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ESTHER HAUTZIG PAPERS

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


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Creator: Esther Rudomin Hautzig
Title: Esther Hautzig Papers
Dates: 1987-2000
Dates: [bulk 1989-2000]
Quantity: 8.75 cubic feet (33 boxes)
Identification: DG1165

Abstract: The Esther Hautzig Papers contain production materials related to a book about television news and twenty-three boxes of fan mail from school children around the world. Most of the fan mail contains letters sent to the author in response to her noted autobiography, The Endless Steppe, although several letters pertain to other titles or school visits by the author. The Esther Hautzig Papers also include conference materials and letters sent to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.

Biographical Note

Born on October 18, 1930, in Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania), Esther Rudomin Hautzig came to the United States in 1947. With her came memories of two divergent childhoods, one of a "lovely world" in Poland, the other of cold and deprivation in the Siberian steppes.

At the outbreak of World War II, Esther Rudomin's prosperous Jewish family owned a jewelry store in the town of Vilna, which was then located in eastern Poland. In 1941 the Soviet Union occupied that portion of Poland and arrested Esther's family for being capitalists, or "enemies of the state." Forced from their home and friends, Esther and her family rode in crowded cattle cars to the steppes of Siberia, living there in exile for five years.

Following World War II, Esther Rudomin and her family returned to Poland and later obtained entry visas to the United States. In 1947, she sailed to America and while on board met concert pianist Walter Hautzig, whom she married three years later. Hautzig took classes at Hunter College (now Hunter College of the City University of New York), but she always knew she wanted to write. In order to be around books and people who wrote them, she took a job as secretary in a publishing house, eventually becoming publicity assistant for the Children's Book Council and later director of children's book promotion for Thomas Y. Crowell Company.

Under her maiden and married names, Esther Rudomin Hautzig has written a variety of books, many related directly or indirectly to her childhood experiences or influences. Many of her early books are craft books for children, giving detailed instructions on making crafts and food with little money or experience. She actively promotes her Jewish heritage in Remember Who You Are: Stories About Being Jewish (1990), Riches (1992), and in several stories she has translated from Yiddish. Her concern that children be exposed to other languages has resulted in a "Four Languages" series, books all containing text in English, Spanish, French, and Russian.

But her childhood experiences are best remembered in Hautzig's most celebrated book, The Endless Steppe. An autobiographical account, the book retells her life from ages ten to fifteen. The Endless Steppe was a National Book Award finalist and American Library Association Notable Book in 1969. It won the Jane Addams Book Award in 1970 and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1971. It has been continually in print since 1968 and continues to be read in classrooms as an example of courage and strength in the face of difficulty and prejudice.

In her many appearances in conferences and classrooms, Esther Hautzig encourages people of all ages, but especially young people, to keep a journal and record their stories. She believes that all stories are unique to the individuals writing them and each life story is important in its own way. Through her influence, her own two children, David and Deborah, are also both children's authors.

Sources:
Major Authors and Illustrators, pp.1072 - 5
Third Book of Junior Authors, pp. 121 - 2
Young Adult Writers, pp. 274 - 5
Compiled from sources within the Esther Hautzig Papers


Scope and Content Note

The Esther Hautzig Papers contain research notes, typescripts, dummies, galleys, page proofs, blues, and correspondence related to On the Air: Behind the Scenes at a TV Newscast, published in 1991. The papers also include twenty-three boxes of fan mail received from children around the world, mostly related to her autobiography, The Endless Steppe. The Esther Hautzig Papers are organized into four series: book, fan mail, conference materials, and letters sent.

The material in the book series is arranged chronologically by order of creation when known. It includes research notes and clippings, books and taped interviews used for research, teleprompter scripts, weather maps, typescripts, galleys, page proofs, and blues. Among the typescripts is an alternate version of the book written by photographer and son, David Hautzig.

The fan mail series includes letters and artwork received from children and some adults from the United States, Territories, and other countries around the world. The letters usually were written to praise The Endless Steppe, but some refer to Riches and Remember Who You Are. Much of the fan mail was sent from entire classes, usually Reading or English classes in middle or junior high school. The fan mail is organized by region: U.S. States, U.S. Territories, and International. Within each region, the mail is arranged alphabetically by state, territory, or nation. Letters received from classes are arranged chronologically within each of the entities, followed by all letters received from individuals. Unidentified fan mail concludes the series.

Items in the conference materials series were gathered for Esther Hautzig's presentation at the Children's Literacy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in June 1994. The items include correspondence with conference organizers and printed material that the author collected at the conference. The letters sent series includes a letter sent by the author to an unidentified teacher and letters sent to the de Grummond Collection.


