de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
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University of Southern Mississippi



MARGARET GOFF CLARK PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0190
1945-1995
9.62 cu.ft. (32 boxes)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance
Material was donated by Margaret Goff Clark and her husband, Charles Clark from 1966 to 1997.

Restrictions
Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright
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.

Biographical Sketch
Margaret Goff Clark was born on March 7, 1913 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At the age of five, she and her family moved to Olean, New York. She attended Columbia University and the State University of New York in Buffalo earning a bachelor’s degree in education. She began writing when her children were young and published her first book, The Mystery of Seneca Hill in 1961. As a result, Ms. Clark was adopted into the Seneca Indian tribe in 1962. Many of her books are based on her experiences traveling to parks and nature areas. Death at Their Heels (1975) was written after visiting her cottage in Canada’s Algonquin Park one summer. Most recently, Ms. Clark has been writing books about endangered species in Florida, including the manatee and the Florida black bear. In addition to writing books, Ms. Clark has also contributed over 200 short stories to magazines such as American Girl, The Instructor, Teen Talk and other American and Canadian magazines.

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Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, galleys and proofs for 23 titles and 7 short stories. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The correspondence is separated by title, with the exception of personal correspondence and fan mail. The collection is divided into four major categories, correspondence, biographical materials, books, and short stories.

The Correspondence Series includes letters from magazine publishers, agents, and editors. There is also correspondence with schools and libraries, as well as the de Grummond Collection and other authors. There are also 82 items of fan mail spanning almost 30 years. The biographical materials include typescripts of poems entitled “Myself,” talks to librarians, biographical information for Gale Research, and press releases. There are also photographs, newspaper articles, and sound recordings.

The books in the collection are subdivided into four major categories, mysteries, informational nature books, biographies, and general fiction. Most of the collection is comprised of twelve mystery stories. There are typescripts, galleys and proofs for all of these titles. Death at Their Heels (1975) is about Denny and his older stepbrother, who take a camping trip to Algonquin Park in Canada, unaware they are fleeing from a murderer. In Mystery of the Missing Stamps (1967), Mark’s friend is accused of stealing valuable stamps and he determined to prove his innocence. Rising flood waters and the disappearance of a valuable wampum belt start Susan's summer of volunteer work at the Fort Pitt Museum in the Mystery of the Flooded Museum (1967).

Ms. Clark’s most recent books are about endangered species in Florida, where she and her husband spend their winters. There are typescripts and extensive research materials for all of these titles. The Threatened Florida Black Bear (1995), one of the three books in the collection published by Cobblehill Books, is part this series. There are also books in the collection on the Florida panther and the manatee.

There are also biographies in the collection, including John Muir, Friend of Nature (1974), a biography of the naturalist who wrote many stories about his travels and experiences with nature. There is correspondence, research materials, and typescripts for this title. There are also typescripts for Their Eyes on the Stars: Four Black Writers (1973). This biography details the lives of four black writers, Jupiter Hammon, George Moses Horton, William Wells Brown, and Charles Chesnutt.

The last category includes general fiction stories such as Who Stole Kathy Young? (1980), the story of a kidnapping. There are typescripts, blues and proofs for this title. There are also three books in the collection about Barney, a foster child, who meets a space boy and has adventures in space. There are typescripts, galleys and proofs for Barney and the UFO (1979), Barney in Space (1981), and Barney on Mars (1981). The collection also contains typescripts for seven short stories for magazine publication circa 1962, including “Brothers,” “The Chief,” “Donna Teaches,” “Family Girl,” and “Joe and I.” There are also publisher’s promotional materials, lesson plans, educational materials, and conference materials in the collection.

