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BARBARA CORCORAN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0224
1871, 1967-1993 (bulk 1967-1993)
11 cu.ft. (33 boxes)

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

Provenance

Donated by Barbara Corcoran, 1969-1993.

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

Barbara Corcoran was born in 1911 in Hamilton, Massachusetts. When she was thirteen, her parents divorced, and she moved to a new home with her mother. Many of her novels revolve around family break-ups, unreliable parents, or jarring dislocations. Ms. Corcoran graduated from Wellesley College in 1933. After college, she worked in summer theaters and wrote plays, a few of which were produced. During World War II, she was an electronics inspector and a cryptanalytic aide. After the war, she worked for several businesses as a copywriter and researcher, including a radio station and a television company. In 1953, she received her M.A. from the University of Montana. She later taught college English in Kentucky, Montana and California. In 1967, Ms. Corcoran wrote her first children's novel, Sam, which was published by Atheneum. Two years later, she decided to devote herself full-time to children's literature, and has since written over seventy novels, most of which were also published by Atheneum.

Ms. Corcoran's young adult novels deal primarily with coming of age stories. Frequently her characters are misfits or outsiders. Almost all have to deal with some sort of adversity, such as the death of friend or relative, uncaring parents, family break-up, physical disability, or the move to a new environment. Several books focus on animal and wilderness themes. Ms. Corcoran has also written historical fiction and mysteries for young people. Her books take place in a wide variety of locations, but New England and Montana are her most frequent settings.

Ms. Corcoran has written several books under the pseudonyms Paige Dixon and Gail Hamilton. She has also co-written books with Bradford Angier and Jeanne Dixon. Her awards include the Child Study Association's book of the year citation in 1970 for The Long Journey, and the William Allen White Children's Book Award in 1972 for Sasha, My Friend. Several of her books have been Junior Literary Guild selections.

In addition to plays and children's books, Ms. Corcoran has written short stories, historical romances, and radio scripts.

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Scope and Content

There are two series in this collection: "Books" and "Alphabetical Files". The "Books" series primarily documents the creation and publication of forty-four novels written or co-written by Ms. Corcoran. This series contains the vast bulk of the material in this collection. With the exception of Axe-Time, Sword-Time, all titles in this series are documented through some combination of typescripts, proofs and galleys. Each title in the series is represented by at least one typescript draft. In most cases, there is also a galley. For any one title, the collection holds anywhere from one to six drafts. Drafts with substantial editing or typesetting information have been noted in the box list. Axe-Time, Sword-Time is the only title with research notes, though there is no other material. Also, where there are both manuscripts and book reviews for a particular title, the two have been kept together within the "Books" series. All other reviews are located in the "Alphabetical Files".

The "Alphabetical Files" series contains materials which are not a direct product of the creative or publishing process. One exception to this are some research notes on brain disorders which couldn't be linked to a particular novel. The series contains correspondence, reviews, research notes and fan mail. There are also two speeches, one concerning the history of children's literature and Ms. Corcoran's own experience, and one discussing censorship of children's literature.

The theme of a young person's relationship with an animal, or with life in the wilderness, appears frequently in Corcoran's fiction. This collection has significant material relating to the creation of several books in this category such as Annie's Monster (1990), A Horse Named Sky (1986), Lion on the Mountain (1972), Loner: The Story of a Wolverine (1978), Sasha, My Friend (1969), Summer of the White Goat (1977), and A Wolf at the Door (1993). In A Horse Named Sky, Georgia and her mother move to Montana to get away from her alcoholic father. While there, she dreams of owning a horse, a dream that seems remote until her neighbor promises to sell her a wild mustang. Lion on the Mountain tells the story of Jamie's respect for a mountain lion, and the city slicker who hunts it for sport.

Corcoran has also written several mysteries. In Which Witch is Which (1983), twins set out to solve a series of neighborhood catnappings. The Person in the Potting Shed (1980) recounts the events which occur when Dorothy and Franklin move into a mysterious Louisiana plantation. These two mystery novels, as well as Mystery on Ice (1985) and Watery Grave (1982), are represented in this collection.

