de Grummond Collection

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SAM AND BERYL EPSTEIN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0300
1939-1985
2.10 cu.ft. (7 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Sam and Beryl Epstein from 1966 to 1986.

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
Beryl Williams Epstein was born on November 15, 1910 in Columbus, Ohio. She was a reporter and editor for the New Jersey Daily Home News and Sunday Times as well as an editor for American Scholar. In 1937, she began collaborating with her fiance Samuel Epstein, writing children's books and together they published Tin Lizzie in 1937. The couple married in 1938 and continued to work on projects. Together they wrote under their names and under the pseudonyms Adam Allen, Martin Colt, Douglas Coe, Charles Strong, and Bruce Campbell.

Depending on the type of story the two were writing, they would divide the work with each writing certain sections of the book. Other times, the couple would come up with "a flexible outline" and one would start the story from the beginning and the other would begin in the middle. Later, they would work out any differences or problems in the flow of the story. According to the couple, even though they wrote books separately, they enjoyed writing together much more. The couple is most noted for their ability to write as a team in many genres, including mystery and adventure stories, realistic fiction, historical fiction, informational books, and biographies.

Source:

Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, research notes, correspondence, reviews and galleys for 35 titles. 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 and reviews are separated by title.

The books in this collection fall into three main genres - general fiction, biographies, and informational books. All of the books in the collection were written jointly by Sam and Beryl or under a joint pseudonym, except three written by Beryl only, including Lucky, Lucky, White Horse (1965), People Are Business (1947), and Young Faces in Fashion (1956).

A large portion of the collection includes biographies. When writing biographies, the couple would divide the person's life span in half. There are typescripts for Charles de Gaulle, Defender of France (1973), Dr. Beaumont and the Man with the Hole in His Stomach (1978), Harriet Tubman: Guide to Freedom (1968), Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Gallant Fighter (1974), Michael Faraday (1971), She Never Looked Back: Margaret Mead in Samoa (1980), Winston Churchill: Lion of Britain (1971), and Young Paul Revere's Boston (1966). There is various materials and correspondence for Plant Explorer: David Fairchild (1961). Some biographies are intertwined with technical information and science and could almost be classified as informational books. These books include Miracles from Microbes, the Road to Streptomycin (1946), Pick It Up (1971), The Secret in the Bottle: Lazzaro Spallanzani's Work with Microbes (1979), and The Rocket Pioneers on the Road to Space (1955). There are typescripts, reviews, book contracts, and correspondence for these titles.

Along with biographies, the couple also wrote informational books about a variety of subjects, usually using one of their joint pseudonyms. According to Beryl Epstein, Sam wrote the "technical chapters, and I do the blah ones in between." The Burma Road (1946), is an informational book about China during World War II. There are correspondence and reviews for this title. The couple also wrote quite a few "First Book of" series books. Two of the books in this series are in the collection, The First Book of Electricity (1953) and The First Book of Hawaii (1954).

The Epstein's also wrote informational books concerning current events and children's issues. There are typescripts for Kids in Court: The ACLU Defends Their Rights (1982), Who Says You Can't (1969), People Are Our Business (1947), and Young Faces in Fashion (1956). The couple also wrote a number of books about festivals all over the world including European Folk Festivals (1968) and A Year of Japanese Festivals (1974). There are typescripts for both of these titles. Other popular informational books by the couple were geographical in nature including Road to Alaska: The Story of the Alaska Highway (1943) and The Sacramento: Golden River of California (1968). There is correspondence and reviews for these titles.

The last genre represented in the collection includes adventure and mystery stories and other fictional stories. Set in 1916, Ellen adjusts to the changes of moving to a new home in Lucky, Lucky, White Horse (1965). There are typescripts and galleys for this title. The Printer's Devil (1939), the story of a boy who works on a country newspaper for the summer, and Water to Burn (1943), about a boy who builds a dam to create a swimming hole, are both written under the pseudonym Adam Allen. There is correspondence and reviews for both of these titles. The Riddle of the Hidden Pesos (1948), The Secret of Baldhead Mountain (1946), and Stranger at the Inlet (1946) are mystery stories written under the pseudonyms Martin Colt and Charles Strong. There is correspondence and reviews for all three of these titles. In Tin Lizzie (1937), a boy discovers how an automobile engine works. There is correspondence and reviews for this title as well.