Series and Subseries

A. Correspondence

B. Financial Records

C. Biographical/ Autobiographical File

D. Books

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN MYSTERY (1966)
BARNEY AND THE UFO (1979)
BARNEY IN SPACE (1981)
BARNEY ON MARS (1983)
BENJAMIN BANNEKER, ASTRONOMER AND SCIENTIST (1979)
DANGER AT NIAGARA (1968)
DEATH AT THEIR HEELS (1975)
THE ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER (1993)
FREEDOM CROSSING (1969)
JOHN MUIR, FRIEND OF NATURE (1974)
THE LATCHKEY MYSTERY (1985)
MYSTERY AT STAR LAKE (1965)
MYSTERY HORSE (1972)
MYSTERY IN THE FLOODED MUSEUM (1978)
MYSTERY OF SEBASTIAN ISLAND (1976)
THE MYSTERY OF SENECA HILL (1961)
THE MYSTERY OF THE BURIED INDIAN MASK (1962)
MYSTERY OF THE MARBLE ZOO (1964)
MYSTERY OF THE MISSING STAMPS (1967)
THEIR EYES ON THE STARS: FOUR BLACK WRITERS (1973)
THE THREATENED FLORIDA BLACK BEAR (1995)
THE VANISHING MANATEE (1990)
WHO STOLE KATHY YOUNG? (1980)

E. Short Stories Published in Children’s Magazines

“Brothers”
“The Chief”
“Donna Teaches”
“Family Girl”
“From Black to White”
“Joe & I”
“The Moby Dick”

F. Unpublished Works

“Barney and the Space Horse” (ca. 1982)

G. Publisher’s Promotional Materials

H. Lesson Plans and Educational Materials

I. Conference Materials


                                
                                
          

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A. Correspondence

1/1-2/6 Correspondence,

1/1 Magazine publishers, 1945-1988, 55 items. (Includes photograph of Dr. Lawrence Fitzgerald, editor of The Link). 1/2 The Instructor, 1953-1967, 41 items.

1/3 Ruth Carter, agent, 1954-1957, 7 items. 1/4 The American Girl, 1956-1967, n.d., 22 items. 1/5 Phyllis A. Whitney, mystery writer, 1961-1981, n.d., 18 items. 1/6 Schools, 1963-1996, n.d., 48 items. 1/7 de Grummond Collection, 1966-1997, n.d., 13 items. 1/8-2/3 Caroline Lehman, agent, 1/8 1969-1970, 74 items. 1/9 1971-1972, 51 items. 2/1 1973-1974, 59 items. 2/2 1975-1976, 26 items. 2/3 1977-1979, 30 items. 2/4 Libraries, 1978-1994, 8 items. 2/5 Rosemary Casey, editor at Dodd, Mead & Company, 1980-1982, n.d., 32 items. 2/6 Gail Schlegel, director of library promotions at Dodd, Mead & Company, 1980-1981, 12 items. 2/7-2/8 Miscellaneous correspondence, 2/7 1955-1979, 37 items. 2/8 1980-1997, n.d., 35 items. 2/9 Fan mail, 1969-1997, n.d., 82 items.

B. Financial Records

3/1-3/2 Notebooks of financial records, 3/1 1969-1972, 1 item. 3/2 1973-1975, 1 item. 3/3 Bills from Funk & Wagnall, 8 items.

C. Biographical/Autobiographical File

3/4-3/10 Typescripts, 3/4 “Myself,” includes 3 poems by Ms. Clark, 14 pp. 3/5 Biography used in Gale Research books on authors, pp.1-7. 3/6 “So You Want to Write Children’s Stories,” written by Margaret Goff Clark, Dot Thompson, and Ruth Starkey about their lives as children’s authors, 10 pp. 3/7 Autobiographical talk given to librarians, 6 pp. 3/8 Description of experience in finding an agent, 8 pp. 3/9 Press release, 29 April 1966, Gazette (Niagara Falls), 2 copies. 3/10 “Biographical Sketch,” 1 pp. “Biographical Material,” 2 pp. 3/11 Photograph, Ms. Clark signing books, October 1986, 1 item. Business card, 1 item. State University College at Buffalo commencement program, Ms. Clark received for Alumni Award, 1979, 1 item. 3/12 Newspaper articles about Margaret Goff Clark, 18 items. 3/13 Sound recordings, “Personal Reflections,” taped interviews on 2 audio cassettes. 3/14 Miscellaneous materials, 5 items.

