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Collection Title: C.B. Colby Papers

Collection Number: DG0204

Accession Number: 1966-03-23

Inclusive Dates: 1963-1966

Volume: .90 cubic ft.

Given By : Carroll Burleigh (C.B.) Colby

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Wild Deer by Carroll B. Colby; Duell, Sloan & Pierce, 1966.

Set of galleys

Wildlife in Our National Parks: Birds, Reptiles, and Mammals by Carroll B. Colby; Coward, 1965.

Unedited typescript [carbon copy]
Cardboard chart w/page layout

First Book of Animal Signs by C.B. Colby; Watts, 1966.

Unedited typescript [carbon copy]

Ships of Commerce: Liners, Tankers, Freighters, Floating Grain Elevators, and Tugboats by Carroll B. Colby; Coward, 1963.

Cardboard chart w/page layout
Correspondence

Cliff Dwellings: Ancient Ruins from America's Past by Carroll B. Colby; Coward, 1965.

Cardboard chart w/page layout

Meredith Press Catalog, Spring 1966.

Published catalog [w/Colby books listed on pp. 4 &13]


Accession Number: 2002-273

Inclusive Dates: 1955-1985

Volume: 1.65 cubic ft.

Given By : Susan Colby McKanna, daughter of C.B. Colby

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Musket to M14: Pistols, Rifles and Machine Guns Through the Years by C. B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1960.

3 photographs

S A C: Men and Machines of the Strategic Air Command by C. B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1961.

17 photographs with author’s notes on back
Published book with author’s notes inside for new photographs

Park Ranger: Equipment, Training and Work of the National Park Rangers by C. B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1971 c.1955.

Storyboard

Hidden Treasure: What, Where and How to Find It by C. B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975.

Corrected galley

Two Centuries of Weapons, 1776-1976 by C. B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975.

Typescript
Story board

Two Centuries of Seapower, 1776-1976 by C. B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1976.

Typescript
Story board

Book reviews

Scripts, reviews, publicity for “Billy Boone and Cousin Kill,” a 1950 television show

Royalty statements from Coward-McCann, 1952-1985

Contracts:

34 Coward-McCann
2 Franklin Watts
5 Meredith Press
1 Sterling Publishing
1 Dial Press
1 Stackpole Books
3 Popular Library
1 American Book Company

The Fortieth Anniversary of Coward-McCann, Inc., 1928-1968: A Brief History

Meredith Press Books , Spring 1965 catalog

Best Books for Children , Patricia H. Allen, editor; Bowker, 1965.

Speaker publicity with two photographs of author with children

Correspondence from schools

Professional correspondence

World War II gasoline and tire ration cards

World War II war correspondent papers from U. S. War Department

Biographical information


Accession Number: 2006-247

Inclusive Dates: 2005-2006

Volume: .10 cubic ft.

Given By : Susan Colby McKanna, daughter of C.B. Colby

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Correspondence, articles, etc. collected by C.B. Colby's daughter, Sue McKanna, concerning her father and the Michael Chabon Holocaust controversy


Accession Number: 2007-031

Inclusive Dates: circa 1920s - 1976

Volume: 4.0 cubic ft.

Given By : Susan Colby McKanna, daughter of C.B. Colby

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Box 4

Today’s Camping: New Equipment for the Modern Camper by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1973.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

Two Centuries of Seapower, 1776-1976 by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1976.

First galley proof (master set), edited
Second galley proof (or corrected First proof)
Edited typescript, marked for publication

Border Patrol: How U.S. Agents Protect Our Borders From Illegal Entry by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1974.

Storyboard
Proof/Galley
Edited typescript, marked for publication

Night People: Workers From Dusk to Dawn by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1971.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Correspondence
Research
F & G/Second proof, edited

Park Ranger: Equipment, Training and Work of the National Park Rangers by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1971.

Revised typescript

The Atom At Work: How Nuclear Power Can Benefit Man by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1968.