In most of the titles in this collection, the protagonist faces some sort of adversity: a family crisis; shyness; outsider status; physical disability; a move to a new, hostile environment; a first experience of independence; or some combination of these.

The Faraway Island (1977) tells the story of a shy adolescent girl who goes to Nantucket for a year to live with her grandmother while her parents are in Europe. The Sky Is Falling (1988), This Is a Recording (1971),You Put Up With Me, I'll Put Up With You (1987), The Person In the Potting Shed (1980), Sasha, My Friend (1969), Family Secrets (1992), and several other novels in this collection also tell the story of a young person's adaptation to a new home and new relationships.

Cold or selfish parents also figure prominently in many of Corcoran's novels. In Ask For Love and They Give You Rice Pudding (1977), a rich, friendless, seventeen-year-old deals with his parents' weakness and their absence from his life. In Face the Music (1985), The Faraway Island (1977), Make No Sound (1977), and many other Corcoran novels, characters deal with a distant, possessive or otherwise unhealthy parent-child relationship.

Family break-up, or a child's separation from his or her parents, is a recurrent theme in Corcoran's work. In Hey, That's My Soul You're Stomping On (1978), a girl stays with her grandparents in Florida while her parents decide whether to stay married or not. In The Faraway Island (1977), The Sky Is Falling (1988), and This Is a Recording (1971), a young person has to leave home for a time and live with a relative. A recently deceased parent or sibling forms the background of many Corcoran novels, such as "Me and You and a Dog Named Blue" (1979), The Person in the Potting Shed (1980), Sasha, My Friend (1969), and Skipper (1979).

In Don't Slam the Door When You Go (1974), Judith and two friends leave empty, comfortable lives in Florida for a more primitive existence in Montana. In Stay Tuned, a fourteen-year-old boy runs away with three friends to the New Hampshire woods. Cabin in the Sky (1976), Face the Music (1985), and The Long Journey(1970) deal with the same subject of young people on their own for the first time. The Lifestyle of Robie Tuckerman (1971), and "Me and You and a Dog Named Blue" (1979) both deal with similar themes, as young people try to achieve independence and decide what to do with their lives.

Several Corcoran novels deal with physical handicaps. This collection has material relating to two such books. A Child of the Morning (1982) recounts a girl's discovery that she has epilepsy. A Row of Tigers (1969) concerns the friendship that grows between two misfits, a girl whose father has died, and an older man with a curved spine.

Corcoran explores a number of other personal and family crises in her novels. In I Am the Universe (1986), the serious, responsible girl of the family has to contend with a number of problems when her mother has to have an operation. In Family Secrets (1992), Tracy moves to a small town on Cape Cod, and copes with the discovery that she was adopted. In The Hideaway (1987), a fifteen-year-old boy escapes from reform school and hides from the police while trying to clear his name of a drunk driving charge.




Series and Subseries

A. Books (1969-1993)

B. Alphabetical Files (1969-1975)

Correspondence (1969-1975)

Fan Mail (1975, n.d.)

HEARTH AND HOME (2 December 1871)

Research Notes

Reviews (c. 1969-1975)

Speeches (1973, n.d.)


Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A. Books

ANNIE'S MONSTER by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1990). 1/1-1/3 Typescript, edited, 1/1 Front matter (5 pp.), chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-54). 1/2 Chapters 10-16 (pp. 55-139). 1/3 Chapters 17-26 (pp. 140-202). 1/4-1/5 Galley, labeled as "master set," edited, 29 March 1990. Front matter (3 pp.), Chapters 1-15 (pp. 1-64). Chapters 16-29 (pp. 65-120). ASK FOR LOVE AND THEY GIVE YOU RICE PUDDING by Bradford Angier and Barbara Corcoran (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977). 2/1-2/2 Typescript, edited, 2/1 Chapters 1-16 (pp. 1-93). 2/2 Chapters 17-28 (pp. 94-150). AXE-TIME, SWORD-TIME by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1976). 2/3 Research notes on WWII aerial combat, including sketches of airplanes, 13 items. CABIN IN THE SKY by Paige Dixon (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran) (New York: Atheneum, 1976) 2/4 Typescript, edited; pp. 1-88 (scattered, 29 pp. total). 2/5-2/6 Typescript, edited, 2/5 Preface, chapters 1-13; pp. 1-57 (scattered, 20 pp. total), pp. 60-141 (small gaps), pp. 61-70. 2/6 Chapters 14-24, Epilogue (pp. 142-221). CHILD OF THE MORNING, by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1982). 2/7-2/8 Typescript, edited, 2/7 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-7 (pp. 1-60). 2/8 Chapters 8-16 (pp. 61-128). 2/9 Galley, labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks; chapters 1-17 (pp. 1-46). DON'T SLAM THE DOOR WHEN YOU GO by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1974). 3/1-3/2 Typescript, edited, labeled as "first draft," 3/1 Chapters 1-13 (pp. 1-129). 3/2 Chapters 14-25 (pp. 130-220). 3/3 Reviews, 8 items. FACE THE MUSIC by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1985). 3/4-3/6 Typescript, edited, 3/4 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-75). 3/5 Chapters 11-20 (pp. 76-146). 3/6 Chapters 21-28 (pp. 147-219). 3/7-3/8 Galley, labeled as "master set," 3/7 Chapters 1-16 (pp. 1-48). 3/8 Chapters 17-28 (pp. 49-92). FAMILY SECRETS by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1992). 4/1-4/2 Typescript, edited, 4/1 Front matter (6 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-69). 4/2 Chapters 9-21 (pp. 70-168). 4/3-4/4 Proof, labeled as "Master Set," 4/3 Front matter (7 pp.), chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-66). 4/4 Chapters 10-22 (pp. 67-164). 4/5-4/6 Proof, photocopy, 4/5 Front matter (7 pp.), chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-66). 4/6 Chapters 10-22 (pp. 67-164). 4/7 Galley, labeled as "master set," dated 24 July 1991; front matter (4 pp.); chapters 1-22 (pp. 1-104). THE FARAWAY ISLAND by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1977). 5/1 Typescript, various versions intermixed, edited; chapters 1-3 (30 pp.). 5/2-5/3 Typescript, edited, 5/2 Chapters 1-8 (63 pp.). 5/3 Chapters 9-19 (95 pp.) 5/4-5/5 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 5/4 Chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-80). 5/5 Chapters 10-20 (pp. 81-188). 6/1-6/2 Typescript, edited 6/1 Chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-76). 6/2 Chapters 11-20 (pp. 77-187). 6/3-6/4 Galley, labeled as "master proof," dated 28 July 1976, 6/3 Front matter (6 pp.), chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-73). 6/4 Chapters 10-20 (pp. 74-158). 6/5 Galley, labeled as "master proof"; front matter (6 pp.), chapters 1-20 (pp. 1-61). HEY, THAT'S MY SOUL YOU'RE STOMPING ON by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1978). 7/1 Book jacket, proof, negatives and overlay. 7/2-7/3 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks 7/2 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-74). 7/3 Chapters 9-14 (pp.75-136). 7/4-7/5 Typescript, edited, 7/4 Chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-76). 7/5 Chapters 9-14 (pp. 77-144). 7/6-7/7 Proof, 7/6 Front matter (4 pp.), Chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-68). 7/7 Chapters 9-14 (pp. 69-122). 7/8-7/10 Galleys, 7/8 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-14 (pp. 1-122). 