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DONNA HILL PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0449
1961-1990
2.70 cu.ft. (8 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Donna Hill between 1977-1994.

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
Donna Hill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and attended Phillips Gallery Art School in Washington D.C. from 1940-1943. She also studied art in Paris for two years, and graduated from George Washington University in 1948 with a bachelor's degree and a Phi Beta Kappa key. While working as a code clerk for the U.S. Department of State, Ms. Hill was assigned to the American Embassy in Paris from 1949 to 1951, where she continued her art studies. During her years studying art, she participated in several group exhibitions in the U.S. and France. Two of her paintings were selected by the State Department for an exhibition of American art which toured France.

In 1952, Ms. Hill obtained a master's degree in library science from Columbia University. She worked at the New York Public Library and the Hunter College Library (City University of New York) during the 1950's and 1960's. Finally, she worked as an assistant, associate and full professor at Hunter College during the 1970's and 1980's. In 1984, Ms. Hill became Professor Emeritus, Hunter College Library, City University of New York.

In 1957, Ms. Hill wrote and illustrated her first children's book, Not One More Day. She has since written a few other children's picture books, including Mr. Peeknuff's Tiny People and Ms. Glee Was Waiting. She has also written a novel for young adults, First Your Penny, and another novel for adults, Catch a Brass Canary. Another book for children, Eerie Animals, includes seven stories about animals with supernatural powers.

Ms. Hill has received numerous awards and fellowships for her painting and her writing. Her first book, Not One More Day, grew out of a 1953 Maurice Fromkes Fellowship which allowed her to paint in Segovia, Spain.

Scope and Content
The materials in the "Books" series are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.

This collection holds drafts and publication material for seven books by Donna Hill. Ms. Glee Was Waiting and Mr. Peeknuff's Tiny People are picture books for children. The latter concerns the humorous adventure of a man who lives at the top of a hill, and assumes that all his neighbors are unusually small. There are typescripts and galleys for both titles. Catch a Brass Canary is an adult novel about drama and conflict among the employees and patrons of a small New York City branch library. First Your Penny, a young adult novel, tells the story of a young man searching for his first job and an identity of his own. There are multiple typescripts for each title, as well as a galley and a proof for First Your Penny. Eerie Animals includes seven stories about animals with supernatural powers. For this title, the collection holds two typescripts, a galley, folded and gathered sheets, as well as several sketches, illustrations, and color separations. Ms. Hill also illustrated Sea Cart by Jane Konkle. The collection contains sketches and color separations for this title. Finally, in 1972, Ms. Hill co-edited a reference work, Third Book of Junior Authors.

Series and Subseries

A. Correspondence (1977-1990)

B. Books (1961-1985)

C. Alphabetical Files


Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A.  Correspondence (1977-1990)

     1/1       Correspondence with de Grummond Collection, 1977-1990, 5 items.

B.  Books (1961-1985)

     Catch a Brass Canary by Donna Hill (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1964).

     1/2-1/9   Typescript,

     1/2-1/3   Part 1,
     
     1/2 	    Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-49.

     1/3	    Chapters 7-11, pp. 50-83.

     1/4-1/5	Part 2,

     1/4	    Chapters 1-8, pp. 84-138.

     1/5	    Chapters 9-12, pp. 139-167.

     1/6-1/7	Part 3, 

     1/6	    Chapters 1-6, pp. 168-209.

     1/7	    Chapters 7-12, pp. 210-250.

     1/8-1/9	Part 4, 

     1/8	    Chapters 1-4, pp. 251-281.

     1/9	    Chapters 5-12, pp. 282-334.

     2/1-2/5   	Typescript, edited,

     2/1-2/2    Part 1, 

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

     2/2            Chapters 5-10, pp. 57-114.

     2/3        Part 2,

     2/3            Chapters 1-11, pp. 115-236.

     2/4-2/5 	Part 3,

     2/4            Chapters 1-4, pp. 237-289.

     2/5	    Chapter 5-10, pp. 290-372.

            	    Typescript, 

                    Front matter, pp. 1-5.

     2/6-2/7	Part 1,
     
     2/6	    Chapters 1-4, pp. 6-45.

     2/7            Chapters 5-11, pp. 46-106.

     2/8-2/9  	Part 2, 

     2/8            Chapters 1-4, pp. 107-147.

     2/9            Chapters 5-11, pp. 148-222.

     3/1-3/2  	Part 3,

     3/1            Chapters 1-7, pp. 211-285.

     3/2            Chapters 8-11, pp. 286-328.

     Eerie Animals: Seven Stories by Donna Hill, initial letter designs and
     cover by the author (New York: Atheneum, 1983).

     3/3-3/6   	Typescript,

     3/3            Front matter, 2 pp., and pp. 1-45.

     3/4            pp. 46-89.

     3/5            pp. 90-137.

     3/6            pp. 138-168.

