MILTON MELTZER PAPERS

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


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Creator: Milton Meltzer
Title: Milton Meltzer Papers
Dates: 1985-2001
Dates: [bulk 1990-2001]
Quantity: 4.50 cubic feet (18 boxes)
Identification: DG1125

Abstract: The Milton Meltzer Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, production material, and correspondence created and accumulated by Milton Meltzer between 1985 and 2001. Meltzer's papers were created from his composition of seventeen published books for young adults. Meltzer is known for his histories of traditionally disfranchised groups, biographies of crusaders for unpopular causes, and studies of injustice in modern American public life.

Biographical Note

Milton Meltzer was born on May 8, 1915, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Benjamin and Mary (Richter) Meltzer. He attended the public schools in Worcester, but found he learned more from his independent reading at the public library. He attended Columbia University between 1932 and 1936 where he discovered an interest in writing but left without taking a degree. Meltzer worked as a staff writer for the Federal Theatre Project of the Works Progress Administration in 1936-39. He married Hilda Balinsky on June 22, 1941, and served with the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942-46. Meltzer worked in public relations for the pharmaceutical industry with three New York City firms between 1950 and 1968. At age 40, successful at work but desirous to write something more lasting, he wrote A Pictorial History of the Negroes in America (1956) with Langston Hughes. He published thirteen more non-fiction books for adults and children before taking up writing full time in 1968.

Over his forty-five year literary career, Meltzer has written and edited scores of books for children and adults. His works have consisted mainly of histories of traditionally disfranchised groups, biographies of crusaders for unpopular causes, and studies of injustice in modern American public life. He has produced historical studies of women, ethnic minorities, and the working class. For his biographies, Meltzer chose individuals who actively sought to reform their societies in an effort to encourage activism in his young adult readers. Guiding young people to question social injustices and initiate change has been a major aim of his writing. Consequently, Meltzer's works on social problems have addressed issues from war and pacifism to child labor to the realities of American politics. He also wrote a memoir, Starting from Home: A Writer's Beginnings (1988), in which he recounted his childhood influences and experiences in Worcester and explored his elusive East European Jewish immigrant heritage.

Milton Meltzer received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association for his collective body of work in 2001. He lives in New York City.

Sources:
Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults, ed. Laurie Collier and Joyce Nakamura (Detroit: Gale Research, 1993), 4:1665-1669.
Something About the Author Autobiography Series, ed. Adele Sarkissian (Detroit: Gale Research, 1986), 1:203-221.
Starting from Home: A Writer's Beginnings by Milton Meltzer (New York: Viking Penguin, 1988).
Twentieth-Century Young Adult Writers, ed. Laura Standley Berger (Detroit: St. James Press, 1994), 448-451.


Scope and Content Note

The Milton Meltzer Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, page proofs, sketches and proofs of illustrations and cover art, and printed research material created and accumulated by Milton Meltzer between 1985 and 2001. Meltzer's papers were created from his composition of seventeen published books for young adults. The material is organized into three series: books, biographical sketch, and correspondence.

The papers in the books series contain material for seventeen of Meltzer's later works. With the exception of Ain't Gonna Study War No More (1985), all titles date from after 1992. Most are historical biographies, histories of commodities, and studies of modern social issues. Meltzer usually commenced his compositions by writing manuscripts in ink on yellow lined paper. He produced typescripts with a manual typewriter, although some were made with an electric typewriter or computer. Meltzer revised many of his typescripts by stapling retyped portions of text to the original pages. These staples have been left in place to prevent these additions from accidentally coming out of place. Quantities of research and production material vary widely for each book. The papers in the series are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known.

Box 3 contains 3 x 5 cards and slips of paper used to make research notes for Cheap Raw Material (1994). Meltzer organized the cards into four groupings: cards arranged in a rough structure before deciding on the final chapter order; cards for the introduction, chapters 1-13, and conclusion; cards used to prepare the index; and cards for citations of illustrations and the bibliography. Meltzer described the organization of the cards in a May 1994 letter, a copy of which is included in box 3. Cards and slips that originally were clipped together remain joined, although metal paperclips have been replaced with vinyl-coated fasteners. No attempt has been made to alter Meltzer's original arrangement.

Photocopied research articles and pamphlets for Cheap Raw Material (folders 4/2 - 5/14) have been arranged alphabetically by author or creating agency with pieces of uncertain authorship placed at the end. The abbreviations that Meltzer assigned to each source during the research and writing process are given in brackets after the citations in the container listing. The letter in box 3 provides an explanation of his abbreviation scheme.