D. Books

Adirondack Mountain Mystery by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ernest Kurt Barth (New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1966). 4/1-4/2 Correspondence, 4/1 1965, 58 items. 4/2 1966,11 items. 4/3 Manuscript notes for outline and character names and descriptions, 22 pp. 4/4-4/8 Typescripts, 4/4 Synopsis, 2 pp. Minor corrections, chapter 1, pp. 1-14. 4/5 Notes, sketches, and research notes, 48 items. 4/6-4/8 “Rewrite,” 4/6 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-64. 4/7 Chapters 7-12, pp. 65-125. 4/8 Chapters 13-15, pp. 126-160. 4/9 Dust Jacket, 1 item. Barney and the UFO by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ted Lewin (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1979). 5/1 Correspondence, 1979-1980, 5 items. 5/2-5/11 Typescripts, 5/2 Outline, edited, 2 pp. 5/3 “First version,” pp. 1-8. Outline, 2 pp. 5/4 Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-3. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-3. 5/5 Outline, “second outline,” pp. 1-8. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-10. Edited; chapter 1, 9 pp. 5/6 Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-7. 5/7-5/8 “Working copy,” 5/7 Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-60. 5/8 Chapters 11-19, pp. 61-121. 5/9 “Working papers,” 80 pp. 5/10-5/11 Edited with typesetter’s marks, 5/10 Front matter, 9 pp., chapters 1-9, pp. 1-65. 5/11 Chapters 10-20, pp. 66-153. 6/1 Galleys, minor corrections, 11 May 1979; front matter, 2 pp., chapters 1-20, pp. 1-86. 6/2 Proofs, typesetter’s marks, front matter, pp. 1-8, chapters 1-20, pp. 9-159. Barney in Space by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ted Lewin (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1981). 6/3 Correspondence, 1981-1982, 21 items. 6/4-6/6 Typescript, minor corrections, 6/4 Front matter, 9 pp., chapters 1-7, pp. 1-46. 6/5 Chapters 8-15, pp. 47-95. 6/6 Chapters 16-20, pp. 96-136. 6/7-6/8 Galleys, “master set”, 1 June 1981, 6/7 Chapters 1-13, pp. 1-51. 6/8 Chapters 14-20, pp. 52-85. 6/9-6/10 Proofs, typesetter’s marks, 22 June 1981, 6/9 Chapters 1-10, pp. 2-77. 6/10 Chapters 11-20, pp. 78-157 Barney on Mars by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ted Lewin (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1981). 7/1 Correspondence, 1983, 3 items. 7/2 Notes on titles, 1 item. Manuscript outline with character lists, 10 pp. Manuscript of outline, 3 pp. Manuscript, edited, chapter 1, 12 pp. Manuscript, edited, chapter 1, 6 pp. 7/3-7/7 Typescripts, 7/3 Edited, chapter 1, 3 versions. 7/4-7/6 Edited with typesetter’s marks, 7/4 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-50. 7/5 Chapters 7-13, pp. 51-103. 7/6 Chapters 14-19, pp. 104-150. 7/7 Jacket copy, 1 item. 7/8-7/9 Galleys, 7/8 Edited, 15 June 1983; chapters 1-19, pp. 1-73. 7/9 “Duplicate set,” 15 June 1983; chapters 1-19, pp. 1-73. 7/10 Typeset of page numbers and chapter titles, 2 copies. 7/11 Proofs, minor corrections, 27 July 1983; chapters 1-19, pp. 9-158. Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Scientist by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Russell Hoover (Champaign: Garrard Publishing, 1971). 8/1 Correspondence, 1968-1971, n.d.,18 items. 8/2 Research notes and materials, 54 pages. 8/3-8/8 Typescripts, 8/3 Edited; chapters 1 and 2, pp. 1-10. Outline of chapters 3-12, pp. 1-7. Carbon copy, chapters 1 and 2, pp. 1-10. Carbon copy, outline of chapters 3-12, pp. 1-7. 8/4 Outline, with corrections, chapters 3-10, pp. 1-7. 8/5 “First draft,” edited; chapters 1-10, pp. 1-39. 8/6 Handwritten notes added, “working papers,” 54 pp. 8/7 Corrected pages, 12 pp. Editor’s suggestions to typescript, 19 pp. 8/8 Carbon copy, chapters 1-10, pp. 1-48. Acknowledgments, 1 p. Corrections to typescript, 1 p. Danger at Niagara by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ernest Kurt Barth (New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1975). 8/9 Typescript of outline, pp. 1-8. 8/10-8/11 Typescript, carbon copy, 8/10 Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-81. 