Series and Subseries

A. Book (1989 - 1991)

On the Air: Behind the Scenes at a TV Newscast (1991)

B. Fan Mail (1987 - 2000)

1. U.S. States

2. U.S. Territories

3. International

4. Unidentified

C. Conference Materials (1994)
D. Letters Sent (1995 - 1997)


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), Esther Hautzig 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 Esther Hautzig between 1997 and 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by C. Alder, December 2001. 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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Book

On the Air: Behind the Scenes at a TV Newscast by Esther Hautzig, photographs by David Hautzig (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1991)
1/1Research correspondence, May 1989 - February 1990, (44 items )
1/2Handwritten composition notes, (109 items)
1/3Handwritten composition notes, (57 items )
1/4Research clippings, photocopies, and brochures, (25 items)
1/5Photocopied pages of unidentified book with highlighted text and notes, used for research, (42 pp.)
1/6Photocopied pages of unidentified book with highlighted text and notes, used for research, (55 pp.)
2Published books used in research: Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News by Gwenda Blair (New York: Avon Books, 1989)
Broadcast Management: Radio Television by Ward L. Quaal and James A. Brown, 2nd edition (New York: Hastings House, 1983)
The Hospital Book by James Howe, photographs by Mal Warshaw (New York: Crown Publishers, 1981)
Hot Off the Press! A Day at the Daily News by Margaret Miller (New York: Crown Publishers, 1985)
3Mass Media IV: An Introduction to Modern Communication by Ray Eldon Hiebert, et al. (New York: Longman, 1985)
News From Nowhere: Television and the News by Edward Jay Epstein (New York: Vintage Books, 1974)
Television Production Handbook by Herbert Zettl, 4th edition (Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing, 1984)
TV News Off-Camera: An Insider's Guide to Newswriting and Newspeople by Steven Zousmer (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990)
4/1First outline, (3 pp.)
4/2Second outline, 6 pp.; 2 photocopies of same
4/3First book proposal, (2 pp.)
4/4Second book proposal, 2 pp., with letter sent to WRGB-TV, 12 July 1989
4/5Weather forecast and maps, teleprompter printout, AP wire printout of Oscar nominations, all from WRGB-TV, February 1990, (5 items)
4/6Teleprompter script, 12 February 1990
4Interviews with WRGB-TV newsroom employees, Spring/Fall 1990, (6 cassette tapes)
4/7Manuscript, ( 7 pp.)
4/8First typescript, ( pp. 1 - 27)
4/9First typescript, (pp. 28 - 58 )
5/1Photocopy of first typescript, marked 'early ms'
5/2Alternate first typescript, by David Hautzig, with small photographs
5/3Second typescript, marked 'second version of ms.'
5/4Photocopy of second typescript, edited by Esther Hautzig
5/5Photocopy of second typescript, edited by David Hautzig
5/6Photocopy of third typescript, marked 'very early version, 1989 ms.'
5/7Photocopy of third typescript
5/8Third typescript, edited, paginated, with letter received from editor, 18 January 1991
6/1Photocopy of fourth typescript, pp. 5 - 7, 27, 30, 39, 46, and 48, with letter sent to editor, 1 October 1990
6/2Photocopy of fourth typescript, with letter received from editor, 5 February 1991
6/3Fourth typescript, edited, with front matter, marked for publication
6/4Assorted typescript pages, edited, 88 pp., with letter sent to editor, 15 April 1990
6/5First dummy, handwritten
6/6Second dummy, marked 'early dummy'
6/7Third dummy, marked 'author's early dummy (paste-up) of text and photos'
6/8Fifth dummy, marked 'latest dummy with photos'
6/9Photocopied fourth dummy, marked 'unrevised'
7/1Photocopy of fifth dummy, edited
7/2Galley, edited, March 1991
7/3Photocopy of galley, edited by author, with letter received from editor, March 1991
7/4Photocopy of galley, edited by author
7/5Photocopied page proofs of publisher promotional pieces, (4 pp.)
7/6Typescript and photocopied typescript of front and back matter, 19 pp., with correspondence, April - May 1991, (10 items)
7/7Photocopy of page proofs, edited
7/8Photocopy of page proofs, edited
7/9Photocopy of blues, sent from publisher to author, 15 July 1991
7/10Photocopy of blues, edited, returned from author to publisher, 16 July 1991
7/11Folded and gathered sheets
7/12Dust jacket, (2 items)



