de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
University Libraries
The University of Southern Mississippi



RICHARD PECK PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0769
1972-2015
12.82 cu.ft. (35 boxes)

 

Provenance
Materials donated by Richard Peck and Patsy Perritt between 1985 and 2015.


Restrictions
Non-circulating; 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

Richard Wayne Peck was born April 5, 1934 in Decatur, Illinois to Wayne and Virginia Grey Peck. His childhood was a happy one, and good grades in high school won him a scholarship to DePauw University, where he majored in English. After a year spent studying abroad at the University of Exeter in Devon, England, he returned to DePauw and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956. Following two years' service in the army as a chaplain's assistant in Germany, Peck returned to college and received his Master of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University in 1959.

Peck taught English in a suburban Chicago high school from 1961 to 1963, and it was here that he first became aware of the special problems of adolescents and identified his potential readers: the quiet, independent-minded students who could be won over to reading. This experience with teenagers growing up in rootless suburbia was to profoundly affect Peck's later young adult novels.

Following a brief period as a textbook editor in Chicago, Peck fulfilled one of his childhood dreams by moving to New York City. Here he taught junior high school, where he further observed the attitudes and reading preferences of young people. Though he enjoyed teaching, Peck resigned from his tenured post in 1971 due to an increasing disillusionment with what he perceived as the permissive and academically unfocused atmosphere at the school in which he taught.

Immediately after leaving his teaching position in New York City, Peck began fulfilling another childhood dream: that of being a writer. In 1972, his first young adult novel, Don't Look and It Won't Hurt, was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston and met with generally positive reviews. The novel was later adapted for the silver screen as Gas, Food, Lodging in 1992. Peck's first award for his fiction came from the Friends of American Writers for The Ghost Belonged to Me (1975), which was also adapted as a film by the same name. Another honor followed for Are You in the House Alone? (1976), which gained Peck the Edgar Allen Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1999, Peck earned a Newbery Medal Honor and a National Book Award nomination for A Long Way from Chicago, a semi-autobiographical novel about growing up in a small town in Illinois in the 1930s. The sequel, A Year Down Yonder, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001. Another novel, The River Between Us, received the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction in 2004.

Since 1971, Peck has written more than 38 novels and edited several collections of poetry for young adults, in addition to writing and editing articles, short stories, essay collections, and children's books. His novels for adolescents all have one overriding message for readers: "you will never grow up until you learn to think and act independently of your peers." Peck stresses that he writes for his readers instead of to them, and often his stories are told from the viewpoint of an adolescent narrator. Though the medium may be comedy, mystery or the realistic "problem" novel, Peck's thesis that maturity is the result of responsibility for one's own actions is common throughout his young adult fiction. In his own words, "A young adult novel is the chronicle of one step in a young character's climb to maturity. It can be comic, tragic, and often faltering, but it is always a step up."

Peck continues to live in New York City, but travels many miles per year on visits to schools, libraries, and conferences in order to meet those most closely associated with his work -- teachers, librarians, and young readers. For his outstanding contributions to the field of children's literature, he has been awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award (1990), the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Award (1990), the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion (1991), the National Humanities Medal (2001), and the Jeremiah Ludington Memorial Award (2004).


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Scope and Content

The collection contains eight series arranged in the following order: biographical material; correspondence; honors & awards; speeches, interviews & public appearances; books; short stories, plays, & poetry; articles, reviews, & essays; and miscellaneous. The biographical material, consisting of publicity, articles, and photographs, provides a good overview of Peck's career as a novelist. The correspondence consists of four letters to the de Grummond Collection and four pieces of personal and/or professional correspondence addressed to Mr. Peck.  Representing Peck's honors and awards, the collection holds his Illinois Author of the Year Award from 1977 and his framed certificate for the American Library Association’s Library Hero Award (1991), among other items.  Peck's speeches, interviews, and public appearances are represented in part by typescripts, audio and video recordings, and published versions of speeches and interviews. These are indicative of his active role as a public speaker across the United States and Canada.

Forty-four of Peck's published books are represented in the books series, which is, by far, the largest series in the Peck Papers. Titles have been arranged alphabetically, and within each title according to the probable order in which the materials were generated in the production of the book. Research, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, galleys, proofs, publicity, and reviews are all represented in this series.

