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THOMAS GIBBONS AYLESWORTH PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


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Creator: Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth
Title: Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth Papers
Dates: 1968-1983
Quantity: 5.70 cubic feet (14 boxes)
Identification: DG0048

Abstract: The Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth Papers contain literary material and correspondence created and accumulated by Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth, Virginia Aylesworth, and Gerald M. Reagan between 1968 and 1983. Aylesworth's papers were created from his composition of twenty-nine juvenile and adult books on themes in science, technology, education, paranormal phenomena, and the occult.

Biographical Note

Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth was born on November 5, 1927, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Carroll Wells Aylesworth, a salesman, and his wife, Ruth Gibbons Aylesworth. He attended public schools in Chicago and Joliet, Illinois, and Rochester, Indiana, and served with the U.S. army in Japan in 1946-47. He married Virginia Boelter in 1949 and received an A.B. degree in zoology from Indiana University the following year. Aylesworth taught in high schools in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan before receiving an M.S. from Indiana University in 1953. He worked as an assistant professor of biology at Michigan State University while attending Ohio State University, where he completed a Ph.D. in 1959.

Aylesworth commenced his career of writing non-fiction for young readers when he moved his family to Middletown, Connecticut, in 1962 to take the job of senior editor of Current Science, a junior high school science periodical owned by Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, he found he enjoyed the company of publishing professionals more than that of academics, so he became a senior editor for Doubleday in 1965 and moved to Stamford, Connecticut. Editing the work of others during the week, Aylesworth wrote science books for children on the weekend. He enjoyed tremendous success with This Vital Air, This Vital Water (1968), a book on environmental pollution that was translated into seven languages. After hosting a houseguest with an interest in astrology and witchcraft, Aylesworth began writing juvenile books on the occult. Servants of the Devil (1971), a book on witches, was well received and followed by similar titles on vampires, werewolves, mythological beasts, and paranormal phenomena. He also served as ghostwriter for young readers' autobiographies of several celebrities and co-wrote a series of seventeen travel books with his wife, Virginia.

In addition to his over forty works for young people, Aylesworth also wrote books for adults on travel, geography, science, sports, and education. In 1980, tired of the daily train commute to New York City, Aylesworth took a job as editor-in-chief of Bison Books, a Greenwich, Connecticut, firm specializing in coffee table books. He went into semiretirement in 1986. Aylesworth published his final work in 1993 and died of a heart attack in Stamford, Connecticut, on July 13, 1995.

Sources:
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1973), 4:18-19.
Something About the Author Autobiography Series, ed. Joyce Nakamura (Detroit: Gale Research, 1994), 17:1-16.
Something About the Author, ed. Kevin S. Hile (Detroit: Gale Research, 1997), 88:11-17.


Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth Papers contain typescripts, galleys, layouts, page proofs, blues, folded and gathered sheets, and correspondence created and accumulated by Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth, Virginia Aylesworth, and Gerald M. Reagan between 1968 and 1983. Aylesworth's papers were created from his composition of twenty-nine published books. The material is organized into two series: books and letters sent.

The books series contains typescript and publication material for twenty-seven children's books written and edited by Aylesworth on themes in science, technology, paranormal phenomena, and the occult. It also includes items for two books he co-authored: The Mount St. Helens Disaster (1983), a juvenile science book with Virginia Aylesworth, and Teaching for Thinking (1969), a scholarly treatise on education with Gerald M. Reagan. Nearly all of the typescript material in the series is Aylesworth's original composition, but the three anthologies of articles from Nature and Science magazine that he edited incorporate paste-ups of clippings of the original published articles in their earliest drafts. A similar method was used for a portion of the typescript of Teaching for Thinking. The papers in the books series are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. Occasional letters received are filed either with the material they accompanied or in an appropriate place within the chronology of each book's production process.

The letters sent to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection were selected and photocopied from the correspondence file of the de Grummond Collection because they provide information on Aylesworth's literary career. They are arranged chronologically.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1968-1983)

Animal Superstitions (1981)

Astrology and Foretelling the Future (1973)

Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes of Today and Tomorrow (1975)

ESP (1975)

Geological Disasters: Earthquakes and Volcanoes (1979)

Graphology: A Guide to Handwriting Analysis (1976)

Into the Mammals' World: Adventures from Nature and Science Magazine (1970)

It Works Like This: A Collection of Machines from Nature and Science Magazine (1968)

Palmistry (1976)

Monsters from the Movies (1972)

The Mount St. Helens Disaster: What We've Learned (1983)

