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DORA PANTELL PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0760
1966-1986
1.8 cu.ft. (5 boxes)

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Provenance

Donated by Dora Pantell, 1966-1990.

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

Dora Pantell was born Dora Fuchs on December 25, 1915 in New York City. She earned a bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1931, and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1933. Pantell has taught in New York City public schools, and at the college level. She also has experience teaching English as a second language. She's been employed as a social worker, and as a writer of publicity and educational curricula. In addition to her children's books, Pantell has written numerous textbooks and manuals, most dealing with the teaching of English as a second language.

The "Miss Pickerell" series was begun by Ellen MacGregor, who died in 1954. Following her death, McGraw-Hill searched unsuccessfully for someone to continue the series until 1964, when they selected Ms. Pantell. She has since written approximately thirteen books in the series.


Scope and Content

The "Miss Pickerell" series recounts the comic adventures of a clever, eccentric old woman and her human and animal sidekicks. Often, these characters use their knowledge of science to deal with the challenges which confront them. Charles Geer has illustrated all of the Miss Pickerell books written by Dora Pantell. In Miss Pickerell on the Trail, pollution from an unknown source begins killing local flora and sickening animals and humans. In Miss Pickerell and the Supertanker, Miss Pickerell discovers that animals are dying because of the oil spilled by a leaky tanker. In Miss Pickerell and the Lost World, Miss Pickerell discovers a rare animal and tries to return it to its natural habitat. There is at least one typescript for each title in the collection. Several titles have a second typescript, a galley, a proof, a dummy, layouts, or some combination thereof.




Series and Subseries

A. Books (1966-1986)


Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A. Books (1966-1986)

MISS PICKERELL AND THE BLUE WHALE by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983). 1/1-1/2 Typescript, edited, 1/1 Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-59. 1/2 Chapters 11-16, pp. 60-95. 1/3-1/4 Galley, minor editing, 1/3 Front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-38 (45 pp. total). 1/4 Chapters 9-16, pp. 39-62 (33 pp. total). MISS PICKERELL AND THE LOST WORLD by Dora Pantell, Julius Schwartz, science consultant, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: Franklin Watts, 1986). 1/5-1/6 Typescript, edited, 1/5 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-49. 1/6 Chapters 7-16, pp. 50-108. 1/7-1/8 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 1/7 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-49. 1/8 Chapters 7-16, pp. 50-108. 1/9-1/10 Galley, 1/9 Front matter and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-33. 1/10 Chapters 7-16, pp. 34-69. 1/11 Book jacket, 1 item. MISS PICKERELL AND THE SUPERTANKER by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978). 2/1-2/2 Typescript, photocopy, edited, 2/1 Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-54. 2/2 Chapters 9-15, pp. 55-90. 2/3-2/4 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 2/3 Front matter, 7 pp., and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-54. 2/4 Chapters 9-15, pp. 55-87. 2/5 Galley, "master proof," minor editing, 1 May 1978, chapters 1-15, pp. 1-75. 2/6-2/7 Proof, 2/6 Front matter, pp. 1-7, and chapters 1-6, pp. 8-75. 2/7 Chapters 7-15, pp. 76-160. 2/8-2/9 Proof, "master," 20 July 1978, 2/8 Front matter, pp. 1-7, and chapters 1-6, pp. 8-75. 2/9 Chapters 7-15, pp. 76-160. 2/10-2/11 Layout, with paste-ups, 2/10 Front matter and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-75. 2/11 Chapters 7-15, pp. 76-157. MISS PICKERELL AND THE WAR OF THE COMPUTERS by Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: Franklin Watts, 1984). 3/1-3/2 Typescript, typesetter's marks, 3/1 Front matter, 5 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-42. 3/2 Chapters 7-16, pp. 42-105. MISS PICKERELL GOES ON A DIG by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966). 3/3-3/4 Typescript, 3/3 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-44. 3/4 Chapters 7-14, pp. 45-94. 3/5 Galley, chapters 1-14, pp. 1-35. 3/6-3/7 Galley, 3/6 Chapters 1-7, pp. 9-73. 3/7 Chapters 8-14, pp. 74-126. 4/1-4/2 Dummy with paste-ups, 4/1 Front matter, pp. 1-8, and chapters 5-8, pp. 49-80. 4/2 Chapters 8-14, pp. 81-128. 4/3 Layout pages, with typesetter's marks, 13 pp. MISS PICKERELL MEETS MR. H.U.M. by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974). 4/4-4/5 Typescript, 4/4 Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-52. 4/5 Chapters 8-14, pp. 53-100. MISS PICKERELL ON THE TRAIL by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981). 4/5-4/6 Typescript, edited, 4/5 Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-59. 4/6 Chapters 11-16, pp. 60-95. 4/7-4/8 Galley, 4/7 Front matter, and chapters 1-8, 42 pp. 4/8 Chapters 9-16, 45 pp. 4/9-4/10 Galley, with typesetter's marks, 4/9 Front matter and chapters 1-8, 43 pp. 4/10 Chapters 9-16, 45 pp. 4/11-5/1 Proof, 4/10 Front matter and chapters 1-16, pp. 1-160. 5/1 Corrected pages, 8 pp. MISS PICKERELL TACKLES THE ENERGY CRISIS by Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell, illustrated by Charles Geer (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980). 5/2-5/3 Typescript, minor editing, 5/2 Chapters 1-9, pp. 1-61. 5/3 Chapters 10-16, pp. 62-111. 5/4-5/5 Typescript, minor editing and typesetter's marks, 5/4 Front matter, 3 pp., chapters 1-9, pp. 1-61. 5/5 Chapters 10-16, pp. 62-111. 5/6-5/7 Galley, "author's copy,' 5/6 Front matter and chapters 1-7, pp. 1-37. 5/7 Chapters 8-16, pp. 38-82. 5/8-5/9 Galley, "master proof," 5/8 Front matter and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-41. 5/9 Chapters 9-16, pp. 42-82. 5/10 Layout and proof pages, 13 pp.


Processed: December 1997
Revised: June 2001

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