8/11 Chapters 10-15, pp. 82-138. Typescript of glossary, 1 item. Corrections to typescript, 2 pp. Death at Their Heels by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1975). 9/1 Correspondence, 1973-1974, 3 items. (Includes an outline and typescript for chapters 1-2, returned by editor). 9/2 Research notes, 36 pp. 9/3 Research materials, 8 items. Photographs of Algonquin Park, 2 items. 9/4 Research notebook, pp. 3-37. 9/5-10/2 Typescripts, 9/5 “Chapter 1 incomplete,” pp. 1-11. 9/6-9/7 Notes, “working papers,” edited, 9/6 103 pp. 9/7 95 pp. 9/8-9/9 Edited, 9/8 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-69. 9/9 Chapters 9-17, pp. 70-139. 9/10 Revision suggestions from Ron Tozer of Algonquin Park, 2 items. 9/11 Front matter and jacket blurbs, 5 pp. 10/1-10/2 Carbon copy, 10/1 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-70. 10/2 Chapters 9-17, pp. 71-143. 10/3 Galleys, chapter 2(?) -17, pp. 23-143. The Endangered Florida Panther by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Cobblehill Books, 1993). 10/4 Correspondence, 1993, 2 items. 10/5 Research notes, 10 cards and 3 pp. 10/6-10/7 Research materials, 10/6 Newspaper articles, 44 items. 10/7 Magazine article, 1 item. Brochures, 4 items. Post cards and calendar pictures, 4 items. 10/8 Proof of dust jacket, 1 item. Dust jacket, 1 item. 10/9 Newspaper reviews, 3 items. 10/10 Typescript of talk on Florida panthers, 2 pp. Freedom Crossing by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ernest Kurt Barth (New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1969). 10/11 Correspondence, 1969-1980, 18 items. 10/12-10/14 Typescripts, 10/12-10/13 Carbon copy, 10/12 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-70. 10/13 Chapters 9-17, pp.71-147. 10/14 Jacket cover copy, 3 pp. John Muir, Friend of Nature by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Cary (Champaign, Illinois: Gerrard Publishing, 1974). 11/1 Correspondence, 1972-1977, 2 items. 11/2 Research notes and materials, 51 items. 11/3-11/11 Typescripts, 11/3 Manuscript outline, 8 pp. Outline, edited; pp. 1-6. Outline, edited; pp. 1-10. Outline, carbon copy, edited, pp.1-10. 11/4 Handwritten sections, “early draft of chapter 1 and outline,” 11 pp. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-5. Outline of chapters 2-11, pp. 1-6. Partial typescript, “original draft #2,” edited; chapters 1, 5, 7, and 12, 39 pp. 11/5 Partial typescript, edited; front matter, 3 pp., chapter 1 and 2, pp. 1-7, chapters 5-12, pp. 15-39. 11/6 “Final draft,” chapter 1, pp. 1-5. 11/7 “Working papers,” 82 pp. 11/8 Partial typescript, carbon copy; chapter 1-3 , pp. 1-4, 7-11, chapters 4-11, pp. 13-36, chapter 12, pp. 43-45. 11/9 Edited; chapters 1-12, pp. 2-46. 11/10 Edited; chapters 1-2, 5 pp., chapters 3-12, 24 pp. 11/11 Partial typescript, edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-3, chapters 2-4, pp. 6-15, chapter 5, pp.16-17, chapters 6-12, pp. 20-46. The Latchkey Mystery by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985). 12/1 Correspondence with grandson Jeff, 1 item. Correspondence with Putnam, 1 item. 12/2-12/3 Typescript, edited with typesetter’s marks, 10 January 1985, 12/2 Front matter, 7 pp., chapters 1-8, pp. 1-54. 12/3 Chapters 9-17, pp. 55-108. 12/4 Galleys, chapters 1-17, pp.1-61. 12/5-12/6 Proofs, 22 January 1985, 12/5 Front matter pp. 1-8, chapters 1-9, pp. 9-73. 12/6 Chapters 10-17, pp. 74-128. Mystery at Star Lake by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by E. Harper Johnson (New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1965). 12/7 Correspondence, 24 items. (Includes an outline returned by the publisher.) 12/8 Research notebook, 1 item. 12/9 Manuscript outline with sketches and character names, 16 pp. 12/10-13/10 Typescripts, 12/10 Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-3a. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-9. Edited; chapter 1, 5 pp. Edited; chapters 1 and 2(?), 14 pp. 13/1 Edited; chapters 1 and 2, pp. 1-18. Outline of chapters 3-11, pp. 1-8. 13/2-13/3 Edited, 13/2 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-79. 13/3 Chapters 8-14, pp. 80-140. 