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BILL SEVERN PAPERS

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


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Creator: William Irving Severn
Title: Bill Severn Papers
Dates: 1930-1976
Dates: [bulk 1955-1976]
Quantity: 17.15 cubic feet (56 boxes)
Identification: DG0882

Abstract: The Bill Severn Papers contain typescripts, printed material, research and composition notes, correspondence, photographs, and audio recordings created and accumulated by Bill Severn between 1955 and 1976. Severn's papers were created from his composition of thirty published books and his correspondence with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. Severn has written over fifty nonfiction books for children on subjects in biography, civics, social history, language, and children's pastimes.

Biographical Note

William Irving Severn was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 11, 1914 to William and Margaret (Stone) Severn. He attended public schools in Montclair, New Jersey. The son of a New York newspaper executive, Severn spent fifteen years working at a variety of newspapers and radio stations in twenty-two cities. He began writing short stories and articles while still a journalist, but left to become a freelance writer in 1945. He has written over fifty nonfiction books for children on subjects in biography, civics, social history, language, and children's pastimes. He co-wrote four of his books with his wife, Sue Schulz Severn, whom he married in 1936.

Sources:
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1971), 1:195-196.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series (Detroit: Gale Research, 1992), 36:364.


Scope and Content Note

The Bill Severn Papers contain typescripts, printed material, research and composition notes, correspondence, photographs, and audio recordings created and accumulated by Bill Severn between 1955 and 1976. Severn's papers were created from his composition of thirty published books and his correspondence with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. The material is organized into two series: books and letters sent.

The Books Series contains typescripts, composition and research notes, galleys, page proofs, other printed material, correspondence, photographs, and audio recordings for thirty titles published between 1956 and 1976. The material spans the years 1930 to 1976, but most was created after 1955. The series includes material for titles on subjects in biography, civics, social history, language, and children's pastimes. Two of the books represented in the series were co-authored by Bill Severn's wife, Sue Schulz Severn. 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.

The quantity of material for specific titles varies tremendously, from a single galley to copious research notes and several generations of typescripts and galleys. The container listing offers detailed descriptions of the holdings for each title and information on the material's process of creation may be gleaned easily from the container listing for each book. Following departmental custom, the processor has numbered each typescript and galley by order of creation (first, second, third, etc.). Also, Severn frequently assigned numbers or letters to photocopied articles and newspaper clippings that he used as sources for his books. His numbering system has been maintained in the organization of the records and described in the container listings for several titles.

The Letters Sent Series consists of six letters sent by Bill Severn to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection between 1966 and 1974. The letters were selected and photocopied from the correspondence file of the de Grummond Collection because they provide information on Bill Severn's literary views and habits. They are arranged chronologically.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1930-1976)

Adlai Stevenson: Citizen of the World (1966)

A Carnival of Sports: Spectacles, Stunts, Crazes, and Unusual Sports Events (1974)

Democracy's Messengers: The Capitol Pages (1975)

Ellis Island: The Immigrant Years (1971)

The End of the Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and Repeal (1969)

Frances Perkins: A Member of the Cabinet (1976)

Free But Not Equal: How Women Won the Right to Vote (1967)

Frontier President: James K. Polk (1965)

Hand in Glove (1965)

Here's Your Hat (1963)

How to Earn Money: A Young People's Guide to Spare-Time Income (1957)

If the Shoe Fits (1964)

In Lincoln's Footsteps: The Life of Andrew Johnson (1966)

Irish Statesman and Rebel: The Two Lives of Eamon De Valera (1970)

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Court Supreme (1969)

Let's Give a Show (1956)

The Long and Short of It: Five Thousand Years of Fun and Fury over Hair (1971)

Mr. Chief Justice: Earl Warren (1968)

Packs of Fun: 101 Unusual Things to Do with Playing Cards and to Know About Them (1967)

People Words (1966)

Place Words (1969)

The Right to Privacy (1973)

The Right to Vote (1972)

Rope Roundup: The Lore and Craft of Rope and Roping (1960)

Samuel J. Tilden and the Stolen Election (1968)

Shadow Magic: The Story of Shadow Play (1959)

Teacher, Soldier, President: The Life of James A. Garfield (1964)

Toward One World: The Life of Wendell Willkie (1967)

William Howard Taft: The President Who Became Chief Justice (1970)

You and Your Shadow (1961)

B. Letters Sent (1966-1974)


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.