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Fan Mail

U.S. States
Alaska
8/1Letters and information received from a 7th grade class at Galena City School in Galena, Alaska, April - May 1991, 8 items and 2 photographs; photocopy of envelope
Arizona
8/2Letters received from a 7th grade Language Arts class at Madison Meadows Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona, April - July 1998, (52 items)
8/3Individual letter received from Arizona, 1991, (1 item)
California
8/4Letters received from a 6th grade class at Vieja Valley Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, May - December 1991, 35 items; photocopy of envelope
8/5Letters received from a 7th grade Language Arts class at Rolling Hills Middle School in Watsonville, California, April - May 1992, (39 items)
8/6Letters received from a 7th grade Literature class at Chapparal Middle School in Moorpark, California, June - September 1992, (98 items)
8/7Letters received from a 7th grade class at Chaparral Middle School in Moorpark, California, October 1992, 29 items; photocopy of envelope
8/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at Vieja Valley Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, March 1993, 45 items; photocopy of envelope
8/9Letters received from Temple Isaiah Day School in Los Angeles, California, regarding a recent visit, February 1994, 16 items; photocopy of envelope
9/1Letters received from a 6th grade class at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, regarding a recent visit, February - March 1994, 49 items; photocopy of envelope
9/2Letters received from two 4th grade classes at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, regarding a recent visit, March 1994, 39 items; photocopy of envelope
9/3Letters received from a 6th grade class at Vieja Valley Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, March 1994, 59 items; photocopy of envelope
9/4Letters received from a 5th grade class at Roeding Elementary School in Fresno, California, June 1995, 29 items; photocopy of envelope
9/5Letters received from a 5th/6th grade class at Vieja Valley Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, February - March 1996, 21 items; photocopy of envelope
9/6Letters received from a 7th grade class at Brook Haven School in Sebastopol, California, May 1997, 6 items; photocopy of envelope
9/7Letters received from a 6th grade class at Vieja Valley Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, February 1998, (28 items)
9/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at Vieja Valley in Santa Barbara, California, April - May 1999, 23 items; photocopy of envelope
9/9Letters received from a 6th grade class at Vieja Valley Elementary School in Santa Barbara, California, May 2000, 26 items; photocopy of envelope
10/1Individual letters received from California, 1990 - 1999, (22 items)
Connecticut
10/2Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan, Connecticut, February - March 1991, 14 items; photocopy of envelope
10/3Letters received from a 6th grade class at Lake Garda School in Burlington, Connecticut, March 1991, 9 items; photocopy of envelope
10/4Letters received from a 6th grade class at Saxe Middle School in New Caanan, Connecticut, regarding a recent conference call, January - February 1992, 12 items; photocopy of envelope
10/5Letters received from a 6th grade English class at Greens Farms Academy in Greens Farms, Connecticut, April 1992, 44 items; photocopy of envelope
10/6Letters received from Bedford Middle School in Westport, Connecticut, regarding a recent conference call, February 1993, 23 items; photocopy of envelope; #10 envelope containing index cards from children, (25 items)
10/7Letters received from a 6th grade Language Arts class at Robert H. Brown Middle School in Madison, Connecticut, February 1999, (14 items)
10/8Individual letters received from Connecticut, 1992 - 2000, (20 items)
Florida
10/9Individual letters received from Florida, 1999, (8 items )
Georgia
10/10Individual letters received from Georgia, 1992 - 1996, (2 items)
Idaho
11/1Letters received from a 7th grade class at Lowell Scott Middle School in Meridian, Idaho, October 1993, 27 items; photocopy of envelope
11/2Individual letters received from Idaho, 1991 - 1995, (3 items)
Illinois
11/3Letters received from a 7th grade class at Twin Groves Junior High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, March 1990, 27 items; photocopy of envelope
11/4Individual letters received from Illinois, 1993 - 1999, (13 items)
Indiana
11/5Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 1991, (6 items)
11/6Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana, March - April 1992, (11 items)
11/7Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1993, 25 items; photocopy of envelope
11/8Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana, January - February 1994, 29 items; photocopy of envelope
11/9Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Avon, Indiana, February - April 1995, 18 items; photocopy of envelope
11/10Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Avon, Indiana, February 1996, 17 items; photocopy of envelope
11/11Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Avon, Indiana, April 1997, 15 items; photocopy of envelope
12/1Letters received from a 5th grade class at Maple Elementary School in Avon, Indiana, April 1998, 22 items; photocopy of envelope
12/2Letters received from a 5th grade class at Avon Intermediate School in Avon, Indiana, December 1999 - April 2000, 25 items; photocopy of envelope
12/3Individual letters received from Indiana, 1991 - 1999, (9 items)
Iowa
12/4Individual letter received from Iowa, 1991, (1 item)
Kansas
12/5Letters received from a 5th grade class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kansas, February - March 1990, 19 items; photocopy of envelope