Movie Monsters (1975)

Mysteries from the Past: Stories of Scientific Detection from Nature and Science Magazine (1971)

Science at the Ball Game (1977)

Science Looks at Mysterious Monsters (1982)

The Search for Life (1975)

Servants of the Devil (1970)

Storm Alert: Understanding Weather Disasters (1980)

The Story of Dragons and Other Monsters (1980)

The Story of Vampires (1977)

The Story of Werewolves (1978)

The Story of Witches (1979)

Teaching for Thinking (1969)

This Vital Air, This Vital Water: Man's Environmental Crisis (1968)

This Vital Air, This Vital Water: Man's Environmental Crisis (revised edition, 1973)

Vampires and Other Ghosts (1972)

Werewolves and Other Monsters (1971)

Who's Out There?: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life (1975)

The World of Microbes (1975)

B. Letters Sent (1975-1979)


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." 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, other than that noted above.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth between 1973 and 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, January 2002. Encoded into EAD Version 1.0 by Danielle L. Bishop. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

Box/Folder

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Books

Animal Superstitions by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981)
1/1 Carbon copy of typescript in folder 1/3, unedited: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, bibliography, illustration captions, (75 pp.)
1/2 Cover letter for material sent, 21 November 1980; typescript pages of back matter and illustration captions, edited and marked for publication, 7 pp.; layout sheets on tracing paper, 3 items; galley, edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, bibliography, October 1980, 44 sheets.
1/3 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, bibliography, 74 pp. (accompanied material in folder 1/2)
1/4 Layout, marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, bibliography, (62 sheets)
1/5 Typescript pages of index, edited and marked for publication, (16 pp. )
1/6 Proof sheets, marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-2 (pp. i-60), (68 pp.)
1/7 Proof sheets, marked for publication: chapters 2-6, bibliography, index, back matter (pp. 61-120), (60 pp.)
1/8 Layout made by photocopying above proof sheets: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, bibliography, back matter, (64 sheets)
2/1 Proof sheets with illustrations: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, bibliography, index, back matter, (64 sheets )
Astrology and Foretelling the Future by Thomas G. Aylesworth, illustrated by J. H. Breslow (New York: Franklin Watts, 1973)
2/2 Early typescript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-9, (52 pp.)
2/3 Typescript pages from various drafts interspersed and arranged in page number order, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-2, (67 pp.)
2/4 Typescript pages from various drafts interspersed and arranged in page number order, edited: chapters 3-9, (102 pp. )
2/5 Later typescript, edited: chapters 1-9, (57 pp.)
2/6 Photocopy of typescript of illustration captions, (3 pp.)
2/7 Proof of early dust jacket
Cars, Boats, Trains and Planes of Today and Tomorrow by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Walker, 1975)
2/8 Photocopy of galley of chapter 7, (2 pp.)
2/9 Photocopies of early page proofs: front matter with sketches of illustrations on p. xi, chapters 1-7, appendix, (61 sheets)
2/10 Photocopies of photographs for pp. 2, 5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 23, 28, 30, 34, 37, 38, 44, 45, 49, 52, 54, 60, 61, 62, 66, 70, 71, 75, 77, 83, 86, 87, 92, 95, and unpublished, 33 items (photographs are numbered for placement in early page proofs)
2/11 Photocopies of later page proofs with illustrations: front matter, chapters 1-7, appendix, (60 sheets)
ESP by Thomas G. Aylesworth, illustrated by George MacClain (New York: Franklin Watts, 1975)
2/12 Carbon copy of early typescript: chapters 10, 1-2, 4, 3, 5-9, (69 pp.)
2/13 Final typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-10, glossary, bibliography, back matter, (62 pp.)
3/1 Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, preface, chapters 1-10, glossary, bibliography, index, back matter, 3 signatures
Geological Disasters: Earthquakes and Volcanoes by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Franklin Watts, 1979)
3/2 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, illustration captions, chapters 1-4, (46 pp.)
3/3 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 5-9, glossary, further reading, (62 pp.)
3/4 Galley, labeled "Master Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9, glossary, further reading, (28 sheets)
Graphology: A Guide to Handwriting Analysis by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Franklin Watts, 1976)
3/5 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-6, bibliography, back matter, captions, (60 pp.)
