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.

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Accession Number: 2007-084

Inclusive Dates:

Volume: 2.0 cubic ft.

Given By : Marcia C. Noel

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 Threatened Florida Black Bear by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1985.

Correspondence
Photocopies of maps
Galley
Art list w/captions
Art proofs
Final proof
Dust jacket proof
Publicity
Reviews
Homemade poster w/book jacket, newspaper article, author info, etc.

 

Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer and Scientist by Margaret Goff Clark and Russell Hoover; Garrard Publishing Co., 1971.

Correspondence
Story excerpt published in Instructor

 

The Endangered Florida Panther by Margaret Goff Clark; Cobblehill Books, 1993.

Correspondence
Photocopies of maps
Color separation of map w/pasted text
Photocopy of cover (2)
Publicity
Reviews
Presentation notes, handwritten on notecard

 

The Vanishing Manatee by Margaret Goff Clark; Cobblehill Books, 1990.

Correspondence
Research articles
Front matter (introduction, acknowledgement, etc.)
Publicity mailing list
Publicity flyers
Publicity articles/book signing notices
Reviews
Presentation notes, handwritten on notecards

 

Barney on Mars by Margaret Goff Clark, illustrated by Ted Lewin; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1983.

Correspondence
Handwritten notes
Research
Review

 

Barney in Space by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1981.

Publicity
Reviews

 

Death at Their Heels by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1975.

Publicity
Reviews
Presentation notes, handwritten on notecard

 

Freedom Crossing by Margaret Goff Clark; Funk & Wagnalls, 1969.

Reviews

 

Mystery at Star Lake by Margaret Goff Clark; Funk & Wagnalls, 1965.

Publicity
Reviews

 

The Latchkey Mystery by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1985.

Reviews

 

Mystery of Sebastian Island; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1976.

Correspondence
Corrections/notes
Book jacket
Publicity
Reviews

 

Who Stole Kathy Young? by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1980.

Correspondence
Research (articles, slides, etc.)
Handwritten notes
Dust jacket (3)
Publicity
Reviews

 

Mystery Horse by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1972.

Correspondence
Publicity
Reviews

 

Adirondack Mountain Mystery by Margaret Goff Clark; Funk & Wagnalls, 1966.

Correspondence
Research (photographs, postcards, articles, etc.)
Handwritten notes
Book jacket (3)
Publicity
Reviews

 

Mystery of the Marble Zoo by Margaret Goff Clark; Funk & Wagnalls, 1964.

Correspondence
Book jacket proof
Book jacket
Publicity (incl. ordering information)
Reviews
Original published story in American Girl (January – June 1964)

 

Mystery of the Buried Indian Mask by Margaret Goff Clark; Franklin Watts, 1962.

Correspondence
Reviews
Original published story in Twelve-Fifteen (May – June 1963)

 

John Muir, Friend of Nature by Margaret Goff Clark; Garrard Publishing Co., 1974.

Correspondence
Research
Handwritten notes
Publicity
Reviews

 

Danger at Niagara by Margaret Goff Clark; Funk & Wagnalls, 1968.

Handwritten notes in spiral notebook
Publicity
Reviews

 

The Mystery of Seneca Hill by Margaret Goff Clark; Franklin Watts, 1961.

Publicity
Reviews

 

Their Eyes on the Stars: Four Black Writers by Margaret Goff Clark; Garrard Publishing Co., 1973.

Publicity
Review

Mystery of the Flooded Museum by Margaret Goff Clark; Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1978.

Publicity

Short Stories:

            “The Bottom Step” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

            Typescripts, various versions (3)
            Published story from The Christian Home

 

“Real Pals” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1962.

            Typescript
            Published story from Steps
 

“Jan Goes Back” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.
           
            Correspondence
            Partial typescripts (2)
            Published story from Twelve Fifteen

 

“Secret of the Island” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1966.