The first typescripts for Frederick Douglass: In His Own Words (1995) (folders 8/9 & 8/10) are both identical and opposite. Meltzer typed his first typescript on yellow paper and made a photocopy on white paper. For some reason, he interspersed the original and photocopied pages to create two complete typescripts of alternating original and photocopied pages, each a mirror image of the other.

Research material for Witches and Witch-hunts (1999) was found filed with the research material for Weapons & Warfare (1996). It has been removed and filed separately.

An unknown author composed the biographical sketch for a CD-ROM produced by Gale Research in 1997. Finally, the pieces of correspondence with 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 Meltzer's writing habits. They are arranged chronologically.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1985-2000)

Ain't Gonna Study War No More: The Story of America's Peace Seekers (1985)

The Amazing Potato: A Story in Which the Incas . . . (1992)

Andrew Jackson and His America (1993)

Cheap Raw Material: How Our Youngest Workers Are Exploited and Abused (1994)

Food: How We Hunt and Gather It . . . (1998)

Frederick Douglass: In His Own Words (1995)

Gold: The True Story of Why People Search for It . . . (1993)

Hold Your Horses: A Feedbag Full of Fact and Fable (1995)

Lincoln: In His Own Words (1993)

The Many Lives of Andrew Carnegie (1997)

Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of Power (1998)

Theodore Roosevelt and His America (1994)

There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights (2001)

Tom Paine: Voice of Revolution (1996)

Weapons & Warfare: From the Stone Age to the Space Age (1996)

Who Cares? Millions Do . . .: A Book About Altruism (1994)

Witches and Witch-hunts: A History of Persecution (1999)

B. Biographical Sketch (1997)
C. Correspondence (1993-2001)


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), Milton Meltzer 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 Milton Meltzer between 1994 and 2001.