12/6Letters received from a 5th grade class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kansas, March - April 1991, 21 items; photocopy of envelope
12/7Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Havencroft Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas, December 1991, 20 items; photocopy of envelope
12/8Letters received from a 5th grade class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kansas, March 1992, (20 items)
12/9Letters received from a 6th grade class at Westview Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas, March 1992, 10 items; photocopy of envelope
12/10Letters received from the Olathe, Kansas Police Department's D.A.R.E. program, May 1992, (3 items )
12/11Letters received from a 5th grade class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kansas, October 1992, (17 items)
13/1Letter received from Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kansas, with photocopies of letters sent to Buhler Grade School from students in Rubtsovsk, Russia, May 1992 - January 1993, 19 items; photocopies of same; photocopy of envelope
13/2Correspondence regarding Russian - American letters (see folder 13/1), September 1992 - November 1992, 12 items and 1 photograph; 2 photocopies of letters sent from Russian students, (14 items each)
13/3Correspondence and information regarding correspondence between Russian students (Rubstsvosk, Russia) and American students (Buhler, Kansas), May 1993 - October 1993, 5 items and 3 photographs; photocopies of same; photocopies of letters sent from Russian students, (14 items)
13/4Correspondence regarding Russian - American letters (see folder 13/1), January - February 1996, ( 7 items)
13/5Letters received from Havencroft Elementary School in Olathe, Kansas, February 1993, (8 items)
13/6Letters received from four classes at Lewis Magnet School in Wichita, Kansas, regarding recent conference call, April 1993, 63 items; photocopy of envelope
13/7Individual letters received from Kansas regarding Riches, 1994 - 1995, (10 items)
Kentucky
13/8Individual letters received from Kentucky, ca. 1996, (2 items)
Louisiana
13/9Individual letters received from Louisiana, 1994, (2 items)
Maine
13/10Letters received from a 6th grade class at Manchester School in Windham, Maine, April 1990, ( 8 items)
13/11Individual letter received from Maine, 1995, (1 item )
Maryland
14/1Letters received from a 7th grade class at Farquhar Middle School in Olney, Maryland, November 1993, 12 items; photocopy of envelope
14/2Letters received from a 7th grade class at Gaithersburg Middle School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, February 1997, 13 items; photocopy of envelope
14/3Correspondence with Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland, regarding a recent visit, May 1995, 28 items; photocopy of envelope
14/4Letters received from a 7th grade class at John Poole Middle School in Poolesville, Maryland, February - April 2000, 20 items; photocopy of envelope
14/5Individual letters received from Maryland, 1991 - 1998, (11 items)
Massachusetts
14/6Letters received regarding a proposed visit to Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, September 1988 - February 1989, (4 items and 2 photographs)
14/7Valentine's Day cards and letters received from Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, February 1989, (26 items)
14/8Letters received from Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, regarding a recent visit, February 1989, (12 items)
14/9Letters received from Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, ca. February - March 1989, (31 items)
14/10Letters and information received from Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, March - May 1989, (12 items and 10 photographs)
14/11Birthday cards received from Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, ca. October 1989, (18 items)
14/12Letters received from a 6th grade class at Joseph A. Campbell School in Dracut, Massachusetts, March 1991, 32 items; photocopy of envelope
15/1Letters and information received from Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, May - July 1991, 26 items and 3 photographs; photocopy of envelope
15/2Letters received from a 5th grade Reading class at Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts, December 1992, (26 items)
15/3Letters received from Thatcher Middle School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, May 1993, (28 items)
15/4Letters received from Wilmington, Massachusetts, June 1993, 26 items; photocopy of envelope
15/5Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Norwood Junior High School in Norwood, Massachusetts, December 1993, 28 items; photocopy of envelope
15/6Letters received from a 6th grade class at North Attleboro Junior High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, June 1994, (8 items and 7 photographs)
15/7Letters received from a 6th grade class at South Intermediate School in Weymouth, Massachusetts, January - February 1995, (22 items)
15/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at Thacher Middle School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, March 1995, ( 26 items )
15/9Letters received from a 6th grade class at South Intermediate School in Weymouth, Massachusetts, December 1995, 19 items; photocopy of envelope
15/10Letters received from a 6th grade class in Wilmington, Massachusetts, December 1997, 18 items; photocopy of envelope
15/11Letters received from a 6th grade class at South Intermediate School in Weymouth, Massachusetts, May 1998, (21 items)
15/12Letters received from a 6th grade class at Wamsutta Middle School in Attleboro, Massachusetts, December 1998, (6 items)
15/13Letters received from a 6th grade class at South Intermediate School in Weymouth, Massachusetts, March 2000, 20 items; photocopy of envelope
15/14Individual letters received from Massachusetts, 1990 - 1998, (25 items )