            Research correspondence
            Handwritten notes
            Draft typescripts (3)
            Published story from The American Girl (2)

 

“The Crowded House” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Correspondence
            Edited typescript
            Published story from The American Girl

 

“The Lookout” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

            Typescripts, various versions (3)
            Published story from The American Girl, 1961 (2)
            Published story from The American Girl, 1962

 

“Without a Friend” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

Typescript
Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“Lunch Late”/”Late Lunch” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960

 

“Smiley and the Mouth Organ” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1938.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1938
            Published story from Primary World, 1957

 

“Johnny Comes Home” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“The Most Beautiful Girl” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“Donna Teaches” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from The Children’s Friend (2)

 

“Mountain Doctor” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“Little Joe” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“No, No, Napoleon!” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

What Do You See?” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.
           
            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“Shoe Strings” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (3)
            Published story from Primary World

 

“A Boy to Depend On” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Footprints” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Like His Father” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1961 (2)

 

“Afloat in a Rowboat” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World

 

                        “Rose’s Happy Day” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

                                    Typescript
                                    Published story from Primary World

 

“Three New Friends” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“A Night in a Tent”/”Eine Nacht im Zelt” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Der Kinderbote, 1960

 

“Big Brother” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories, 1959

 

“Barry Makes A Nest” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories, 1959

 

“Eugene’s Gift” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from Stories for Children, 1960
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1962

 

“The Moby Dick” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Hazel and Mrs. Robin” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories, 1960

 

“Good News” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Heart of Clay” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescripts, various versions (3)
            Published story from Home Life

“A Friendly Face” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.
           
            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“At Home or Away from Home” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Easy Money” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1952.

            Typescript
            Published story from Boys Today

 

“A Time for No” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World

 

            “Barbara Goes Shopping” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

                        Typescript
                        Published story from Primary World, 1957
                        Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960

 

            “A Bag of Popcorn” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

                        Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“The Boy from Austria” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Typescript
            Published story from Steps, 1959
            Published story from Junior Journeys, 1960

 

“Debby Finds a Reason” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Typescript
            Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories

 

“Doughnuts”/”Doughnuts, Doughnuts” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.
            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1958

 

“Tag”/”You Are ‘It’” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1959

 

“Dodge Ball” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

Typescript
Published story from Primary World, 1957
Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1961

 

“Dick Forgives” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“The Cinderella Helper” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Squeak, Squawk” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Typescript
            Published story from The Link

 

“Flying Model” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (3)
            Published story from Primary World

 

“The New School” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World

 

“In Training” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (2)
            Published story from Primary World

 

“Dick’s Good Day” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

Typescript
Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960
Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1969 (2)

 

“Brothers” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.
           
            Typescript
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1958
            Published story from Junior Messenger, 1959

 

“The Little Nurse” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript
            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from Stories for Children, 1959

 

“Good-by, Nurse”/”Good-bye Nurse” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1962.
                       
                        Published story from Twelve Fifteen
                        Published story from Time Out
           
           
            “Dick Goes Fishing” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

                        Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960
                        Published story from Primary World, 1958
                        Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories, 1959
           

            “Picnic Fun” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

                        Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1959
                        Published story from Junior Messenger, 1959
           
                       
“Two Boys on a Houseboat”/”Zwei Knaben auf einem Hausboot” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

                        Published story from Primary World, 1958
                        Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1959
                        Published story from Der Kinderbote, 1959

 

“Wanted: A Ball” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1959
            Published story from Primary World, 1957

 

“The Giant Killers” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1959 (3)
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960

 

“Our Father” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.
           
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960
            Published story from Primary World, 1958

 

“A Cooky Shared” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1959
            Published story from Primary World, 1957

 

“Grandma’s Gifts” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1959
            Published story from Primary World, 1957

 

“The Young Painters” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1958
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1959 (3)

 

“The Rocking Horse” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1958
            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Primary Friend, 1970

 

“What Shall I Buy?”/”Was Sol ich Kaufen?” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1958
            Published story from Der Kinderbote, 1961

 

“Ruth Helps Her Twin”/”Ruth and Her Twin” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

Published story from Primary World, 1958
Published story from Junior Messenger, January 1961
Published story from Junior Messenger, March 1961

 

“Happy Eddie”/”Der Froehliche Eduard” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from Der Kinderbote, 1961

 

“Like Jesus” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories, 1959

 

“Perry the Parakeet” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from Primary World, 1958
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1960 (2)

 

“A Home for Johnny” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Steps, 1958 (3)

 

“The Good Neighbor” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1960 (3)

 

“The Lost Crayons”/”Die Verlorenen Buntstifte” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Der Kinderbote, 1961.