7/9 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-14 (pp. 1-122). 7/10 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-14 (pp. 1-122). 7/11 Corrections, 14 pp. THE HIDEAWAY by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1987). 8/1-8/2 Typescript, typesetter's marks, 8/1 Front matter (5 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-53). 8/2 Chapters 9-22 (pp. 54-138). 8/3-8/4 Proof, minor corrections, labeled as "master set, 2nd pass," 8/3 Front matter, chapters 1-10 (pp. 0-70). 8/4 Chapters 11-22 (pp. 71-139). 8/5 Title page paste up, miscellaneous, 4 pp. A HORSE NAMED SKY by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1986). 8/6-8/8 Typescript, edited, 8/6 Front matter (5 pp.), chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-55). 8/7 Chapters 10-21 (pp. 56-134). 8/8 Chapters 22-33 (pp. 135-206). 9/1 Galley, labeled as "first printer's proof," dated 10/31; Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-34 (pp. 1-54). I AM THE UNIVERSE by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1986). 9/2-9/4 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 9/2 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-75). 9/3 Chapters 11-20 (pp. 76-142). 9/4 Galley, labeled as "first printer's proof," typesetters marks. THE LIFESTYLE OF ROBIE TUCKERMAN by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Thomas Nelson, 1971). 9/5-9/6 Typescript, various versions intermixed, edited (138 pp.). 9/7 Reviews, 5 items. LION ON THE MOUNTAIN by Paige Dixon (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran),illustrated by J. H. Breslow (New York: Atheneum, 1972). 9/8-9/10 Typescript, edited, 9/8 Chapters 1-4 (pp. 1-48). 9/9 Chapters 5-9 (pp. 49-89, pp. 75-79). 9/10 Reviews, 3 items. THE LONER: A STORY OF THE WOLVERINE by Paige Dixon (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran), illustrated by Grambs Miller (New York: Atheneum, 1978). 10/1 Typescript, edited; chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-86). 10/2 Typescript, edited; chapters 1-11 (pp. 10-86), back matter (pp. 87-89). 10/3 Galley, labeled as "master proof," dated 24 February 1978; front matter, chapters 1-11, back matter (pp. 1-44). 10/4 Galley; front matter, chapters 1-11, back matter (pp. 1-44). 10/5 Blues, pp. 25-104. 10/6 Book jacket galleys, 3 items. THE LONG JOURNEY by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1970). 11/1-11/2 Typescript, edited, 11/1 Chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-94). 11/2 Chapters 11-24 (pp. 95-203). 11/3-11/4 Galley, labeled as "author's proof," dated 4 December 1969, 11/3 Pp. 1-38. 11/4 Pp. 39-69. 11/5-11/6 Galley, labeled as "author's proof," dated 25 March 1970, 11/5 Pp. 1-110. 11/6 Pp. 111-187. 11/7-12/1 Galley, labeled as "author's galley," 11/7 Pp. 1-30. 12/1 Pp. 31-69. LOVE COMES TO EUNICE K. O'HERLIHY by Gail Hamilton (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran) (New York: Atheneum, 1977). 12/2-12/3 Typescript, edited, labeled as "rough draft," 12/2 Chapters 1-11 (pp. 1-97). 12/3 Chapters 12-18 (pp. 98-158). 12/4-12/5 Typescript, edited, 12/4 Chapters 1-7 (pp. 1-67). 12/5 Chapters 8-17 (pp. 68-155). 12/6-13/1 Galleys, 12/6 Labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 1 February 1977 (pp. 3-131). 12/7 Labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 26 November 1976 (pp. 1-50). 13/1 Pp. 1-50. 13/2 Page mark ups, book jacket galleys, 9 items. MAKE NO SOUND by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1977). 13/3-13/4 Typescript, minor corrections, typesetter's marks, 13/3 Chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-89). 13/4 Chapters 11-17 (pp. 90-157). 13/5-14/1 Galleys, 13/5 Labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 1 December 1976 (pp. 1-63). 13/6 Labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 2 February 1977 (pp. 3-148). 14/1 Pp. 3-138. "ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BLUE" by Barbara Corcoran (New York, Atheneum, 1979). 14/2-14/3 Typescript, edited, 14/2 Chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-89). 14/3 Chapters 9-16 (pp. 91-178). 