There are a couple of books that were re-published either under a different title or as another edition.  Amanda/Miranda was first published by Dial in 1980, and an abridged edition followed in 1999. The collection holds production material for both titles, which are listed separately on the box and folder list.  Love and Death at the Mall was first published in 1994, and was later republished under the title, Invitation to the World in 2002. Typescripts, revisions, page proofs, and reviews are included among the production materials for each of these titles, which are also listed separately in the box and folder list.

For the award-winning Are You in the House Alone? (1977), the collection holds a large variety of material. Such items include notes, an outline, typescripts, galleys, book covers, reviews, publicity, a speech given by Peck concerning the book, correspondence from his publishers, and the actual Edgar Award statuette that he received for the book. Also significant are production materials related to the film version of Are You in the House Alone?, which was released in 1981. Film-related materials include publicity, movie stills, and a copy of the film itself on two u-matic video tapes.

Peck's first series revolves around the adventures of Blossom Culp. These four supernatural comedies were written in response to readers who repeatedly asked the author to write ghost stories.  For ALA Notable Blossom Culp and the Sleep of Death (1986), there are notes, typescripts, page proofs, and the copy-editor's style sheets—among other items.  The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp (1983) is represented by research materials, a typescript, an uncorrected proof, and reviews. The Ghost Belonged to Me (1975), the first Blossom Culp novel and an ALA Notable Book, is represented by a typescript, two sets of galleys, and a script for the teleplay "The Ghost Belonged to Me," which was eventually televised with the title, "Child of Glass" on The Wonderful World of Disney in 1977. Ghosts I Have Been (1977) remains the most critically acclaimed Blossom Culp novel:  it made the ALA Best Books for Young Adults list, was selected as one of the Best of the Best Books 1970-82 by the ALA's Young Adult Services Division, and was named one of the Outstanding Books of the Year by the New York Times, in addition to other honors. For this title, production material includes research notes, typescripts, corrected galleys, and correspondence to Peck from his publishers.

For Don't Look and It Won't Hurt (1972), Peck's first novel, there are book reviews, book covers/jackets, and the first part of a filmstrip based on the book. Also included are reviews and publicity for the film version, titled Gas Food Lodging, which was released in 1992.  Edge of Awareness was written by Peck in 1966, and is a collection of essays aimed at teens.  It is the earliest published title represented in the Peck Papers, for which the collection holds only three copies of a newspaper clipping from the Herald & Review from 1967.

Father Figure (1981) is considered by Peck to be one of his best novels. This book was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and was included in the ALA's Young Adult Services Division's list of Best of the Best Books 1970-82. For this title, there are two versions of typescripts, a book cover for the paperback edition, reviews, and a videotape containing the film based on the book. 

Probably the most famous of Peck’s books are from his “Grandma Dowdel” series, which consists of A Long Way From Chicago (1998), A Year Down Yonder (2000), and A Season of Gifts (2009).  All of these titles were ALA notable books, with A Year Down Yonder earning a Newbery Award from the American Library Association.  A Long Way From Chicago was both a Newbery Honor recipient and a National Book Award Finalist. There are typescripts, research, correspondence, reviews, publicity, book jackets, etc. from these books in the Peck Papers. Most notably, there are page proofs of a short story called, “Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground,” which was first written in 1997 and formed the basis of A Long Way From Chicago.

The River Between Us (2003) is one of Peck’s favorite books, and was both nominated for The National Book Award and the recipient of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction.  Research material, reviews, typescripts, correspondence, and notes for this title are in the collection.

The short stories, plays, and poetry series includes several of Peck’s works either in their early stages or their final published versions. These items have appeared in various publications over the years, including periodicals and short story compilations. The articles, reviews, and essays series contains twenty-five articles, numerous reviews, and one essay written by Peck for periodicals and newspapers spanning 1971 to 1997. There are three items in the miscellaneous series, the most interesting of which is a scrapbook created by Peck as a child. 


Related Collections

The Patsy Perritt Papers (DG1269) are mostly comprised of materials related to Perritt’s research of, and ongoing friendship with, Richard Peck. The Don Freeman Papers (DG0346) hold materials related to the illustrator of Monster Night at Grandma's House.  However, no original art from that particular book is contained in his collection.  