 

“The Shy Missionary” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1959 (3)

 

“Christmas Joy” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1959 (3)

 

“Singing for Him” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Primary World, 1957
            Published story from Hand in Hand, 1958 (3)

 

“Up the Mountain” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from The American Girl, 1958
            Published story from Teen Time, 1959

 

“Joe and I” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from The American Girl, 1958
            Published story from Lutheran Youth, 1958

 

“A Good Son” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.
           
            Published story from Primary World
            Published story from The Children’s Friend, 1960

 

“The Yard Next Door” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from Hand in Hand (3)

 

“The Twins Stay Up” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from Hand in Hand (3)

 

“The Weeping Eye” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

            Published story from The American Girl (2)

 

“A Ride to Sutton Center” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

            Published story from The Link (2)

 

“Afternoon of Disaster” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from The American Girl (2)

 

“A Present for My Love” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1966.

            Published story from The American Girl (2)

 

“Penny Takes A Walk” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1956.
           
            Published story from Twelve Fifteen (2)

 

“Sharing Mother’s Day” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1945.

            Published story from The Little Folks (2)

 

“Wise Guy” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Think & Do Book (2)

 

“Company for Dinner” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Published story from Beams of Light

 

“The Deerskin Moccasins” by M. Goff Clark, 1955.

            Published story from Story Trails

 

“Old Scarface” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1954.

            Published story from ‘Teens

           
“An Egg or a Loon” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from Junior Messenger

 

“Roller Skates and Puzzles (Puddles)” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Published story from ‘Til 8 Stories

 

“More Fun Than Anything” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1952.

            Published story from Storytime

 

“Gaspar and the Star” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961

            Published story from Church of God Youth

 

“All the Difference” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from Lutheran Youth

 

“Good for a Laugh” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from Ingenue

 

“For Toppers Only” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from The American Girl

 

“The Long Walk” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

                        Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“The Nearby Friend” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

                        Published story from The Children’s Friend
           
           
“A Helpful Dog” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

                        Published story from The Children’s Friend
           
           
“Dig, Dig, Dig” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

                        Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“Follow the Leader” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“A Good Friend” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.
           
            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“The Important Things” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1960.

            Published story from The Children’s Friend

 

“The Power Mower” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.            

Published story from Primary World

 

“Henry Plays A Joke” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published story from Primary World

 

“Ticking Rocks” by M. Goff Clark, 1956.

            Published story from Upward

 

“Sky Ride on a Hoist” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1946.
           
            Published story from Child Life

 

“Summer Dig” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.
           
            Published story from Youth

 

“The Fence” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Published story from The Link

 

“Birth of a Poem” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1967.

            Published story from The Instructor (2)

 

“Timid Crusader” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1966.

            Published story from The Instructor

 

“Out of Bounds” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Published story from The Sunday School Banner

 

“Der froehliche Eduard” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1961.

            Published story from Der Kinderbote

 

“Walter Pann e stun” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Published story from Der Kinderbote

 

“A Home for Mrs. Squirrel” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1952.

            Typescripts, various versions (2)

 

“The Everywhere Friend” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript (2)

 

“From Black to White” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript (3)

 

“The Happy Secret” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1956.

Typescripts, various versions (2)

 

“Jerry Helps” by Margaret Goff Clark, date unknown

Typescripts, various versions (3)

 

“Dave’s Best Friend” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

Typescript

 

“Debate with Jenny” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1956.
           
            Typescript

 

“Greatgrandma” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Typescript

 

“The Sound of a Footstep” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript

 

“Spring Song” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

            Typescript

 

“Buzz and the Bones” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1954.
            Typescript

 

“Halvor and the Cow” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1954.

            Typescript
           
           
“Back to the Woods” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1957.

                        Typescript

Plays:

“Hurray for Mother’s Day” by Margaret Goff Clark, date unknown

            Typescript
            Published play from The Grade Teacher

 

“Music Man Come Out” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1954.

            Published play from The Grade Teacher                                                

 

“Who Mixed Up the Gifts?” by Margaret Goff Clark, date unknown

            Published play from unidentified source

Poetry:

“I Slept in a Tent” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1974.

