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ADA AND FRANK GRAHAM PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0386
1967-1985
3.10 cu.ft. (12 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Ada and Frank Graham from 1980 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
Ada Graham was born on August 22, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio. She attended both the Bowling Green State University and Hunter College were she earned a bachelor's degree in 1957. She was a public school teacher in New York and Maine until 1970. In 1971, she founded the Narraguagus Child Development Association.

Frank Graham, Jr. was on March 31, 1925 in New York, New York. He received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1950. He worked for the New York Sun as a copy boy during the summers of 1947-1949. In 1951, he became the publicity director for the Brooklyn Dodgers and went on to become the assistant managing editor for the magazine Sport.

Frank and Ada Graham were married in 1953, but it was not until 1969 that they decided to work together writing books. As a team, the couple has written many books about ecology, conservation, and nature. They wrote a group of six books for the National Audubon Society about alligators, whales, falcons, coyotes, insects, and bears. Individually, Frank Graham has also written books for adults and juveniles about sports, conservation and ecology.

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Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, galleys, proofs, and correspondence for 15 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 is separated by title and arranged chronologically.

The first group is from the "Audubon Reader's Series" that was sponsored by the National Audubon Society. All of the books were illustrated by D.D. Tyler and published by Delacorte Press. There is correspondence with the Audubon Society and Delacorte and a proposal for the series. There is also correspondence and a contract for each of the 6 titles. There are typescripts and galleys for Bears in the Wild (1981), Falcon Flight (1978), and Coyote Song (1978), and typescripts and proofs for Alligators (1979), Bug Hunters (1978), and Whale Watch (1978).

With the exception of Sportswriter (1967), the other published books are about conservation, science and ecology. There are typescripts and galleys or proofs for all these titles. There are black and white photographs for Birds of the Northern Seas (1981) and Three Million Mice (1981), an informational books about the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. There are cassette tapes of interviews with conservationists at the National Audubon Society for Careers in Conservation (1981) and rubber band manufacturers for The Big Stretch (1985). There are also extensive research materials from pamphlets, articles, and newspapers for The Careless Animal (1975), Busy Bugs (1983), and The Milkweed and Its World of Animals (1976). In 1967, Frank Graham worked with Stanley Woodward on Sportswriter (1967). There are typescripts, galleys and proofs for this title.

Series and Subseries

A. Audubon Readers Series

B. Other Published Books

C. Publisher's Promotional Materials


Box Inventory


Box/Folder 

A.  "Audubon Readers Series"

     1/1       Correspondence, 1974-1980, n.d., 42 items.

     1/2       Book proposals for Audubon Readers Series, pp.1-15.

     Alligators by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D. Tyler (New
     York: Delacorte Press, 1979).

     1/3       Correspondence, 1978-1983, n.d. 18 items.

     1/4       Book proposal, 3 pp.

               Book contract, 1 item.

     1/5-1/6   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 

     1/5            Chapters 1-5, pp. i-iv, and 1-46.

     1/6            Chapters 6-12 and index, pp. 47-112.

     1/7       Proofs of illustrations, 12 pp.

     1/8       Proof, bound and uncorrected, 1 item.
     
     Bears in the Wild by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D.
     Tyler (New York: Delacorte Press, 1981).

     1/9       Correspondence, 1980, 2 items.

     1/10      Book contract, 1 item.

     1/11-1/12 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 

     1/11           Chapters 1-5, pp. i-iv, and 1-35.

     1/12           Chapters 6-9 and index, pp. 36-90.

     1/13      Galleys, minor corrections, pp. 1-33.

     2/1       Galleys, "master set," minor corrections, pp. 1-33.

     Bug Hunters by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D. Tyler
     (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978).

     2/2       Correspondence, 1978-1979, 4 items.

     2/3       Book contract, 1 item.

     2/4-2/5   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 

     2/4            Chapters 1-4, pp. i-iv, and 1-26.

     2/5            Chapters 5-12, pp. 27-75.

     2/6       Proofs of illustrations, 20 pp.

     2/7       Proof, bound and uncorrected, 1 item.

     Coyote Song by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D. Tyler
     (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978).

     2/8       Correspondence, 1975-1977, 5 items.