Separated Material

Index cards for research notes for books are kept in boxes 52-54. Oversize items are kept in boxes 55-56.
The following eight U.S. government publications were removed from the research material for The Right to Vote (1972) in folders 38/5-6, cataloged, and placed in other more pertinent collections of the USM Libraries:
Civil Rights Acts of 1957, 1960, 1964, 1968; Voting Rights Act of 1965; and Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1970 (1970)
Hearings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Volume I: Voting (1965)
Lowering the Voting Age to 18: A Fifty-State Survey of the Costs and Other Problems of Dual-Age Voting (1971)
Lowering the Voting Age to 18: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session (1970)
Political Participation: A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1968)
Voting in Mississippi: A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1965)
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, United States Commission on Civil Rights Special Publication Number 4 (1965)
The Voting Rights Act…the first months: A Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1965)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Bill Severn Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (box/folder numbers).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Bill Severn between 1966 and 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, February 2003. 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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A. Books

Adlai Stevenson: Citizen of the World by Bill Severn (New York: David McKay, 1966)
1/1Adlai E. Stevenson volunteer's work kit, 1952, (14 items )
1/2-5Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, July-October 1965, (72 items)
1/6Research notes, (15 items )
1/7-2/1First typescript for chapters 1-18, edited, (196 pp.)
2/2-4Second typescript for front matter, chapters 1-18, and bibliography, edited, with layout sheets, (206 pp.)
2/5First galley for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, [December 1965], (60 sheets)
2/6Second galley for front matter, chapters 1-18, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (62 sheets)
2/7Second galley for front matter, chapters 1-18, and bibliography, marked for index, (62 sheets)
2/8Typescript for index, edited, with incomplete carbon copy, (15 pp. )
2/9Promotional bookmarks, (11 items )
A Carnival of Sports: Spectacles, Stunts, Crazes, and Unusual Sports Events by Bill Severn (New York: David McKay, 1974)
3/1Composition notes, (16 items)
3/2Typescript for outline, with carbon copy, November 1972, (4 pp.)
3/3-4Typescript for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, (159 pp.)
3/5-6Carbon copy of above typescript for introduction and chapters 1-9, (154 pp.)
3/7Galley for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, December 1973, (70 sheets)
3/8Typescript for captions, edited and marked for publication, (101 pp.)
3/9Galley for captions, edited and marked for publication, (14 sheets )
3/10Unused photographs, (2 prints )
3/11Page proofs for index, edited, (4 sheets)
Democracy's Messengers: The Capitol Pages by Bill Severn (New York: Hawthorn Books, 1975)
4/1Research material, 1972-1974, (22 items)
4/2First and second typescripts for outline, first edited, (8 & 9 pp.)
4/3-5Typescript for front matter, chapters 1-15, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (181 pp.)
4/6Photocopy of paste up for front matter, chapters 1-15, and bibliography, marked for index, (96 sheets)
Ellis Island: The Immigrant Years by Bill Severn (New York: J. Messner, 1971)
52/1Index cards for research notes, (301 cards )
4/7Photocopied pages and research notes re "A Report on Ellis Island as an Immigrant Depot, 1890-1954" by Thomas M. Pitkin, (121 pp.)
5/1Photocopies of 7 research articles previously collected into a single package, (7 items)
5/2Photocopies of research articles, (12 items )
5/3Research notes and letter received, 1970, (65 items)
5/4Composition and research notes for chapters 1-3, (42 items)
5/5Composition and research notes for chapters 4-8, (40 items )
5/6Composition and research notes for chapters 9-10, (54 items)
5/7Composition and research notes for chapters 11-16, (44 items )
6/1-3First typescript for chapters 1-16, edited, (183 pp. )
6/4-6Second typescript for front matter, chapters 1-16, bibliography, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, (198 pp.)
6/7Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-16 and bibliography, (192 pp.)
The End of the Roaring Twenties: Prohibition and Repeal by Bill Severn (New York: J. Messner, 1969)
52/2Index cards for research notes, (220 cards)
7/1-2Composition and research notes, (155 items )
