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SHIRLEY ROUSSEAU MURPHY PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0720
1967-1990
5.7 cu.ft. (16 boxes)

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Provenance

Donated by Shirley Rousseau Murphy between 1977 and 1990.

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

Shirley Rousseau was born on May 20, 1928 in Oakland, California. Her father was a horse trainer, and her mother was a painter. After graduating from the California Institute of Fine Arts in 1951, she married Patrick Murphy. She worked as a designer and decorator to support her husband's education and later became a sculptor and painter, exhibiting at numerous one-woman and group shows in California and the Southwest. She moved with her husband to the Panama Canal Zone in the early 1960's where she began writing. The ideas for her first two books White Ghost Summer (1967) and The Sand Ponies (1967) came from her experience training horses with her father. She has since written over thirty books. Most of these works are fantasy novels for young adults. In these books, sentient animals and heroic children join forces to defeat the powers of darkness. For each of these books the collection holds a typescript and at least one galley.

Scope and Content

Most of the books documented in this collection are fantasies for young adults, set in other worlds where forces of good and evil do battle with magical weapons. Intelligent monsters and animals also help and hinder the heroes and heroines of these novels. Five of Murphy's novels are part of a series set on the world of Ere. The heroes and heroines of these novels, such as Thorn and Ramad, use their visionary, psychic powers to battle evil seers and sorcerers, dragons and monsters. In the course of their long battle, they ally themselves with wolves, travel outside of time and fight for control of the runestone. In order, the novels in this series are The Ring of Fire; The Wolf Bell; The Castle of Hape; Caves of Fire and Ice; and The Joining of the Stone. For each book in this series, the collection contains a typescript, and one or more galleys. For The Ivory Lyre, the collection also holds blues and folded and gathered sheets. Also, there is a proof for The Joining of the Stone.

In the Dragonbards Trilogy, Tebriel, a dragonbard, and his singing dragon, Seastrider, combine their voices in a powerful song to fight the powers of darkness which enslave the world of Tirror. Tebriel searches for other dragonbards on the way to a final battle with Quazelzeg, lord of the dark. The books in this series are Nightpool; The Ivory Lyre; and The Dragonbards. Each of these books is documented with a typescript, multiple galleys, blues, and folded and gathered sheets.

Some of the other books for young adults in this collection also deal with magical powers or creatures, both in this world (The Flight of the Fox; and The Grass Tower) and in imagined universes (Medallion of the Black Hound). The Flight of the Fox and The Grass Tower are documented with typescripts and galleys. The collection holds a typescript, galleys, blues and folded and gathered sheets for The Medallion of the Black Hound.

Murphy's first two young adult novels, White Ghost Summer and The Sand Ponies feature young people who find strength and friendship through their relationships with horses. There is a typescript for The Sand Ponies, and a galley for White Ghost Summer.

The Pig Who Could Conjure the Wind, Valentine for a Dragon and The Song of the Christmas Mouse are all written for a younger audience, roughly ages seven to eleven. All three feature fanciful, intelligent creatures, and the first two are more humorous than Murphy's books for older children. Mrs. Tortino's Return to the Sun is also comical and aimed at the seven- to eleven-year-old audience. For each of these books, there is at least one typescript and one galley.

Series and Subseries

A. Correspondence (1977-1979, 1990) B. Books (1967-1990)

C. Short Story (1976)


Box Inventory


Box/Folder 

A. Correspondence (1977-1979, 1990)

1/1 Correspondence with the de Grummond Collection, 1977-1979, 1990, 9 items.