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

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Books

Ain't Gonna Study War No More: The Story of America's Peace Seekers by Milton Meltzer (New York: Harper & Row, 1985)
1/1Typescript, edited: unpublished preface, front matter, chapters 1-10, (107 pp.)
1/2Typescript, edited: chapters 11-17, bibliography, (80 pp.)
The Amazing Potato: A Story in Which the Incas, Conquistadors, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, Wars, Famines, Immigrants, and French Fries All Play a Part by Milton Meltzer (New York: HarperCollins, 1992)
1/3Manuscript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-9, text boxes, bibliography, 2 November-24 December 1990, (51 pp.)
1/4First typescript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-9, text boxes, quotations, foreword, bibliography, note on sources, biographical sketch, (67 pp.)
1/5Photocopy of second typescript, lightly edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 2-9, (52 pp.)
1/6Original pages of second typescript, further edited: introduction (pp. 2-3), chapters 1-2 (pp. 4-13), chapter 3 (pp. 29-31, 36-39), (13 pp.)
1/7Third typescript, composed of original and photocopied pages, edited: introduction, chapters 1-9, text boxes, foreword, quotations, bibliography, note on sources, biographical sketch, (76 pp.)
Andrew Jackson and His America by Milton Meltzer (New York: Franklin Watts, 1993)
1/8Manuscript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-18, note on sources, 17 July-11 November 1991, (135 pp.)
2/1First typescript, edited: chapter outline in manuscript, typescript of front matter, introduction, chapters 1-6, (68 pp.)
2/2First typescript, edited: chapters 7-12, (64 pp.)
2/3First typescript, edited: chapters 13-18, note on sources, (69 pp.)
2/4Photocopy of first typescript: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-6, (65 pp.)
2/5Photocopy of first typescript: chapters 7-12, (64 pp.)
2/6Photocopy of first typescript: chapters 13-18, note on sources, (69 pp.)
2/7Photocopy of second typescript: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-9, (98 pp. )
4/1Photocopy of second typescript: chapters 10-18, note on sources, back matter, (95 pp.)
Cheap Raw Material: How Our Youngest Workers Are Exploited and Abused by Milton Meltzer (New York: Viking, 1994)
3Index cards and slips of paper for research notes, bibliography, and index
4/2Photocopies of pages from Bernard Bailyn, Voyages to the West (1987) [CL BB-VW]
4/3Photocopies of pages from Robert H. Bremner, ed., Children and Youth in America (1970) [CL RB-CYA]
4/4Photocopies of pages from Carl Bridenbaugh and Robert Bridenbaugh, Vexed and Troubled Englishmen, 1590-1642 (1968) [CL CB-VTE]
4/5Pamphlets from Children's Defense Fund [CL Children's Defence FND]
4/6Paul F. Cole, Children at Work: Peril or Promise? (1991) [Children at Work-pamphlet]
4/7Photocopies of pages from Tony Dunbar, Our Land Too (1971) [CL TD-OLT]
4/8Photocopy of Janet Wells Greene, Child Labor in New York State (1991) [CL JG-CLNY]
4/9Photocopies of pages from Robert B. Hill and Regina Nixon, Youth Employment in American Industry (1984) [CL RH-YE]
4/10Photocopies of pages from Brian Inglis, Men of Conscience (1971) [CL BI-MC]
4/11Reports by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (1989-1990) [CL ILG]
4/12Pamphlets from Job Corps (1990)
4/13Gwen Kinkead, "Chinatown-I," New Yorker (1991) [CL In Chinatown-NYKR MAG]
4/14Literature from Lifetime Television, Your Family Matters: Danger, Kids at Work (1991) [CL Danger-Kids at Work]
4/15Photocopies of pages from Jack London, The People of the Abyss (1977) [CL JL-PA]
4/16Photocopies of pages from Marc S. Miller, ed., Working Lives (1980) [CL MM-WL]
4/17Clippings from The Nation, March 1991-November 1992, 7 items [CL Nation Clips]
5/1Literature from the National Safe Workplace Institute (1992) [CL Natl Safe Wkplc Institute]
5/2New York State Assembly, Public Hearing on . . . Apparel Industry Task Force (1992) [AITF-hearing]
5/3Literature from the New York State Department of Labor (1990) [CL NY State]
5/4Clippings from The New York Times, February 1991-December 1993, 80 items [CL NYT clips]
5/5Photocopies of pages from Steven J. Ross, Workers on the Edge (1985) [CL SR-WE]
5/6The UNESCO Courier (October 1991) [UNESCO Courier 10/91]
5/7Reports on United States Congressional bills concerning labor laws (1991-1992) [CL Cong'l Bills]
5/8Photocopy of United States Department of Labor, Child Labor Laws: Historical Development (1968?) [CL DL-CLL]
5/9Photocopies of William G. Whittaker, Child Labor: Issues for the 102d Congress (1992) [CL WW-CL]
5/10Photocopies of The Working Teenager (n.d.) [CL Wkg Teenager]
5/11Photocopies of pages from an unidentified book [CL ST-WL]
5/12Assorted clippings, March 1990-January 1993, 41 items [CL Clips]