Into the Mammals' World: Adventures from Nature and Science Magazine edited by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Garden City, N.Y.: Natural History Press, 1970)
3/6 Paste-ups of original magazine article clippings for all readings, edited, (46 pp.)
3/7 Photocopies of paste-ups of original magazine article clippings for all readings, further edited, with typescript pages of index, front matter, author biography pages placed ahead of each reading, bibliography, captions, back matter, and layout of title page on tracing paper, (85 pp.)
4/1 First galley, labeled "Final Galley; Reader's Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings 1-10, further reading, back matter, captions, April 1969, (44 sheets)
4/2 Second galley, labeled "Revised Galley; Reader's Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings 1-10, further reading, back matter, captions, June-July [1969], (44 sheets)
4/3 Layouts made with text from second galley sheets and blues of photographs, marked for publication: lithographer's guide sheet, front matter, introduction, readings 1-4 (pp. i-55), (35 sheets)
4/4 Layouts made with text from second galley sheets and blues of photographs, marked for publication: readings 5-10, further reading, back matter (pp. 56-127), (36 sheets)
4/5 Third galley, labeled "Page Proof," edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings 1-10, further reading, back matter, index, September 1969, (71 sheets)
4/6 Fourth galley, labeled "Foundry Proof; Reader's Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings 1-10, further reading, back matter, index, (72 sheets)
It Works Like This: A Collection of Machines from Nature and Science Magazine edited by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1968)
4/7 Typescript composed of photocopies of original magazine articles for all readings and typescript pages of front matter, introduction, introductory segments placed ahead of each reading, dust jacket material, (76 pp.)
4/8 First galley, labeled "Final Galley," edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings, dust jacket material, (34 sheets)
4/9 Second galley, labeled "Foundry; Reader's Set: " front matter, introduction, readings, dust jacket material, (36 sheets)
Palmistry by Thomas G. Aylesworth, illustrated by Terry Fehr (New York: Franklin Watts, 1976)
4/10 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, captions, chapters 1-3, (31 pp.)
4/11 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 4-6, bibliography, dust jacket material, (26 pp.)
Monsters from the Movies by Thomas G. Aylesworth, The Weird and Horrible Library (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1972)
4/12 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-4, (76 pp.)
4/13 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 5-6, epilogue, appendix, captions, (68 pp.)
5/1 Photocopy of galley: front matter, chapters 1-6, epilogue, appendix, back matter, (72 sheets)
5/2 Page proofs, edited: front matter, chapters 1-6, epilogue, appendix, back matter, (77 sheets)
5/3 Photocopy of typescript of index, 28 June 1972, 9 pp.; photocopy of page proofs of index, 26 July 1972, 4 pp.; photocopy of page proof of acknowledgments, 28 July [1972], 1 p.
5/4 Paperback cover
The Mount St. Helens Disaster: What We've Learned by Thomas G. Aylesworth and Virginia L. Aylesworth (New York: Franklin Watts, 1983)
5/5 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, captions, chapters 1-10, glossary, further reading, 84 pp.; cover letter received with typescript
Movie Monsters by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1975)
5/6 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: text, appendix, captions, back matter (pp. 9-77, 80), (44 pp.)
5/7 Carbon copy of above typescript, edited: front matter, text, appendix, captions (pp. 1-77), (48 pp.)
5/8 Layout of section heading page on tracing paper, March 1975, 1 p.; sheet of font models for numbers, 1 p.
5/9 Typescript, layout, photocopy, and proof pages of front matter, March-April 1975, (10 pp.)
5/10 Galley, edited and marked for publication: front matter, text, appendix, captions, back matter, April 1975, (35 sheets)
5/11 Typescript of index, 5 pp.; photocopy of galley of index, May-June 1975, (2 pp.)
5/12 Blues, edited: front matter, text, appendix, index, back matter, June 1975, (5 signatures)
Mysteries from the Past: Stories of Scientific Detection from Nature and Science Magazine edited by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Garden City, N.Y.: Natural History Press, 1971)
5/13 Paste-ups of clippings of drawings from original magazine articles, 9 pp.; paste-ups of clippings of captions for photographs and drawings from original magazine articles, 5 pp.
5/14 Photocopies of above paste-ups, further edited, (9 pp., 5 pp.)
6/1 Paste-ups of original magazine article clippings for all readings, edited, (42 pp.)
6/2 Typescript composed of photocopies of paste-ups of original magazine article clippings for all readings and typescript pages of front matter, introduction, introductory segments placed ahead of each reading, back matter, (69 pp.)