Typescript
Published poem from an Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation publication

 

“Ecstacy” by Margaret W. Goff, 1934.

            Published poem from The Country Bard
            Fan mail/reviews

 

“Man’s Treasure” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1959.

            Published poem from The Link

 

“Today’s Pioneer” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1958.

            Published poem from The Link

 

“To See” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1935.
           
            Published poem from The New Talent

 

“Loveliness” by Margaret Goff, 1934.

            Published poem from Poetry and Music

Articles:

“Kilts, Shortbread, and Fall Colour in Georgia”/”Highland Games in Southern Comfort”/”Heading South to the Skirl of the Pipes”/”Stone Mountain Having A Fling” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1978.

            Correspondence
            Research photographs/slides
            Typescripts, various versions (2)
            Published article from The Toronto Star (5)
            Published article from The Buffalo News (2)

 

“Writing Mysteries for Children” (final title?) by Margaret Goff Clark, date unknown

            Handwritten notes
            Typescript from in The Writer

 

“And Then What Happened?” by Margaret Goff Clark, 1964.

            Published article from The Writer (2)

 

“Putting Last Things First” by Margaret Goff Clark, date unknown

            Typescript from in The Writer

 

“The View from the Beach” (final title?) by Margaret Goff Clark, 1974 (?)
           
            Correspondence
            Research photograph
            Handwritten notes
            Typescripts, various versions (1 complete, 2 incomplete)

Book Review:

How to Help Through Understanding by Josephine Robertson; Abingdon Press, 1961. (Reviewed by Margaret Goff Clark)

            Typescript from review in Pen Woman Magazine, date unknown

 

Unpublished Work:

 

“Little Billy” skit by Margaret Goff Clark
           
            Typescript

 

“Talent Search Mystery” by Margaret Goff Clark

Book proposal
Correspondence

 

“What Did He Find?” by Margaret Goff Clark

            Draft version of typescript (3)
            Handwritten notes

           
“The Rescue” short story by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Typescript
           
           
“Rim of Danger” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Various versions of typescript, some incomplete
           

“The Sheltered Spot” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Handwritten notes
                        Typescript (2 versions)
           

“Yak Yak” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Draft typescript

 

“Whale of Rocky Brook” by Margaret Goff Clark

            Typescript

 

“Mystery of the Horse Camp” by Margaret Goff Clark

            Notes/background

 

“Vege. Mystery” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Handwritten notes

 

“Book for Teenaged Girls” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Character sketches
                        Plot outline
           

“First Kid on the Shuttle” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Research
                        Handwritten notes
                        Book proposal, various versions
           

“My Unusual Friend”/”My Mysterious Friend” by Margaret Goff Clark

                        Research article
                        Handwritten notes
                        Typescripts, various versions (8)

 

Untitled story re: “Blondin Murder” by Margaret Goff Clark

            Research
            Handwritten notes (including a hand-drawn map)
            Research

 

Untitled story re: “Amnesia Victim” by Margaret Goff Clark

            Research
            Handwritten notes
            Character sketches/story synopsis
            Typescripts, various versions (3+ incomplete)

 

Unidentified/untitled notes for unpublished story/book

Untitled collection of poetry labeled “probably Christmas 1931”

 

Biographical Material:

            Program from a play performed at Camp Dehgewanus (1929)

            Wedding announcement (1937)

            Articles re: Margaret Goff Clark Clark

            Publisher bios

Bibliographies/book lists

Awards/Honors

Miscellaneous Material:

General correspondence

Phyllis Whitney correspondence

Fan Mail (1962 – 1997)

Event/Conference materials

Writing workshop materials

Ledger book (1988 – 1992)

Appointment books (1988 – 1990; 1992)

Calendars (1985 – 1994)

Box of index cards w/notes on story ideas, submission guidelines, etc.

Story ideas/notes

General notes/articles on writers and writing

Research on “endangered species”

Photographs of “endangered animals” in photo album

Claire MacKay materials (correspondence & biographical information)

Diana Gleasner materials (correspondence, article, typescript, cover proof, etc.)

Miscellaneous items

 


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