Series and Subseries

A. Books

Box Inventory

   Box/Folder 

A. Books

   The Burma Road by Douglas Coe, illustrated by Winfield Scott Hoskins
   (New York: J. Messner, 1946).

   1/1       Correspondence, 1945-1955, 29 items.

   1/2       Related materials, 27 items.

   Charles de Gaulle, Defender of France by Sam and Beryl Epstein
   (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1973).

   1/3       Typescript, carbon copy, 45 pp.
     
   Dr. Beaumont and the Man with the Hole in His Stomach by Sam
   and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Joseph Scrofani (New York: Coward, McCann &
   Geoghegan, 1978).

   1/4       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-32

   1/5       Galleys, "master galleys," 6 June 1977, 16 pp.

   European Folk Festivals by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by
   Joseph A. Smith (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1968).  

   1/6       Typescript, edited, pp. 1-23.

   The First Book of Electricity by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by
   Robin King (New York: F. Watts, 1953).

   1/7       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-51.

   The First Book of Hawaii by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Paul
   Lantz (New York: F. Watts, 1954).

   1/8       Correspondence, 1953-1966, 14 items.

   1/9       Reviews, 5 items.

   Harriet Tubman: Guide to Freedom by Sam and Beryl Epstein,
   illustrated by Paul Frame (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1968).

   1/10      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-32.

   Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Gallant Fighter by Sam and Beryl
   Epstein, illustrated by Victor Mays (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1974).

   1/11      Typescript, edited, 88 pp.

   2/1       Typescript, edited carbon copy, pp. 1-42.

   Kids in Court: The ACLU Defends Their Rights by Sam and Beryl
   Epstein (New York: Four Winds Press, 1982). 

   2/2-2/5   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

   2/2            Chapters 1-4, pp. 1-56.

   2/3            Chapters 5-7, pp. 57-131.

   2/4            Chapters 8-10, pp. 132-195.

   2/5            Chapters 11-13, pp. 196-252.

   Look in the Mirror by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Tomie de
   Paola (New York: Holiday House, 1973).

   2/6       Typescript, "first draft," pp. 1-5.

             Typescript, "second draft," pp. 1-5.

             Typescript, "third draft," pp. 1-8.

   2/7       Typescript, "final draft," pp. 1-8.

   2/8       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-8.

   2/9       Galleys, "master set," pp. 1-8.

   Lucky, Lucky White Horse by Beryl Epstein, pictures by Mia Carpenter
   (New York: Harper & Row, 1965).

   2/10      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-37.

   2/11      Galleys, "master galleys," 16 April 1964, 17 pp.       

   Michael Faraday, Apprentice to Science by Sam and Beryl Epstein,
   illustrated by Raymond Burns (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1971).

   2/12      Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-78.

   Miracles from Microbes, the Road to Streptomycin by Samuel and
   Beryl Williams (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1946).

   2/13-3/1  Correspondence,

   2/13           1945-1946, 50 items.

   3/1            1947-1954, 41 items.

   3/2       Book contracts, 2 items.

   3/3       Research materials and corrections, 15 items.

   3/4       Photographs of Dr. Selman Waksman, 2 items.

   3/5       Reviews, 26 items.

   Mister Peale's Mammoth by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by
   Martin Avillez (New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977).

   3/6       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-64.

   3/7       Galleys, "master set," 29 December 1976, 19 pp.

   More Stories of Baseball Champions: In the Hall of Fame by Sam
   and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Victor Mays (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1973).

   3/8       Typescript, edited, 40 pp.

   People Are Our Business by Beryl Williams Epstein (Philadelphia: J.B.
   Lippincott, 1947). 

   3/9       Correspondence, 1946-1951, 39 items.

   3/10      Research materials, 3 items.

   3/11      Reviews, 5 items.

   Pick It Up by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Tomie De Paola (New
   York: Holiday House, 1971).

   4/1       Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-5.

   4/2       Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.

   Plant Explorer: David Fairchild by Beryl Williams Epstein and Samuel
   Epstein (New York: J. Messner, 1961).
     
