 
Walking Up a Rainbow 1986 
Note  New York: Delacorte, 1986
Box MF 1186, folder 1
typescript, corrected [cook proposal] (36 p.)  Box MF 1186, folder 1
Box MF 1186, folder 2
typescript, corrected [Sept. 1979] (26 p.)  Box MF 1186, folder 2
Box MF 1186, folders 3-5
typescript, corrected [1st rough draft...1981] (116 p.)  Box MF 1186, folders 3-5
Box MF 1186, folder 6
typescript, corrected [1981 revisions] (52 p.)  Box MF 1186, folder 6
Box MF 1186, folders 7-11
typescript, corrected [7/15/81-9/17/81] (212 p.)  Box MF 1186, folders 7-11
Box MF 1186, folder 12
typescript, corrected [2nd rough draft outline 9/22/81] (49 p.)  Box MF 1186, folder 12
Box MF 1186 and 1187, folders 13-16
typescript, corrected photocopy, 40p. with revisions [3rd rough draft 10/27/81] (167 p.)  Box MF 1186 and 1187, folders 13-16
Box MF 1187, folders 17-21
typescript, corrected [rough draft outline...Feb. 9, 1982] (234 p.)  Box MF 1187, folders 17-21
Box MF 1187, folders 22-27
typescript, corrected [Feb. 15-March 25, 1983, revisions] (292 p.)  Box MF 1187, folders 22-27
Box MF 1187 and 1188, folders 28-33
typescript, corrected [4-5-83-7/17/83, revisions] (303 p.)  Box MF 1187 and 1188, folders 28-33
Box MF 1188, folders 34-36
typescript, corrected [re-write part II, Aug '83] (119 p.)  Box MF 1188, folders 34-36
Box MF 1188, folder 37
typescript, corrected [Aug-Sep '83, revisions] (52 p.)  Box MF 1188, folder 37
Box MF 1188, folders 38-40
typescript, corrected [re-write of part II, Sept '83 (145 p.)  Box MF 1188, folders 38-40
Box MF 1188 and 1189
typescript, corrected [final draft] (441 p.)  Box MF 1188 and 1189
Box MF 1189, folder 50
correspondence (33 p.)  Box MF 1189, folder 50
Box MF 1189, folders 51-56
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (309 p.)  Box MF 1189, folders 51-56
Box MF 1189, folders 57-58
page proof, corrected (73 p.)  Box MF 1189, folders 57-58
Box MF 1189, folder 58
note (1 p.)  Box MF 1189, folder 58
 
Weirdo, The 1991 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, 1991
Box MF 1829, 1830 and 1831, folders 1-32
typescript, corrected (1826 p.)  Box MF 1829, 1830 and 1831, folders 1-32
Box MF 1831, folders 32-34
galley proof, corrected (160 p.)  Box MF 1831, folders 32-34
Box MF 1831, folder 35
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF 1831, folder 35
 
layou notes (10 p.)  Box MF 1831, folder 35
 
photocopy of maps (2 p.)  Box MF 1831, folder 35
 
reviews (3 p.)  Box MF 1831, folder 35
 
Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor 2002 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, 2002
Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
Holograph, corrected (7 p.)  Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
 
Typescript (64 p.)  Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected (118 p.)  Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected, partial 1st draft (135 p.)  Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
 
Front matter (6 p.)  Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
 
Correspondence (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2779, 3098, or 3298
 
Christmas Pup, The (unverified)  
Box M. F. 2175
Typescript, corrected (19 p.)  Box M. F. 2175
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 2175
 
Correspondence  
Box M. F. 2829
Correspondence (119 p.)  Box M. F. 2829
 
Lord of the Kill 2002 
Note  New York: Blue Sky Press, 2002
Box M. F. 2779 or 3098
Typescript, corrected (650 p.)  Box M. F. 2779 or 3098
 
Typescript, photocopy, corrected (9 p.)  Box M. F. 2779 or 3098
 
Front matter (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2779 or 3098
 
Notes (4 p.)  Box M. F. 2779 or 3098
 
Correspondence (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2779 or 3098
 
Dreams of Flight (newspaper project)  
Box M. F. 2801
Typescript, corrected (226 p.)  Box M. F. 2801
 
Front matter (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2801
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2801
 
Excelsior! Excelsior! An Autobiography  
Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
Typescript, corrected (491 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Front matter (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Correspondence (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Falling in Love with Typewriters (unpublished)  
Box M. F. 3292
Typescript, corrected partial photocopy (196 p.)  Box M. F. 3292
 
Front matter (7 p.)  Box M. F. 3292
 
Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown 1998 
Note  New York: Avon Books, 1998
Box M. F. 2179, 2420, 2424, 2494, or 2682
Typescript, corrected (2511 p.)  Box M. F. 2179, 2420, 2424, 2494, or 2682
 
Front matter (38 p.)  Box M. F. 2179, 2420, 2424, 2494, or 2682
 
Typescript, corrected, photocopy (317 p.)  Box M. F. 2179, 2420, 2424, 2494, or 2682
 
Correspondence (2 p/)  Box M. F. 2179, 2420, 2424, 2494, or 2682
 
Grandpa, the Convict (not yet published)  
Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
Front matter, corrected (12 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Typescript, corrected (471 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box M. F. 2709 or 2829
 
Hello, Arctic! 2003 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, 2003
Box M. F. 3292
Typescript (1 p.)  Box M. F. 3292
 
Page proof with illustrations (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3292
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 3292
 
Ice Drift 2005 
Note  Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2005
Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
Holograph, corrected (16 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected [1st draft] (35 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected [2nd draft] (100 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected [3rd draft] (142 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected [submission draft] (120 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Typescript, corrected (127 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Front matter (4 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Correspondence (10 p.)  Box M. F. 3098 or 3298
 
Sailor Returns 2001 
Note  New York: Blue Sky Press, 2001
Box MF 3292
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3292
 
Siege at Los Coyotes (not yet published)  
Box MF 2779
typescript, corrected (205 p.)  Box MF 2779
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF 2779
 
Taming of Billy the Kid 2004 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, 2004
Box MF 3296
typescript, corrected partial photocopy (181 p.)  Box MF 3296
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF 3296
 
research material (8 p.)  Box MF 3296