14/4-14/5 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 14/4 Front matter (5 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-90). 14/5 Chapters 9-19 (pp. 91-190). 14/6-15/1 Galleys, 14/6 Labeled as "marked set," typesetter's marks, dated 23 June 1978 (pp. 1-56). 15/1 Labeled as "marked set," dated 28 July 1978 (pp. 1-56). 15/2 Page mark-ups, letter; 3 items. THE MUSTANG AND OTHER STORIES by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1978). 15/3 Typescript, "The Buffalo," pp. 1-27. 15/4 Proof, 104 pp. MYSTERY ON ICE by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1985). 15/5-15/6 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 15/5 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-6 (pp. 1-56). 15/6 Chapters 7-16 (pp. 57-160). 15/7 Galley, labeled as "first printer's proof" (pp. i-iii, 1-41). THE PERSON IN THE POTTING SHED by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1980). 15/8-15/9 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 15/8 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-4 (pp. 1-47). 15/9 Chapters 5-10 (pp. 48-102). 16/1 Typescript, edited; chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-96). 16/2 Typescript, labeled as "discarded," 12 pp. 16/3-16/4 Galley, labeled as "master proof," dated 26 February 1990. 16/3 Chapters 1-4 (pp. 1-25). 16/4 Chapters 5-10, (pp. 26-49). 16/5 Page mark ups, title page mark up, 3 items. PIMM'S CUP FOR EVERYBODY by Paige Dixon (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran) (New York: Atheneum, 1976). 16/6-16/7 Typescript, edited, 16/6 Chapters 1-8, (pp. 1-81). 16/7 Chapters 9-19 (pp. 82-175). THE POTATO KID by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1989). 17/1-17/2 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 17/1 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-86). 17/2 Chapters 9-20 (pp. 87-194). 17/3-17/4 Galley, minor corrections, 17/3 Pp. 1-64. 17/4 Pp. 65-129. THE PRIVATE WAR OF LILLIAN ADAMS by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1989). 17/5-17/6 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 17/5 Front matter (6 pp.), chapters 1-5 (pp. 1-59). 17/6 Chapters 6-14 (pp. 60-167). 18/1-18/2 Proofs, labeled as "master, 1st pass," dated 10 October 1988, 18/1 Front matter (6 pp.) chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-88). 18/2 Chapters 9-14 (pp. 89-166). 18/3 Blues, minor corrections, dated 11 April 1989; 6 signatures (pp. i-x, 1-166). ROW OF TIGERS by Barbara Corcoran, drawings by Allan Eitzen (New York: Atheneum, 1969). 18/4-18/5 Typescript, edited, 18/4 Chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-94). 18/5 Chapters 10-16 (pp. 95-168). 18/6-19/3 Galleys, 18/6 Dated 20 May 1968, pp. 1-43. 19/1 Labeled as "master proof"; pp. 1-43. 19/2 Pp. 1-43. 19/3 Labeled as "master proof"; pp. 1-166. 19/4 Reviews, 11 items. SAM by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1967). 20/1-20/3 Typescript, edited, 20/1 Chapters 1-6 (pp. 1-100). 20/2 Chapters 7-15 (pp. 101-202). 20/3 Chapters 16-25 (pp. 203-299). 20/4-20/5 Galley, minor corrections, 20/4 pp. 1-47. 20/5 pp. 48-75. 20/6 Reviews, 36 items. SASHA, MY FRIEND by Barbara Corcoran, drawings by Richard L. Shell (New York: Atheneum, 1969). 21/1-21/2 Typescript, minor corrections, 21/1 Chapters 1-11 (pp. 1-94). 21/2 Chapters 12-21 (pp. 95-184). 21/3-21/4 Typescript, uncorrected, 21/3 Chapters 1-11 (pp. 1-105). 21/4 Chapters 12-22 (pp. 106-209). 21/5-21/6 Typescript, edited, 21/5 Chapters 1-11 (pp. 1-105). 21/6 Chapters 12-22 (pp. 106-209). 21/7 Typescript, edited, 14 pp. 22/1-22/4 Galleys, 22/1 Labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 1/23; pp. 1-56. 22/2 Labeled "from printer," uncorrected, dated 1/23, pp. 1-56. 22/3 Uncorrected, pp. 1-56. 22/4 Uncorrected, pp. 1-56. 22/5 Reviews, 16 items. SKIPPER by Paige Dixon (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran) (New York: Atheneum, 1979). 22/6-22/7 Typescript, edited, 22/6 Chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-73). 22/7 Chapters 9-20 (pp. 74-161). 23/1-23/2 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 23/1 Front matter, chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-67). 23/2 Chapters 9-19 (pp. 68-162). 