7/3Composition notes for outline, edited, (10 pp. )
7/4Typescript for outline, with carbon copy, (16 pp. )
7/5-8First typescript for chapters 1-15 and bibliography, edited, (281 pp.)
7/9Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, (30 pp.)
8/1-3Second typescript for front matter, chapters 1-15, bibliography, and back matter, edited, (215 pp.)
8/4Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-12 & 14-15 and bibliography, (187 pp. )
8/5First and second typescripts for biographical material for Junior Literary Guild, first edited, (each 2 pp.)
Frances Perkins: A Member of the Cabinet by Bill Severn (New York: Hawthorn Books, 1976)
8/6Carbon copy of typescript for outline, edited, (6 pp.)
8/7-9/4First typescript for chapters 1-23, edited, (334 pp. )
9/5-10/1Second typescript for front matter, chapters 1-23, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (332 pp.)
Free But Not Equal: How Women Won the Right to Vote by Bill Severn (New York: J. Messner, 1967)
10/2Composition notes, (14 items)
10/3First typescript for outline, edited, (47 pp.)
10/4Second typescript for outline, (40 pp. )
10/5-7First typescript for chapters 1-21, edited, (200 pp.)
10/8-11/1Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-21, edited and marked for publication, (202 pp.)
11/2 Layout sheet for title page, (1 item )
Frontier President: James K. Polk by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1965)
11/3-5Typescript for chapters 1-15, edited and marked for publication, October 1964, (219 pp. )
11/6Galley for chapters 1-15, (67 sheets )
Hand in Glove by Bill Severn, illustrated by Vana Earle (New York: David McKay, 1965)
11/7-12/3Typescript for front matter, chapters 1-15, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (301 pp.)
12/4-8Carbon copy of above typescript for front matter, chapters 1-15, and bibliography, edited, (298 pp.)
13/1Galley for front matter, chapters 1-15, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, with finished illustrations attached, (61 sheets)
13/2Typescript for index, edited and marked for publication, (16 pp.)
13/3Layout sheet for title page, (1 item )
Here's Your Hat by Bill Severn, illustrated by Vana Earle (New York: David McKay, 1963)
52/3Index cards for research notes, (478 cards )
13/4Composition notes, (27 items )
13/5Typescript for outline, edited, (6 pp.)
13/6-8Typescript for chapters 1-13 and bibliography, edited, (219 pp.)
13/9First galley for chapters 1-13 and bibliography, (68 sheets )
13/10Second galley for chapters 1-13 and bibliography, featuring finished illustrations, (69 sheets)
How to Earn Money: A Young People's Guide to Spare-Time Income by Bill and Sue Severn, drawings by Ida Schieb (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1957)
14/1First typescript for outline, (4 pp. )
14/2Second typescript for outline, (41 pp. )
14/3-5First typescript for front matter and parts 1-4, edited, (228 pp.)
14/6-8Second typescript for front matter and parts 1-4, edited and marked for publication, (223 pp.)
15/1Galley for parts 1-4, marked for index, (66 sheets )
15/2Layout sheets for title and contents pages, (2 items )
15/3Pen and ink drawings for finished illustrations, (4 items)
If the Shoe Fits by Bill Severn, illustrated by Vana Earle (New York: David McKay, 1964)
15/4-6Typescript for chapters 1-15 and bibliography, edited, (206 pp. )
15/7Typescript for index, edited and marked for publication, August 1964, (17 pp.)
In Lincoln's Footsteps: The Life of Andrew Johnson by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1966)
15/8-16/2Research notes, (218 items)
16/3Typescript for outline, edited, (11 pp.)
16/4-7First typescript for chapters 1-19, edited, (291 pp.)
17/1-3Second typescript for chapters 1-19, edited and marked for publication, (223 pp.)
17/4Galley for chapters 1-19, (66 sheets )
17/5Page proofs for front matter, (4 pp. )
17/6First and second typescripts for article in McClurg's Book News, first edited, (each 3 pp.)
Irish Statesman and Rebel: The Two Lives of Eamon De Valera by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1970)
17/7"Pamphlets" file of publications, photocopied research articles, and printed Irish government documents, 1936-1969, (12 items)
17/8Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, March-August 1969, (22 items)
18/1Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, September-December 1969, (26 items)
18/2Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, January 1970, (21 items )
18/3Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, February-May 1970, (41 items)
18/4Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, received from Vivion de Valera, January 1970, (9 items)
18/5Photocopies of research articles, labeled "Xerox-1" thru "Xerox-3," [ca. 1970], (5 items)