6/3 First galley, labeled "Final Galley:" front matter, introduction, readings 1-9, back matter, captions, (25 sheets )
6/4 Second galley, labeled "Final Galley," marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings 1-9, back matter, captions, May-June 1970, (25 sheets)
6/5 Third galley, labeled "Foundry Proof," marked for publication: front matter, introduction, readings 1-9, back matter, captions, (25 sheets)
6/6 Galley of index, labeled "Foundry Proof," ( 4 sheets)
6/7 Doubleday & Company internal memorandum, 17 August 1970, (1 item)
Science at the Ball Game by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Walker, 1977)
6/8 Carbon copy of first typescript, edited in carbon: chapters 1-4 and unpublished chapter, (66 pp.)
6/9 Second typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-4, (50 pp.)
6/10 Carbon copy of second typescript, edited in carbon and pencil: front matter, chapters 1-4, (53 pp.)
6/11 Photocopy of second typescript: chapters 1-4, (46 pp.)
6/12 Typescript of captions, edited and marked for publication, 7 pp.; carbon copy of typescript of captions, edited in carbon, 7 pp.
6/13 Page proofs, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-4, (49 pp.)
Science Looks at Mysterious Monsters by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Julian Messner, 1982)
7/1 Typescript and proof pages of front matter, preface, and index, with cover letter, (17 pp.)
7/2 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 1-3, (46 pp.)
7/3 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 4-6, further reading, (63 pp.)
The Search for Life by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1975)
7/4 Carbon copy of typescript: front matter, chapters 1-7, (132 pp.)
7/5 Galley, edited: chapters 1-7, May 1975, (35 sheets)
7/6 Galley, unedited: chapters 1-7, May 1975, (35 sheets)
Servants of the Devil by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1970)
7/7 First typescript, marked for publication: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-9, captions, (95 pp.)
7/8 Second typescript, edited and marked for publication, composed of photocopies of first typescript pages 1-4, 49-64, 71-88, and photocopies of second typescript pages 5-48, 65-70: introduction, chapters 1-9, (89 pp.)
8/1 Galley, labeled "Marked Set," edited and marked for publication: introduction, chapters 1-9, (25 sheets)
8/2 Layout, marked for publication: dust jacket, front matter, introduction, chapters 1-9, index, back matter, (66 sheets)
8/3 Blues, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-9, index, back matter, 4 signatures
8/4 Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-9, index, back matter, 4 signatures
Storm Alert: Understanding Weather Disasters by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Julian Messner, 1980)
8/5 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-6, (87 pp.)
8/6 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 7-12, further reading, back matter, captions, ( 81 pp.)
8/7 Layouts of section heading page, further reading page, and biographical sketch page on tracing paper, (3 pp.)
The Story of Dragons and Other Monsters by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980)
8/8 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, afterword, bibliography, captions, (67 pp.)
8/9 Galley, edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-6, afterword, bibliography, [January 1980?], 32 sheets
8/10 Blues of illustrations for pp. vi, 4, 5, 6, 11, 14, 15, 23, 25, 27, 32, 35, 41, 45, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, (20 items)
8/11 Blues of illustrations for pp. 55, 59, 60, 63, 64, 66, 68, 69, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, (20 items)
8/12 Artwork for dust jacket cover, (3 items)
The Story of Vampires by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977)
8/13 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, captions, (45 pp.)
8/14 Photocopy of first galley, labeled "Master Proof," edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, 6-10 November 1976, 32 sheets; typescript of biographical sketch, 1 p.
8/15 Photocopy of first galley, unedited: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, November 1976, (32 sheets)
8/16 Photocopy of second galley: chapters 1-9, [November-December 1976], (33 sheets)
8/17 Cataloging data, 21 December [1976], (1 p.)
8/18 Third galley, labeled "Update Master," marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, back matter, captions, 21-23 December 1976, (66 sheets)
9/1 Layout with illustrations, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, back matter, (47 sheets)
9/2 Page proofs with illustrations, labeled "Master Proof," marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, back matter, 27 December 1976, (47 sheets)
9/3 Page proofs with illustrations: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, back matter, [December 1976], (47 sheets)
9/4 Typescript of index, edited and marked for publication, 4 pp.; layout of index, marked for publication, 2 sheets; three sets of page proofs of index, one set labeled "Master Proof," 20 January 1977, 2 sheets each