5/13Photocopies of pages from encyclopedias [CL Encyc's]
5/14Photocopies of pages from bibliographies [CL Biblio]
5/15Correspondence concerning research, 4 February-2 December 1992, (36 items)
6/1Manuscript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-11, 14, 12, 13, source notes, 23 April-16 July 1992, (79 pp.)
6/2First typescript, edited: introduction, chapters 1-7, (70 pp.)
6/3First typescript, edited: chapters 8-14, additions, bibliography, source notes, (78 pp. )
6/4Photocopy of first typescript: introduction, chapters 1-7, (70 pp.)
6/5Photocopy of first typescript: chapters 8-14, additions, bibliography, source notes, (78 pp.)
6/6Second typescript, edited and marked for publication: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-6, (80 pp.)
7/1Second typescript, edited and marked for publication: chapters 7-14, bibliography, source notes, (81 pp.)
7/2Pages removed from second typescript, ( 3 pp.)
7/3Correspondence concerning editing of second typescript, 18 May 1993, (2 items)
7/4Blue and yellow flags removed from second typescript, 3 envelopes; memorandum concerning flags, 18 May [1993]
7/5Dust jacket text, 25 May 1993, (1 p. )
7/6Correspondence and clippings concerning public relations and marketing, with photocopy of inside of original file folder, January 1991-January 1994, (9 items)
7/7Correspondence concerning illustrations, April 1993-August 1994, (20 items)
7/8Page proofs of illustrations for pp. 6, 16, 19, 27, 32, 41, 51, 58, 67, 73, 81, 86, 92, 99, 105, 117, 121, 128, 133, 135, 144, (21 items)
7/9Manuscript of captions, 20 September 1993, 2 pp.; typescript of captions, 2 pp.; proofs of captions, 13 January 1994, 2 pp.
7/10Advance reading copy without index, April 1994
7/11Typescript of index, edited and marked for publication, (6 pp.)
7/12Reviews, February-November 1994, (5 items)
Food: How We Hunt and Gather It, How We Grow and Eat It, How We Buy and Sell It, How We Preserve and Waste It and How Some Have Too Much and Others Have Too Little of It by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Sharon Lane Holm (Brookfield, Conn.: Millbrook Press, 1998)
7/13First typescript, edited: foreword, chapters 1-26, (69 pp.)
7/14First typescript, edited: chapters 27-50, afterword, bibliography, biographical sketch, (74 pp.)
7/15Photocopy of second typescript: foreword, chapters 1-24, 71 pp.; photocopy of cover letter, 3 October 1997
8/1Photocopy of second typescript: chapters 25-50, afterword, bibliography, (74 pp.)
8/2Correspondence with publisher, 4 November 1997-15 October 1998, ( 6 items )
8/3Bibliography page; copy editing style sheet, 21 November [1997?]
8/4Typescript of front matter, 6 pp.; proof of front matter, 15 January 1998, (7 pp. )
8/5Letter received from publisher with dust jacket text, proofs of chapter illustrations, chapter layouts, 21 January 1998, 11 pp.; color proofs of original dust jacket art, [ca. 21 January 1998], 2 copies; letter received from publisher with sketch of revised dust jacket art, 26 January 1998, 2 pp.
8/6Typescript of index, 11 pp., with photocopy of cover letter, 23 February 1998
Frederick Douglass: In His Own Words edited by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn (San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 1995)
8/7Correspondence with publisher and illustrator, October 1992-Februrary 1995, (44 items)
8/8Manuscript, edited: notes on illustrator's work, author's note, opening passages for published and unpublished readings, note on sources, biographical profiles, 24 May-24 June 1993, (47 pp.)
8/9First typescript, edited, composed of alternating typescript and photocopied pages: author's note, opening passages for parts 1-3 and readings 1-24, 26-43, 45-66 and unpublished, afterword, note on sources, (107 pp.)
8/10First typescript, edited, composed of alternating typescript and photocopied pages: author's note, opening passages for parts 1-3 and readings 1-24, 26-43, 45-66 and unpublished, afterword, note on sources, (105 pp.)
9/1Second typescript, edited: author's note, opening passages and excerpts for part 1 and readings 1-15 and unpublished, ( 99 pp.)
9/2Second typescript, edited: opening passages and excerpts for readings 16-24, 26-44 and unpublished, (120 pp.)
9/3Second typescript, edited: opening passages and excerpts for part 3 and readings 45-66 and unpublished, note on sources, (92 pp.)
9/4Manuscript of word counts for readings, 4 pp., with two photocopies of same
9/5Letter sent to Stephen Alcorn with biographical sketches, 23 February 1994, (16 pp.)
9/6Dust jacket text and illustrations, April-May 1994, (4 pp.)
9/7Typescript of index, (16 pp.)
9/8Correspondence, clippings, and paraphernalia concerning an exhibition at Gallery 1199 in New York City for the centennial of Frederick Douglass' death, 1993-1995, (51 items)