55/1Negative photocopy of "With De Valera in America and Australia: World Appeal Against Partition" newssheet from 1948, labeled "Xerox 4," copied by National Library of Ireland, with receipts, January 1970, (11 sheets)
55/2Positive photocopies of pages from The Irish Press re Eamon de Valera's two elections as president of Ireland from 1959 & 1966, numbered 1-26, copied by National Library of Ireland, January 1970, (26 sheets)
55/3Negative photocopies of pages from The Irish Press in folder 55/2, (26 sheets)
18/6Notes for interview with Vivion de Valera, February 1970, (8 items )
56/1Complete issues of Hibernia, The Irish Press, Irish Independent, The Irish Times, Sunday Independent, and The Sunday Press, numbered 1-9 and unnumbered, March-May 1970, (10 items)
18/7Index cards with notes referring to the research sources described in the above folders, (44 cards )
18/8Tourist brochures and map of Ireland, [ca. 1970], (4 items )
18/9-11 Composition and research notes, (106 items )
19/1Composition and research notes for chapters 2-4, (94 items)
19/2Composition and research notes for chapters 6, 8, 9 & 11, (53 items)
19/3Composition and research notes for chapters 12-15, (58 items )
19/4Composition and research notes for chapter 16, (37 items )
19/5Composition and research notes for chapter 18, (10 items )
19/6-8First typescript for introduction and chapters 1-18, edited, (207 pp.)
19/9Typescript for introduction following the first typescript, edited, ( 4 pp.)
20/1-2Second typescript for introduction and chapters 1-18, edited and marked for publication, (184 pp.)
20/3Carbon copy of second typescript for introduction and chapters 1-18, edited, (184 pp. )
20/4First galley for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-18, edited and marked for publication, (64 sheets)
20/5Second galley for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-18, marked for publication, September 1970, (60 sheets)
20/6First page proofs for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-18, marked for publication, (48 sheets)
21/1Selected flawed pages cut from first page proofs, edited, (62 pp.)
21/2Second page proofs for selected flawed pages in folder 21/1, (16 sheets)
21/3Typescript for index, edited, with carbon copy, (14 pp. )
21/4Layout for index, (1 item )
21/5Galley for index, edited, October 1970, ( 2 sheets)
21/6Page proofs for index, (2 sheets )
John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Court Supreme by Bill Severn (New York: David McKay, 1969)
53/1Index cards for research notes and bibliography, (152 cards)
21/7Composition and research notes for chapters 1-4, (73 items )
21/8Composition and research notes for chapters 5-6, (4 items )
21/9Composition and research notes for chapters 7-13, (70 items)
21/10Composition and research notes for chapters 14-22, (61 items )
21/11Photocopies of research articles, (4 items )
22/1First and second typescripts for outline, first edited, with carbon copy of second, (2 & 3 pp.)
22/2First and second typescripts for dust jacket copy, first edited, with carbon copy of second, (each 2 pp.)
22/3-6First typescript for chapters 1-22, edited, (291 pp.)
22/7Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, (95 pp.)
22/8-9Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-22 and bibliography, edited, (261 pp.)
22/10Carbon copy of letter sent re second typescript, (2 pp. )
23/1Galley for chapters 1-22 and bibliography, (83 sheets )
23/2Carbon copy of typescript for index, lightly edited, (14 pp.)
Let's Give a Show by Bill and Sue Severn, illustrated by Carla Kenny (New York: Knopf, 1956)
23/3First and second typescripts for outline, both edited, (3 & 4 pp.)
23/4First typescript for foreword and small portions of parts 1-2, edited, with discarded pages, (85 pp.)
23/5-6Second typescript for foreword and parts 1-2, edited, (158 pp. )
23/7Incomplete carbon copy of second typescript for part 1, edited, (58 pp.)
24/1-2Third typescript for foreword and parts 1-2, edited, (145 pp. )
24/3-4Fourth typescript for parts 1-2, edited and marked for publication, (131 pp.)
24/5Carbon copy of fourth typescript for foreword and parts 1-2, edited, (142 pp. )
24/6Carbon copy of fourth typescript for foreword and parts 1-2, edited, with some pages typed differently from above copy, (143 pp.)
24/7Galley for front matter, foreword, and parts 1-2, edited and marked for publication, January 1956, (45 sheets)
24/8First and second typescripts for index, both edited, (8 & 9 pp.)
25/1Notes and sketches for illustrations, (39 items )
25/2Proof of finished illustration and layout for title page, (2 items)
The Long and Short of It: Five Thousand Years of Fun and Fury over Hair by Bill Severn (New York: David McKay, 1971)
