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MINA AND H. ARTHUR KLEIN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0557
1962-1968
3.90 cu.ft. (13 boxes)

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Provenance
Material was donated by H. Arthur Klein between 1969-1973.

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
H. Arthur Klein received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and his master's from Occidental College. He also studied at Columbia University and the University of California at Los Angeles. Mina C. Klein attended the University of Berlin.

This couple has a wide array of interests, reflected in the diverse subjects of their books for children. They collaborate on most of their books, except for those about science, which Mr. Klein wrote and Mrs. Klein helped to edit. On the books which they co- wrote, Mr. and Mrs. Klein divided the research and writing, then came together to critique each others' work and merge the two halves. In addition to books on science, Mr. Klein wrote a book about surfing, and with his wife, edited an anthology about surfing. Together, they have written about Jewish history and fine art. They have also translated the stories and verse of Wilhelm Busch. Mina Klein died in 1983.

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Scope and Content
The collection contains material for seven titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. Masers and Lasers, Bioluminescence and Surfing were written by H. Arthur Klein. Masers and Lasers discusses the science behind laser technology, focusing on discoveries about the nature of light and quantum physics. Mr. Klein collaborated with his wife Mina on the other four titles in this collection. Hypocritical Helena and Max and Moritz are translations of stories and verse by the German artist-satirist Wilhelm Busch. Pieter Bruegel the Elder is a biography of the medieval Flemish painter. Great Structures of the World investigates feats of engineering from the Sumerian Ziggurats to the Netherlands sea reclamation project in the 20th century. Most of these books were written at the young-adult reading level. Materials for these titles include typescripts, galleys, proofs, dummies and layouts.

Series and Subseries

A. Books (1962-1968)

B. Original Materials, Segregated for Preservation Purposes


Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A. Books
     
     Bioluminescence by H. Arthur Klein, illustrated by the author and Lewis 
     Zacks (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1965).

     1/1-1/3   Typescript, edited, "1st carbon copy," 

     1/1            Front matter, 7 pp., and chapters 1-4, 61 pp.

     1/2            Chapters 5-8, 72 pp.

     1/3            Chapters 9-14, 73 pp.

     1/4-1/6   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, "original typescript,"
     (Some pages photocopied for preservation, originals removed to 
     Series B.)

     1/4            Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-4, 62 pp.

     1/5            Chapters 5-9, 79 pp.

     1/6            Chapters 10-14, 67 pp., and index, 23 pp.

     1/7-2/1   Galley,

     1/7            pp. 1-27.

     2/1            pp. 28-46, and back matter, 9 pp.

     2/2       Proof, "marked set," 24 August 1964; front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-
               185.

     2/3       Proof; pp. 1-184, and back matter, 9 pp.

     2/4-2/5   Dummy, 

     2/4            pp. 1-96.

     2/5            pp. 97-185.

     Great Structures of the World by H. Arthur Klein and Mina C. Klein
     (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1968).

     2/6-3/5   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, "original,"

     2/6            Front matter, 10 pp., and chapters 1-3, 62 pp.

     3/1            Chapters 4-6, 92 pp.

     3/2            Chapters 7-10, 89 pp.

     3/3            Chapters 11-13, 85 pp.

     3/4            Chapters 14-15, 94 pp. 

     3/5            Back matter, 30 pp.

     3/6       Typescript, chapter epigraphs, 15 pp.

     3/7-4/2   Galley,

     3/7            40 pp.

     4/1            46 pp.

     4/2            45 pp.

     4/3-5/1   Galley, 

     4/3            pp. 1-41.

     4/4            pp. 42-65

     5/1            pp. 66-110.

     5/2-5/4   Galley,

     5/2            pp. 1-41.

     5/3            pp. 42-72.

     5/4            pp. 73-110.

     6/1       Galley corrections, 12 pp.

     6/2       Illustrations, photocopies, 15 pp.

	       Book jacket proof, 1 item.