Series and Subseries

A. Biographical Material (1973-2009; undated)

B. Correspondence (1985-2008)

C. Honors & Awards (1977-2003)

D. Speeches, Interviews, & Public Appearances (1973-2007; undated)

E. Books (1966-2013)

F. Short Stories, Plays, & Poetry (1968-2009)

G. Articles, Reviews, & Essays (1971-1997; undated)

H. Miscellaneous (1938; undated)

 

Box Inventory

 

Box/Folder

A. Biographical Material (1973-2009; undated)

1/1

Biographical information from Who’s Who, 1980-81, photocopy.

 

Biographical information from Who’s Who in America, 1982, photocopy.

 

Biographical information from Contemporary Authors, Vol. 85-88, photocopy, 2 pp.

 

Biographical information from Contemporary Authors on CD-ROM, print-out, 1994, 11 pp.

 

Biographical information from Twentieth Century Children’s Writers, photocopy, 2pp.

 

Biographical information from Something About the Author Autobiography Series, photocopy, pp. 175-186, 2 items.

 

Biographical information from Something about the Author, Volume 18,
1980, photocopy, 3 pp., 2 items.

 

Biographical information from Fifth Book of Junior Author & Illustrators,
1983, photocopy, 4 pp.

 

Biographical sketch from Florida School Librarians Conference Program, photocopy.

 

Biographical sketch from Penguin Putnam catalog, [n.d.], photocopy.

 

Biographical sketch written by Richard Peck for unidentified source, [n.d.].

 

Unpublished essay on Richard Peck written by Randy Vick, Spring 1984, 10 pp.

 

“Richard Peck Bibliography,” 1996, 7 pp.

 

Review for Presenting Richard Peck by Donald R. Gallo (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989), 2 items.

 

“Richard Peck: Educating, Entertaining, Encouraging,” from Prize Winners: Ten Writers for Young Readers, ed. Penelope Yunghans (Greensboro, N.C.: Morgan Reynolds, 1995), photocopy, 8 pp.

 

Review for Prize Winners: Ten Writers for Young Readers, ed. Penelope Yunghans (Greensboro, N.C.: Morgan Reynolds, 1995), photocopy.

Publicity:

1/2

Publicity folder, Dell Books, 1978; 1982; undated, [1 folder, 12 items].

  Publicity packet, undated, 5 pp.
 

Publicity handout, “Richard Peck Says…,” [n.d.].

 

Publicity handout, “From the Reviews…,” [n.d.].

 

Publicity handout, “Richard Peck’s 7 Do’s and 7 Don’ts for Parents Who Want Their Children to Read,” [n.d.], photocopy, 2 items.

 

Publicity handout, “Richard Peck’s Seven Dos and Don’ts: Advice for Parents Who Want Their Children to Read,” [n.d.].

 

Publicity handout, “Ten Questions to ask about a novel,” [n.d.], photocopy.

 

Publicity flyer, Bantam Doubleday Dell Education & Library Division, 1990, 4 pp., 2 items.

 

Publicity flyer, Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1994, 4 pp.

 

Publicity flyer, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003, 4 pp.

  Bookmark, Avon Press, 1977[?].
 

Bookmark, Dell/Delacorte Press, 1983[?]

 

Publicity, “September is Richard Peck Month at Dell,” The Dell Dateline, 6/28/82.

 

Publicity brochure, Dell/Delacorte Books, 1986.

 

Publicity brochure, Delacorte, 1985.

 

Publicity brochure, Delacorte Press, 1979.

 

Publicity brochure, Viking Press, 1977[?].

 

Publicity feature, Quest, 1998.

 

Poster, Laurel-Leaf Books, 1981.

 

A Study Guide to the Novels of Richard Peck, Avon Books, [n.d.].

 

A Teacher’s Guide to the Novels of Richard Peck, Dell, [n.d.].

 

A Teacher’s Guide to Select Novels of Richard Peck, Dell, 1992.

Articles:

1/3 “Author Writes Novels That Challenge Teens,” by Robyn Jackson, Hattiesburg American, 2 June 1991, photocopy.
  “A Father to Them All,” by Matt Berman, The Times-Picayune, 17 November 1991, 2 pp., clipping & photocopies, 4 items.
 

