de Grummond Collection

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PHYLLIS REYNOLDS NAYLOR PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0728
1967-1991
7.10 cu.ft. (27 boxes)

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

Provenance

Materials received from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor between 1978 and 1992.

Restrictions

Non-circulating; available for research.

Copyright

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Biographical Sketch

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the award-winning author of more than seventy books, the majority of them written for children and teenagers. Her hallmark is versatility -- she has written picture books for beginning readers, humorous novels and short stories for slightly older children, realistic "problem" novels for adolescents, adult fiction, and non-fiction for both children and adults. She is especially praised by critics for her well-drawn, believable characters and her ability to make readers empathize with those characters.

Naylor was born on January 4, 1933 in Anderson, Indiana. Since her father was a travelling salesman, the family moved often while Naylor was growing up and no one state was considered home. Summer vacations were always spent in one of two places, however: with the mother's parents in Iowa, or with the father's parents in Maryland. The summer visits with grandparents exposed Naylor to two different ways of life. Her Iowa grandparents were kind, but emotionally reserved, people while her Maryland kin were openly warm and affectionate. The small town in Maryland near which Naylor's grandparents lived was later used as a setting in several of her novels. Two novels are also placed in Iowa.

Though she grew up during the Depression, Naylor did not realize at the time that her family was poor. One reason for this was because the family owned a small number of good books, which the parents often read aloud to their children to keep them entertained. Naylor began making up her own stories in primary school, and as she grew older she also illustrated them, sometimes stapling the pages together and then binding them into a "book" of her own. Her childhood reputation as a good writer sometimes led to her being called upon to provide poems for special occasions at school.

When Naylor was sixteen, a former Sunday school teacher invited her to submit a story to a church magazine she was editing. Naylor's story was accepted, and its publication encouraged her to submit more stories to nationally-known children's magazines. For two years Naylor received nothing but rejection slips. Then, slowly, she began to get her short stories published, mostly in church school papers. Naylor admits that these stories were, in her words, "not very original" and "predictable." Still, even at this early period of her writing she felt comfortable telling stories from many different points of view, which has become a distinguishing and respected characteristic of her later fiction.

At the age of eighteen, Naylor married. Following her graduation from junior college, she moved with her husband to Chicago, where she worked as a clinical secretary while he attended graduate school. When Naylor was twenty-three, her husband began to show signs of severe mental illness, later diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia. Since her husband was unable to work, Naylor's income from writing became vital to the couple's support. She also worked as an elementary school teacher (briefly), a secretary, and as an editorial assistant for the National Education Association's NEA Journal. When it became apparent that her husband was not going to recover, she obtained a divorce and in 1960 married Rex V. Naylor, a speech pathologist.

Naylor then returned to college and majored in clinical psychology at American University. By the time she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963, she had decided to forego graduate study and instead concentrate on becoming a full-time writer. Her first book, The Galloping Goat and Other Stories, was published in 1965, and her first novel, What the Gulls Were Singing, was published two years later. Since then she has had at least one book published each year. She has won many awards over the years and a number of her books have been Junior Literary Guild selections or have been given special note by the American Library Association. The most prestigious of her awards have been the Edgar, which she received from the Mystery Writers of America in 1985 for Night Cry (1984), and the Newbery Award for Shiloh (1991). For a complete list of Naylor's awards, researchers should consult the sources listed below.

Not surprising for such a prolific writer, Naylor does not consider lack of ideas to be a problem. Instead, she feels that the rush of too many story ideas at once sometimes hinders her writing. She usually works on two books at a time, while notebooks full of new ideas wait on her desk. In How I Came to Be a Writer (rev. ed. 1987), Naylor says that she is sure her last words on her deathbed will be, "But I still have five more books to write!"

Naylor and her husband live in Bethesda, Maryland. They have two grown sons. Despite her busy schedule, the author is, and has been for many years, active in peace and civil rights organizations.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains autobiographical and biographical information about Naylor, photocopies of her correspondence to the de Grummond Collection, and original materials related to thirty-one of her books published between 1967 and 1990. These materials include Naylor's correspondence with editors and agents, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, research and reference materials, galleys and proofs. They encompass a full variety of her work ranging from non-fiction to children's picture books to young adult novels. All materials related to books have been arranged alphabetically by title and within title according to the order in which they were probably created. The exception to this rule is correspondence, which precedes all other book materials and is arranged chronologically. Biographical information and correspondence to the de Grummond Collection are arranged preceding the book materials.

