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Collection Title: Kathi Appelt Papers

Collection Number: DG1256

Accession Number: 2005-058

Inclusive Dates: 1985-2005

Volume: 13.5 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material :

Kissing Tennessee and Other Stories From the Stardust Dance by Kathi Appelt; Harcout, 2000.

Drafts
Correspondence


My Father’s Summers, a Daughter’s Memoir
by Kathi Appelt; Henry Holt & Co., 2004.

Drafts
Correspondence
Postcards
Book Covers

 
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky
by Kathi Appelt and Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer; HarperCollins, 2001.

Research Materials
Photographs
Drafts

 
Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How A First Lady Changed America
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein; HarperCollins, 2005.

Book Signing Postcard Announcements
Houston Chronicle,
Sunday, February 20, 2005: p G12

Drafts

Research Materials

Postcards

Correspondence

Proofs


The Alley Cat’s Meow
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jon Goodell; Harcourt, 2002.

Book posters
Proof

Draft

Folded & gathered sheets [F&G]


Piggies in a Polka
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by LeUyen Pham; Harcourt, 2003.

Postcards
Galleys


Bayou Lullaby
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Neil Waldman; Morrow Junior Books, 1995.

Postcards
Proof

Galley


Bubba and Beau Go Night-Night
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Arthur Howard; Harcourt, 2003.

Proof


Bubba and Beau, Best Friends
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Arthur Howard; Harcourt, 2002.

Galley
Proof


Bubba and Beau Meet the Relatives
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Arthur Howard; Harcourt, 2008.

Galley
Proof


Merry Christmas, Merry Crow
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jon Goodell; Harcourt, 2005.

Galley (Cover only)


Elephants Aloft
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Keith Baker; Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1993.

Postcards
Proof

Galley


Oh My Baby, Little One
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jane Dyer; Harcourt, 2000.

Proof
Galley

Newspaper Articles


Where, Where is Swamp Bear?
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Megan Halsey; HarperCollins, 2002.

Proof
Galley

Correspondence

F&G

Galley


Watermelon Day
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Dale Gottlieb; Henry Holt, 1996.

Galley
Proof

Research Material


The Best Kind of Gift
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson; HarperCollins, 2003.

Proofs


I See the Moon by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins; Eerdman's, 1997.

Proofs
Book Posters


Incredible Me!
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by G. Brian Karas; HarperCollins, 2002.

Proofs
Galley


Bats on Parade
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; Morrow Junior Books, 1999.

Proofs
Galley


The Bat Jamboree
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; Morrow Junior Books, 1996.

Proofs
Galley


Bats Around the Clock
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet; HarperCollins, 2000.

Proofs
Galley


The Thunderherd
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles; Morrow Junior Books, 1996.

Proof


The Underneath
by Kathi Appelt; Atheneum, 2008.

Manuscript entitled "Puck's Bell"
Correspondence


Bubbles, Bubbles by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka; HarperFestival, 2001.

Proof
Galley

Correspondence


Just People and Other Poems for Young Readers
by Kathi Appelt; Absey & Co., 1996.

Manuscript


Toddler Two-Step
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Ward Schumaker; HarperFestival, 2000.

Proof


Rain Dance
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Emilie Chollat; HarperFestival, 2001.

Proof


The Firegator by Debbie Leland, illustrated by Ann Hollis Rife; Wildflower Run Publishers, 2002.

Flyers


Whoever You Are
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub; Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Proof
Correspondence

Notes

Unpublished Materials:

"The Power of a Name" by Kathi Appelt

Drafts
Research Material


"Cooper’s Name" by Kathi Appelt

Drafts
Research Materials

"Writing from the Heart / Writing for Children, an Intensive Workshop with Kathi Appelt" by Kathi Appelt

Workbooks

"Moon Kisses" by Kathi Appelt

Proofs

"Dancing Matilda" by Kathi Appelt

Correspondence
Sketch


"Writing/Longing" by Kathi Appelt

Handouts


"Local News at Five: Poems in Prose" by Kathi Appelt

Manuscript


"Open House at the Museum of Important Things" by Kathi Appelt

Manuscript

"Check it out!" Kathi Appelt

Postcards

 

"The 'No More Excuses' Collection: poetry and letters from Kathi Appelt"

Workshop
Handout

Audio/Visual:

Video tapes:

"Alief Reads 2004 Poems from Homeroom, Kathi Appelt Intro"

"Texas Writers: An Open Book, Episode 1"

"Oklahoma, Bridges of Okori, Miracle Morgan’s Creek"

"A Visit with Bill Martin Jr."