“Author Believes Teens Need to Read More, are Superficially Sophisticated,” by Dotty Bagbey, Sunday Magazine Baton Rouge, 22 August 1982, 2 items.

 

“Readers Prompt Peck to Write,” by Robyn Jackson, Hattiesburg American, 8 March 1991, clipping & photocopy, 2 items

 

“Secrets of a Dreamer of Dreams,” by Lynn E. McElfresh, Profiles, 19 March 1995.

  “Meet Author Richard Peck,” by Betty Debnam, The Mini Page, 31 March 2001, 2 items.
 

“Richard Peck, Doctor of Letters,” unidentified publication from DePauw University,1999[?], photocopy

 

“I Love Richard a Bushel and a Peck,” by Cathi Rooth, Interchange: Journal of the Oregon Educational Media Association, Fall 1995, 3 pp.

 

“Novelist Reaches Out to Teen-Age Readers,” by Thurston Hatcher, The Post and Courier, [n.d.].

 

“Writer Tackles Teens’ Troubles,” by Gwen Kelly, The Times, 30 June 1985, photocopy.

 

“What They Did On Their Summer Vacations,” by Donald R. Gallo, English Journal, September 1993.

 

“What They Did On Their Summer Vacations,” by Donald R. Gallo, English Journal, September 1993, photocopy of edited typescript page, 2 items.

  “Heartland Tales,” by Peter Terzian, Chicago Tribune Magazine, 27 October 2002.
 

“A Long Way from Decatur,” by Jennifer M. Brown, Publishers Weekly, 21 July 2003, 2 pp., photocopy, 2 items.

 

“A Long Way from Decatur,” by Jennifer M. Brown, Publishers Weekly, 21 July 2003, print-out.

 

“Richard Peck Shares Write Stuff,” by Steve Metsch, Herald & Review, 23 March 1986.

 

“Peck’s Writings Fill A…,” by Carol Alexander, Herald & Review, 26 October 1980, 3pp., photocopy.

 

“Don’ts and Do’s For Books,” by Richard Peck, Herald & Review, 9 February 1980, photocopy.

 

“Ex-Decatur Man Author of Youth Book,” Herald & Review, 23 August 1972, photocopy.

 

“Children Need More Guidance, Author Says,” by William W. Starr, unknown source, [n.d.], laminated.

 

“From Page to Screen: Where the Author Fits In,” by Janet Seigel, Top of the News, Spring 1984, 4 pp., photocopy.

  The Elementary School Library Collection: A Guide to Books and Other Media, ed. Lois Winkel, 1982, photocopied page re: Richard Peck novels.

Photographs:

1/4

Photograph of Richard Peck by Don Lewis for This Family of Women, black & white, 1983 [?].

 

Photograph, Richard Peck holding Secrets of the Shopping Mall, black & white, 1979 [?], 3 items.

 

Photograph of Richard Peck during an unidentified speaking engagement, black & white, [n.d.].

 

Photograph of Richard Peck during a school visit in Albany, New York, 3 March 1997.

 

Photograph of Richard Peck with unidentified woman, possibly taken in Lafayette, Louisiana, 18 February 1997.

 

Photograph of Merilyn Grosshans with Patricia and Frederick McKissack; Chris Raschka and Richard Peck in the background, color, [n.d.].

 

Photograph of Richard Peck with publicists Joyce Appelman and Scottie Bowditch, 22 October 2009.

36/1

Poster of Richard Peck, color print-out, [n.d.].

 

B. Correspondence (1985-2008)

1/5

To the de Grummond Collection, 1985, 1988-1990, 4 items.

 

Personal Christmas card to Richard Peck from “Estelle,” 30 December 1989.

 

Fan mail to Richard Peck from Jonathan T. Stefiuk, 25 October 1995, 1 p.

  Letter to Richard Peck from Cassandra Braband, librarian at Power APAC Library in Jackson, Mississippi, [n.d.], 1 p.
 

Letter to Richard Peck from Karen Nelson Hoyle at University of Minnesota [w/handwritten note by Peck], 8 February 1999, 1 p.

  Letter to Richard Peck from Librarian of Congress James H. Billington re: Laura Bush and The National Book Festival [w/bookmark and photocopy of Richard Peck’s reply], July 2008, 1 p.
  Letter to Richard Peck from Martha Baker at the Internationale Jugend Bibliothek in Munich, Germany [w/brochure], December 1995, 1 p.   