13/4-13/5 Handwritten notes, “working papers,” 13/4 76 pp. 13/5 70 pp. 13/6-13/7 Carbon copy, edited, 13/6 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-72. 13/7 Chapters 8-12, pp. 73-121. 13/8-13/9 Carbon copy, minor corrections, 13/8 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-84. 13/9 Chapters 8-14, pp.85-149. 13/10 Jacket blurb, 1 item. Typescript of illustration placement, 1 item. Mystery Horse by by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by E. Harper Johnson (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972). 14/1 Correspondence, 10 items. 14/2-16/4 Typescripts, 14/2 “First version-Ghost Horse,” pp.1-8. 14/3 Outline, “Witch Horse,” 4 versions. 14/4 Outline, “Whinnying Horse,” 2 versions. 14/5 “Witch Horse,” chapter 1, 4 versions. 14/6 Outline, “Whinnying Horse,” 3 versions. 14/7 Outline, “Phantom Horse - change in outline,” 1 version. 14/8 Outline, “Mystery Horse,” 3 versions. 14/9 Chapter 1, 5 versions. 14/10 Chapter 2, 2 versions. 14/11 Chapter 2, 2 versions. 14/12-15/3 Notes on manuscript, revisions to characters and plot, handwritten revisions and corrections, 14/12 50 pp. 14/13 55 pp. 15/1 50 pp. (On colored scratch paper) 15/2 102 pp. (Sections of a small notebook) 15/3 60 pp. (On small slips of paper) 15/4 Two carbon copies, pp. 1-57. 15/5 Edited, chapters 1-8, pp. 1-56. 15/6 Revisions of chapters 4-7, pp. 20-46. 15/7 Revisions of chapters 9(?)-13, pp. 58-89. 15/8 Revisions of chapters 14-17, pp. 90-121. 15/9-15/10 “Working pages,” 15/9 45 pp. 15/10 49 pp. 16/1-16/2 Edited with typesetter’s marks, 16/1 Front matter, 8 pp., chapters 1-8, pp.1-72. 16/2 Chapters 9-17, pp. 73-144. 16/3-16/4 Carbon copy, 16/3 Front matter, 8 pp., chapters 1-8, pp.1-72. 16/4 Chapters 9-17, pp. 73-144. 16/5 Preliminary sketch of a map for front end page, 1 item. Final copy of map, 1 item. 16/6 Typescript for jacket blurb, 3 pp. 16/7-16/8 Galleys, 16/7 Dated 7 July 1972; chapters 1-17, pp. 1-153. 16/8 Dated 14 July 1972; front matter and back matter, 5 pp. 17/1-17/3 Typescript for American Girl serial, 17/1 Installments 1-6, edited, 79 pp. 17/2 Installments 1-6, 78 pp. 17/3 Installments 1-6, carbon copy, 78 pp. Mystery in the Flooded Museum by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1978). 17/4 Correspondence, 1973, 2 items. 17/5-18/5 Typescripts, 17/5 Outline, “general ideas,” 2 pp. Manuscript outline, chapters 1-14, 15 pp. Outline, edited, pp. 1-8. Outline, pp. 1-8. Outline, carbon copy, pp.1-8. 17/6 Outline, edited, pp. 1-5a. Outline, edited, pp. 1-21. Outline, minor corrections, pp. 1-23. Outline, edited, pp. 1-13. Outline, carbon copy, pp. 1-13. 17/7-18/1 “Working copy,” edited, 17/7 Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-30. 17/8 Chapters 6-12, pp. 31-74. 18/1 Chapters 13-21, pp. 75-142. 18/2 Handwritten notes, “working papers,” edited, 66 pp. 18/3-18/5 Edited with typesetter’s marks, 18/3 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-54. 18/4 Chapters 9-14, pp. 55-97. 18/5 Chapters 15-21, pp. 98-152. 18/6-18/8 Proofs, “maser set -first pass,” minor corrections, 11 November 1977, 18/6 Front matter 9 pp., chapters 1-8, pp. 11-67. 18/7 Chapters 9-14, pp. 68-114. 18/8 Chapters 15-21, pp. 115-173. Mystery of Sebastian Island by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1976). 19/1 Correspondence, 1975-1982, 20 items. 19/2 Research notes and sketches about Maine, boats, and fishing terminology, 39 items. 19/3 Manuscript corrections, 26 pp. 19/4-20/6 Typescripts, 19/4 Outline, edited, pp. 1-11. Outline, minor corrections, pp. 1-14. 19/5 Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-8. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-16. Minor corrections; chapter 1, pp. 1-14. 19/6-19/7 “Working papers,” edited, 19/6 81 pp. 19/7 88 pp. 19/8 Sketches of “Sebastian Island,” 2 items. 19/9-20/2 Edited, 19/9 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-47. 20/1 Chapters 7-13, pp. 40a (?)-102. 20/2 Chapters 14-18, pp. 103-144. 20/3 Corrections to typescript, handwritten, 24 items. 20/4 Jacket copy and acknowledgments, 2 pp. 20/5-20/6 Carbon copy, 20/5 Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-69. 