Gold: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It by Milton Meltzer (New York: HarperCollins, 1993)
9/9First typescript, edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-12, bibliography and source notes, biographical sketch, (103 pp.)
10/1Photocopy of first typescript: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-12, bibliography and source notes, biographical sketch, (103 pp.)
10/2Photocopy of second typescript: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-12, bibliography and source notes, biographical sketch, (96 pp.)
10/3Photocopy of typescript of index, (11 pp.)
Hold Your Horses: A Feedbag Full of Fact and Fable by Milton Meltzer (New York: HarperCollins, 1995)
10/4Correspondence with publishers, 1978-1995, (33 items)
10/5Photocopy of first typescript: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-9, bibliography and source notes, biographical sketch, (83 pp.)
10/6Second typescript, lightly edited: front matter, introduction, chapters 1-10, bibliography and source notes, biographical sketch, (93 pp.)
Lincoln: In His Own Words edited by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Stephen Alcorn (San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 1993)
10/7Manuscript, edited: chapter outlines, author's note, chapters 1-14, biographical sketches, 18 February-3 April 1991, (69 pp.)
11/1First typescript, edited: author's note, chapters 1-6 (pp. xi-62), (41 pp.)
11/2First typescript, edited: chapters 6-10 (pp. 62-130), (37 pp.)
11/3First typescript, edited: chapters 11-14, biographical sketches (pp. 133-205), (47 pp.)
11/4Photocopy of first typescript: author's note, chapters 1-7, (59 pp.)
11/5Photocopy of first typescript: chapters 8-14, note on sources, (54 pp.)
11/6Second typescript, edited: front matter, author's note, chapters 1-7, (80 pp.)
11/7Second typescript, edited: chapters 8-14, note on sources, chronology, (85 pp.)
12/1Typescript pages removed when revising second typescript, (27 pp. )
12/2Typescript of index entries for Abraham Lincoln (pp. 224-225), (2 pp.)
The Many Lives of Andrew Carnegie by Milton Meltzer (New York: Franklin Watts, 1997)
12/3Correspondence with publisher, May 1996-March 1997, (11 items)
12/4Manuscript of structure of book, 14 July 1996, (2 pp.)
12/5Manuscript, edited: foreword, chapters 1-7, 15 July-21 August 1996, (50 pp.)
12/6Manuscript, edited: chapters 8-15, note on sources, 21 August-10 September 1996, (44 pp.)
12/7First typescript, edited: chapter contents in manuscript, 3 pp.; foreword, chapters 1-7 in typescript, (74 pp.)
12/8First typescript, edited: chapters 8-15, note on sources in typescript (missing typescript page 75), (75 pp.)
12/9Second typescript, lightly edited: chapter headings in manuscript; foreword, chapters 1-7 in typescript, (69 pp.)
12/10Second typescript, lightly edited: chapters 8-15, note on sources in typescript, (71 pp.)
12/11Manuscript list of illustrations, 8 November 1996, 3 pp.; memorandum on research for pictures, 10 November 1996, 3 pp.; typescript list of illustrations, 2 pp.; carbon copy of typescript of captions, 5 pp.
12/12Carbon copy of typescript of index, (12 pp.)
12/13Letters received with sketches of cover art, January-February 1997, (3 items)
12/14Typescript pages of dust jacket text, (4 pp.)
Ten Queens: Portraits of Women of Power by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen (New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1998)
13/1Preliminary lists of subjects, (7 pp.)
13/2Correspondence with editor, May 1995-June 1997, (24 items)
13/3Manuscript of "Esther," edited, August 1995, (5 pp.)
13/4Correspondence with illustrator, September 1995-July 1997, (16 items)
13/5Manuscript of "Isabel of Spain," edited, December 1995, (8 pp.)
13/6Photocopies of early sketches for portraits, [ca. October 1996], (10 pp.)
13/7Color proofs of early versions of portraits on pp. 10, 24, 72, 96, (4 items)
13/8Early typescript of "Esther," edited, ( 8 pp.)
13/9Early typescript of "Isabel of Spain," edited, (21 pp.)
13/10Final typescript, lightly edited: preface, queens 1-5, (64 pp.)
13/11Final typescript, lightly edited: queens 6-10, note on sources, bibliography, (82 pp.)
13/12Memorandum received concerning index, 11 August 1997, 2 pp.; typescript of index, edited, 17 pp.
Theodore Roosevelt and His America by Milton Meltzer (New York: Franklin Watts, 1994)
13/13Research clippings with photocopy of inside of original file folder, December 1991-March 1993, (30 items)
13/14Manuscript, edited: foreword, chapters 1-20, note on sources, 9 December 1992-1 April 1993, (119 pp.)
14/1Typescript, edited: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-6, (56 pp.)
14/2Typescript, edited: chapters 7-14, (65 pp.)
14/3Typescript, edited: chapters 15-20, note on sources, back matter, (55 pp.)
14/4Photocopy of typescript: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-10, (88 pp.)