 

C. Awards & Honors (1977-2003)

36/2

Certificate [framed], American Library Association Library Hero Award, 9 July 1991, American Library Association.

1/6

Certificate, Illinois Author of the Year Award, 28 October 1977, Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

 

Program, YASD/SLJ Author Achievement Award, 23 June 1990, American Library Association’s Young Adult Services Division and School Library Journal, 2 items. [see also 1/10]

 

Press Release, YASD/SLJ Author Achievement Award, January 1990, American Library Association, [w/SLJ Author Achievement Award history from ALA Handbook], 4 pp.

 

Program, The University of Southern Mississippi Medallion, March 6-8, 1991, The Twenty-Fourth Annual Children’s Book Festival, 2 items.

 

Program, National Humanities Medal, 22 April 2002.

 

Program, 2003 National Book Awards Finalists

 

Flyer, 2003 National Book Awards Finalists

  Book sticker, 2003 National Book Awards Finalist
1/7

Flyer, 1997 Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People

  Correspondence:
 

Letter from Carol Dratch-Koyler re: Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People, 8 March 1997.
Letter from Robert G. Bottoms re: DePauw University honorary degree, 9 February 1999, photocopy, 3 items.

 

Article: “President Bush Honors Richard Peck,” LSU Today, 26 April 2002.

  Article: “High Powered Duet for Arts Medalists” by Jacqueline Trescott, The Washington Post, 23 April 2002.
 

Article: “Richard Peck Honored,” The Advocate, 23 November 2003.

  Article: “Peck Given Illinois Writer Award,” Herald & Review, 29 October 1977, photocopy.
 

Article: “Richard Peck Awarded Medallion at 24th Annual Children’s Book Festival,” Juvenile Miscellany, Spring 1991, photocopy, 2 pp.

  Children’s Literature Awards and Winners: A Directory of Prizes, Authors, and Illustrators by Delores Blythe Jones, 1983, photocopied pages re: Richard Peck novels, 4 pp.

 

D. Speeches, Interviews, & Public Appearances (1973-2007; undated)

Speeches:

1/8

Typescript of speech "Reaching for Realities in the Ruins," delivered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, 5 April 1974, 15 pp.

 

Typescripts of two speeches delivered at The Lindenwood Colleges Media/Literature Conferences:

 

"Reaching Through the Ruins to the Reader," 16 June 1975, 12 pp.
"Readers and Viewers:  Books in the Television Age," 17 June 1975, 13pp.

 

Typescript, corrected, of untitled speech delivered in Dallas, Texas, 4 April 1975, 13 pp.

 

Typescript of untitled speech delivered on 29 June 1977, 12 pp.

 

Typescript pages from untitled speech, photocopy, [n.d.], 2 pp.

 

Typescript of untitled speech delivered in Decatur, Illinois, photocopy, 9 March 1973, 18 pp., 2 items.

 

Typescript of untitled speech delivered in Springfield, Illinois, photocopy, 20 March 1982, 19 pp.

 

Typescript of untitled speech delivered at Children’s Book Council/American Booksellers Association Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, photocopy, 24 May 1986, 7 pp., 2 items.

 

Typescript of untitled speech given in Decatur, Illinois, photocopy, 11 March 1986, 11 pp, 2 items.

 

Typescript of untitled speech given at Illinois Literary Heritage Festival, photocopy, 13 October 1987, 19 pp.

 

Typescript of speech “Decatur On My Mind,” delivered in Decatur, Illinois, 16 October 1999, 9 pp.

 

Typescript of speech “Communicating with a New Generation: A Challenge to Writers and Teachers,” delivered at Eastern Illinois State
University in Charleston, Illinois, photocopy, 8 February 1974, 21 pp.

1/9

Typescript, photocopy, of speech delivered at 96th Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Detroit, Michigan, [June] 1977, 5 pp.

 

Audiocassette recording of speech delivered at 96th Annual ALA Conference, "Paperback Power:  How to Get It," Detroit, Michigan, June 1977. (envelope).

 

Typescript, predominately photocopied, of speech "Books for Adolescents:  Writing for 1984," September 1977, 17 pp.

 

Typescript of address delivered to creative writing students, 1977, 11 pp.