52/4Index cards for research notes and bibliography, (112 cards)
25/3-4Photocopies of research articles from 1925-1970, numbered X1-X42, (42 items)
25/5Photocopies of illustrations from articles from 1922-1967, numbered XR1-XR30, (30 items)
25/6-7Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, numbered 1-95 and unnumbered, November 1969-October 1970, (103 items)
25/8Photocopies of unnumbered research articles from 1904-1970, (9 items)
26/1Publications of the Barbers, Beauticians and Allied Industries International Association, 1968-1970, (3 items)
26/2Assorted publications with notes, June 1967-July 1970, (18 items)
26/3Composition and research notes re the ancient world, (7 items )
26/4Composition and research notes re the Middle Ages thru the 16th century, (20 items)
26/5Composition and research notes re the 17th century, (23 items )
26/6Composition and research notes re the 18th century, (28 items )
26/7Composition and research notes re the 19th century, (28 items )
26/8Composition and research notes re the 20th century, (87 items )
27/1-2Single series of composition and research notes re the 20th century, (90 pp.)
27/3-4Assorted notes re illustrations and research methods, (46 items )
27/5-6First typescript for sections 1-3, edited, (159 pp. )
27/7-8Second typescript for preface and sections 1-3, edited and marked for publication, (175 pp.)
28/1Carbon copy of second typescript for sections 1-3 and captions, edited, (501 pp. )
29/1-3Carbon copy of second typescript for preface, sections 1-3, and captions, edited, (351 pp.)
29/4Assorted carbon copies of typescripts pages for captions, edited, (18 pp. )
29/5Typescript for later versions of captions, edited and marked for publication, with photocopy, (15 pp.)
29/6First galley for preface, front matter, and sections 1-3, edited and marked for publication, (43 sheets)
29/7First galley for sections 1-3, unedited, (41 sheets)
29/8Second galley for front matter, preface, captions, and sections 1-3, edited and marked for publication, (49 sheets)
30/1Second galley for front matter, preface, captions, and sections 1-3, edited and marked for publication, (52 sheets)
30/2Third galley for captions, marked for publication, (6 sheets)
30/3Photocopy of proof for title page, (1 item )
30/4Typescript for index, marked for publication, with carbon copy, ( 6 pp.)
30/5Galley for index, marked for publication, with photocopy, (2 sheets )
30/6First and second typescripts for listing in Junior Literary Guild catalog, first edited, with carbon copy of second, (each 2 pp.)
Mr. Chief Justice: Earl Warren by Bill Severn (New York: David McKay, 1968)
53/2Index cards for research notes, (350 cards )
30/7Magazine clippings, September 1966-July 1967, (6 items)
30/8Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, numbered 1-14 and unnumbered, October 1966-July 1967, (22 items)
30/9-10Photocopies of research articles from 1943-1966, numbered 2-1 thru 2-25, (25 items)
30/11Reel-to-reel audio tape, contents unknown, (1 item )
30/12Composition and research notes for approximately chapters 1-7, (95 items)
31/1Composition and research notes for approximately chapters 8-12, (111 items )
31/2Composition and research notes for approximately chapters 13-16, (38 items )
31/3Composition and research notes for approximately chapters 17-18, (51 items )
31/4-6First typescript for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, edited, (213 pp. )
31/7-32/2Second typescript for front matter, chapters 1-18, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, with layout sheets, (220 pp.)
32/3-4Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, (213 pp.)
32/5First galley for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, October 1967, (62 sheets)
32/6First galley for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, unedited, October 1967, (62 sheets)
32/7Second galley for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, November 1967, (60 sheets)
33/1Second galley for chapters 1-18 and bibliography, marked for index, November 1967, (60 sheets)
33/2Typescript for index, edited and marked for publication, with carbon copy, (16 pp. )
33/3Galley for front matter and index, marked for publication, December 1967, (6 sheets)
Packs of Fun: 101 Unusual Things to Do with Playing Cards and to Know About Them by Bill Severn (New York: David McKay, 1967)
53/3Index cards for research notes, (302 cards )
33/4-6Composition and research notes, (114 items )
33/7First typescript for outline, lightly edited, with carbon copy, (30 pp.)
33/8Carbon copy of second typescript for outline, edited, (10 pp. )
33/9-10First typescript for chapters 1-9, edited, (156 pp. )
34/1Typescript for unused chapter, edited, (17 pp. )
34/2-3Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, (166 pp.)