For The Baby, the Bed, and the Rose (1981), a picture book, the collection holds correspondence, notes, nine versions of manuscripts and typescripts, and a promotional bookmark. All Because I'm Older (1981), The Boy with the Helium Head (1982), Jennifer Jean, the Cross-Eyed Queen (1967) and The New Schoolmaster (1967) are all books for elementary-level readers; these titles are represented by such materials as manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys. Eddie, Incorporated (1980), a humorous novel about a young boy who starts his own business, is represented by a manuscript, two typescripts, a letter from Naylor to her editor, galleys and photocopies of illustrations. For How Lazy Can You Get? (1979), the story of how three independently-minded children reform their overbearing babysitter, the collection includes a letter from Naylor to her editor, several typescripts and two sets of galleys.

Naylor has written several different series of fictional books for young readers. The "Bessledorf" series concerns Bernie Magruder and his family, who live on Bessledorf Street in the Bessledorf Hotel, where strange -- and funny -- things have been known to happen. For the first book in the series, The Mad Gasser of Bessledorf Street (1983), there are notes, a manuscript, two complete typescripts and several typescript fragments, galleys and page proofs. For The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel (1986), which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, there are several items of correspondence, a manuscript, three typescripts, galleys, dummy pages, and three sets of page proofs. For Bernie and the Bessledorf Ghost (1990) holdings include correspondence between Naylor and her editor, notes, manu- scripts, typescripts and galleys. Included with the correspondence for this title are photocopies of alternative dust jacket sketches.

The "witch" books comprise a series of two trilogies which tell how Lynn and her friend Mouse combat the lingering evil of a witch who lives in their small town. The books, two of which are represented in the collection, are suspenseful and genuinely frightening at times. For The Witch Herself (1978) holdings include an outline, manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys. For The Witch's Eye (1990) the collection holds extensive correspondence, a manuscript, several typescripts, and page proofs. The correspondence for this title documents the changes made in various drafts of the novel and also contains Naylor's notes on the chronology of the series and detailed descriptions of characters. Of special interest are photocopies of the artist's original rough sketches for the book, on which Naylor has written her comments. There is also a photocopied issue of the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom which contains a report of a censorship incident concerning Witch's Sister (1975). Because of their occult theme, the "witch" books have created some controversy among religious fundamentalists.

The York trilogy, in which teenager Dan Roberts metaphysically travels back in time to fourth- and fourteenth-century Britain, also contains elements of mystery, suspense and the supernatural. For Shadows on the Wall (1980) the collection includes a manuscript, four typescripts, and galleys. For Faces in the Water (1981) holdings include one manuscript and four typescript drafts. For Footprints at the Window (1981), the final book in the trilogy, there are two typescripts, galleys and page proofs.

For Making It Happen (1970), a young adult novel about three teenaged boys who know how to make waves but not why, there is a corrected typescript. A String of Chances (1982) is generally recognized as one of Naylor's finest novels; it was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and also won a South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. For this title, in which the teenaged daughter of a preacher confronts doubts about her religious beliefs, the collection holds correspondence, a first draft manuscript, three typescripts and one set of edited galleys. The manuscript includes extensive notes on theme, plot, and characterizations. To Walk the Sky Path (1973) concerns a Seminole Indian boy who must make the hard choice between following the traditional ways of his ancestors or embarking on a path that will lead him ever more into the world of white men. For this title the collection holds Naylor's holograph notes, which mainly concern background research.

Walking through the Dark (1976) is the story of a family struggling through the great Depression of the 1930's and in particular of the problems faced by the teenaged daughter of the family. For this title the collection holds correspondence, research notes, three manuscripts, three typescripts, several sets of galleys, and an unbound proof. The correspondence between Naylor and her editor mainly concerns historical research for the book. When Rivers Meet (1968), one of Naylor's earliest novels, concerns an Ethiopian exchange student's experiences in the small middle-American town which he is visiting. For this title there are reference materials, a photocopied typescript, and ten pages of readers' comments and suggestions. Wrestle the Mountain (1971) is the story of Jed, a young boy growing up in a poor West Virginia mining community. For this title the collection holds two items of correspondence. One of these letters includes a rough sketch map of Jed's village.