     2/9       Book contract, 1 item.

     2/10      Typescript, carbon copy, chapters 1-14, pp. 1-101.

     2/11      Proofs of illustrations, 20 pp.

     2/12-2/13 Galleys, "master sets," chapters 1-14, pp. 1-36, 2 copies.       

     2/14      Proof of front matter, 5 pp.

     Falcon Flight by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D. Tyler
     (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978).

     3/1       Correspondence, 1977-1978, 6 items.

     3/2       Book contract, 1 item.
     
     3/3       Typescript, carbon copy, chapters 1-12, pp. 1-93.

     3/4       Proofs of illustrations, 20 pp.

     3/5-3/6   Galleys, "master sets," chapters 1-14, pp. 1-112, 2 copies.      

     3/7       Proof, bound and uncorrected, 1 item.

     3/8       Dust jacket, includes proofs of photos, 1 item.
     
     Whale Watch by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D. Tyler
     (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978).

     3/9       Correspondence, 1975-1979, n.d., 11 items.

     3/10      Book contract, 1 item.

     3/11-3/12 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 

     3/11           Chapters 1-5, pp. i-iv, and 1-45.

     3/12           Chapters 6-11, pp. 46-96.

     3/13      Style sheet, 8 pp.

               Typescript of captions, 2 pp.

               Proof of front matter, 4 pp.

     3/14      Proofs of illustrations, photocopied, 10 pp.

     4/1       Proof, bound and uncorrected, 1 item.

B. Other Published Books

     The Big Stretch: The Complete Book of the Amazing Rubber Band
     by Ada and Frank Graham, pictures by Richard Rosenblum (New York:
     Knopf, 1985).

     4/2       Correspondence, 1982-1885, n.d., 31 items.

     4/3       Book proposal, 3 copies.

     4/4       Research cassette tapes, interviews with rubber band
               manufacturers, 3 items.

     4/5       Research materials, 5 items.

     4/6       Manuscript notes, 13 items.

     4/7       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-69.

     4/8       Galley, 3 February 1984, 33 pp.

     Birds of the Northern Seas by Ada and Frank Graham, photos by
     Les Line (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1981).

     4/9-4/10  Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 

     4/9            Chapters 1-7, pp. i-x, and 1-35.

     4/10           Chapters 8-13 and index,  pp. 36-85.

     5/1       Galley, minor corrections, pp. 1-88.

     5/2       Galley, "reader's set, pp. 1-88.

     5/3       Slide, used for dust jacket, 1 item.

     5/4-5/6   Photographs, black and white,

     5/4            Title page, pp. 6-7, 11, 21, 25, 29, 31-32, and 35-37, 
                    14 items.

     5/5            pp. 41, 47-49, 51, 54, 57-59, 61, and 65, 11 items.

     5/6            pp. 67, 69, 72, 74-75, and 78-83, 10 items.

     5/8-5/7   Layouts, with text and photo paste-ups,

     5/7            Front matter, 4pp.

     5/8            pp. 1-89.

     6/1       Dust jacket, 1 item.

     Busy Bugs by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D. Tyler
     (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1983).

     6/2       Correspondence, 1980-1983, 29 items.

     6/3       Book contract, 1 item.

     6/4       Research materials, 21 items.

     6/5       Manuscript notes, 15 items.

     6/6       Typescript, carbon copy, 50 pp.

     6/7       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 50 pp.

     6/8       Proofs of illustrations, 8 pp.

     6/9-6/10  Proofs, minor corrections, pp. 1-20, 2 copies.

     6/11      Proof, bound and uncorrected, 1 item.

     Careers in Conservation by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by
     Drake Jordan (New York: Sierra Club Books, 1981).

     7/1       Correspondence, 1976-1980, n.d., 29 items.

     7/2       Book contract, 1 item.

     7/3       Manuscript notes, 2 items.

     7/4       Research cassette tapes, interviews with conservationists at the
               Audubon Society, 5 items.

     7/5-7/7   Typescript, edited,

     7/5            Chapters 1-4, pp. i-iii and 1-61.

     7/6            Chapters 5-9, pp. 62-112.

     7/7            Chapters 10-13 and appendix, 113-167.