     Hypocritical Helena, Plus Plenty of Other Pleasures edited and
     annotated by H. Arthur Klein, translated by H. Arthur Klein and Mina C. Klein (New
     York: Dover Publications, 1962).

     6/3-6/4   Typescript, edited, "rough drafts,"

     6/3            84 pp.

     6/4            68 pp.

     6/5       Typescript, 63 pp.  

     6/6       Typescript, 56 pp.

     6/7       Galley, 23 pp.

     6/8       Galley, 17 pp.

     Masers and Lasers by H. Arthur Klein, illustrated by Frank Aloise
     (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963).

     6/9       Typescript, edited, "preliminary drafts," 61 pp.
     
     7/1       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, "original," 85 pp.
     
     7/3       Sketches, with notes and captions (some pages photocopied for
               preservation, originals removed to Series E.),

     7/4       Galley, 25 March 1963, pp. 1-41.

     7/5       Proof, 31 July 1963, pp. 13-184.

     7/6       Front matter, typescript and proofs, 16 pp.

     7/7       Captions for graphs, tables, and pictures,

     7/7            Typescript, 9 pp.

     7/8            Galleys, 25 pp.

     7/9       Labels for graphs and tables; galleys, 6 pp.

               Index, proof, 4 pp.

     8/1-8/3   Layouts with pasted-up text,

     8/1            pp. 1-53.

     8/2            pp. 54-107.

     8/3            pp. 108-184.

     Max and Moritz; with Many More Mischief-Makers More or Less Human or 
     Approximately Animal edited and annotated by H. Arthur Klein, translated by 
     H. Arthur Klein and others (New York: Dover Publications, 1962).

     8/4       Manuscript/typescript, "rough drafts".

     8/5       Typescript, 76 pp.

     8/6       Typescript, 73 pp.

     8/7       Galley, 21 pp.

     8/8       Galley, 25 pp.


     Peter Bruegel the Elder, Artist of Abundance; An Illustrated Portrait of His
     Life, Era, and Art by H. Arthur Klein and Mina C. Klein (New York: Macmillan,
     1968).

     9/1-9/3   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     9/1            Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-7, pp. 1-51.

     9/2            Chapters 8-12, pp. 52-103.

     9/3            Chapters 13-17, pp. 104-164, and afterword, 4 pp.

     Surfing by H. Arthur Klein, diagrams by Robert D. Smith (Philadelphia: 
     Lippincott, 1965).
     
     9/4-11/2  Rough draft,

     9/4            Chapters A-B.

     9/5            Chapter C.

     9/6            Chapters D-E.

     10/1           Chapters F-I.

     10/2           Chapters J-L.

     10/3           Chapters M-O.

     10/4           Chapters P-Q.

     10/5           Chapter R.

     10/6           Chapter S.
     
     10/7           Chapters T-U.

     11/1           Chapter V.

     11/2           Chapters W-X.

     11/3-11/6 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, "final" (some pages
               photocopied for preservation, originals removed to Series B.)

     11/3           Chapters A-H, pp. 1-63.

     11/4           Chapters I-N, pp. 64-147.

     11/5           Chapters O-R, pp. 148-234.

     11/6           Chapters S-Z, pp. 235-332.              
     
     12/1      Typescript, illustration captions, 38 pp.

     12/2      Typescript, illustration captions, 34 pp.

     12/3      Miscellaneous typescript pages, 12 pp.

     12/4-12/5 Galley, 

     12/4           pp. 1-39.

     12/5           pp. 40-68.

     12/6-13/2 Proof,

     12/6           Front matter, 2 pp., and pp. 1-47.

     13/1           pp. 49-108.

     13/2           pp. 109-171.

     13/3           pp. 172-224.

     13/4           pp. 225-281.

     13/5      Layouts, 6 pp.


B.  Original Materials Segregated For Preservation Purposes

     13/6      Bioluminescence, 9 pp.

     13/7      Masers and Lasers, 21 pp.

     13/8      Surfing, 7 pp.



Processed: September 1998
Revised: June 2001

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