Several of Naylor's non-fiction books are represented in the collection. Most of these reflect the author's interest in psychology. For How to Find Your Wonderful Someone (1972), which provides good advice for those wishing to start or maintain a lasting romantic relationship, there is a typescript and a promotional item. The "Getting Along" series of books published by Abingdon Press similarly provide advice for young people in maintaining good social relationships. For Getting Along in Your Family (1976) holdings include notes and outlines, two typescripts, galleys and page proofs, and for Getting Along with Your Friends (1980) there are two typescripts and two sets of galleys. For Getting Along with Your Teachers (1981) there is one typescript. For An Amish Family (1974), which examines the customs and beliefs of the Amish in America, the collection holds correspondence, research notes, and a typescript. For the autobiographical How I Came to Be a Writer (1978; revised 1987) the collection includes correspondence, several typescript drafts, several sets of galleys, an unbound proof, promotional items, and dummies for the revised paperback edition. It should be noted that the correspondence relating to this title also discusses the books comprising the first "witch" trilogy. Researchers interested in those books should also consult the correspondence related to How I Came to Be a Writer.



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Series and Subseries


A. Autobiographical and Biographical ([1969?]-1983)

B. Correspondence (1978-1991)

C. Books (1967-1990)


Box Inventory


    Box/Folder

A. Autobiographical and Biographical

1/1 Fortress Press promotional pamphlet, [1969?] Abingdon Winter Newsletter, 1977. Atheneum promotional brochure, 1983.

B. Correspondence

1/2 To the de Grummond Collection, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1991, 6 items.