Audio Tape:

Skin Deep: and Other Teenage Reflections read by the author Angela Shelf Medearis


Slides:

My Life as a Writer by Kathi Appelt, slide carousel

One Writer’s Process or How a Book is Born / Watermelon Day by Kathi Appelt, slide carousel

Creating a Writing Environment / Tips on becoming a great Writer / Bats in my Belfry or How a Book came to Be by Kathi Appelt, slide carousel

Family Pictures on slides (yellow slide box)

 
Photographs:

Black and white photographs (in box)

Color photographs taken at the Lodge in Chachalaca Bend in Los Fresnos, Texas , May 11, 2003. (in paper folder)

Audiobook:

Feeling translated into Korean (3 cds)


Newspapers:

Houston Chronicle , Monday, February 17, 2003.

The Eagle, Sunday, February 9, 3003. (Region Section only)

Houston Chronicle, Sunday, February 20, 2005.


Miscellaneous Materials:

William Faulkner USA 22 stamps (50)

Personal Correspondence

Travel Log

Texas Book Festival Poster -November, 2000

San Antonio Botanical Gardens Posters (2)

Stationary

Fan mail

Knitting needle and yarn

Harcourt Children’s Books Character Series, Young Readers Pocket Guide (22)

Harcourt Children’s Books Character Series, Stickers (75)

Alpha Psi Omega journal

Author presentation information and receipt book

Sketch book

Handkerchief

Awards / Diplomas

Calendar

Files of research materials

Published and unpublished birth notes on Jacob and Cooper

21 Journals:

April 4, 1985 - January 5, 1986

July 9, 2001 – October 7, 2001

November 19, 1999 – June 23, 2001

December 25, 1998, March 15, 1998

March 22, 1999 – September 29, 1999

February 11, ?? – April 17, ??

October 25, 1982 – October 27, 1982

March 4, 2001 – March 16, 2001 (notes)

March 11, 2001 – October 9, 2001

October 13, 2001 – February 2, 2002

May 13, 1998 – July 29, 1998

January 11, 1997 – September 4, 1997

July 30, 1998 – March 8, 1999

February 21, 1990 – October 3, 1990

September 11, 1997 – March 28, 1998

June 30, 1994 – September 23, 1994

November 3, 1993 – April 10, 1994

February 24, 1996 – January 3, 1997

October 12, 1994 – January 13, 1995

June 3, 1994 – August 24, 1994

January 23, 1995 – September 4, 1995


Accession Number: 2005-083

Inclusive Dates: 1993-2005

Volume: 1.75 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

My Father’s Summers, a Daughter’s Memoir by Kathi Appelt; Henry Holt & Co., 2004.

Poster

Miscellaneous Material:

Face masks [2]

National Book Festival Brochure, October 9, 2004

National Book Festival Poster, October 9, 2004

Charlotte Society lapel pin

Photographs

Obituary


Accession Number: 2007-015

Inclusive Dates: 1996-2007

Volume: 3.75 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

My Father’s House by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Raul Calon; Viking, 2007.

Color proof
Color jacket proof

Page layout, photocopy

Correspondence


Poetry Girls
by Kathi Appelt, Rose Eder, Donna Hanna-Calvert, and Dinny Linn; Unicorn Press, 2005.

Unicorn Press catalog (w/ordering info)
Correspondence

Book dummy

Photocopies of photographs (2)

Contract/agreement


Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher
Hein; HarperCollins, 2005.

Publicity/ordering information
Correspondence

Award (Writers’ League of Texas)

Reviews


Kissing Tennessee: And Other Stories from the Stardust Dance
by Kathi
Appelt; Harcourt, 2000.

Review
Correspondence

Script for play based on book (2)


Bubba and Beau Meet the Relatives
by Kathi Appelt; Harcourt, 2004.

Junior Literary Guild catalog (w/ordering information)
Review


My Father’s Summers: A Daughter’s Memoir
by Kathi Appelt; Henry Holt &
Co., 2004.

Publicity postcards
Correspondence

Contract/agreement

Photographs used in book (29)


I See the Moon
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins; William B. Eerdmans, 1997.