20/6 Chapters 10-17, pp.70-144. 20/7-20/8 Galleys, “duplicate set,” 20/7 Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-41. 20/8 Chapters 10-17, pp. 42-87. The Mystery of Seneca Hill by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Julio Granda (New York: F. Watts, 1961). 20/9 Correspondence, 1960-1961,18 items. 20/10-21/10 Typescripts, 20/10 “5 chapters and outline submitted to Lippincott,” 39 pp. 21/1-21/2 Edited, 21/1 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-48. 21/2 Chapters 8-12, pp. 49-100. 21/3-21/4 Edited, 21/3 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-57. 21/4 Chapters 8-12, pp. 58-99. 21/5-21/6 Carbon copy, 21/5 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-69. 21/6 Chapters 8-14, pp. 70-144. 21/7-21/8 “Final edit”, 21/7 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-50. 21/8 Chapters 8-14, pp. 51-112. 21/9-21/10 Carbon copy, 21/9 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-66. 21/10 Chapters 8-14, pp. 51-138. The Mystery of the Buried Indian Mask by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Irene Murray (New York: Watts, 1962). 22/1 Correspondence, 1959, 2 items. 22/2 Correspondence with ink sketch from Irene Murray, 1 item. 22/3-23/2 Typescripts, 22/3 Synopsis for American Girl Magazine serial “The Weeping Eye Mask”, pp. 1-15. 22/4 American Girl Magazine serial “The Weeping Eye Mask”, “working papers,” installments 1-6, pp. 1-78. 22/5-22/6 “9-part serial, not sold,” 22/5 Chapters 1-5, 62 pp. 22/6 Chapters 6-9, 53 pp. 22/7-22/8 Minor corrections, 22/7 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-97. 22/8 Chapters 9-17, pp. 98-205. 22/9 “Revisions for final copy”, 30 pp. 22/10-23/2 Edited, 22/10 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-86. 23/1 Chapters 8-12, pp. 87-146. 23/2 Chapters 13-17, pp. 147-204. Mystery of the Marble Zoo by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Charles Beck (Funk & Wagnall, 1964). 23/3 Correspondence, 1962-1965, 9 items. 23/4 Sketches of settings, 5 items 23/5-25/2 Typescripts, 23/5 Manuscript outline, 3 pp. Manuscript outline, chapters 1-14, 15 pp. Outline, chapters 8-11, 3 pp. Outline, chapters 8-14, 4 pp. Outline, 2 copies, chapters 4-14, 5 pp. 23/6 Manuscript, chapter 1, 4 pp. Chapter 1, 2 versions. 23/7 Chapter 2, 2 versions. 23/8 Chapters 1-2, pp.1-35. 23/9 Chapter 3, pp. 13-21a. 23/10 Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-26. 23/11 Notes, 66 pp. 23/12 Notes, 41 pp. 23/13 Notes, 86 slips. 24/1-24/3 Edited, 24/1 Chapters 1-5, pp. 2-40. 24/2 Chapters 6-10, pp. 41-78. 24/3 Chapters 11-15, pp. 79-114. 24/4 Handwritten notes, “working papers,” 107 pp. 24/5 List of changes, suggested by Junior Literary Guild, 3 pp. 24/6-24/7 Carbon copy, edited, 24/6 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-67. 24/7 Chapters 8-15, 68-143. 24/8 Typescript for jacket, 6 pp. 24/9-24/10 Carbon copy sent to an art instructor for corrections, (Includes letter sent to instructor, 3 pp.) 24/9 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-67. 24/10 Chapters 8-15, pp. 60-142. 25/1-25/2 Serial installments sent to American Girl magazine, 25/1 Installments 1-3, 47 pp. 25/2 Installments 4-6, 47 pp. List of corrections, 2 pp. Mystery of the Missing Stamps by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Vic Donahue (New York: Funk & Wagnall, 1967). 25/3 Correspondence, 1966-1968, n.d., 20 items. 25/4 Research notebook, 1 item. 25/5 Outline, “version one,” 7 pp. Chapter 1, edited, 9 pp. Outline, 8 pp. Outline, 11 pp. 25/6-25/11 Typescripts, 25/6 Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-13. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-6, outline, pp. 1-10. Edited; chapter 1, pp. 1-7, outline, pp. 1-12. 25/7-25/8 “Working papers,” 25/7 89 pp. 25/8 44 pp. 25/9-25/10 Minor corrections, 25/9 Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-84. 25/10 Chapters 11-16, pp. 85-144. Corrections to typescript, 1 pp. 25/11 Comments on illustrations, 3 pp. Their Eyes on the Stars: Four Black Writers by Margaret Goff Clark (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard Publishing, 1973). 26/1 Correspondence, 1976-1977, 6 items. 