9/5 Blues, labeled "Master Proof / Revised Proof; Final Film:" front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, index, back matter, 20-28 January 1977, (49 sheets)
The Story of Werewolves by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978)
9/6 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, captions, chapters 1-4, (43 pp.)
9/7 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 5-8, bibliography, typescript pages for pp. 47-48, 68, 78 removed after editing, (41 pp.)
9/8 Carbon copy of above typescript, unedited: chapters 1-8, bibliography, (73 pp.)
9/9 Galley, unedited: front matter, chapters 1-8, bibliography, 20 April 1978, (38 sheets)
9/10 Galley identical to above galley, labeled "Master Proof," edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-8, bibliography, 20-25 April 1978, (38 sheets)
9/11 Layout, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-8, bibliography, (48 sheets)
9/12 Page proofs with illustrations, labeled "Master Proof," marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-8, bibliography (pp. i, iv-87), 15 June 1978, (46 sheets)
9/13 Page proofs with illustrations identical to above proofs, unedited: front matter, chapters 1-8, bibliography (pp. i-88), [June 1978], (48 sheets )
9/14 Typescript of index, edited and marked for publication, 6 pp.; two sets of page proofs of index, one set labeled "Master Proof," 19 July 1978, 2 sheets each
The Story of Witches by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979)
10/1 Typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, (78 pp.)
10/2 Photocopy of galley, labeled "Master Set," edited: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, 24 April 1979, (38 sheets )
10/3 First layout, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, (49 sheets)
10/4 Typescript of captions, edited and marked for publication, 7 pp.; two sets of page proofs of captions, one set edited and labeled "Master Set," 4 pp. each; photocopy of memorandum referring to captions, 8 June 1979, 1 item
10/5 Photocopy of page proofs, edited: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, (48 pp.)
10/6 Photocopy of page proofs identical to above proofs, edited differently: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, (48 pp.)
10/7 Typescript of index, edited and marked for publication, 8 pp.; galley of index, edited and marked for publication, 3 sheets; three sets of page proofs of index, one set labeled "Master Set," 27 June [1979], 2 sheets each; memoranda referring to index, 26-27 June 1979, 2 items
10/8 Second layout, marked for publication: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, index, (49 sheets)
10/9 Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, chapters 1-7, bibliography, index, 3 signatures
10/10 Dust jacket
10/11 Assorted layout and page proof pages, (4 pp.)
Teaching for Thinking by Thomas G. Aylesworth and Gerald M. Reagan (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969)
11/1 Typescript composed of typescript pages and paste-ups of clippings of articles, edited: front matter with layout of title page on tracing paper, essays 1-4 (pp. i-47), (59 pp.)
11/2 Typescript composed of typescript pages and paste-ups of clippings of articles, edited: essays 5-7 (pp. 49-108), (58 pp. )
11/3 Typescript composed of typescript pages and paste-ups of clippings of articles, edited: essays 8-9 (pp. 109-201), (90 pp.)
11/4 Typescript composed of typescript pages and paste-ups of clippings of articles, edited: essays 10-17 (pp. 203-259), (63 pp.)
11/5 First galley, labeled "Final Galley Proof," edited and marked for publication: front matter, essays 1-17, 13 June 1969, (73 sheets)
11/6 Two galleys labeled "Original Galley Proof," edited, containing various bits of front matter and typeface, 5 sheets & 7 sheets; galley sheet for pp. 195-197; publication specifications, 20 June 1969, 1 p.
11/7 Typescript of index, 22 pp.; galley of index, 6 sheets
11/8 Second galley, labeled "Original Galley Proof," marked for publication: front matter, portions of essays 1, 5-10, 12, 16, 17, and index (pp. i-ix, 3-8, 57-59, 63-65, 69-71, 90-98, 102-104, 111-119, 126-131, 147-149, 156-158, 162-164, 177-185, 189-197, 204-209, 225-227, 246-248, 252-270), (43 sheets)
This Vital Air, This Vital Water: Man's Environmental Crisis by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1968)
12/1 Carbon copy of outline, 2 pp. (3 copies)
12/2 Early typescript, edited: chapters 1-5, 7, 6, 8-9 (portions of chapters 1-5 are dispersed throughout typescript pages 1-23), ( 50 pp.)
12/3 Early typescript, edited: chapters 10-21 (portions of chapters 10-14 are dispersed throughout typescript pages 1-27), (56 pp.)
12/4 Letter received concerning galleys, 19 June 1968, (1 item)
This Vital Air, This Vital Water: Man's Environmental Crisis by Thomas G. Aylesworth, revised edition (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1973)
12/5 Photocopy of 1968 edition with author's suggested corrections for revised edition: chapters 1-10, (111 pp.)
12/6 Photocopy of 1968 edition with author's suggested corrections for revised edition: chapters 11-22, bibliography, index, (119 pp.)