   4/3       Correspondence, 1960-1961, n.d., 43 items.

   4/4       Research materials, 16 items.

   Printer's Devil: A Boy's Summer on a Country Newspaper by Adam
   Allen (New York: Macmillan, 1939).
     
   4/5       Correspondence, 1937-1950, 23 items.

   4/6       Reviews, 16 items.

   The Riddle of the Hidden Pesos by Martin Colt, illustrated by John C.
   Wonsetler (New York: Julian Messner, 1948).

   4/7       Correspondence, 1948-1961, 5 items.

   4/8       Contract agreement for book, 1 item.

             Review, 1 item.

   Road to Alaska; The Story of the Alaska Highway by Douglas Coe,
   pictures by Winfield Scott Hoskins (New York: J. Messner, 1943). 

   4/9       Correspondence, 1943-1948, 11 items.

   4/10      Radio promotion typescript, 4 pp.

   4/11      Reviews, 18 items.

   The Rocket Pioneers on the Road to Space by Sam and Beryl Epstein
   (New York: Messner, 1955).

   4/12      Correspondence, 154-1968, 78 items.

   4/13      Research materials, 4 items.

             Reviews, 6 items.

   The Sacramento: Golden River of California by Sam and Beryl
   Epstein, map by Fred Kliem (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1968).

   5/1       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-49.

   The Secret in the Bottle: Lazzaro Spallanzani's Work with Microbes
   by Sam Epstein (New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979).

   5/2       Typescript, edited carbon copy, 83 pp.

   The Secret of Baldhead Mountain by Martin Colt, illustrated by John C.
   Wonsetler (New York: J. Messner, 1946). 

   5/3       Correspondence, 1946-1947, 12 items.

   5/4       Review, 1 item.

   She Never Looked Back: Margaret Mead in Samoa by Sam and Beryl
   Epstein, illustrated by Victor Juhasz (New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan,
   1980).

   5/5       Typescript, edited, 46 pp.

   5/6       Typescript, "first version submitted," edited, pp. 1-43.

   5/7       Typescript, "final version," edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-51.

   The Story of the International Red Cross by Beryl and Sam Epstein
   (New York: Nelson, 1963).

   5/8-5/9   Correspondence,

   5/8            January - August 1962, 45 items

   5/9            September 1962-1964, 47 items.

   5/10      Related materials about the Red Cross, 3 items.
 
   Stranger at the Inlet by Charles Strong, pictures by John Wonsettler
   (New York: J. Messner, 1946).

   5/11      Correspondence, 1944-1947, 10 items.

   5/12      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-32.

   5/13      Review, 1 item.

   Tin Lizzy and How She Ran by Adam Allen (New York: Stackpole
   Sons, 1937).

   5/14      Correspondence, 1937-1940, 34 items.

   5/15      Royalty statements, 3 items.

   5/16      Reviews, 8 items.

   Tunnels by Sam and Beryl Epstein (Boston: Little, Brown, 1985).

   6/1       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-81.

   6/2       Typescript of index, pp. 1-5.

   6/3-6/5   Proofs,

   6/3            "Marked set," pp. 1-102.

   6/4            Photocopied version, pp. 1-102.

   6/5            "First revised, master," pp. 1-105.

   6/6       Specifications for book, 1 item.

             Folded and gathered sheets of index, 1 item.

   Water to Burn by Adam Allen, illustrated by Juan Oliver (Philadelphia:
   Lippincott, 1943).

   6/7       Correspondence, 1941-1943, 6 items.

   6/8       Reviews, 8 items.
                    
   Who Says You Can't by Beryl and Samuel Epstein (New York:
   Coward-McCann, 1969).

   6/9       Typescript, edited, 130 pp.

   7/1       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-94.

   Winston Churchill: Lion of Britain by Sam and Beryl Epstein
   (Champaign, Illionis: Garrard, 1971)

   7/2-7/3   Typescript, edited carbon copy,

   7/2            Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-64.

   7/3            Chapters 8-13, pp. 65-125.

   A Year of Japanese Festivals by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by
   Gordon Laite (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1974).

   7/4-7/8   Typescripts,

   7/4            Edited, 190 pp.

   7/5            Edited, 172 pp.