C. Books

ALL BECAUSE I'M OLDER story by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, pictures by Leslie Morrill (New York: Atheneum, 1981). 1/3 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 23 pp. 1/4 Typescript photocopy, 20 pp. 1/5 Galleys, edited. 1/6 Galleys. AN AMISH FAMILY by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by George Armstrong (Chicago: J. Philip O'Hara, 1974). 1/7 Correspondence, outgoing, 1974, undated, 2 items. Research notes, 10 pp. 1/8 Holograph notebook. 1/9-1/10 Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 1/9 front matter, chapters 1-5, 71 pp.; 1/10 chapters 6-9, back matter, 93 pp. THE BABY, THE BED, AND THE ROSE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, pictures by Mary Szilagyi (New York: Clarion Books, 1987). 1/11 Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1982-1987, 17 items. 1/12 Holograph summary, 1 p. Notes, 1 p. 1/13 Manuscript, "first version," 4 pp. 1/14 Manuscript, "second version," 3 pp. 1/15 Typescript, "third version," 5 pp. 1/16 Typescript, "fourth version," corrected, 4 pp. 1/17 Typescript, "fifth version," corrected, 4 pp. 1/18 Typescript, "sixth version," corrected, 7 pp. 1/19 Typescript, "seventh version," 8 pp. 1/20 Typescript, "eighth version," corrected and annotated, 8 pp. 1/21 Typescript photocopy, "ninth version" (final), 7 pp. 1/22 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 8 pp. Bookmark. BERNIE AND THE BESSLEDORF GHOST by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1990). 2/1 Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1988-1989, 4 items. Holograph notes, 1 p. 2/2 Manuscript, preliminary draft of chapters 1-6, 28 pp. 2/3 Manuscript, "first draft," 46 pp. 2/4-2/5 Typescript, "second draft," corrected, 2/4 front matter, chapters 1-7, 63 pp.; 2/5 chapters 8-15, 64 pp. 2/6 Typescript, "second draft, corrected pages," 16 items. 2/7 Typescript, "second draft, extra pages," 46 items. 2/8-2/9 Typescript, "third draft," corrected and annotated, 2/8 front matter, chapters 1-7, 64 pp.; 2/9 chapters 8-15, 64 pp. 2/10-2/11 Typescript, "final draft," edited and marked for typesetter, 2/10 front matter, chapters 1-7, 68 pp.; 2/11 chapters 8-15, 64 pp. 2/12 Typescript pages, photocopied, corrected and annotated, 13 pp. 2/13 Galleys, photocopied, corrected. 3/1 Galleys, "master" set, 27 June 1989. Typescript photocopy of flap text, 2 pp. THE BODIES IN THE BESSLEDORF HOTEL by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1986). 3/2 Correspondence, incoming, 1983, 1985, 1987-1988, 4 items. 3/3 Manuscript, "first draft," 48 pp. 3/4-3/5 Typescript, corrected, 3/4 chapters 1-9, 45 pp.; 3/5 chapters 10-19, 49 pp. 3/6-3/7 Typescript, annotated, 3/6 chapters 1-9, 60 pp.; 3/7 chapters 10-19, 68 pp. 3/8-3/9 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 3/8 front matter, chapters 1-9, 70 pp.; 3/9 chapters 10-19, 82 pp. 4/1 Galleys, "master proof" set, edited and marked. 4/2 Dummy pages with paste-up typeset text, 63 items. 4/3 Page proofs, corrected and annotated, 63 items. 4/4 Page proofs, 74 items. 4/5 Page proofs, "master proof" set, marked, 70 items. THE BOY WITH THE HELIUM HEAD written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Kay Chorao (New York: Atheneum, 1982). 4/6 Manuscript, "first draft," 8 pp. 4/7 Typescript, "second draft," minor corrections, 9 pp. 4/8 Typescript photocopy, "third draft," corrected, 9 pp. 4/9 Typescript photocopy, edited and marked for typesetter, 7 pp. 4/10 Galleys, edited. 4/11 Galleys, corrected and annotated. 4/12 Galleys, photocopied, corrected and annotated. 4/13 Illustrations, photocopied, 30 items. EDDIE, INCORPORATED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1980). 5/1 Manuscript, 53 pp. 5/2 Letter, photocopied, from Phyllis [Reynolds Naylor] to Jean [Karl], 25 March 1979, 1 p. Typescript, corrected, 74 pp. 5/3 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, incomplete, 17 pp. 5/4 Galleys, "master proof" set, corrected and annotated. 5/5 Galleys. 5/6 Illustrations, photocopied, 13 pp. FACES IN THE WATER by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1981). 5/7-5/8 Manuscript, "first draft," 5/7 chapters 1-4, 59 pp.; 5/8 chapters 5-7, 46 pp. 5/9-5/10 Typescript, "second draft," corrected, 5/9 front matter, chapters 1-4, 94 pp.; 5/10 chapters 5-7, 74 pp. 6/1-6/3 Typescript, "third draft," corrected, 6/1 chapters 1-2, 47 pp.; 6/2 chapters 3-4, 54 pp.; 6/3 chapters 5-7, 78 pp. 6/4-6/6 Typescript carbon copy with scattered photocopied pages, "fourth draft," 6/4 chapters 1-2, 46 pp.; 6/5 chapters 3-4, 54 pp.; 6/6 chapters 5-7, 78 pp. 6/7-6/9 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 6/7 front matter, chapters 1-2, 47 pp.; 6/8 chapters 3-4, 54 pp. 6/9 chapters 5-7, 81 pp. FOOTPRINTS AT THE WINDOW by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1981). 7/1-7/2 Typescript, corrected and annotated, 7/1 chapters 1-4, 73 pp.; 7/2 chapters 5-8, 74 pp. 7/3-7/4 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 7/3 chapters 1-4, 84 pp.; 7/4 chapters 5-8, 92 pp. 7/5 Galleys. 7/6-7/7 Page proofs, photocopied, 7/6 front matter, chapters 1-4, 84 items; 7/7 chapters 5-8, 89 items. GETTING ALONG IN YOUR FAMILY by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, drawings by Rick Cooley (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1976). 8/1 Notes and outlines, 13 pp. 8/2-8/3 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, irregular pagination, 8/2 74 pp.; 8/3 36 pp. 8/4 Typescript carbon copy, "third revision," corrected, 77 pp. 8/5 Galleys, edited. 8/6 Page proofs, edited, 55 items. Typescript photocopy, biographical note, 1 p. GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR FRIENDS by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, drawings by Rick Cooley (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1980). 