34/4Carbon copy of second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-9, (163 pp. )
34/5Carbon copy of letter sent re second typescript, (2 pp. )
34/6First galley for chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, December 1966, (52 sheets)
34/7Second galley for front matter and chapters 1-9, marked for publication, January 1967, (60 sheets)
34/8Typescript for index, edited and marked for publication, with carbon copy, (14 pp. )
34/9Galley for front matter and index, edited and marked for publication, February 1967, (5 sheets)
34/10Carbon copy of typescript for catalog description, (2 pp. )
People Words by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1966)
34/11Bundles of research cards and first typescript pages for chapters 1-4, edited, (4 items)
35/1Bundles of research cards and first typescript pages for chapters 5-6, edited, (2 items )
35/2Bundles of research cards and first typescript pages for chapters 7-8, edited, (2 items )
35/3Bundles of research cards and first typescript pages for chapters 9-10, edited, (2 items )
35/4-6Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-10, edited, (201 pp. )
35/7Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-10, (196 pp. )
35/8Typescript for index, marked for publication, (37 pp. )
Place Words by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1969)
54/1Index cards for research notes, (270 cards )
36/1-2Typescript for chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, May 1969, (157 pp.)
36/3Carbon copy of above typescript for chapters 1-9, May 1969, (157 pp. )
36/4Carbon copy of above typescript for chapters 1-9, May 1969, (157 pp. )
36/5First galley for front matter and chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, June 1969, (44 sheets)
36/6First galley for front matter and chapters 1-9, unedited, June 1969, (44 sheets)
36/7Second galley for front matter and chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, July 1969, (47 sheets)
37/1Typescript for index, marked for publication, (33 pp.)
37/2Galley for index, marked for publication, August 1969, (6 sheets)
55/4Page proofs for front matter, chapters 1-9, and index, (20 sheets )
The Right to Privacy by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1973)
37/3Carbon copy of typescript for outline, with notes, May 1972, ( 2 pp. )
37/4-5Research notes, (168 pp. )
37/6-8Typescript for chapters 1-13 and bibliography, edited, (190 pp.)
37/9Galley for front matter, chapters 1-13, and bibliography, (66 sheets)
38/1Typescript for index, edited and marked for publication, (22 pp. )
38/2Galley for index, edited and marked for publication, April 1973, (2 sheets)
38/3Page proofs for front matter, chapters 1-13, bibliography, and index, (98 sheets)
38/4Photocopy of above page proofs for front matter, chapters 1-13, bibliography, and index, lightly edited, (98 sheets)
The Right to Vote by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1972)
38/5-6Pamphlets and photocopied articles (see separations section above), 1965-1971, (20 items)
38/7-8Newspaper clippings photocopied for preservation, numbered 1-106 and unnumbered, with abstracts, May 1970-August 1971, (113 items)
38/9Index cards for bibliography, (13 cards )
39/1Photocopies of research articles, (4 items )
39/2-40/1Composition and research notes, (260 items)
40/2-4First typescript for chapters 1-17 and bibliography, edited, (176 pp.)
40/5Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, (6 pp.)
40/6Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-17 and bibliography, (161 pp. )
40/7First galley for front matter, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, 8 March 1972, (55 sheets)
40/8Second galley for front matter, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, edited, 29 March 1972, (78 sheets)
41/1Second galley for front matter, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, marked for index, 29 March 1972, (78 sheets)
41/2Incomplete typescript for index, marked for publication, with complete carbon copy, (5 & 7 pp.)
41/3Galley for index, edited, April 1972, (3 sheets )
Rope Roundup: The Lore and Craft of Rope and Roping by Bill Severn, illustrated by Yukio Tashiro (New York: David McKay, 1960)
41/4-6First typescript for chapters 1-7, glossary, and bibliography, edited, (250 pp.)
41/7-42/2Second typescript for chapters 1-7, glossary, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (263 pp.)
42/3Layout sheets and galley sheet for front matter, marked for publication, March 1960, (13 sheets)
42/4Galley featuring finished illustrations for front matter, chapters 1-7, glossary, and bibliography, (84 sheets)
Samuel J. Tilden and the Stolen Election by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1968)