B. Books (1967-1990)

CARLOS CHARLES by Patrick J. Murphy and Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Viking Press, 1971). 1/2-1/3 Typescript, edited, 1/2 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-64. 1/3 Chapters 9-16, pp. 65-132. 1/4-1/5 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 1/4 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-64. 1/5 Chapters 9-16, pp. 65-132. THE CASTLE OF HAPE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Atheneum, 1980). 1/6 Typescript, front matter, 6 pp. 1/7-1/9 Typescript, edited, 1/7 Front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 1-54. 1/8 Chapters 5-8, pp. 55A-124. 1/9 Chapters 9-10, 125A-159. 2/1-2/2 Galley, 2/1 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-51. 2/2 Chapters 7-10, pp. 52-91. CAVES OF FIRE AND ICE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Atheneum, 1980). 2/3-2/5 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 2/3 Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 1-62. 2/4 Chapters 5-8, pp. 63-131. 2/5 Chapters 9-11, pp. 132-176. 2/6-2/9 Galley, 2/6 Front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 1-63. 2/7 Chapters 5-8, pp. 64-133. 2/8 Chapters 9-11, pp. 134-174. 2/9 Corrections, 3 pp., and front matter, 5 pp. 2/10-2/11 Galley, 2/10 Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-37. 2/11 Chapters 6-11, pp. 38-82. THE DRAGONBARDS by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Harper & Row, 1988). 3/1-3/3 Typescripts, edited with typesetter's marks, 3/1 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-11, pp. 1-92. 3/2 Chapters 12-20, pp. 93-179. 3/3 Chapters 21-29, pp. 180-264. 3/4-3/5 Galley, 27 July, 3/4 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-13, pp. 1-111. 3/5 Chapters 14-29, pp. 112-253. 3/6-3/7 Galley, 10 October 1987, 3/6 Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-13, pp. 3-109. 3/7 Chapters 14-29, pp. 110-249. 4/1-4/2 Galley, 30 October 1987, 4/1 Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-13, pp. 3-109. 4/2 Chapters 14-29, pp. 110-249. 4/3-4/4 Blues, 4/3 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 3-122. 4/4 pp. 123-249. 4/5-4/6 Folded and gathered sheets, 4/5 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 3-122. 4/6 pp. 123-249. 4/7-4/8 Folded and gathered sheets, 4/7 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 3-122. 4/8 pp. 123-249. ELMO DOOLAN AND THE SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN MOUSE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated By Fritz Kredel (New York: Viking Press, 1970). 5/1-5/2 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 5/1 Front matter, 8 pp., and chapters 1-9, pp. 1-49. 5/2 Chapters 10-16, pp. 50-93. 5/3 Galley, pp. 1-38. THE FLIGHT OF THE FOX by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, drawings by Don Sibley based on original designs by Richard Cuffari (New York: Atheneum, 1978). 5/4-5/5 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 5/4 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-11, pp. 1-46. 5/5 Chapters 12-24, pp. 47-119. 5/6-5/7 Galley, 5/6 pp. 1-25. 5/7 pp. 26-50. THE GRASS TOWER by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated by Charles Robinson (New York: Atheneum, 1976). 5/8-5/10 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 5/8 Chapters 1-4, pp. 1-72. 5/9 Chapters 5-8, pp. 73-141. 5/10 Chapters 9-13, pp. 142-215. 6/1-6/2 Galley, 7 July 1975, 6/1 pp. 1-50. 6/2 pp. 51-84. THE IVORY LYRE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Harper & Row, 1987). 6/3-6/5 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 6/3 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-7, pp. 1-80. 6/4 Chapters 8-14, pp. 81-172. 6/5 Chapters 15-21, pp. 173-258. 7/1-7/2 Galley, "author's set," 7/1 pp. 3-117. 7/2 pp. 118-252. 7/3-7/4 Galley, "marked set,' 7/3 Front matter, 3 pp., and pp. 3-117. 7/4 pp. 118-252. 7/5-7/6 Galley, "master set," 7/5 Front matter, 3 pp., and pp. 1-115. 7/6 pp. 116-250. 7/7-7/8 Galley, "1st revised master set," 7/7 Front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-115. 7/8 pp. 116-250. 7/9 Galley, book jacket text, 2 pp. 8/1-8/2 Blues, 8/1 Front matter, 4 pp. and pp. 1-122. 8/2 pp. 123-250. 8/3-8/4 Folded and gathered sheets, 8/3 Front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-122. 8/4 pp. 123-250. THE JOINING OF THE STONE by Shirley Murphy (New York: Atheneum, 1981). 8/5-8/7 Typescript, photocopy, edited with typesetter's marks, 8/5 Front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 1-60. 8/6 Chapters 5-7, pp. 61-116. 8/7 Chapters 8-10, pp. 117-166. 8/8-8/9 Galley, 8/8 pp. 1-33. 8/9 pp. 34-92. 8/10 Layout of title, 1 item. MEDALLION OF THE BLACK HOUND Shirley Rousseau Murphy with Welch Suggs (New York: Harper & Row, 1989). 9/1-9/2 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 9/1 Book jacket text, 3 pp., front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-76. 9/2 Chapters 9-19, pp. 77-173. 