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Jon Hassler papers, undated, 1969-1982

Summary Information
Title: Jon Hassler papers
Dates: undated, 1969-1982
Creator: Hassler, Jon
Extent: 4 boxes (1.6 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-938
This collection consists of manuscript materials related to two children's literature titles by Jon Hassler published in 1977 and 1980.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Hassler, Jon

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Jon Hassler papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

John Hassler was born on March 30, 1933 in Minneapolis. He received his BA in English from St. John's University in 1955 and his MA in English from the University of Dakota in 1960. He taught at the high school level until 1965, when he began teaching at Bemidji State University, eventually returning to St. John's University where he became the Writer-In-Residence in 1980. He eventually was named Regent's Professor until he retired in 1997. His first publication, Staggerford , was an adult novel published in 1977; he went on to publish multiple novels, two short story collections, four non-fiction books, and two children's literature books. He passed away on March 20, 2008.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials related to two children's literature publications and includes jacket covers, jacket proofs, holographs, typescripts, corrected typescripts, correspondence, notes, and corrected page proofs dated between 1969 and 1982.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Hassler, Jon
  • Crime -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Identity -- Fiction
  • Poverty -- Fiction
  • Ojibwa Indians -- Fiction
  • Indians of North America -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Four Miles to Pinecone, 1977 
Box 1
Holographs September 1977  Box 1 , Folder 1
Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 3-10
Correspondences 1969-1977  Box 1 , Folder 11
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 12
Typescripts undated  Box 1 , Folder 13
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
Jemmy, 1980 
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
Typescript, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 2
Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 3-5
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 6
Corrected Typescripts, Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 7
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 8
Box 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 1-2
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3 , Folder 3-6
Notes, Correspondences 1978-1982  Box 3 , Folder 7
Box 4
Corrected Page Proof undated  Box 4 , Folder 1
Corrected Page Proof August 1979  Box 4 , Folder 2
Page Proof 1980  Box 4 , Folder 3
Page Proofs, Jacket Covers, Jacket Proofs November 1979  Box 4 , Folder 4