8/7-8/8 Typescript, "What's a Friend For?," corrected, 8/7 chapters 1-3, 44 pp.; 8/8 chapters 4-5, 57 pp. 8/9-8/10 Typescript photocopy, edited and marked for typesetter, 8/9 front matter, chapters 1-3, 58 pp.; 8/10 chapters 4-5, 41 pp. 8/11 Galleys, "original printer's proof," edited. 8/12 Galleys, corrected. GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR TEACHERS by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, drawings by Rick Cooley (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1981). 9/1-9/2 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 9/1 front matter, chapters 1-3, 56 pp.; 9/2 chapters 4-6, 50 pp. HOW I CAME TO BE A WRITER by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1978) / revised paperback edition (New York: Aladdin Books, 1987). 9/3 Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1976-1977, 7 items. 9/4 Typescript carbon copy, "Starting from Scratch or How I Came to Be a Writer," "first draft," 25 pp. 9/5 Typescript, "second draft," corrected, 77 pp. 9/6-9/7 Typescript carbon copy, "third draft," corrected, 9/6 front matter, chapters 1-5; 9/7 chapters 6-9, 46 pp. 9/8-9/9 Typescript, "fourth and final draft," edited and marked for typesetter, 9/8 chapters 1-5, 52 pp.; 9/9 chapters 6-9, 48 pp. 9/10 Dummy with typescript and typeset text and photocopied illustrations. 9/11 Galleys. 10/1 Galleys "author's first proof," corrected. 10/2 Galleys. 10/3 Galley sheet, annotated. Page proof, photocopied, annotated with designer's notes. 10/4 Unbound proof in 5 signatures, corrected and annotated. 10/5 Promotional brochure for first edition, 1978. 10/6 Typescript, "first revision for paperback edition," corrected, 52 pp. 10/7 Typescript, chapters 7, 9, corrected, 16 pp. 10/8 Typescript, "second revision for paperback edition," corrected, 51 pp. 10/9 Dummy, photocopied, for revised paperback edition, edited and annotated. 10/10 Dummy, corrected and annotated, with typescript and typeset text and photocopied illustrations. 10/11 Promotional brochure for revised paperback edition, 1987. HOW LAZY CAN YOU GET? by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Alan Daniel (New York: Atheneum, 1979). 11/1 Letter from [Phyllis Reynolds Naylor] to Jean Karl, Editor of Children's Books for Atheneum Publishers, 3 March 1978, 1 p. Typescript, corrected, 10 pp. 11/2 Typescript, corrected, 27 pp. 11/3 Typescript, 24 pp. 11/4 Typescript, corrected, 27 pp. 11/5 Typescript, corrected, 35 pp. 11/6 Typescript pages, corrected, 8 items. 11/7 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 41 pp. 11/8 Galleys. 11/9 Galleys, "master proof" set, edited. HOW TO FIND YOUR WONDERFUL SOMEONE; HOW TO KEEP HIM/HER IF YOU DO; HOW TO SURVIVE IF YOU DON'T by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972). 11/10 Typescript, corrected and annotated, first draft, 76 pp. 11/11 Typescript, cover, 2 pp. Photocopy of cover. Promotional item. JENNIFER JEAN, THE CROSS-EYED QUEEN written by Phyllis Naylor, illustrated by Harold K. Lamson (Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications, 1967). 11/12 Typescript, corrected, 11 pp. KNEE-DEEP IN ICE CREAM, AND OTHER STORIES by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Johanna Sperl (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1967). 11/13 Galley sheets, corrected and edited, 3 items. 11/14 Negative proofs of illustrations, 6 items. 11/15 "Cover markings" for typesetter, 1 item. "Artist's mock-up," 1 item. THE MAD GASSER OF BESSLEDORF STREET by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1983). 12/1 Holograph notes, 1 p. Manuscript, "first draft," 52 pp. 12/2-12/3 Typescript, "second draft," corrected and annotated, 12/2 chapters 1-10, 51 pp.; 12/3 chapters 10-20, 55 pp. 12/4 Typescript carbon copy fragment, chapter 20, corrected, 7 pp. 12/5 Typescript fragment, chapter 20, corrected, 8 pp. 12/6 Typescript photocopy fragment, chapter 20, corrected, 8 pp. 12/7-12/8 Typescript, "third draft," edited and marked for typesetter, 12/7 front matter, chapters 1-10, 49 pp.; 12/8 chapters 11-20, 58 pp. 12/9-12/10 Galleys, edited, 12/9 chapters 1-10; 12/10 chapters 11-20. 12/11-12/12 Galleys, "master proof" set, edited, 12/11 chapters 1-10; 12/12 chapters 11-20. 12/13-12/14 Page proofs, "master proof" set, 12/13 chapters 1-9; 12/14 chapters 10-20. MAKING IT HAPPEN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Chicago: Follett, 1970). 12/15-12/16 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected, 12/15 chapters 1-5, 58 pp.; 12/16 chapters 6-10, 54 pp. NEVER BORN A HERO by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Minneapolis, MN: AugsbergPublishing House, 1982). 13/1-13/2 Typescript photocopy, edited and marked for typesetter, 13/1 64 pp.; 13/2 55 pp. THE NEW SCHOOLMASTER by Phyllis Naylor, illustrated by Mamoru Fumai (Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett, 1967). 13/3 Typescript photocopy, corrected and annotated, 28 pp. SHADOWS ON THE WALL by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1980). 13/4-13/5 Manuscript, 13/4 front matter, chapters 1-3, 48 pp.; 13/5 chapters 4-8, 53 pp. 13/6-13/7 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, incomplete, 13/6 prologue, chapters 1-4, 46 pp.; 13/7 chapters 5-8, 51 pp. 13/8-13/9 Typescript, corrected, 13/8 front matter, chapters 1-3, 60 pp.; 13/9 chapters 4-8, 69 pp. 13/10-13/11 Typescript, corrected, 13/10 front matter, chapters 1-3, 59 pp.; 13/11 chapters 4-8, 76 pp. 14/1-14/4 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 14/1 front matter, prologue, chapters 1-2, 56 pp.; 14/2 chapters 3-4, 50 pp.; 14/3 chapters 5-6, 35 pp.; 14/4 chapters 7-8, 42 pp. 14/5 Galley sheets, one marked for typesetter, 2 items. Photocopy of page proof, annotated, pp. viii-ix. 14/6-14/7 Galleys, edited and marked for typesetter, 14/6 prologue, chapters 1-4; 14/7 chapters 5-8. