Materials donated by Pam Conrad in 1986.
Noncirculating; available for research.
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.
Pam Conrad was born Pamela Stampf on June 18, 1947 in New York City. She married Robert Conrad in 1967 (divorced 1982), and they had two daughters. After attending Hofstra University, she received her bachelor's degree from the New School for Social Research in 1984. In the same year, she published I Don't Live Here, her first children's book. She wrote mostly young adult and juvenile fiction, often on serious topics. For example, Prairie Songs, which won numerous awards, concerns a pioneer woman who goes insane after moving from New York to Nebraska. Conrad died in 1996 at the age of 48.
This collection contains original materials from Ms. Conrad's first published book, I Don't Live Here! Correspondence, three typescripts, and a proof document the creation and publication of this title. The story concerns a young girl's difficult adjustment to a new home, far away from her best friend.
A. Books (1981-1985)I Don't Live Here! by Pam Conrad, illustrated by Diane de Groat (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1984). 1/1 Correspondence with publishers, 1981-1985, 29 items. 1/2 Article, "Doing It For the Money". Notes, 10 items. 1/3 Typescript, "original version," dated 25 November 1981; chapters 1-8, pp. 1-49. 1/4 Typescript, "second version"; chapters 1-8, pp. 1-52. 1/5 Typescript, typesetter's marks, dated 8 March 1982; front matter, 4 pp.; chapters 1-8, pp. 1-52. 1/6 Proof, dated 10 April 1984, pp. 2-57. 1/7 Illustrations, photocopies, 9 items. 1/8 Reviews, 5 items.
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