     7/8-7/9   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     7/8            Chapters 1-4, pp. i-iii and 1-61.

     7/9            Chapters 5-9, pp. 62-112.

     8/1            Chapters 10-13 and appendix, 113-167.

     8/2       Style sheet, 3 pp.

               Proof of illustration, 1 item.

     8/3-8/4   Proofs, pp. 1-163, 2 copies.

     The Careless Animal: Nine Ecological Detective Stories by Ada and
     Frank Graham (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975).

     8/5       Correspondence, 1971-1974, n.d., 32 items.

     8/6       Book contract, 1 item.

     8/7       Research notes, 9 items.

     8/8       Research articles, pamphlets, and publications, 22 items.

     8/9       Newspaper articles, photocopied, 63 items.

     9/1       Manuscript, 74 pp.

     9/2       Typescript, carbon copy, chapters 1-10, pp. 1-69.

     9/3-9/4   Typescript edited with typesetter's marks,

     9/3            Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-25.

     9/4            Chapters 4-10 and index, pp. 26-77.

     9/5       Galley, 30 April 1974, 27 pp.

     9/6       Galley, "reader's set," 27 pp.

     The Changing Desert by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by
     Robert Shetterly (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1981).

     9/7       Correspondence, 1979-1982, 9 items.

     9/8       Book contract, 1 item.

     9/9-9/10  Typescript edited with typesetter's marks,

     9/9            Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-46.

     9/10           Chapters 6-10 and index, pp. 47-98.
     
     10/1      Proof, "customer's copy," 31 March 1981; pp. 1-86.

     10/2      Miscellaneous materials, 2 items.

     Foxtails, Ferns, & Fish Scales by Ada Graham, illustrated by
     Dorothea Stoke (New York: Four Winds Press, 1976).

     10/3      Typescript edited with typesetter's marks, carbon copy, 
               pp. 1-94.

     10/4      Galley, "master set," 13 April 1976; 45 pp.

     The Milkweed and Its World of Animals by Ada and Frank Graham,
     photos by Les Line (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976).

     10/5      Correspondence, 1973-1975, n.d., 18 items.

     10/6      Book contract, 1 item.

     10/7      Research articles and pamphlets, 27 items.

     10/8      Newspaper articles, photocopied, 10 items.

     10/9      Research notes, 9 items.

     11/1      Galley, "reader's set," pp. 1-105.

     Sportswriter by Stanley Woodward with Frank Graham, Jr. (Garden
     City, New York: Doubleday, 1967).

     11/2-11/5 Typescript, edited,

     11/2           Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-56.

     11/3           Chapters 6-9, pp. 57-125.

     11/4           Chapters 10-13, pp. 126-189.

     11/5           Chapters 14-16 and index, pp. 190-251.

     11/6      Galley, "final," pp. 1-251(?).

     11/7      Proof, minor corrections, pp. 1-176.

     12/1      Proof, pp. 1-177.

     Three Million Mice: A Story of Modern Medical Research by Ada
     and Frank Graham, illustrated by Robert Shetterly (New York: Scribner's,
     1981).

     12/2      Typescript, carbon copy, edited, pp. 1-62.

     12/3-12/5 Photographs, black and white,

     12/3           pp. 2-3, 7, 9, 16-17, 19, 21, 26, 29-30, 33, 38, 40, and 44,
                    15 items.

     12/4           pp. 47, 49, 54, 60, 64, 68, 73, 76-77, 83, and 85, 
                    11 items.

     12/5           Unused photographs, 13 items.

     We Watch Squirrels by Ada and Frank Graham, illustrated by D.D.
     Tyler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1985).

     12/6      Correspondence, 1983-1985, n.d., 18 items.

     12/7      Book proposal and first chapter, 2 items.

     12/8      Typescript, carbon copy, minor corrections, pp. 1-35.

     12/9      Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-35.
     
     12/10     Proof, 22 March 1985, 17 pp.

     12/11     Proof, "client's proof," 17 pp.

     12/12     Proof, pp. 1-63, includes proof of front matter 5 pp.

C. Publisher's Promotional Materials

     12/13     Publisher's Promotional Materials, 4 items.


Processed: April 28, 1998 Revised: June 2001

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