Michigan
16/1Individual letters received from Michigan, 1992 - 2000, ( 8 items)
Minnesota
16/2Individual letters received from Minnesota, 1992 - 1998, (3 items)
Missouri
16/3Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Mary Institute in St. Louis, Missouri, October 1991, (32 items)
16/4Individual letters received from Missouri, 1991 - 1994, (2 items)
Montana
16/5Letters received from a 6th grade class at Sun River Middle School in Sun River, Montana, May 1991, (18 items)
16/6Letters received from a 6th grade class Reading class in Plains, Montana, January 1995, 39 items; photocopy of envelope
16/7Individual letters received from Montana, 1995 - 1999, (2 items)
Nebraska
16/8Individual letters received from Nebraska, 1998, (1 item)
New Hampshire
16/9Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown, New Hampshire, June 1991, (25 items )
16/10Letters and artwork received from a 6th grade class at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown, New Hampshire, April 1993, 54 items; photocopy of envelope
16/11Individual letters received from New Hampshire, 1995 - 1999, (5 items)
New Jersey
16/12Spiraled booklet, "Thoughts from the Third Grade," received from Kellman Academy in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1991, (27 pp.)
16/13Letters received from two 4th grade classes at Kellman Academy in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, regarding a recent visit, November 1991 - January 1992, (25 items)
17/1Spiraled booklet, "Scenes from The Endless Steppe," received from a 4th grade class (same class as folder 16/13) at Kellman Academy in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 1991
17/2Letters received from a 3rd grade class at Estell Manor School in Estell Manor, New Jersey, December 1993, 11 items; photocopy of envelope
17/3Letters received from a 7th grade class at B'nai Tikvah in North Brunswick, New Jersey, regarding a recent visit, October 1994, (11 items)
17/4Letters received from 1st grade, 2nd grade, 4th grade, and 7th grade classes at Har Sinai Temple in Trenton, New Jersey, regarding a recent visit, October 1994, (31 items )
17/5Letters received from an 8th grade English class at John Adams Middle School in Edison, New Jersey, October - December 1995, (19 items)
17/6Letters received from an 8th grade English class (the same class as folder 17/5) at John Adams Middle School in Edison, New Jersey, regarding author correspondence, February 1996, (17 items)
17/7Letters received from a 7th grade class at Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, New Jersey, regarding a recent visit, January 2000, 42 items; photocopy of envelope
17/8Letters and newsletter articles received from Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston, New Jersey, January - February 2000, 14 items; photocopy of envelope
17/9Individual letters received from New Jersey, 1993 - 2000, ( 4 items )
New York
17/10Letters received from a 6th grade class at St. Joseph's School in Batavia, New York, February 1991, 23 items; photocopy of envelope
17/11Letters received from an 8th grade English class at Oldfield Middle School in Greenlawn, New York, regarding a recent visit, March 1991, 24 items; photocopy of envelope
17/12Letters received from a 6th grade class at Booth Elementary School in Elmira, New York, February - March 1991, 19 items; photocopy of envelope
18/1Letters received from a 6th grade class at The Chapin School in New York City, regarding a recent visit, April 1991, 36 items; photocopy of envelope
18/2Letters received from a 6th grade class at The Chapin School in New York City, regarding a recent visit, April 1992, 30 items; photocopy of envelope
18/3Letters received from P.S. 167 in Brooklyn, New York, regarding a recent visit, November - December 1992, 69 items; photocopy of envelope
18/4Letters received from a Global Studies class at Hinsdale Central School in Hinsdale, New York, February 1993, 13 items; photocopy of envelope
18/5Letters and artwork received from a 6th grade class at The Chapin School in New York City, regarding a recent visit, April 1993, 38 items; photocopy of envelope
18/6Letters received from a 6th grade class at P.S. 55 in Richmond Hill, New York, May 1993, (35 items)
18/7Letters received from a Global Studies class at Hinsdale Central School in Hinsdale, New York, November - December 1993, 18 items; photocopy of envelope
18/8Individual letters received from a class at Prep for Prep in New York City, December 1993, (26 items)
18/9Letters and cards received from a Reading class at Lakeville School in Great Neck, New York, regarding a recent visit, February 1994, (17 items)
19/1Letters and homemade cards received from P.S. 59 in Bronx, New York, regarding a recent visit, March - May 1994, (22 items)
19/2Letters received from a class at Prep for Prep in New York City, April 1994, 23 items; photocopy of envelope
19/3Letters received from two classes at P.S. 84 in Brooklyn, New York, April 1994, 41 items; photocopy of envelope
19/4Letters and artwork received from a 5th grade class at P.S. 59 in Brooklyn, New York, regarding a recent visit, May 1994, (39 items)
19/5Letters received from P.S. 55 in Richmond Hill, New York, May 1994, 32 items; photocopy of envelope
19/6Letters received from a 7th grade class at St. John the Evangelist School in Spencerport, New York, June 1994, 29 items; photocopy of envelope
19/7Letters received from a Global Studies class at Hinsdale Central School in Hinsdale, New York, November 1994, 18 items; photocopy of envelope
19/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, regarding a recent visit, January 1995, ( 20 items)
19/9Spiraled booklet "The Book Club Biographies" received from P.S. 59 in Brooklyn, New York, January 1995, ( 8 pp.)
19/10Artwork received from The Chapin School in New York City, March 1995, 1 item; photocopy of envelope