12/7 Galley of revised portions of text: pp. 4, 5, 22, 26, 48-50, 52-56, 58-59, 68, 72-75, 79, 80, 82, 84-86, 89, 90, 92, 93, 96, 107, 108, 114, 129, 133, 134, 136, 139, 140, 143-146, 158, 160, 162, 165, 177-180, 6 November 1973, 13 sheets (2 copies); letter received concerning galleys, 16 November 1973, 1 item
Vampires and Other Ghosts by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1972)
12/8 First typescript, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-6, captions, 1971, 87 pp.; typescript pages of text to insert into first typescript, 7 pp.; a slip of paper reading "S. Meinken" stapled to a piece of cardboard originally was filed between the typescript and inserts
12/9 Review of first typescript, 8 March 1971, (2 pp.)
12/10 Second typescript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-6, (75 pp.)
13/1 Photocopy of second typescript, labeled "Comp Copy," marked for publication: introduction, chapters 1-6, (75 pp.)
13/2 Galley, labeled "Marked Set," edited and marked for publication: introduction, chapters 1-6, (22 sheets)
13/3 Galley identical to above galley, labeled "Editorial Set," edited and marked for publication by different editor: introduction, chapters 1-6, (22 sheets )
13/4 Typescript of captions, 4 pp.; manuscript of illustration acknowledgments, 2 pp.; photocopies of illustrations for pp. 19, 22, 25, 28, 32, 34-36, 41, 43, 53, 61, 66-67, 72-73, 77, 79-81, 87, 90-91, 95, 96, 100-101, 104, 109, 113, 116, 121, 27 items
13/5 Layout with illustrations from blues, marked for publication: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-6, (65 sheets)
13/6 Typescript pages of front matter, illustration acknowledgments, index, back matter, captions, dust jacket material, (16 pp. )
13/7 Photocopy of "Bringing Science Books to 30,000 Children" in Publishers Weekly (1973), referring to Vampires and Other Ghosts and Werewolves and Other Monsters (2 copies)
Werewolves and Other Monsters by Thomas G. Aylesworth (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1971)
13/8 Typescript, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-8, captions, (86 pp.)
13/9 Galley, labeled "Marked Set," edited and marked for publication: introduction, chapter 1, chapter 2 (pp. 32-38), epilog (pp. 117-118), chapter 2 (pp. 38-47), chapters 3-8, 18 December 1970, (19 sheets)
13/10 Layout with illustrations from blues, marked for publication: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-8, epilog, (65 sheets)
13/11 Page proofs without illustrations, labeled "Marked Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-8, epilog, back matter, index, ( 63 sheets)
13/12 Blues in page proof format with illustrations, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-8, epilog, back matter, index, ( 64 sheets)
14/1 Blues, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-8, epilog, back matter, index, 4 signatures
14/2 Folded and gathered sheets: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-8, epilog, back matter, index, 4 signatures
Who's Out There?: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975)
14/3 Carbon copy of first typescript, edited: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, 93 pp.; carbon copies of text to be inserted into first typescript, 6 pp.
14/4 Second typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, bibliography, photograph acknowledgments, (94 pp.)
14/5 Typescript of captions, edited and marked for publication, with drawings for pp. 62-63, 6 pp.; carbon copies of captions, 5 pp.
14/6 Galley, labeled "Marked Set," edited and marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, bibliography, captions, (34 sheets)
14/7 Galley, identical to above galley, unedited: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, bibliography, (33 sheets)
14/8 Layout with proof illustrations, marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-4 (pp. i-49), (29 sheets)
14/9 Layout with proof illustrations, marked for publication: chapters 4-7, bibliography (pp. 50-113), (36 sheets)
14/10 Page proofs, labeled "Author's Marked Set," unedited: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, bibliography, photograph acknowledgments (pp. i-114), (32 sheets)
14/11 Page proofs identical to above proofs, marked for publication: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, bibliography, photograph acknowledgments (pp. iv-114), (30 sheets)
14/12 Page proofs identical to above proofs, labeled "Marked Set," marked for publication by another editor: front matter, preface, chapters 1-7, bibliography, photograph acknowledgments (pp. i-114), (32 sheets)
14/13 Typescript of index, marked for publication, 13 pp.; page proofs of index, marked for publication, 2 sheets
The World of Microbes by Thomas G. Aylesworth (New York: Franklin Watts, 1975)
14/14 Carbon copy of typescript: front matter, chapters 1-9, bibliography, (152 pp.)



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14/15Selected letters sent to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, 1975-1979, (4 items)

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