Review


Merry Christmas, Merry Crow
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Jon Goodell;
Harcourt, 2005.

Reviews
Press kits/publicity materials (2)


Down Cut Shin Creek: The Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky
by Kathi
Appelt and Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer; HarperCollins, 2001.

Photographs used in book (3)


Watermelon Day
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Dale Gottlieb; Henry Holt &
Co., 1996.

Contract/Agreement


Hushabye, Baby Blue
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Dale Gottlieb;
HarperCollins, 2000.

Correspondence
Contract/Agreement


Bat Jamboree
by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Melissa Sweet;
HarperCollins, 1996.

Musical score/orchestral arrangement based on book


"Ring Around the Moon" by Kathi Appelt [unpublished?]

Typescript, edited
Corrections/notes from editor


The Underneath [formerly titled "Puck’s Bell"/"Little Hummingbird"/"Here on the Little Sorrow"/"Puck and Sabine"] by Kathi Appelt; Atheneum, 2008.

Edited typescript (12)
Preliminary outline (2)

Correspondence

Corrections from editor

Notes

Preliminary typescript

Revised typescript (4)

Synopsis/story sketch


"Gumbo Makes A Wish" by Kathi Appelt [unpublished?]

Typescript


"Bubba and Beau in the Christmas Spirit" by Kathi Appelt [unpublished?]

Typescript


“Censorship: Call It By It’s True Name” by Kathi Appelt [unpublished article]

Typescript


“Letter to the Editor” written by Kathi Appelt

Newspaper
Correspondence


Miscellaneous poetry by Kathi Appelt

 
Miscellaneous Materials:

Conference materials (Texas Library Association, etc.)

Photographs

Personal correspondence

Publisher correspondence

Fan mail

Biographical material (incl. articles, family items, etc.)

Journals (2)

Book signing publicity/notices

School visit Information (incl. photographs)

Workshop materials (incl. handouts, speeches, etc.)

Power point presentations (on 2 cds)

Teaching materials used in writing classes

Certificate/award from Department of Labor (framed)

Publications/newsletters

Poetry/stories from unidentified sources

Artwork from unidentified source

Biographical information on other authors and illustrators

Various articles on children’s literature


Accession Number: 2008-037

Inclusive Dates: 2000-2008

Volume: 1.45 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

Box 1

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David Small; Atheneum, 2008.

Publisher correspondence
Early typescript
Edited typescript w/corrections
Typescript, 1st revision
Galleys
Final proof/layout [*stored in oversize box 4]

            My Father’s House by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Raul Colon; Viking Juvenile, 2007.

Publisher correspondence
Publicity packet (3)
1st proof [*stored in oversize box 4]
1st proof of dust jacket [*stored in oversize box 4]
Reviews

Box 2

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein; HarperCollins, 2005.

Publisher correspondence
Article re: death of Lady Bird Johnson

            My Father’s Summers: A Daughter’s Memoir by Kathi Appelt; Henry Holt & Co., 2004.

Publisher correspondence
Publicity information

Kissing Tennessee: And Other Stories from the Stardust Dance by Kathi Appelt; Harcourt Children’s Books, 2000.

Fan mail

“Frozen Eyeballs: Oracles and Prophecies” by Kathi Appelt for Smart Pop Books [unpublished essay]

Publisher correspondence
Publisher information
Summary/outline
Research
Typescript
Editor’s corrections/comments
Revised typescript w/editor’s notes

Handwritten poem by Kathi Appelt [untitled]

Poetry/writings by others

Materials from Vermont College Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children program

Handwritten notes

Personal correspondence

Professional correspondence

Box 3

Professional correspondence (continued)

Family items

Information from workshops/appearances

Letters from schoolchildren

Items from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Spiral-bound journal from 2004

Box 4

            Oversize items


Accession Number: 2008-205

Inclusive Dates: 1997-2008

Volume: 3.45 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt; Atheneum, 2008.

Typescript draft, copyedited
Book jacket [British version]
Publisher correspondence
1st proof (5 versions)
2nd proof (3 versions)
3rd proof (3 versions)
4th proof
5th proof
6th proof
Front & back matter
1st proof for ARC cover
2nd proof for ARC cover
3rd proof for ARC cover
4th proof for ARC cover
5th proof for ARC cover
6th proof for ARC cover
Reviews
Book jacket
Publicity

Bubba and Beau Meet the Relatives by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Arthur Howard; Harcourt, 2004.