19/11Letters received from class 6-A at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, March 1995, (31 items)
19/12Letters received from class 6-C at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, March 1995, (27 items)
19/13New York, April 1995, 17 items; Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Rye Neck Middle School in Mamaroneck, photocopy of envelope
20/1Letters received from class 6-C415 at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, May 1995, (15 items)
20/2Letters received from the Math/Science Institute at Steyvesant High School in New York City, regarding a recent visit, November - December 1995, 49 items; photocopy of envelope
20/3Letters received from a 6th grade class at Rye Neck Middle School in Mamaroneck, New York, January 1996, (22 items )
20/4Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, January 1996, (34 items)
20/5Correspondence with 4th grade classes at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, regarding a recent visit, April 1996, (35 items)
20/6Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, April - July 1996, (39 items)
20/7Felt pouch containing notes from C.S. 102 (same class as folder 20/6), April - June 1996, (34 items)
20/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at Booth Elementary School in Elmira, New York, April 1996, (14 items)
20/9Letters received from class 4-204 at P.S. 30 in Bronx, New York, April 1996, (23 items)
20/10Letters received from a 6th grade class at The Chapin School in New York City, November 1996, 40 items; photocopy of envelope
20/11Letters received from The Spence School in New York City, November 1996 - February 1997, 14 items; photocopy of envelope
21/1Letters received from a 6th grade class at Germantown Central School in Germantown, New York, March - June 1997, (20 items)
21/2Letters received from P.S. 87 in New York City, April 1997, 18 items; photocopy of envelope
21/3Letters received from the Math/Science Institute at Stuyvesant in New York City, July 1997, (16 items)
21/4Letters received from a 6th grade class at The Chapin School in New York, November 1997, (27 items)
21/5Letters received from class 6A at C.S. 102 in New York, January 1998, 25 items; author's speech notes, on index cards, (6 cards)
21/6Letters received from P.S. 87 in New York City, regarding recent visit, June 1998, 21 items; photocopy of envelope
21/7Letters received from a 6th grade class at The Chapin School in New York City, October - November 1998, 43 items; photocopy of envelope
21/8Holiday cards from Ardsley Middle School in New York, December 1998, 8 items; photocopy of envelope
21/9Letters received from P.S. 59 in Bronx, New York, regarding a recent visit, February - June 1999, (14 items)
21/10Letters received from a 6th grade class at Germantown Central School in Germantown, New York, March - April 1999, (25 items)
21/11Letters received from a 6th grade class at Ethical Culture School in New York, April 1999, (3 items)
22/1Letters received from a 5th grade class at P.S. 87 in New York City, New York, June 1999, (9 items)
22/2Correspondence with The A.J. Heschel School in New York City, October - November 1999, 80 items; photocopy of envelope
22/3Letters received from The Chapin School in New York City, November 1999, (56 items)
22/4Individual letters and holiday cards received from Ardsley Middle School in Ardsley, New York, January 2000, (14 items)
22/5Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.S. 102 in Bronx, New York, May 2000, (13 items)
22/6Individual letters received from New York, 1990 - 1994, (35 items)
23/1Individual letters received from New York, 1995 - 1996, (17 items )
23/2Individual letters received from New York, 1997, (19 items)
23/3Individual letters received from New York, 1998 - 2000, (12 items)
23/4Letters received from an unidentified 5th grade class in New York, November 1997, (9 items)
23/5Undated letters and artwork received from New York, (4 items)
North Carolina
23/6Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.C. Wright Elementary School in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, March 1990, 17 items; photocopy of envelope
23/7Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.C. Wright Elementary School in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, February - March 1991, 20 items; photocopy of envelope
23/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at C.C. Wright Elementary School in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, April 1991, 24 items; photocopy of envelope
23/9Letters and artwork received from a 6th grade class at Millers Creek Intermediate School in Millers Creek, North Carolina, January 1992, 76 items; photocopy of envelope
24/1Letters received from a 6th grade class at Woodward Middle School in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, May 1993, (13 items)
24/2Letters received from a 6th grade class at Woodward Middle School in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, May 1996, 10 items; photocopy of envelope
24/3Letters received from a 6th grade class at Woodward Middle School in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, May 1999, (21 items)
24/4Letters received from a 6th grade class at Woodward Middle School in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, May 2000, 38 items; photocopy of envelope
24/5Individual letters received from North Carolina, 1995 - 1997, (6 items )
Ohio
24/6Letters received from elementary school classes in Cincinnati, Ohio, regarding a recent writing seminar, January 1991, 32 items; photocopy of envelope
24/7Letters and artwork received from 6th grade literature classes at Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Ohio, February 1992, 23 items; photocopy of envelope
24/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Ohio, April 1993, 11 items; photocopy of envelope
