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Erik Christian Haugaard Papers

Summary Information
Title: Erik Christian Haugaard Papers
Dates: 1963-1995
Creator: Haugaard, Erik Christian
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-939
Abstract:
Erik Christian Haugaard's papers focus on his work as an author of children's and young adult fiction. The collection contains production material, consisting of manuscript materials only, for nine titles published between 1963 and 1995. Manuscript materials include corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, front matter, a layout, and a book jacket. There is also some manuscript material for an unpublished story, "The Old God Still Lives". The collection also contains a few pieces of correspondence and an audiocassette of a lecture titled, "Andersen, the Poet and His Fairy Tales", given by Haugaard at the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota on March 15, 1973.

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

Boy and the Samurai, 1991

Boy's Will, 1983

Chase Me, Catch Nobody!, 1980

Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [of Hans Christian Andersen], 1974

Hakon of Rogen's Saga, 1963

Leif the Unlucky, 1982

Little Fishes, 1967

Miscellaneous material,

Old God Still Lives: Miscellaneous unpublished material,

Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai, 1995

Samurai's Tale, 1984


Biographical Sketch

Erik Christian Haugaard was born April 13, 1923 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He came to the United States in 1940 after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Denmark, and later served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. In 1963 he published his first book for children and young adults, Hakon of Rogen's Saga. The story told of a young boy's struggle to protect his inheritance and was set at the end of the Viking period. The book was well received by readers and critics and was a recipient of an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book Award. Erik Christian Haugaard has been praised by critics as a "master storyteller" with a strong "sense of time, place, and character." His books "present young people in wartime settings" where they must make complicated and difficult decisions and his historical fiction "vividly" portrays "the horrors of war." Haugaard's work have also been lauded for how he "captures the language and speech patterns that admirably suit [the] background and characters" of his stories. He has also received recognition for his 1978 translation of The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, which was widely praised for his "faithfulness to Andersen's language and spirit."

Sources: Something About the Author , v. 68, pp.95-97 Twentieth Century Children's Writers , 3rd ed., pp. 434-435


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material. consisting of manuscript materials only for nine titles published between 1963 and 1995. Manuscript materials include corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, front matter, a layout, and a book jacket. There is also some manuscript material consisting of typescripts for an unpublished story The Old God Still Lives . The collection also contains a few pieces of correspondence and an audiocassette of a lecture titled "Andersen: the Poet and His Fairy Tales," given by Haugaard at the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota on March 15, 1973. The materials are arranged by title with folder-level control.

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.
  • Haugaard, Erik Christian
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Boy and the Samurai 1991 
Box MF 1728, folder 1
Front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 1728, folder 1
Box MF 1728, folders 1-4
Typescript, corrected (178 p.)  Box MF 1728, folders 1-4
Box MF 1728, folders 5-9
Galley proof, corrected (236 p.)  Box MF 1728, folders 5-9
Box MF 1728, folder 7
Typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 1728, folder 7
Box MF 1728, 10-14
Galley proof, corrected photocopy (239 p.)  Box MF 1728, 10-14
Box MF 1728, folder 14
Book jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 1728, folder 14
 
Boy's Will 1983 
Box MF 988, folder 1
Front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 988, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF 988, folder 1
 
Galley proof, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF 988, folder 1
 
Chase Me, Catch Nobody! 1980 
Box MF395, folder 1
Front matter (7 p.)  Box MF395, folder 1
Box MF 395, folder 1-4
Typescript, corrected (205 p.)  Box MF 395, folder 1-4
Box MF 395, folder 5
Galley proof, corrected (70 p.)  Box MF 395, folder 5
 
Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [of Hans Christian Andersen] 1974 
Box MF 395-396, folders 1-20
Typescript, corrected partial carbon (1025 p.)  Box MF 395-396, folders 1-20
Box MF 396, folder 21
Front matter (13 p.)  Box MF 396, folder 21
 
Hakon of Rogen's Saga 1963 
Box MF 397, folders 1-3
Typescript, corrected (143 p.)  Box MF 397, folders 1-3
 
Leif the Unlucky 1982 
Box MF 988, folder 1
Front matter (6 p.)  Box MF 988, folder 1
Box MF 988, folders 1-4
Typescript, corrected (204 p.)  Box MF 988, folders 1-4
Box MF 988, folders 5-6
Galley proof, corrected (108 p.)  Box MF 988, folders 5-6
 
Little Fishes 1967 
Box MF 397, folders 1-4
Typescript, corrected (202 p.)  Box MF 397, folders 1-4
Box MF 397, folder 4
Layout (1 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 4
 
Miscellaneous material  
Box MF 397, folder 1
Audiocassette of lecture: Andersen: the Poet and His Fairy Tales; given by Haugaard at the Kerlan Collection at University of Minnesota, March 15, 1973  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Old God Still Lives: Miscellaneous unpublished material  
Box MF 397, folder 1
Typescript (2 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Typescript, carbon (2 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (2 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai 1995 
Box MF 2194, folder 1
Front matter (9 p.)  Box MF 2194, folder 1
Box MF 2194, folders 1-5
Typescript, corrected, part photocopy (213 p.)  Box MF 2194, folders 1-5
Box MF 2194, folder 5
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 2194, folder 5
Box MF 2194, folders 6-10
Galley proof, corrected photocopy (237 p.)  Box MF 2194, folders 6-10
 
Samurai's Tale 1984 
Box MF 1100, folder 1
Front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 1100, folder 1
Box MF 1100, folders 1-5
Typescript, corrected (234 p.)  Box MF 1100, folders 1-5
Box MF 1100, folders 6-7
Galley proof, corrected (119 p.)  Box MF 1100, folders 6-7