26/2-26/17 Typescripts, 26/2 Introduction, minor corrections, 2 pp. Introduction, 3 pp. 26/3-26/4 Sections on Jupiter Hammon, 26/3 Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-22. 26/4 Chapters 1-4, pp. 1-13. 26/5-26/9 Sections on George Moses Horton, 26/5 Edited, pp. 1-32. 26/6 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-35. 26/7 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-31. 26/8 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-35. 26/9 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-40. Corrections, 5 pp. 26/10-26/13 Sections on William Wells Brown, 26/10 “First version,” pp.1-16. 26/11 Chapters 1-7, pp.1-35. 26/12 Carbon copy, minor corrections; chapters 1-7, pp. 2-36. 26/13 Carbon copy, chapters 1-7, pp.1-35. 26/14-26/17 Sections on Charles Chesnutt, 26/14 Edited; pp.1-35. 26/15 Minor corrections; pp.1-35. 26/16 Two carbon copies, minor corrections; pp.2-33. 26/17 Carbon copy, minor corrections; chapters 1-6, pp.1-38. Corrections, 2 pp. The Threatened Florida Black Bear by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Cobblehill Books, 1995). 27/1 Correspondence, 1994, 2 items. 27/2-27/5 Research materials, 27/2 Wildlife magazines and brochures, 10 items. 27/3 Research articles, 11 items. 27/4 Periodicals from parks, 4 items. Postcards of black bears, 2 items. 27/5 Newspaper articles, 15 items 27/6 Research notebook, 1 item. 27/7 Manuscript notes, 39 pp. 27/8-28/11 Typescripts, 27/8 Outline, 2 copies. 27/9 “Long winter nap” chapter, 18 versions. 27/10 “History” chapter, 6 versions. 28/1 “Travels” chapter, 8 versions. 28/2 “Two little bears” chapter, 6 versions. 28/3 “Bear’s best friend” chapter, 7 versions. 28/4 “Jayde” chapter, 2 versions. 28/5 “Beary” chapter, 3 versions. 28/6 Edited by biologist David Meuhr, pp. 1-23. 28/7 “Working copy,” pp.1-23. 28/8 Working pages and revisions, various pages of chapters 1-8. 28/9 Chapters 1-8, pp. 2-26. 28/10 Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-37. 28/11 “Next to last,” chapters 1 and 2. 28/12 Suggestions for photo captions, 11 pp. The Vanishing Manatee by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Cobblehill Books, 1990). 29/1 Correspondence, 1985-1995, n.d., 49 items. 29/2 Research notes, 8 pp. 29/3-29/4 Research materials, 29/3 Newspapers articles, 9 items. 29/4 Post cards, 2 items. Brochures, 4 items. 29/5 Sketches of possible photograph ideas, 3 pp. 29/6-29/9 Typescript, “working copies,” edited, 29/6 Chapter 1, 6 versions. 29/7 Chapter 2, 5 versions. 29/8 Chapters 3-7, pp. 10-32. 29/9 Table of contents, 2 pp. Author’s note, 3 versions. 29/10 Typescript, copy sent to Pat Rose at Sea World for corrections, chapters 1-7, pp. 1-41. Introductory letter by Pat Rose, 1 item. 29/11 Typescript, chapters 1-7, pp. 1-42. 29/12 Lists and captions for slide photographs, 19 pp. 29/13 Photograph for pg. 55, 1 item. 29/14 Dust jacket, 1 item. 29/15 Financial record of sales, 1 item. 29/16 Publicity talks, 5 items. Who Stole Kathy Young? by Margaret Goff Clark (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1980). 29/17 Correspondence, 1980-1989, 24 items. 30/1 Typescript, background information and reasons for writing the story, 2 items. 30/2 Manuscript notes on character decriptions, names, and ideas, “early work,” 9 pp. Typescript of outline, pp. 1-22. Editorial comments from editors at Dodd, Mead, 4 items. Editorial comments from “Professional Women Writers” workshop, 12 items. 30/3-30/6 Typescript, edited, 30/3 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-49. 30/4 Chapters 8-14, pp. 50-108. 30/5 Chapters 15-21, pp.108-163. 30/6 “Working papers,” edited, 37 pp. 30/7-30/9 Edited with typesetter’s marks, 30/7 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-49. 30/8 Chapters 8-14, pp. 50-107. 30/9 Chapters 15-22, pp.108-164. 31/1-31/2 Galleys, 4 June 1980, 31/1 pp. 1-56. 31/2 pp. 57-110. 31/3 Typescript for front matter and jacket blurb, 11 June 1980; 7 pp. 31/4-31/5 Proofs, 24 June 1980, 31/4 Front matter, pp. 1-10, chapters 1-10, pp. 11-95. 31/5 Chapters 11-22, pp. 96-192. 31/6 Blues, chapters 1-3, pp. 1-32, chapters 19-22, pp.161-191.