24/9Letters received from 6th and 7th grade classes at Orchard Middle School in Solon, Ohio, April 1993, (26 items)
24/10Individual letters received from a 7th grade class at Erwine Middle School in Akron, Ohio, February 1997, (21 items)
25/1Letters received from a 6th grade class at Tallmadge Elementary in Lancaster, Ohio, May 1998, 20 items; photocopy of envelope
25/2Individual letters received from Ohio, 1991 - 1998, (17 items)
Oklahoma
25/3Individual letter received from Oklahoma, 1991, (1 item)
Oregon
25/4Letters received from 7th grade classes at West Sylvan Middle School in Portland, Oregon, April 1993; photocopy of envelope
25/5Letters received from a 7th grade class at West Sylvan Middle School in Portland, Oregon, April 1994, 19 items; photocopy of envelope
25/6Individual letter received from Oregon, 1997, (1 item)
Pennsylvania
25/7Letters received from a 6th grade Language Arts class at Camp Hill Middle School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, November 1999, 44 items; photocopy of envelope
25/8Individual letters received from Pennsylvania, 1990 - 1998, (9 items and 1 photograph)
Rhode Island
25/9Letters received from a 7th grade Language Arts class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, February - May 1993, (12 items and 1 photograph)
26/1Letters received from a 7th grade Language Arts class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, regarding a recent conference call, May 1993, (8 items and 17 photographs)
26/2Letters received from a 7th grade Language Arts class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, February - April 1994, 69 items; photocopy of envelope
26/3Letters received from a 7th grade Language Arts class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, February 1995, (47 items)
26/4Letters received from a class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, March - April 1995, 103 items; photocopy of envelope
26/5Letters received from a 7th grade class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, February - March 1996, 23 items; photocopy of envelope
26/6Letters received from Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, April - May 1996, (5 items and 3 photographs)
26/7Letters received from a 7th grade class at Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, February 1997, (32 items)
South Carolina
26/8Letters received from a 6th grade class at Campus I Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina, March 1995, 21 items; photocopy of envelope
26/9Letters received from a 6th grade class at Campus I Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina, April 1996, 16 items; photocopy of envelope
26/10Individual letters received from South Carolina, 1990 - 1991, (2 items)
South Dakota
27/1Letters received from a 6th grade class at Stewart Elementary School in Yankton, South Dakota, April 1997, 40 items; photocopy of envelope
Tennessee
27/2Individual letter received from Tennessee, 1995, (1 item)
Texas
27/3Letters received from a 7th grade English classes at First Colony Middle School in Sugar Land, Texas, February - March 1991, 130 items; photocopy of envelope
27/4Letters received from a 5th grade class at Howard School in San Antonio, Texas, February - March 1992, 26 items; photocopy of envelope
27/5Letters received from Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas, regarding a recent visit, April - May 1992, 28 items; photocopy of envelope
27/6Letters received from a 6th grade Humanities class at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, November 1992, (16 items)
27/7Letters received from Stephen F. Austin Junior High School in Irving, Texas, February - March 1993, 30 items; photocopy of envelope
27/8Letters received from a Humanities class at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, October 1994, 29 items; photocopy of envelope
27/9Letters received from a 7th grade class at Midway Middle School in Waco, Texas, May 1997, (19 items)
27/10Letters received from St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, October - December 1997, 9 items; photocopy of envelope
27/11Letters received from a 6th grade Reading class at Lovett Ledger Intermediate School in Copperas Cove, Texas, 1998, 6 items; photocopy of envelope
28/1Individual letters received from a 7th grade English class at Midway Middle School in Waco, Texas, April 2000, (25 items and 1 photograph)
28/2Individual letters received from Texas, 1990 - 1999, (8 items and 1 photograph)
Utah
28/3Letters received from a 4th grade class at Westbrook Elementary School in Kearns, Utah, June 1991, (30 items)
28/4Individual letters received from Utah, 1992 - 1997, (11 items and 4 photographs)
Vermont
28/5Letters received from a 6th grade class at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, Vermont, October - November 1992, 85 items; photocopy of envelope
28/6Letters received from a class at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier, Vermont, May - June 1993, (7 items)
Virginia
28/7Letters received from Loundon County Day School in Leesburg, Virginia, May - July 2000, 47 items; photocopy of envelope
29/1Individual letters received from Virginia, 1995 - 2000, (4 items)
Washington
29/2Letters received from 7th and 8th grade Humanities classes at Tyee Middle School in Bellevue, Washington, April 1998, (27 items)
29/3Letters received from a 3rd grade class at St. John Elementary School in St. John, Washington, June 1998, (13 items)
29/4Letters received from a 3rd grade class at St. John Elementary School in St. John, Washington, May 1999, 9 items; photocopy of envelope
29/5Individual letters received from Washington, 1990 - 1998, (5 items)
Wisconsin
29/6Letters received from a 6th grade class at Niagara Elementary School in Niagara, Wisconsin, November - December 1991, (20 items)
U.S. Territories
American Samoa