9/3 Galley, "marked set," 15 March 1989, front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-182. 9/4 Galley, "master set," 5 March 1989, front matter, 7 pp., and pp. 1-182. 9/5 Blues, front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-182. 9/6-9/7 Folded and gathered sheets, 9/6 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-88. 9/7 pp. 89-182. 9/8 Book jacket, 1 item. MRS. TORTINO'S RETURN TO THE SUN by Shirley and Pat Murphy, pictures by Susan Russo (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1980). 10/1 Typescript, typesetter's marks, 7 pp. 10/2 Galley, 3 pp. 10/3 Folded and gathered sheets, pp. 1-31, and endpapers. NIGHTPOOL by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Harper & Row, 1985). 10/4-10/6 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 10/4 Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-83. 10/5 Chapters 7-14, pp. 84-172. 10/6 Chapters 15-19, pp. 173-224. 10/7-10/8 Galley, "master set," 10/7 Front matter, 5 pp., and pp. 3-123. 10/8 pp. 124-252. 11/1-11/2 Galley, "1st revised master set," 11/1 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-135. 11/2 pp. 136-249. 11/3-11/4 Layouts, 11/3 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-110. 11/4 pp. 111-249. 11/5-11/6 Blues, 11/5 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-122. 11/6 pp. 123-249. 12/1-12/2 Folded and gathered sheets, 12/1 Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-122. 12/2 pp. 123-250. THE PIG WHO COULD CONJURE THE WIND by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, drawings by Mark Lefkowitz (New York: Atheneum, 1978). 12/3 Typescript, pp. 1-21. 12/4 Galley, 12 September 1977, pp. 1-13. 12/5 Galley, book jacket text, 3 pp. 12/6 Folded and gathered sheets, front matter, 5 pp., and pp. 2-58. POOR JENNY, BRIGHT AS A PENNY by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York, Viking Press, 1974). 12/7-12/9 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 12/7 Front matter, 7 pp., and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-70. 12/8 Chapters 9-13, pp. 71-125. 12/9 Chapters 14-19, pp. 126-179. 12/10 Galley, "master set," 28 December 1973, pp. 1-60. THE RING OF FIRE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Atheneum, 1977). 13/1-13/3 Typescript, typesetter's marks, 13/1 Front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-7, pp. 1-64. 13/2 Chapters 8-12, pp. 66-138. 13/3 Chapters 13-20, pp. 139-251. 13/4 Galley, front matter, 7 pp. 13/5-13/7 Galley, 13/5 pp. 3-41. 13/6 pp. 42-75. 13/7 pp. 76-122. 13/8 Preliminary illustrations of maps, 2 items. THE SAND PONIES by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated by Erika Weihs (New York, Viking Press, 1967). 13/9-13/10 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 13/9 Chapters 1-8, pp. 2-65. 13/10 Chapters 9-19, pp. 66-141. SILVER WOVEN IN MY HAIR by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated by Alan Tiegreen (New York: Atheneum, 1977). 14/1 Typescript, typesetter's marks, front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-5, pp. 1-80. 14/2 Galley, pp. 1-35. THE SONG OF THE CHRISTMAS MOUSE by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, drawings by Donna Diamond (New York: Harper & Row, 1990). 14/3 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, chapters 1-15, pp. 1-53. 14/4 Galley, "marked set," pp. 1-46. 14/5 Galley, "master set," front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 2-87. 14/6 Galley, "1st revised master set," front matter, 11 pp., and pp. 1-87. SOONIE AND THE DRAGON by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, pictures by Susan Vaeth (New York: Atheneum, 1979). 14/7 Typescript, photocopy, typesetter's marks: front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-3, pp. 1-45. VALENTINE FOR A DRAGON by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated by Kay Chorao (New York: Atheneum, 1984). 14/8 Typescript, front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-14. 14/9 Galley, book jacket text, 2 pp., and pp. 1-16. WHITE GHOST SUMMER by Shirley Rousseau Murphy, illustrated by Barbara McGee (New York, Viking Press, 1967). 15/1-15/2 Galley, 15/1 pp. 1-31. 15/2 pp. 32-63. THE WOLF BELL by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (New York: Atheneum, 1979). 15/3-15/5 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 15/3 Chapters 1-4, pp. 1-69. 15/4 Chapters 5-9, pp. 70-134. 15/5 Chapters 10-11, pp. 135-167. 15/6-15/7 Galley, 29 June 1978, 15/6 Front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-39. 15/7 pp. 40-95. 16/1-16/4 Proof, 22 August 1978, 16/1 Front matter, 5 pp., and pp. 1-57. 16/2 pp. 58-102. 16/3 pp. 103-148. 16/4 pp. 149-182.

C. Short Story (1976)

"The Mooncup" by Shirley Rousseau, included in Anywhere, Anywhen edited by Sylvia Engdahl (New York: Atheneum, 1976). 16/5 Typescript, edited, pp. 65-108. 16/6 Proof, edited, 38 pp.
Processed: February 1998
Revised: June 2001

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