   7/6            Carbon copy, revised, 54 pp.

   7/7            "Final copy," 50 pp.

   7/8            Carbon copy, 50 pp.
          
   Young Faces in Fashion by  Beryl Williams Epstein (Philadelphia:
   Lippincott, 1956). 

   7/9       Correspondence, 1955-1956, n.d., 20 items.

   7/10      Reviews, 8 items.

   Young Paul Revere's Boston by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by
   Cary (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1966).

   7/11      Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-39.
   
Accession Number: 2002-021

Inclusive Dates: 1929-1991; n.d.

Volume: 16.8 cu. ft.

Given By : Epstein Literary Estate

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:

Tin Lizzie by Adam Allen; Stackpole, 1937.

Contracts

 

Printer's Devil: A Boy's Summer on a Country Newspaper by Adam Allen, illustrations by E.A. Furman; Macmillan, 1939.

Contracts
Royalty statements

 

Dynamo Farm: A 4-H Story by Adam Allen, illustrated by Juan Oliver; Lippincott, 1942.

Correspondence
Contracts
Royalty statements
Reviews
Junior Literary Guild correspondence

 

Water to Burn by Adam Allen, illustrated by Juan Oliver; Lippincott, 1943.

Royalty statements

 

Dollar a Share by Adam Allen, illustrated by Juan Oliver; Random House, 1943.

Correspondence
Contracts
Royalty statements

New Broome Experiment by Adam Allen, illustrated by Juan Oliver; Lippincott, 1944.

Research
Front matter draft
Correspondence
Serial - Boys Today
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Marconi, Pioneer of Radio by Douglas Coe; Messner, 1943.

Contract
Royalty Statements

 

The Burma Road by Douglas Coe; Messner, 1946.

Contract
Royalty Statements

 

Stranger at the Inlet, a Roger Baxter Mystery by Sam Epstein and John Charles Wonsetler; Messner, 1946.

Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

How to Develop, Print and Enlarge Pictures by Sam Epstein and David W. DeArmand; Grosset & Dunlap, 1947.

Revised typescript
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements
Carbon copy of a statement by Frances Ullman DeArmand - Employment History at Calling All Girls magazine and firing by George J. Hecht, President of Parents' Institute, Inc. in 1947 for being a “union sympathizer.” Original statement was sent to the office of Leonard Boudin, a noted civil rights attorney in New York.

 

Lillian Wald, Angel of Henry Street by Beryl Williams Epstein, illustrated by Edd Ashe; Messner, 1948.

Research
Dust jacket
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The Great Houdini: Magician Extraordinary by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Messner 1950.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

No Pattern for Love by Beryl Williams; Messner, 1951.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

The Real Book about Inventions by Sam Epstein, illustrated by Laslo Roth; Garden City Books, 1951.

Research and notes
Correspondence
Garden City Publishers catalog for January 1953
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

The Real Book about Benjamin Franklin by Sam Epstein, illustrated by Herbert Danska; Garden City Books, 1952.

Typescript
Correspondence
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

The Real Book about Pirates by Sam Epstein, illustrated by Deane Cate; Garden City Books, 1952.

Correspondence
Article about Epsteins
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

The Real Book about Alaska by Sam Epstein, illustrated by Mary Stevens; Garden City Books, 1952.

Research and notes
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

The Real Book about Inventions by Sam Epstein, illustrated by John Pfiffner; Garden City Books, 1953.

Research and notes
Article about John Pfiffner
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

William Crawford Gorgas: Tropic Fever Fighter by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein, illustrated by Robert Burns; Messner, 1953.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

“The Doctor,” by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein, illustrated by Henry Moore Picken in Twelve Fifteen , November 28, 1954

Portfolio of ten black & white prints of the original illustrations

 

The First Book of Electricity by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Robin King; Franklin Watts, 1953.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The Real Book about Submarines by Sam Epstein, illustrated by Manning deV. Lee; Garden City Books, 1954.

Correspondence
Real Book Club color ad
Reviews
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

The Real Book about the Sea by Sam Epstein, illustrated by Si Frankel; Garden City Books, 1954.

Research and notes
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

The First Book of Words: Their Family Histories by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Laszlo Roth; Franklin Watts, 1954.