23/3 Galley, labeled as "master proof," edited, typesetter's marks, dated 7 February 1978 (pp. 1-46). THE SKY IS FALLING by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1988). 23/4-23/5 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 23/4 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-14 (pp. 1-90). 23/5 Chapters 15-29 (pp. 91-221). 24/1-24/2 Proof, labeled as "Master, first pass," dated March 1988, 24/1 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-17 (pp. 1-105). 24/2 Chapters 18-29 (pp. 106-190). 24/3-24/4 Proof, labeled as "2nd pass," dated 12 May 1988. 24/3 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-17 (pp. 1-102). 24/4 Chapters 18-29 (pp. 103-185). A STAR TO THE NORTH by Barbara Corcoran and Bradford Angier (New York: Thomas Nelson, 1970). 24/5-24/6 Typescript, edited, 24/5 Chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-74). 24/6 Chapters 10-21 (pp. 75-165). 24/7 Reviews, 19 items. STAY TUNED by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1991). 25/1-25/3 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 25/1 Front matter (5 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-62). 25/2 Chapters 9-18 (pp. 63-152). 25/3 Chapters 19-30 (pp. 153-224). 25/4 Galley, labeled as "master," dated 28 August 1990; front matter (2 pp.), chapters 1-30 (pp. 1-127). STRIKE! by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1983). 25/5-25/6 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 25/5 Front matter (5 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp.1-61). 25/6 Chapters 9-18 (pp. 62-161). 26/1-26/2 Galley, labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 7 October 1982, 26/1 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-23). 26/2 Chapters 9-18 (pp. 24-61). 26/3-26/4 Galley, labeled as "master proof," uncorrected, dated 7 October 1982, 26/3 Front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-61). 26/4 Chapters 9-18 (pp. 62-158). 26/5 Corrections, 5 pp. SUMMER OF THE WHITE GOAT by Paige Dixon (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran) (New York: Atheneum, 1977). 26/6 Typescript, edited; chapters 1-14 (pp. 1-73). 27/1 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks; front matter (2 pp.), chapters 1-15 (pp. 1-73), back matter (3 pp.). 27/2 Typescript pages, edited (8 pp.). 27/3 Galley, labeled as "master set," minor corrections, dated 8 September 1976; front matter, chapters 1-14, back matter; pp. (1-30). 27/4 Galley, labeled as "master set," dated 8 September 1976; front matter, chapters 1-14, back matter (pp. 1-104). 27/5 Page mark ups, 2 items. TAKE A SECOND LOOK by Barbara Corcoran (Serialized in six issues of American Girl, vol. 53, no. 10-vol. 54, no. 3, October 1970-March 1971). 27/6-27/7 Typescript, unedited, 27/6 Chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-95). 27/7 Chapters 11-19 (pp. 96-183). 27/8-27/9 Typescript, unedited, 27/8 Chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-95). 27/9 Chapters 11-19 (pp. 96-183). 27/10 Typescript, labeled as "rejected pages," 28/1 Published version, photocopied from American Girl (October 1970-March 1971); originals removed to de Grummond serials collection, 24 pp. THIS IS A RECORDING by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1971). 28/2 Typescript, edited; chapters 1-24 (pp. 1-165). 28/3 Typescript, edited; chapters 1-26 (pp. 1-150). 28/4-28/5 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 28/4 Chapters 1-13 (pp. 1-69). 28/5 Chapters 14-26 (pp.70-150). 28/6 Typescript, edited; various versions intermixed. 28/7 Galley, labeled as "author's proof," typesetter's marks, dated 28 January 1971; chapters 1-25 (pp. 1-59). 29/1 Galley, labeled as "author's proof," minor corrections, dated 17 March 1971; chapters 1-25 (pp. 1-168). 29/2 Galley; chapters 1-25 (pp. 1-59). 29/3 Reviews, 14 items. A TRICK OF LIGHT by Barbara Corcoran, illustrated by Lydia Dabcovich (New York: Atheneum, 1972). 29/4 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks; chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-98). 29/5 Typescript, labeled as "first draft," edited; chapters 1-8 (pp. 1- 81, 87-90). 