E. Short Stories Published in Children’s Magazines

“Brothers” (c. 1962) 31/7 Typescript, 3 pp. “The Chief” (c. 1960-1962) 31/8 Typescript, edited, pp. 1-9. Typescript, pp. 1-9. 31/9 Children’s magazines in which “The Chief” appeared, 7 items. “Donna Teaches” (c. 1962) 31/10 Typescript, 4 pp. “Family Girl” (c. 1957) 31/11 Typescript, 10 pp. “From Black to White” (c. 1962) 31/12 Typescript, 3 pp. “Joe and I” (c. 1959-1962) 31/13 Correspondence, 1562, n.d., 4 items. Includes preliminary sketch by Paul Grout sent for Ms. Clark’s approval. 31/14 Typescript, edited, pp. 1-13. Typescript, edited, pp. 1-14. 31/15 Typescript, pp. 1-13, 4 copies. 31/16 Children’s magazines in which “Joe and I” appeared, 2 items. “The Moby Dick” (c. 1962) 31/17 Typescript, 3 pp.

F. Unpublished Works

“Barney and the Space Horse” by Margaret Goff Clark (c. 1982) 31/18 Note from the author about the title, 1 item. 31/19 Research notes, sketches, and working titles, 16 pp. 31/20 Comments from Professional Women Writers workshop, 6 pp. 31/21-32/5 Typescripts, 31/21 Manuscript outlines, 5 versions, chapters 1-10. Outline, 4 pp. 32/1 Chapter 1, 6 versions. 32/2 Chapter 2, 3 versions. 32/3 Chapter 3, 5 versions. 32/4 Chapter 4, pp. 24-31. 32/5 Chapter 5, 2 versions.

H. Lesson Plans and Educational Materials

32/7 Lesson plans for creative writing, 1959-1976, n.d., 7 items. 32/8 Lesson plans for poetry and writing seminars, 11 items. 32/9 Miscellaneous educational materials used for teaching adult classes, 10 items.

I. Conference and Workshop Materials

32/10 Conference and workshop materials, 1965-1982, n.d., 7 items.

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