Flap Copy
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

The First Book of Glass by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Bette Davis; Franklin Watts, 1955.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book of Mexico by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Bernice and Lou Meyers; Franklin Watts, 1955.

Research
Revised typescript
Discarded pages
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The Rocket Pioneers on the Road to Space by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Messner, 1955.

Royalty statements

 

The First Book of Codes and Ciphers by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Laslo Roth; Franklin Watts, 1956.

Author's notes
Jacket illustration
Curriculum aide
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Prehistoric Animals by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by W. R. Lohse; Franklin Watts, 1956.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

Andrew's Raid; or, The Great Locomotive Chase, April 12, 1862 by Samuel and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by R. M. Powers; Coward-McCann, 1956.

Author's notes and research
Photograph of Captain William H. Fuller
Author's acknowledgments
Meet the Authors
Reviews
Correspondence
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

Francis Marion, Swamp Fox of the Revolution by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Messner, 1956.

Notes and research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Young Faces in Fashion by Beryl Williams Epstein; Lippincott, 1956.

Contract/Rights
Royalty Statements

 

All about the Desert by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Fritz Kredel; Randon House, 1957.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Meet North Africa by John Gunther with Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Grisha; Harper, 1957.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

Meet South Africa by John Gunther with Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Grisha; Harper, 1958.

Correspondence
Reviews
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book about Italy by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Franklin Watts, 1958.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

Jackknife for a Penny by Samuel and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by R. M. Powers; Coward-McCann, 1958.

Research
Reviews
Correspondence
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

Change for a Penny by Samuel and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by R. M. Powers; Coward-McCann, 1959.

Miscellaneous typed pages
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book of Maps and Globes by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Laszlo Roth; Franklin Watts, 1959.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book of Measurement by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Walter Buehr; Franklin Watts, 1960.

Notes
Curriculum aides
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements
Script for NBC television show
Correspondence
Contract with NBC

 

George Washington Carver, Negro Scientist by Samuel and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by William Moyers; Garrard Press, 1960.

Research
Outline
Photocopies of sketches for Dell edition
Reviews
Correspondence
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

First Book of Teaching Machines by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Watts, 1961.

Correspondence
Review
Contract

 

The First Book of the Ocean by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Walter Buehr; Franklin Watts, 1961.

Typescript
Deleted pages
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book of Washington, D.C. : The Nation's Capital by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Franklin Watts, 1961.

Notes and research
Revisions for 2 nd edition
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts for both editions
Royalty Statements for both editions

 

Plant Explorer, David Fairchild by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Messner, 1961.

Contracts
Royalty statements

 

All about Engines and Power by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Joseph and Eva Cellini; Random House, 1962.

Research
Correspondence
Book-of-the-Month Club News, Midsummer 1964 with full color foldout of All About books
Reviews
Contract

 

Grandpa's Wonderful Glass by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Grosset & Dunlap, 1962.

Correspondence
Statement of Agreement
Royalty Statements

 

Junior Science Book of Seashells by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Grosset & Dunlap, 1963.

Research
2 dust jackets
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract

 

Pioneer Oceanographer, Alexander Agassiz by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Messner, 1963.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Spring Holidays by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Ted Schroeder; Garrard, 1964.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract/Rights

 

The First Book of Switzerland by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Franklin Watts, 1964.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book of the World Health Organization by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Franklin Watts, 1964.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Hurricane Guest by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Marilyn Miller; Random House, 1964.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contract

 

Medicine from Microbes: The Story of Antibiotics by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein; Messner, 1965.

Correspondence
Reviews
Junior Literary Guild Books , September 1965 issue
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

The First Book of News by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Franklin Watts, 1965.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statement

 

Lucky, Lucky White Horse by Beryl Williams Epstein, illustrated by Mia Carpenter; Harper & Row, 1965.

Tear sheets of short story in Woman's Day , November 1950.
Cover sketch
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty Statements

The Game of Baseball by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Hobe; Garrard, 1965.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts/Rights

 

Stories of Champions: Baseball Hall of Fame by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Ken Wagner; Garrard. 1965.