29/6 Galley, labeled as "author's proof," dated 8 July 1971; chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-33). 29/7 Galley; chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-33). 29/8 Galley; chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-112). 29/9 Reviews, 12 pp. WATERY GRAVE by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1982). 30/1-30/2 Typescript, edited, 30/1 Chapters 1-10 (pp. 1-92). 30/2 Chapters 11-20 (pp. 93-149). 30/3 Galley, labeled as "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 30 September 1981; front matter, chapters 1-20 (pp. 1-62). WHERE IS BLACK THUNDER? by Anne McNeil (pseudonym for Barbara Corcoran and Jeanne Dixon) (No publication information available). 30/4-30/5 Typescript, edited, 30/4 Chapters 1-15 (pp. 1-105). 30/5 Chapters 16-23 (pp. 106-164). WHICH WITCH IS WHICH? By Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1983). 30/6-30/7 Typescript, edited, 30/6 Chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-61). 30/7 Chapters 10-19 (pp. 62-128). 30/8 Proof; chapters 1-19 (pp. 1-125). 30/9 Galley, labeled as "master proof;" chapters 1-19 (pp. 1-58). WOLF AT THE DOOR by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1993). 31/1-31/2 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 31/1 Front matter (8 pp.), chapters 1-18 (pp. 1-101). 31/2 Chapters 19-38 (pp. 102-211). 31/3 Page layouts, 4 pp. 31/4 Proof, labeled "marked set," dated 3 May 1993; front matter (10 pp.), chapters 1-38 (pp. 1-194). 31/5 Proof, labeled "marked set," dated 3 May 1993; front matter (pp. i-x), chapters 1-38 (pp. 1-194). 31/6 Proof, labeled "master set," dated 19 May 1993; front matter (pp. i-x), chapters 1-38 (pp. 1-194). THE WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1984). 32/1-32/2 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 32/1 Front matter (7 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-93). 32/2 Chapters 9-16 (pp. 94-183). 32/3-32/4 Proof, 32/3 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-82). 32/4 Chapters 9-16 (pp. 83-159). 32/5 Galley, typesetter's marks, 16 January 1984; front matter (2 pp.), chapters 1-16 (pp. 2-87). YOU PUT UP WITH ME, I'LL PUT UP WITH YOU by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1987). 32/6-32/7 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 32/6 Front matter (7 pp.), chapters 1-8 (pp. 1-92). 32/7 Chapters 9-16 (pp. 93-177). 33/1 Galley, labeled "master set first pass"; front matter (13 pp.), chapters 1-16 (pp. 7-178). 33/2 Page layouts, 2 items. YOU'RE ALLEGRO DEAD by Barbara Corcoran (New York: Atheneum, 1981). 33/3-33/4 Typescript, edited, typesetter's marks, 33/3 Front matter (4 pp.), chapters 1-9 (pp. 1-57). 33/4 Chapters 10-19 (pp. 58-133). 33/5 Galley, labeled "master proof," typesetter's marks, dated 24 November 1980; front matter, chapters 1-19 (pp. 1-55). 33/6 Galley, labeled "master proof," dated 19 January 1981; front matter (3 pp.), chapters 1-19 (pp. 1-135). 33/7 Page layouts, 5 pp.

B. Alphabetical Files

33/8 Correspondence with the de Grummond collection, 8 items, 1969-1993. 33/9 Fan mail from children, 1975, n.d., 11 items. 33/10 Hearth and Home, 2 December 1871 (pp. 945-946, 951- 952); includes gardening advice, reminiscences, and part of a children's story. 33/11 Research notes on verbal and reading disorders, 6 items. 33/12 Reviews (for books without original material in this collection), c.1969-1975, 73 items. 33/13-33/14 Speeches, 33/13 "Backing Into Children's Literature," notes and draft of speech concerning her view of children's literature, and her own experience in the field, 12 pp. 33/14 "Censorship" to Missoula, Montana Librarians, 22 May 1973, 8 pp. Letter from Maryland librarian, 6 February 1973. 33/15 William Allen White Book Award announcements, 2 items. SEPARATION LIST The following items have been removed from the collection: American Girl, vol. 53, no. 10 (October 1970) American Girl, vol. 53, no. 11 (November 1970) American Girl, vol. 53, no. 12 (December 1970) American Girl, vol. 54, no. 1 (January 1971) American Girl, vol. 54, no. 2 (February 1971) American Girl, vol. 54, no. 3 (March 1971)

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