14/5Photocopy of typescript: chapters 11-20, note on sources, back matter, (88 pp.)
14/6Correspondence concerning review of later typescript, June 1993, (2 items)
There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights by Milton Meltzer (New York: Random House, Landmark Books, 2001)
14/7Manuscript of outline of research notes, (1 p.)
14/8First typescript, edited: chapter contents in manuscript, 2 pp.; front matter, chapters 1-8 in typescript, 52 pp.
14/9First typescript, edited: chapters 9-14, bibliography in typescript, (52 pp.)
15/1Photocopy of first typescript: front matter, chapters 1-8, (51 pp.)
15/2Photocopy of first typescript: chapters 9-14, bibliography, back matter, (53 pp.)
15/3Second typescript, edited: typescript of front matter, foreword, chapters 1-11, (78 pp.)
15/4Second typescript, edited: typescript of chapters 12-14, bibliography, back matter, 33 pp.; typescript and photocopied pages of text to insert, 30 pp.; edited photocopy of calendar, 5 pp.; typescript of calendar, 9 pp.
15/5Typescript of suggestions for illustrations, 2 pp.; photocopy of first typescript of captions, edited, 10 pp. (2 copies); second typescript of captions, edited, 9 pp.
15/6Correspondence with editor (includes later production material), February 1999-[ca. December 2000], (22 items)
Tom Paine: Voice of Revolution by Milton Meltzer (New York: Franklin Watts, 1996)
15/7Manuscript, edited: chapter outline, foreword, chapters 1-11, 14 April-22 May 1995, (61 pp.)
15/8Manuscript, edited: chapters 12-21, note on sources, afterword, 22 May-30 June 1995, (63 pp.)
16/1Photocopy of typescript: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-11, (83 pp.)
16/2Photocopy of typescript: chapters 12-21, afterword, note on sources, back matter, (96 pp.)
Weapons & Warfare: From the Stone Age to the Space Age by Milton Meltzer, illustrated by Sergio Martinez (New York: HarperCollins, 1996)
16/3Clippings for research, 1991-1995, (73 items)
16/4Clippings for research, 1993-1995, (52 items)
16/5Letters sent to Robert Warren, editor at HarperCollins, June-October 1994, (4 items)
17/1Manuscript, edited: content of chapters, 28 October-2 December 1994, 44 pp.; foreword, outline, chapters 57-58, January-October 1995, 11 pp.
17/2Typescript, edited: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-2, 4-12, 14-38, 41, 43-57, 59, bibliography, 81 pp.; letter sent to typist, 18 January 1994 [1995?]
17/3Correspondence with Robert Warren, 2-20 October 1995, 2 items; manuscript pages of revisions to outline and chapters 3, 13, 14, 36, 16, 51, 17, 39, 40, 36, 21, 12-20 October 1995, 12 pp.; typescript pages of revisions to outline and chapters 3, 5-7, 9, 13-17, 21, 36, 39-40, 42, 51, 58, 34 pp.; unidentified typescript page on Spartacus
Who Cares? Millions Do . . .: A Book About Altruism by Milton Meltzer (New York: Walker, 1994)
17/4Clippings for research, 1992-1994, (11 items)
17/5Manuscript pages of early chapter contents, ( 2 pp.)
17/6First typescript, edited twice: front matter, epigraph, foreword, chapters 1-8, (75 pp.)
17/7First typescript, edited twice: chapters 9-13, afterword, note on sources, text boxes, (77 pp.)
17/8Photocopy of note on sources and text boxes from first typescript, (13 pp.)
17/9Manuscript pages of chapter outline for first typescript, 2 pp.; manuscript pages of text to insert into first typescript, 8 pp.
17/10Photocopy of first typescript made between its two editings: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-2, 4-13, note on sources, (123 pp.)
18/1Second typescript, lightly edited: front matter, foreword, chapters 1-13, afterword, note on sources, text boxes, (134 pp.)
18/2Manuscript pages of composition notes for second typescript, (3 pp.)
18/3Typescript of note on sources from second typescript, edited, 5 pp.; photocopy of same with text box for chapter 5 and other notes, 7 pp.
18/4Manuscript and typescript pages of chapter contents to unknown drafts, (2 pp.)
18/5Material for finding and purchasing photographs, August-December 1993
18/6Material for finding and purchasing photographs, January-March 1994
18/7Photocopy of typescript of edited index, 18 pp., with cover letter, 20 July 1994
Witches and Witch-hunts: A History of Persecution by Milton Meltzer (New York: Scholastic, Blue Sky Press, 1999)
18/8Research material: clippings, catalogs, and photocopied portions of books, 1991-1995, (22 items )



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Biographical Sketch

18/9Typescript of a biographical sketch for a CD-ROM produced by Gale Research, 1997, (14 pp.)



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Correspondence

18/10Selected correspondence with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, 1993-2001, (11 items)

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