Contract/Rights
Correspondence

 

More Stories of Baseball Champions: in the Hall of Fame by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Victor Mays; Garrard. 1965.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts

 

Young Paul Revere's Boston by Sam and beryl Epstein, illustrated by Cary; Garrard. 1966.

Contract/Rights
Correspondence
Reviews

 

Harriet Tubman: Guide to Freedom by Samuel and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by William Moyers; Garrard Press, 1968.

Research
Outline
Typescript
Reviews
Correspondence
Contracts

 

The Sacramento: Golden River of California by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Garrard, 1968.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contract/Rights

 

European Folk Festivals by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Joseph A. Smith; Garrard, 1968.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contract/Rights

 

Picture Life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Watts, 1968.

Typescript
Carbon typescript
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

Take This Hammer by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Tomie de Paola; Hawthorn Books; 1969.

Research
Typescript
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

Who Says You Can't? by Beryl and Samuel Epstein; Coward-McCann, 1969.

Author's Notes
Leon Sullivan chapter - OIC visit/notes
Articles about Leon Sullivan
Chapter draft
Corrected chapter draft
Eugene Wirges chapter - research
Chapter draft
Ralph Nader chapter - research
Correspondence and interview
Chapter draft
Corrected chapter draft
Other correspondence
Daniel Fader chapter - research
Photograph
2 draft typescripts
Carbon typescript
Great NJ Swamp chapter - notes
Research
Chapter draft
Carbon typescript of chapter
Correspondence
Joseph Papp chapter - notes
Research
Chapter draft
Corrected carbon typescript
Correspondence
Thalidomide chapter - notes
Research
Chapter draft
Carbon typescript with correspondence
Correspondence
General Correspondence
Contract
Royalty statements

 

Who Needs Holes? By Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Tomie de Paolo; Hawthorn Books; 1970.

Draft typescript
Dust jacket
Correspondence
Review
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

Enrico Fermi, Father of Atomic Power by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Raymond Burns; Garrard, 1970.

Research
Draft manuscript
Original manuscript
Carbon of original
Reviews
Correspondence
Contracts

 

Michael Faraday, Apprentice to Science by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Raymond Burns; Garrard, 1971.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract/Rights

 

Winston Churchill: Lion of Britain by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Garrard, 1971.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract/Rights

 

Look in the Mirror by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Tomie de Paolo; Hawthorn Books; 1970.

Correspondence
Review
Contract
Royalty Statements

 

Pick It Up by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrations by Tomie De Paola; Holiday House, 1971.

Research
Draft typescript
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

Hold Everything by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrations by Tomie De Paola; Holiday House, 1973.

Galleys
Cover sketch
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

Charles de Gaulle, Defender of France by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Garrard, 1973.

Research and notes
11 black and white photographs taken by Sam Epstein
Correspondence
Review
Contract/Rights

 

Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Gallant Fighter by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Garrard, 1974.

Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts/Rights

 

A Year of Japanese Festivals by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Gordon Laite; Garrard, 1974.

Research
Author's notes
Draft manuscript
Reviews
Correspondence
Contracts

 

Willie Mays: Baseball Superstar by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Garrard, 1975.

Notes and research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts/Rights

 

Hank Aaron, Home-run King by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Garrard, 1975.

Research
Correspondence
Reviews
Contracts/Rights

 

Saving Electricity by Sam and Beryl Epstein, pictures by Jeanne Bendick; Garrard, 1977.

Draft manuscript
Original manuscript
Reviews
Correspondence
Contract

 

Mr. Peale's Mammoth by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Martim Avillez; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1977.

Proposal
Research
3 versions of typescript
Jacket copy and bibliography
Typescript for American Book Co. adaption
Dust jacket
Reviews
Correspondence
Correspondence with Junior Literary Guild
Junior Literary Guild , March 1977
General correspondence with editors/others
Contracts
Royalty Statements
Reviews

 

Dr. Beaumont and the Man with the Hole in His Stomach by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Joseph Scrofani; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1978.

Research
Correspondence
Awards
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

Secret in a Sealed Bottle: Lazzaro Spallanzani's Work with Microbes by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Jane Sterrett; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979.

Research
Correspondence
Awards
Reviews
Contracts
Royalty statements

 

She Never Looked Back: Margaret Mead in Samoa by Sam and Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Victor Juhasz; Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1980.