56/2Photocopied research articles from January-August 1886, labeled "Zerox A" thru "Zerox F," (6 items)
42/5Photocopied research articles, labeled "Zerox G" thru "Zerox Z" (excluding L & W), (18 items)
42/6Photocopied research articles, labeled "ZE-A," "ZE-E," "ZE-G," and "ZE-H," (4 items )
43/1Photocopied research articles, unlabeled, (4 items )
43/2Composition and research notes for chapters 1-4, (27 items)
43/3Composition and research notes for chapters 5-7, (36 items )
43/4-5Composition and research notes for chapters 8-15, (71 items )
43/6Composition and research notes for chapters 16-17, (32 items )
43/7-44/3First typescript for introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, edited, (250 pp.)
44/4-6Second typescript for introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (242 pp.)
44/7-8Carbon copy of second typescript for introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, (242 pp.)
45/1Layout sheets for front matter, marked for publication, (14 items )
45/2First galley for front matter, introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (69 sheets)
45/3First galley for front matter, introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, unedited, (69 sheets)
45/4Second galley for front matter, introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (74 sheets)
45/5Second galley for front matter, introduction, chapters 1-17, and bibliography, marked for index, (74 sheets)
46/1Typescript for index, marked for publication, (13 pp.)
46/2Galley for index, edited and marked for publication, (3 sheets)
Shadow Magic: The Story of Shadow Play by Bill Severn, illustrated by Yukio Tashiro (New York: David McKay, 1959)
46/3-4Incomplete typescript for front matter and chapters 1-5, (156 pp.)
46/5Letter received and notes re corrections to typescript, 4 March 1959, (3 items)
46/6Galley for front matter and chapters 1-5, 24 March 1959, (52 sheets )
46/7Typescript for index, edited, (5 pp. )
46/8First and second typescripts for catalog description, first edited, (each 1 p.)
Teacher, Soldier, President: The Life of James A. Garfield by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1964)
46/9Galley for chapters 1-15, (54 sheets)
Toward One World: The Life of Wendell Willkie by Bill Severn (New York: Ives Washburn, 1967)
54/2Index cards for research notes and bibliography, (495 cards)
47/1First and second typescripts for outline, first edited, with notes, (3 & 4 pp.)
47/2Composition and research notes for chapters 2-4, (39 items )
47/3Composition and research notes for chapters 7-12, (60 items )
47/4Composition and research notes for chapters 13-15, (53 items )
47/5-6Assorted composition and research notes, (68 items )
47/7Reel-to-reel audio tape containing items from the files of the New York Times, (1 item)
47/8-48/2First typescript for chapters 1-20, edited, (287 pp. )
48/3Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, (34 pp.)
48/4-6 Second typescript for chapters 1-20 and bibliography, edited, (234 pp. )
48/7-8Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-20 and bibliography, lightly edited, (234 pp.)
49/1First galley for chapters 1-20 and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, June 1967, (67 sheets)
49/2First galley for chapters 1-20 and bibliography, unedited, June 1967, (67 sheets)
49/3Second galley for chapters 1-20 and bibliography, marked for index, (75 sheets )
49/4Typescript for index, edited, with carbon copy, (20 pp. )
William Howard Taft: The President Who Became Chief Justice by Bill Severn, drawings by Rus Anderson (New York: David McKay, 1970)
49/5Issue of The National Geographic Magazine containing "Some Impressions of 150,000 Miles of Travel" by William Howard Taft, May 1930, (1 item)
50/1-5First typescript for chapters 1-27, edited, (338 pp. )
50/6-51/1Second typescript for chapters 1-27 and bibliography, edited, (248 pp.)
51/2-3Carbon copy of second typescript for chapters 1-27 and bibliography, (248 pp.)
51/4First galley for chapters 1-27 and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (77 sheets)
51/5Second galley for front matter, chapters 1-27, and bibliography, edited and marked for publication, (74 sheets)
51/6Typescript for index, edited and marked for publication, (16 pp.)
51/7Galley for index, edited and marked for publication, (4 sheets )
You and Your Shadow by Bill Severn, illustrated by Vana Earle (New York: David McKay, 1961)
51/8Typescript for front matter and chapters 1-6, edited and marked for publication, (54 pp.)



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B. Letters Sent

51/9Selected letters sent to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, April 1966-November 1974, (6 items)



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