29/7Letters received from Fa'asao High School in Pago Pago, American Samoa, April 1991, 22 items and 2 photographs; photocopy of envelope
Puerto Rico
29/8Individual letter received from Puerto Rico, 1992, (1 item)
U.S. Virgin Islands
29/9Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, March 1990, 24 items; photocopy of envelope
29/10Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, February 1991, (17 items)
29/11Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, February - March 1992, 19 items; photocopy of envelope
29/12Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, June 1993, (20 items)
29/13Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, April - May 1994, 20 items and 1 photograph; photocopy of envelope
29/14Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, June 1994, 17 items; photocopy of envelope
30/1Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, April 1995, 18 items and 1 photograph; photocopy of envelope
30/2Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, March - April 1996, 20 items and 3 photographs; photocopy of envelope
30/3Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, May 1996, 20 items; photocopy of envelope
30/4Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, May 1997, 22 items and 2 photographs; photocopy of envelope
30/5Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, February - March 1998, 26 items and 4 photographs; photocopy of envelope
30/6Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, November - December 1998, 20 items and 2 photographs; photocopy of return address on envelope
30/7Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, February 1999, 18 items; photocopy of envelope
30/8Letters received from a 5th grade class at The Good Hope School in Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, March 2000; 33 items and 1 photograph; photocopy of envelope
30/9Individual letter received from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, 1987, 1 item
International
Australia
30/10Letters received from a Year 8 class at Brisbane Girl's Grammar School in Brisbane, Queensland, August 1995, (17 items)
30/11Individual letters received from Australia, 1994 - 1996, (2 items)
Belgium
30/12Individual letters received from Belgium, 1999 - 2000, (2 items)
Canada
30/13Individual letters received from Canada, 1991 - 2000, (6 items )
France
30/14Individual letters received from France, 1992 - 1999, (16 items)
Germany
31/1Letter, information, and reports received from Wilhelm-von-Oranien-Schule in Dillenburg, Germany, December 1999, 8 items; photocopy of envelope
31/2Individual letters and magazine received from Germany, 1990 - 1998, (4 items)
Hong Kong
31/3Letters received from Hong Kong International School, September - October 1991, (22 items)
31/4Letters received from a 6th grade class at Hong Kong International School, September - October 1992, (32 items and 2 photographs)
31/5Letters received from a 6th grade class at Hong Kong International School, November 1993 - January 1994, 45 items; photocopy of envelope
31/6Letters received from a 6th grade class at Hong Kong International School in Hong Kong, December 1995, (6 items)
31/7Individual letters received from Hong Kong, 1994 - 1998, (2 items)
Israel and Occupied Territories
31/8Letters received from Mitzpeh Yericho English School east of Jerusalem, November 1997 - January 1998, (16 items)
31/9Letters and information received from the Ahavat Yisrael School in Jerusalem, March 2000, (36 items)
31/10Letters received from Mitzpeh Yericho English School east of Jerusalem, regarding a recent visit, March 2000, (12 items)
31/11Postcards and handmade cards received from 7th and 8th grade girls at Evelina de Rothchild Junior High School in Jerusalem, regarding a recent visit, March 2000, 15 items; school newsletter containing interview with author, 18 pp.; photocopy of envelope
31/12Individual letters received from Israel, 1993, (3 items)
Kenya
32/1Individual letters received from Kenya, 1999, (2 items)
New Zealand
32/2Correspondence with individual fan in New Zealand, February - March 1999, (1 item)
United Kingdom
32/3Letters received from a class in Cwumbran, Gwent, South Wales, December 1991 - February 1992, (8 items)
32/4Letters received from a class in Cwumbran, Gwent, South Wales, November 1992 - January 1993, 5 items; photocopy of envelope
32/5Letters received from Michael Hall School in East Sussex, England, March 2000, 15 items; photocopy of envelope
32/6Individual letters received from the United Kingdom, 1991 - 1994, (2 items)
Unidentified fan mail
32/7Unidentified individual letters received, (8 items)
32/8Unidentified letter and teaching unit for The Endless Steppe, (23 pp.)
32/9Letters and artwork received from an unidentified class, (7 items)
32/10Unidentified artwork received, (29 items)
32/11Unidentified artwork received, (3 items)
33/1Unidentified spiraled booklet "A Gift for Esther," (25 pp.)



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Conference Materials

33/2Correspondence regarding the Children's Literacy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 1993 - June 1994, (30 items with photocopies of several pages)
33/3Schedule, brochure, mini-grant application for the Children's Literacy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1994; photocopy of clipping
33/4Children's essays used for the Children's Literacy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1994, (18 items and 14 photocopies of same)
33/5Reader's advisory brochures for children's books, collected at the Children's Literacy Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 1994, (15 items)



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Letters Sent

33/6Unidentified letter sent, (1 item)
33/7Selected letters sent to the de Grummond Collection, 1995 - 1997, (2 items)

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