Publisher catalog [w/publicity/ordering information]

I See the Moon by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins; Eerdmans, 1997.

Publisher correspondence
Book dummy/mock-up
Publisher catalog [w/publicity/ordering information]

Brand-New Baby Blues by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Kelly Murphy; HarperCollins, 2010.

Typescript drafts (2)
Publisher correspondence

“Bubba and Beau in the Christmas Spirit” by Kathi Appelt [currently unpublished]

Typescript draft

 
“Before and After Otis” by Kathi Appelt [currently unpublished]

Publisher correspondence
Typescript draft

Miscellaneous:

Materials re: Speaking engagements

Materials re: National Book Award

General correspondence

Fan mail

Biographical material

Essays/poetry

Vermont College MFA program information

Miscellaneous items


Accession Number: 2009-166

Inclusive Dates: 1997-2009

Volume: 1.35 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series [featuring essay by Kathi Appelt] edited and original introduction by Rick Riordan; Benbella Books, 2008.

Publisher correspondence

 

I See the Moon by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins; Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1997.

Publisher information/catalog

 

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein; HarperCollins, 2005.

Reviews

 

Bubba and Beau and the Big Bite by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Arthur Howard; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Typescript
Edited typescript
Publisher correspondence

 

Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems edited by Georgia Heard [featuring poem by Kathi Appelt]; Roaring Brook Press, 2009.

Publisher correspondence

 

Keeper by Kathi Appelt; Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Research
Notes
Publisher correspondence
Typescript, 2 nd draft
Edited typescript [8]
Corrections
Outline/notes on plot

 

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by David Small; Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Publication information [in publisher catalogs]
Award information/materials
Reviews
Publisher correspondence
Publicity
Outline/notes on plot
Book tour information
Award posters [featuring The Underneath ]

 

“Bubba and Beau in the Christmas Spirit” by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Arthur Howard [currently unpublished]

Publisher correspondence
Edited typescript

 

Shattered by Kathi Baron; WestSide Books, 2009.

Typescript

 

Miscellaneous:

General correspondence

Fan mail

Publisher correspondence

Event/conference materials

Materials/correspondence re: National Book Award

Vermont College teaching materials

Award certificate

Biographical material

Articles re: Kathi Appelt

Journal for 2005

Articles re: Children's literature, etc.

Guest book [from unknown event]

Miscellaneous reading/library pins [4]


Accession Number: 2009-208

Inclusive Dates: 1995-2009

Volume: .30 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

Newspaper article re: Kathi Appelt

Journals (1995) [2]

National Book Award information


Accession Number: 2010-117

Inclusive Dates: 1997-2010

Volume: 1.10 cu. ft.

Given By : Kathi Appelt

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

Form of Material:

Keeper by Kathi Appelt, Illustrated by August Hall ; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010.

Audio script
Cds of interviews
Color print-out of cd case
Publisher correspondence
Notes/story sketch
Research

 

Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems edited by Georgia Heard; Roaring Brook Press, 2009.

Publisher correspondence

 

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt, Illustrated by David Small; Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2008.

Discussion guide [8]
Review
Publicity

 

Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How A First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein; HarperCollins, 2005.

Publicity
Posters [2]

 

Brand New Baby Blues by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Kelly Murphy; Harper, 2010.

Publisher correspondence
1st proof [2]

 

I See the Moon by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Debra Reid Jenkins; Eerdmans, 1997.

Publicity/ordering information [publisher catalog]

 

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai; HarperCollins, 2011.

Publisher correspondence
Typescript [bound for review]

 

The Trouble With Chickens by Doreen Cronin and Kevin Cornell; Laura Geringer Books, 2011.

Publisher correspondence
Typescript [bound for review]

 

A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron; Katherine Tegen Books, 2011.

Publisher correspondence
Typescript [bound for review]

 

For A Girl Becoming by Joy Harjo, illustrated by Mercedes McDonald; University of Arizona Press, 2009.

Publisher correspondence
Advance reading copy [unbound]

 

Shadow Cat by Uma Krishnaswami [unpublished?]

Typescript [for review]

 

Miscellaneous:

Journal (2006-07)

Binder of play scripts

Fan mail

General correspondence

Award information/materials

Newspaper article re: Kathi Appelt

Programs/brochures from conferences attended

 


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