F & G/Proof

Police: Skill and Science Combat Crime by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1971.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

 

Box 5

Coast Guard Academy : Cadets, Training, and Equipment by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1965.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Preliminary typescript, edited
Correspondence
Negatives/transparencies
Photographs

Chute: Air Drop for Defense and Sport by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

 

Box 6

Trucks on the Highway: Pickups, Panels, Flatbeds, Big Rigs and Special-Purpose Cargo Movers (formerly titled Trucks of Commerce) by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1964.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

Underseas Frontiers: An Introduction to Oceanography (formerly titled Inner Space) by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

Countdown: Rockets and Missiles for National Defense by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1970.

Storyboard, revised

North American Air Defense Command: How the U.S.A. and Canada Stand Guard Together by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1969.

Storyboard

Moon Exploration: Space Stations, Moon Maps, Lunar Vehicles by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1970.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

Arms of Our Fighting Men: Personal Weapons, Bazookas, Big Guns by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1972.

Storyboard

First Tool Box by C.B. Colby (published under another title?)

Storyboard

Space Age Spinoffs: Space Program Benefits for All Mankind by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1972.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Typescript

 

Submarine Warfare: Men, Weapons, and Ships by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1967.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

 

Box 7

Astronauts in Training: How Our Astronauts Prepare for Space Exploration by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1969.

Storyboard

Early American Crafts: Tools, Shops, and Products by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1967.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

Survival: Training in Our Armed Services by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1965.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

Jets of the World: New Fighters, Bombers, and Transports by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1966.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

The Signal Corps Today: Its Role in Modern Warfare by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1966.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

Secret Service: History, Duties, and Equipment by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1966.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Partial edited typescript

First Bow and Arrow: How to Use It Skillfully for Outdoor Fun by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1955.

Pen and ink illustrations w/pasted text

 

Box 8

First Bow and Arrow… (continued)

 

Box 9

First Bow and Arrow… (continued)

First Rifle: How to Shoot It Straight and Use It Safely by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1955.

Pen and ink illustrations w/pasted text
Partial published book (pamphlet/brochure?)

Frogmen: Training, Equipment, and Operations of Our Navy’s Undersea Fighters by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1954.

Photograph

 

Box 10

First Fish: What You Should Know to Catch Him by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1953.

Pen and ink illustrations w/pasted text

 

Box 11

First Fish… (continued)

First Camping Trip by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1955.

Pen and ink illustration w/pasted text

 

Box 12

First Boat: How to Pick It and Use It for Fun Afloat by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1956.

Pen and ink illustrations w/pasted text
Book dummy

 

Box 13

First Boat… (continued)

Beyond the Moon: Future Explorations in Interplanetary Space by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1971.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

Hidden Treasure: What, Where, and How To Find It by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann, & Geoghegan, 1975.

Edited typescript, marked for publication

Modern Light: New Uses in Protecting and Improving Life by C.B. Colby; Coward-McCann, 1967.

Partial typescript

Space Age Fire Fighters: New Weapons in the Fireman’s Arsenal by C.B. Colby; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973.

Edited typescript, marked for publication
Storyboard

 

Box 1

Photographs of C.B. Colby et al (circa 1920s - 1960s)

Pencil sketch of C.B. Colby by Willie Knutsen (1945)

Interview transcript from Radio Reports, Inc. (1960)

General Correspondence

Correspondence/Information re: Dan Janis

Correspondence/Information re: ’47 The Magazine of the Year

Aviation Writers Association Membership Roster (photocopy, 1942)

Album/Scrapbook for Freedom Foundation Award

 

Box 2

Pacific Area Travel Association Magazines Grand Award (1972)

Thermos Category Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing on Recreational Camping (1969-70)

 

Box 3

Outdoor Writers Association of America, Inc. “Excellence in Craft” Award (1972)

Motor Homes of America First Prize Award (1972)


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