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1970). 14/8 Typescript page photocopies, front matter, marked for typesetter, 2 items. Proofs of display text, photocopied, 2 items. Typescript photocopy, text for back of book cover, 2 pp. Promotional brochure. A STRING OF CHANCES by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1982). 14/9 Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1981, 3 items. 14/10-14/11 Manuscript, "first draft," 14/10 notes, chapters 1-7, 80 pp.; 14/11 chapters 8-15, 64 pp. 15/1-15/3 Typescript, "second draft," corrected and annotated, 15/1 front matter, chapters 1-5, 66 pp.; 15/2 chapters 6-10, 72 pp.; 15/3 chapters 11-15, 69 pp. 15/4-15/6 Typescript, "third draft," corrected, 15/4 front matter, chapters 1-5, 72 pp.; 15/5 chapters 6-10, 74 pp.; 15/6 chapters 11-15, 73 pp. 15/7-15/9 Typescript with scattered photocopy pages, "fourth draft," edited and marked for typesetter, 15/7 front matter, chapters 1-5, 77 pp.; 15/8 chapters 6-10, 88 pp.; 15/9 chapters 11-15, 81 pp. 16/1-16/2 Galleys, "master proof" set, edited, 2 March 1982, 16/1 chapters 1-7; 16/2 chapters 8-15. TO WALK THE SKY PATH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1973). 16/3 Holograph notes, 25 pp. A TRIANGLE HAS FOUR SIDES by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Minneapolis, MN: Augsberg Publishing House, 1984). 16/4-16/5 Typescript photocopy, corrected and annotated, 16/4 55 pp.; 16/5 58 pp. WALKING THROUGH THE DARK by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (New York: Atheneum, 1976). 16/6 Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1975, 10 items. 16/7 Holograph notes, 37 pp. 16/8 Holograph notes, 1 p. Manuscript, 100 pp. 16/9 Manuscript, 86 pp. 17/1-17/2 Manuscript, 17/1 front matter, chapters 1-4, 43 pp.; 17/2 chapters 5-8, epilogue, 56 pp.; 17/3-17/5 Typescript, corrected, 17/3 front matter, chapters 1-4, 71 pp.; 17/4 chapters 5-6, 48 pp.; 17/5 chapters 7-8, epilogue, 46 pp. 17/6-17/8 Typescript carbon copy, corrected, 17/6 front matter, chapters 1-4, 71 pp.; 17/7 chapters 5-6, 50 pp.; 17/8 chapters 7-8, epilogue, 46 pp. 17/9-17/11 Typescript, "second revision", edited and marked for typesetter, 17/9 chapters 1-4, 82 pp.; 17/10 chapters 5-6, 61 pp.; 17/11 chapters 7-8, epilogue, 53 pp. 18/1 Galleys, "first proof," corrected by author, 11 July 1975. 18/2 Galleys, "first proof -- printer's set," edited, 11 July 1975. 18/3 Galleys, 28 August 1975. 19/1 Proof, unbound, in seven signatures. WHEN RIVERS MEET by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Allan Eitzen (New York: Friendship Press, 1968). 19/2 Reference materials, 6 items. 19/3 Typescript photocopy, annotated, 24 pp. 19/4 Readers' comments, 10 pp. THE WITCH HERSELF by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Gail Owens (New York: Atheneum, 1978). 19/5 Holograph outline, 3 pp. Manuscript, "first draft," 85 pp. 19/6-19/7 Manuscript, "second draft," annotated, 19/6 front matter, chapters 1-4, 47 pp.; 19/7 chapters 5-9, 55 pp. 19/8-19/9 Typescript, "third draft," corrected, 19/8 front matter, chapters 1-4, 63 pp. 19/9 chapters 5-9, 78 pp. 20/1-20/2 Typescript, predominantly carbon copy, "third draft," corrected, 20/1 front matter, chapters 1-4, 64 pp.; 20/2 chapters 5-9, 82 pp. 20/3-20/5 Typescript carbon copy with scattered photocopy pages, "final carbon," corrected, 20/3 front matter, chapters 1-3, 57 pp.; 20/4 chapters 4-6, 38 pp.; 20/5 chapters 7-9, 52 pp. 20/6-20/8 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, "final copy," 20/6 front matter, chapters 1-3, 64 pp.; 20/7 chapters 4-6, 60 pp.; 20/8 chapters 7-9, 51 pp. 21/1-21/2 Galleys, edited and marked, 27 February 1978, 21/1 chapters 1-4, 21/2 chapters 5-9. 21/3-21/4 Galleys, 21/3 chapters 1-4, 21/4 chapters 5-9. THE WITCH'S EYE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Joe Burleson (New York: Delacorte, 1990). 22/1 Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1989-1990, 24 items. 22/2-22/3 Manuscript, "combination of first and second drafts," 22/2 60 pp.; 22/3 68 pp. 22/4-22/6 Typescript, "third draft," corrected and annotated, 22/4 front matter, chapters 1-5, 60 pp.; 22/5 chapters 6-10, 60 pp.; 22/6 chapters 11-15, 64 pp. 22/7-22/9 Typescript photocopy, "fourth draft," minor corrections, 22/7 front matter, chapters 1-5, 59 pp.; 22/8 chapters 6-10, 59 pp.; 22/9 chapters 11-15, 67 pp. 23/1-23/3 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, "final draft" with annotated photocopies of rough illustrations, 23/1 front matter, chapters 1-5, 68 pp.; 23/2 chapters 6-10, 62 pp.; 23/3 chapters 11-15, 65 pp. 23/4 Page proofs, photocopied, corrected and annotated, 32 items. 23/5 Partial photocopy of Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom, January 1990, 3 pp. WRESTLE THE MOUNTAIN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1971). 23/6 Correspondence, 1969-1970, incoming and outgoing, 2 items. WITCH WEED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Joe Burleson (New York: Delacorte Press, 1991). 24/1 Manuscript, "first draft," 62 pp. 24/2 Manuscript, "2nd draft," 77 pp. 24/3 Typescript, "3rd draft," 168 pp. 24/4 Typescript, "4th draft," 57 pp. 24/5 Correspondence concerning art work. 24/6 Correspondence. 25/1 Typescript, "5th draft," corrected, Chapters 1-5 25/2 chapters 6-9 25/3 chapters 10-12 25/4 Typescript, "6th draft," corrected, Chapters 1-6 25/5 chapters 7-12 25/6 Typescript, "7th draft," corrected, Chapters 1-6 25/7 chapters 7-12 26/1 Typescript, "8th draft," Chapters 1-6 26/2 chapters 7-12 26/3 Typescript, edited, Chapters 1-12 26/4 Galleys, "master set, 2nd pass," chapters 1-6 26/5 chapters 7-12 27/1 Galleys, "readers set, 2nd pass," 18 October 1990 27/2 Galleys, "author's," 18 October 1990 27/3 Galleys