     3/7-3/9    Typescript,

     3/7            Front matter, 2 pp., and pp. 1-33.

     3/8            pp. 34-79.

     3/9            pp. 80-119.

     3/10-4/2  Galley,

     3/10           pp. 3-25.

     4/1            pp. 26-49.

     4/2            pp. 50-71.

     4/3       Folded and gathered sheets,

     4/3            pp. 1-88.

     4/4            pp. 89-160.

     4/5       Sketches, 19 items.

     4/6       Illustrations, 7 items.

               Photocopy of illustration, 1 item.

     4/7       Layouts, book cover, title page, pp. 2-3, and pp. 8-9, 5 items.

     4/8       Color separations, 3 items.

     4/9       Publication material involved in the layout and color separation
               process, 5 items.

     4/10      Book jackets, 2 items.

     4/11      Reviews, 4 items.

     4/12      Posters, 2 items [Oversized Removed from Mr. Peeknuff's Tiny
               People]

     First Your Penny by Donna Hill (New York: Atheneum, 1985).

     5/1       Typescript, edited,

     5/1            Chapters 1-3, pp. 1-45.

     5/2            Chapters 4-7, pp. 46-94.
     
     5/3            Chapters 8-10, pp. 95-143.

     5/4            Chapters 11-15, pp. 144-193.

     5/5            Chapters 16-19, pp. 194-242.

     5/6            Chapters 20-23, pp. 243-289.

     5/7            Chapters 24-27, pp. 290-332.

     5/8	    Chapters 28-31, pp. 342-396.

     6/1       Typescript,

     6/1            Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-44.

     6/2            Chapters 6-11, pp. 45-95.

     6/3            Chapters 12-16, pp. 96-146.

     6/4            Chapters 17-21, pp. 147-184.

     6/5            Chapters 22-26, pp. 185-231.

     6/6       Typescript,

     6/6            Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-55.

     6/7            Chapters 7-15, pp. 56-132.

     6/8            Chapters 16-25, pp. 133-220.

     7/1       Galley, 

     7/1            Front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-10, pp. 1-26.

     7/2            chapters 11-24, pp. 27-63

     7/3       Proof,

     7/3            Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-9, pp. 3-76.

     7/4            Chapters 10-19, pp. 77-159.

     7/5            Chapters 20-25, pp. 160-207.

     7/6       Proof, corrected pages, 19 pp.

     7/7       Layouts, 4 items.

     Joseph Smith: The First Mormon by Donna Hill (Garden City, NY:
     Doubleday, 1977).

     7/8       Publicity material, 2 pp.
                    
     Mr. Peeknuff's Tiny People by Donna Hill, illustrated by Alan Daniel (New
     York: Atheneum, 1981).

     7/9       Notes, 7 pp.
     
     7/10-7/11 Typescripts,

      		    "Draft 1," 2 pp.

     		    "Draft 2," 2 pp.

 	            "Draft 3," 2 pp.

     		    "Draft 4," 2 pp.

     		    3 pp.

      		    4 pp.

     		    3 pp.

     		    4 pp.

     7/11           7 pp.

     7/12      Galley, 3 pp.

     	       Reviews, 4 pp.

     	       Posters, 2 items [Oversized -- Removed to Box 4, Folder 12]
     
     Ms. Glee Was Waiting by Donna Hill, illustrated by Diane Dawson (New
     York: Atheneum, 1978).

     8/1       Typescript, 4 pp.

               Galley, 3 pp.

     The Sea Cart by Janet Konkle, illustrated by Donna Hill (New York:
     Abingdon Press, 1961).

     8/2       Typescript, pp. 1-15.

     8/3       Sketches, 29 items.

     8/4       Illustration, 1 item.

     8/5       Color separations, endpapers, pp. 9, 13, 16, 19, 20-21, 25, 28, 32, 33,
               40, 41, 44-45, 25 items.

     Shipwreck Season by Donna Hill (New York: Clarion Books, 1998).

     8/6       Reviews, 10 pp.
     
     Third Book of Junior Authors edited by Doris de Montreville and Donna
     Hill (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1972).

     8/7-8/10  Typescript,

     8/7            pp. 1-60.

     8/8            pp. 61-135.

     8/9            pp. 136-231.

     8/10           pp. 232-320.

     
C.  Alphabetical Files

     8/11      The American Recorder, 1962-1963, 4 issues edited by Donna
               Hill. 

     8/12      Articles,

       		    "David Atkins, Hero of Cape Cod," in Journal of the U.S. 
       		    Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, no. 8, 
                    Spring and Summer 1998.

     		    "Ghost Cat," in Literature Packet for Autobiographies, 
     		    compiled by Center for Gifted Education, College of William 
       		    and Mary (Kendall/Hunt, 1998).

     8/13      Biographical information, 10 pp.
     


Processed: July 1998
Revised: June 2001

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