 

Typescript, corrected, of speech "The Paperback Age," delivered in Fort Worth, Texas, 8 April 1978, 11 pp.

 

Typescript, corrected, of speech "S-X," [April?] 1978, 12 pp.

 

Audiocassette recording of speech delivered in Toronto, Ontario, titled "Keynote Speaker:  Richard Peck," [April?] 1978. (envelope).

 

Typescript of address, "Bibliotherapy," made to members of the International Reading Association in Houston, Texas, 5 May 1978, 8pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, of untitled speech delivered in 1978, 19 pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, of untitled speech delivered in 1978, 15 pp.

1/10

Audiocassette recording of address "Writing for the Young at the End of an Anxious Decade," made to members of the Manitoba School Library Audio-Visual Association (MSLAVA) SAG, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1979. (envelope).

 

Typescript, photocopy, of speech "Poetry and Fiction for the Adolescent Reader," [n.d.], 13 pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, of speech "Prose, Poetry and Puberty," [n.d.], 17 pp.

 

Typescript of speech [w/inserts] delivered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 12 June 1995, 20 pp.

 

Audiocassette recording of acceptance speech for YASD/SLJ Author Achievement Award in Chicago, 23 June 1990. [see also 1/6]

 

Typescript, photocopy, of untitled speech given to Louisiana School Librarians, 8 April 1981, 11 pp.

  Typescript of “History Happens,” Richard Peck’s first speech after 9/11, delivered in St. Paul, Minnesota on 7 October 2001, 8pp., 2 items.
 

Typescript, photocopy, untitled speech, Spring 1990, 20 pp.

2/1

Typescript, photocopy, speech delivered at American Library Association in San Francisco, California, 1992, 12 pp.

 

Printed speech, “Sharing the Truth with the First Citizens of the 21st Century,” published in Writing for Children: The 1996 Report of the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, New York, 1997, pp. 3-5., 2 items.

 

Printed speech, “Keynote Address at the 22nd Annual Spring Media Conference,” published in June 1988 issue of IST News, Syracuse University, pp. 7-10, 2 items.

 

Typescript, photocopy, untitled speech given in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 14 March 1985, 18 pp.

  Typescript, photocopy, untitled speech delivered at NCTE in 1986, 13 pp
 

Typescript, photocopy, untitled speech given in Spring 1984, 18 pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, speech delivered at Educational Paperback Association, 23 June 1980, 12 pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, speech delivered 22 July 1984 in Emporia, Kansas, 19 pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, untitled speech given in 1983, 16 pp.

 

Typescript, photocopy, speech to introduce Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp in August 1983, 4 pp.

 

Handwritten notes for untitled speech given to class at Louisiana State University, 6 August 1984, 17 pp.

Interviews:

2/2 Audiocassette recording of half-hour televised interview with Richard Peck, "Sunrise Semester," produced by New York University, 1 February 1978, first ten minutes missing. (envelope).
  Audiocassette recording of interview with Richard Peck, "Author Interviews," conducted in Manitoba, Canada, ca. 1979. (envelope).
 

Audiocassette recording of interview with Richard Peck in London, 3 August 1987.

 

Audiocassette recording of interview with Richard Peck on August 2 – 8, 1984, 4 cassettes (envelope).

34/1

Video, “East End School Students of Greenwood, South Carolina Interview Mr. Richard Peck,” on U-matic video cassette, [n.d.].

2/2

Interview, “A Conversation with Richard Peck,” by Roger Sutton, published in June 1990 edition of School Library Journal, photocopy, 7 pp., 3 items.

 

Interview, “In Their Own Words,” by Paul Janeczko, published in Feburary 1976 issue of English Journal, 3 pp., photocopy, 3 items.

 

Interview, published in Avon Books Study Guide, [n.d.], photocopy.

 

Interview, “Richard Peck,” by Jean F. Mercier, published in 14 March 1980 issue of Publishers Weekly, 2 pp., photocopy.

 

Transcript, “Charlotte D’Armond Interviews Richard Peck,” 12 August 1981, Baton Rouge, LA, 18 pp. [w/accompanying letter from Armond to Dr. Patsy Perritt, 22 May 1984]

Appearances:

2/3

List of appearances, November 2, 2003 – October 28, 2004, 1 p.

 

LSU Friends of the Library Banquet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on 14 March 1985.