Accession Number: 2000-105

Inclusive Dates: 1999-2000

Volume: .75 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Traitor Among the Boys by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 1999.

Manuscript, first draft
Typescript, second draft
Typescript, third draft
Typescript, fourth draft
Typescript, fifth draft
Copy-edited typescript with cover letter dated 12/22/99
Revised copy-edited typescript
Corrected galleys, incomplete
Autographed copy of hardcover book
Correspondence and reviews

 

Peril in the Bessledorf Parachute Factory by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Atheneum, 1999.

Research articles
Manuscript, first draft
Typescript, second draft
Typescript, third draft
Copy-edited typescript
Revised, copy-edited typescript
Corrected galleys, various pages
Jacket sketch with correspondence
Jacket copy
Jacket mechanical with correspondence
Correspondence and reviews


Accession Number: 2001-241

Inclusive Dates: ca. 2000

Volume: .75 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

A Spy Among the Girls by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 2000.

Drafts, 1-5
Mixed Pages
Copied corrections
Copy-edited typescript, original and photocopy
1st and 2nd pass galleys
Author's set of galleys
Artist sketches
Cover art, 2 versions
Correspondence
Reviews
Advanced reading copy

 

Bernie Magruder mystery series

Publicity poster


Accession Number: 2002-324

Inclusive Dates: ca. 2001

Volume: 1.33 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

The Great Chicken Debacle by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Marshall Cavendish, 2001.

Author's notes and research
1 manuscript
8 typescripts
Corrected pages of copy-edited typescript
Corrected pages of the galleys
Editorial correspondence and comments
Reviews

 

The Boys Return by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 2001.