Research
Corrected typescript
Edited typescript
Galleys
Photocopies of sketches by Victor Juhasz
Reviews
Correspondence
Correspondence with Junior Literary Guild
Copy of March 1980 Junior Literary Guild issue
New York Times article about Beryl Epstein
Contracts
Royalty Statements

 

Kids in Court: the ACLU Defends Their Rights by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Four Winds Press, 1982.

Proposal
Contracts
Author's notes
Research, including copy of The Rights of Teachers by David Rubin; Avon Books, 1968 .
2 dust jackets
Reviews
Correspondence - Four Winds Press
Correspondence - Other
Royalty Statements

 

What's for Lunch?: The Eating Habits of Seashore Creatures by Sam and Beryl Epstein, with Michael Salmon, illustrated by Walter Gafney-Kessel; Macmillan, 1985.

Rough draft of proposal
Research
Mike Salmon's material on birds
2 draft typescripts
Edited typescript
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

Tunnels by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Little, Brown, 1985.

Research
New Book of Knowledge article
Typescript
Correspondence
Tear sheets of printed article
Book - picture credits and captions
Reviews
Correspondence
Contacts
Royalty Statements

 

Jackpot of the Beagle Brigade by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Macmillan, 1987.

Research
2 draft typescripts
Edited typescript
Page proofs
Galleys
Photographs
Correspondence
Reviews
Contract
Royalty statements

 

Bugs for Dinner?: The Eating Habits of Neighborhood Creatures by Sam & Beryl Epstein, illustrated by Walter Gaffney-Kessell; Macmillan, 1989.

Research
Discarded material
Various draft typescripts
Final typescript
Submitted typescript - early version
Original edited typescript
Reviews
Royalty statements
Correspondence

 

You Call that a Farm?: Raising Otters, Leeches, Weeds, and other Unusual Things by Sam and Beryl Epstein; Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991.

Research
Chapter drafts
Photographs and sketches
Draft typescript
Corrected typescript
Page proofs
Galleys
2 versions of dust jacket
Contract
Royalty statement

 

Juvenile Series Conference - University of Wisconsin 1984

Program, correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles

 

8 issues of Hornbook Magazine , New Jersey College for Women, 1930-1933 [two with poems by Beryl Williams: June 1930 and March 1931]

 

Stories of New Jersey, [Federal Writer's Project 1936-1941]

 

Unpublished Material:

"Ellen" by Beryl Epstein

Various typescripts
Correspondence

 

"Zorzi: A Treatment for a Motion Picture" by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein

Typescript in Annie Laurie Williams, Inc. folder

 

"Samuel Johnson" by Beryl Epstein

Typescript
McIntosh and Otis box
Correspondence with Nancy Larrick

 

"Sam Johnson Writes a Book" by Beryl Epstein

Typescript
Correspondence

 

"John Ledyard, Magnificent Failure" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Research
3 typescripts
Correspondence

 

"Danny the Mule" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Research
Photograph
Book proposal in McIntosh and Otis folder
Correspondence

 

"Jenny and Toby" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Typescript

 

"I'll Race You" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Typescript

 

"Peter Platypus" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Typescript

 

"Harry and the Diplodocus" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Typescript

 

"Jonathan" by Sam and Beryl Epstein

Typescript

 

"Secret of Salt Meadow" by Sam Epstein

Original typescript
Carbon of typescript
Correspondence

 

Other unpublished materials and research:

Research for biography of Marshall Taylor (1878- ) [including a copy of The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World: The Autobiography of Marshall W. Taylor; Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1972. ]

Manuscripts by other writers sent to Epsteins for review

Garrard Royalty Statements 1960-1986

Random House Royalty Statements 1973-1994

Julian Messner Royalty Statements 1948-1956

Franklin Watts Royalty Statements 1949-1970

Babar - 6 tapes & 2 film strips

Mother Goose - 8 tapes & 6 film strips

Frederick - 4 tapes

Miscellaneous tapes (11) and filmstrips ( 5)

Copy of Problems of American Democracy , Columbia University, 1929.

Letters from foster children

Letters from readers 1959-1988



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