 

Typescript of introduction for speaker Richard Peck, 2 pp.
“The Annual Banquet,” Lumières, Spring 1985.

 

Brochure, The Young Adult Literature Conference in Denver, Colorado, 28 April 1990.

 

Press Release, “Award Winning Writer to Keynote Denver Conference,“ Jefferson County Public Library, 13 March 1990, 2 pp.

 

Brochure, “A Bushel and A ‘Peck’ of Reading,” Twenty-first Annual Reading Conference, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 11 July 1985.

 

Brochure, Summer Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, June 24-28, 2002.

 

Program, International Reading Association Eleventh World Congress on Reading in London, England, July 28-31, 1986.

 

Program, National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. [w/inserts], 8 September 2001.

 

Program, National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., 30 September 2006.

 

Program, National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., 9 October 2004.

 

Program from author appearance at Rammelkamp Chapel in Jacksonville, Illinois, 20 September 2005.

 

Program from Louisiana Reading Association’s Tenth Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 9-11, 1985, photocopy, 5 pp.

 

Brochure, Brave New Worlds Symposium and Institute, Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, July 2001.

 

Brochure from Santa Fe Festival of the Book in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 28 - October 2, 1999.

 

Brochure, SCBWI National Conference in Los Angeles, California, August 1996.

 

Brochure, 28th Annual Children’s Literature Workshop at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud Minnesota, June 18 & 19, 2007.

 

Brochure, “The Joys of Reading” at Jersey City State College in Jersey City, New Jersey, Fall 1996.

 

Brochure, The Child and the Book: A Festival of Children’s Literature in Woodbury, New York, 10 October 1996.

 

Invitation for author appearance at IRA in New Orleans, Louisiana, 30 April 1996.

 

Invitation for dinner with Richard Peck at Books & Crannies in Middleburg, Virginia, 30 March 2007.

 

Program, American Library Trustee Association’s Specialized Outreach Services Committee 13th Annual Luncheon in New York, New York, 7 July 1996.

 

Brochure, Sixteenth Annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, January 8-11, 1998.

 

Flyer, Sixteenth Annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Florida, January 8-11, 1998, 2 items.

 

Flyer for author appearance at Hennepin County Public Libraries, Minnesota, June 19-21 2007.

 

Flyer for “Young Adults and Real Books: Reaching Readers Where They Live,” Young Adult Services Workshop featuring Richard Peck in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 6 February 1998.

 

Flyer for author appearance at Pooh Corner in Madison, Wisconsin, 13 November 1996.

 

Flyer for author appearance at the St. Charles Parish Library in Destrehan, Louisiana, 15 March 1998.

 

Flyer for author appearance at Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana, 20 February 1997, 2 items.

 

Flyer for author appearance at Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana, [n.d.].

2/4 Article: “Peck’s Bad Peer Group” by Carolyn Alessio, The Chicago Tribune, October 1999, 2 copies.
 

Article: “Points to Ponder” by Alice B. Story, The Town Talk, 12 February 1998, 2 items.

 

Article: “Newbery Award-Winning Author Visits St. Amant Middle,” Gonzales Weekly, 7 September 2001.

 

Article: “Novelist Visits School” by Athena Smith-Dupre, photocopy, unknown source, [n.d.].

 

Article: “Award-Winning Author Meets With Local Students” by Stacey
Courville, Lafayette Advertiser, 23 January 1983.

 

Article: “Meet the Author,” The Daily Iberian, 15 February 1993.

 

Article: “Richard Peck, Young Adult Author, Visits EHS” by Sirida Graham, The Round Table, May 1989, 3 items.

 

Article: “Novelist Richard Peck Speaks to 9th Graders” by Laura Broussard, Morning Advocate, 11 November 1987, photocopy, 2 items.

 

Article: “Peck: Literacy Key to Future,” Herald & Review, 9 March 1973, photocopy.

 

Article: “’Conspiracy’ Urged to Revive Reading,” Herald & Review, 23 June 1978, photocopy.

 

Article: “Pick A Peck @Your Library,” American Libraries, June/July 2001.

 

Article: “Peck: Revive Reading,” by Al Stamborski, Herald & Review, 23 June 1978, photocopy, 1 p.