Author's notes
Summary
1 manuscript
4 typescripts
Photocopy of artist's sketches
Copy-edited typescript
2 sets of galleys
Book Jacket
Editorial correspondence
Reviews


Accession Number: 2004-055

Inclusive Dates: 2002-2003

Volume: 1.50 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Boys in Control by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 2003.

4 Typescripts (including First Draft)
2 Galleys
Publisher correspondence
Research notes
Editor's notes
Publicity/ news clippings

 

The Girls Take Over by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 2002.

Advanced paperback galley
Publisher correspondence
Research notes
3 Manuscripts
3 Typescripts
Edited typescript with corrections
Galley proofs

 

Bernie Magruder: The Bats in the Belfry by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003.

Publisher correspondence
Research notes
5 Typescripts (including First Draft)
Edited typescript with corrections
Galley proofs
Preliminary jacket art
Reviews


Accession Number: 2006-016

Inclusive Dates: ca. 2004

Volume: .90 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Girls Rule! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 2004.

Editorial Correspondence
Research and Notes
First Draft of Manuscript
Second Draft
Third Draft
Fourth Draft
Fifth Draft
Copyedited Manuscript
Corrected Pages
Galley Proofs
Preliminary Jacket and Artist Sketch
Reviews


Accession Number: 2007-043

Inclusive Dates: 2005-2006

Volume: .70 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Who Won the War? by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Random House/Delacorte Press, 2006.

Correspondence
Research Article
Story ideas/concepts
Manuscript, labeled ”1 st Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”2nd Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”3rd Draft”
Revised typescript, labeled ”4th Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”5th Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”6th Draft”
Corrections/revisions, various pages
Photocopy of corrections/revisions, various pages
Edited page proofs/galleys
Final page proofs (no art)
Photocopy of cover proof, color
Reviews

 

Simply Sarah: Anyone Can Eat Squid! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Marcy Ramsey; Marshall Cavendish, 2005.

Correspondence
Manuscript, labeled ”1 st Draft”
Revised manuscript, labeled ”2 nd Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”3 rd Draft”
Revised typescript, labeled ”4 th Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”5 th Draft”
Edited typescript, labeled ”6 th , 7 th , & 8 th Drafts”
Edited typescript, labeled “9 th Draft”
Revised typescript, labeled “10 th Draft”
Final typescript, edited
Jacket text
Artist sketches/line drawings
Photocopy of final proofs/galleys (no art)
Reviews


Accession Number: 2007-068

Inclusive Dates: 2005-2006

Volume: .70 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Boys Rock! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Press, 2005.

Correspondence
Research
Color print-out of cover art
Reviews
1st Draft of manuscript
2nd Draft of manuscript
Edited typescripts (3 rd , 4 th , & 5 th Drafts)
Copy-edited typescript
Revised typescript pages
Edited proof
Revised proof pages, photocopy
1st Final Proof

 

Boys In Control by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2003.

Copy-edited typescript
Edited Proof
Correspondence


Accession Number: 2007-132

Inclusive Dates: 1998-2007

Volume: 1.05 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Boys Rock! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2005.

Correspondence
Publication notes (“Composition Order”)
Final typescript (incl. jacket text, front & back matter, etc.), marked for publication
Photocopy of final proof, marked for publication

 

Who Won the War? by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2006.

Correspondence
Final typescript (incl. jacket text, front & back matter, etc.), marked for publication

 

Cuckoo Feathers [Simply Sarah] by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Marshall Cavendish, 2006.

Correspondence
Handwritten manuscript pages missing from 1 st draft (4)
Drafts of typescript, various versions (7)
Final typescript, marked for publication
Rough sketches of artwork w/author's notes
Reviews

 

Patches and Scratches [Simply Sarah] by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Marshall Cavendish, 2007.

Correspondence
Drafts of typescript, various versions (7)
Final typescript, marked for publication
Rough sketches of artwork w/author's notes
Rough sketches of artwork w/author's notes, photocopy
Reviews

 

Danny's Desert Rats by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Atheneum, 1998.

Series notes/synopsis
Research
Notes


Accession Number: 2008-148

Inclusive Dates: ca. 2008

Volume: .35 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Simply Sarah: Eating Enchiladas by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2008.

Publisher correspondence
Drafts of typescript (5)
Typescript, marked for publication
Edited typescript, marked for publication
Artist sketches
Sample cover
Galley proofs (2)


Accession Number: 2011-022

Inclusive Dates: ca. 2010

Volume: .70 cubic ft.

Given By : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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:

Emily's Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illustrated by Ross Collins; Delacorte Press/Random House, 2010.

Reviews
Publisher correspondence
Research
Typescript drafts [16]
Edited final typescript
Edited 1st proof [incomplete]



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