 

Article: “Richard Peck to Address City Teachers,” Herald & Review, 9 March 1978, photocopy, 1 p.

 

Article: “Richard W. Peck Scholarship for Youth Services,” Beta Zetings, February 1986.

2/5

Article: “Writer Teaching Class at LSUS will Autograph Books Wednesday,” The Times, 30 June 1985, photocopy.

 

Article: “Author to Speak at LSU Library Function,” unknown source, 13 March 1985.

 

Article: “Author of Young Adult Novels Leads EHS Workshop” by Relma Hargus, State-Times, 19 March 1985, photocopy.

 

Article: “Peck Meets Young Adults,” Prologue: Louisiana Center for the Book Newsletter, Winter 1998, 2 pp., photocopy.

 

Article: “Author Urges Students to Observe” by Kristina Torres, The Sun News, January 1996.

 

Article: “Fans Flock to See Author Peck” by Brad Mudd, Herald Review, March 2001.

 

Article: “Seriously Funny: Outspoken Author Richard Peck Pulls Young Readers into Tough Issues, but There’s Often Laughter Along the Way” by Allen Pierleoni, The Sacramento Bee, 23 March 2007.

  Article: “Richard Peck and Pat Scales Teach Summer Class,” Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association Newsletter, Fall 1984, 2 items.
 

Article: “New Scholarship in Youth Services,” Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association Newsletter, [n.d.], photocopy, 1 p.

 

Article: “Richard W. Peck, award-winning author…,” Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association Newsletter, Spring 1986.

 

Article: “Books Spur Complaints,” by Jane Jankowski, Herald & Review, 11 March 1986.

 

Article: “Peck Tells of Book Behind the Cover,” by Jane Jankowski, Herald & Review, 11 March 1986.

 

Article: “Mothers Urging Schools to Book Another Author,” by Terry Oblander, Plain Dealer, [n.d.], photocopy, 1 p.

 

Article: “Breakfast Bon Mots,” by John Sellers, Publishers Weekly, 27 May 2010, 1 p.

 

Article: “Meet-the-Author Program Keeps Teens Readings,” by Peter Gavrilovich, Detroit Free Press, May 1988, photocopy, 1 p.

 

Article: “Peck’s Plots Unfold,” by Jane Broussard, Scotlandville Magnet High School Talon, photocopy, 1 p.; Letter to Patsy Perritt from Kay Winover re: Peck article, 30 March 1990, 1 p.

 

Article: “Richard Peck Videotape Available,” NCSAL Bulletin, Spring 1987, photocopy, 1p.

 

Article: “Regionals Wind Down,” by Brad Zellar, Bridget Kinsella, and Ed Nawotka, Publishers Weekly, 22 October 2001, photocopy, 1 p.

 

Article: “Any Subject is Appropriate in Children’s Literature,” by Deborah Baker, The New Mexican, 3 November 1989, photocopy, 1 p.

 

List of speakers with bios for American Association of School Librarians conference in Houston, Texas, 1982 [published in School Library Media Quarterly, Fall 1982], photocopy, 2 pp.

2/6

Audiocassette recording of panel discussion at ACL Institute, 13 April 1978.  Speakers are Richard Peck, Judy Blume and Blossom Elfman. (envelope)

 

Audiocassette recording of Author Award Brunch at the American Library Association conference, [n.d.]. (envelope)        

 

Audiocassette recording of Richard Peck workshop, Library Services for Young Adults, 17 February 1978, 3 items. (envelope)

34/2 Video recording of Richard Peck at Visiting Author Program, Lafayette High School, 1992-93.
34/3

Video recording of Richard Peck at Louisiana State University (LSU), 27 February 1989.

34/4

Video recording of Richard Peck at “Writing Out Loud” workshop, 3 October 1992.

34/5

Video recording of speaking engagement in Evansville, Indiana, [n.d.].

 

E. Books (1966-2013)

AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck (New York:  Viking, 1980).

3/1

Letter from Walter Lord, photocopied, 12 June 1979, 1 p.

 

Flyer, photocopied, announcing maiden voyage of the Titanic, [1912], 1 p.

 

List, photocopy, of first-class passengers aboard the Titanic, 10 April 1912, 2 pp.

 

Newspaper article concerning Titanic survivor, undated.

 

Newspaper article by Richard Peck re: historic area of Brooklyn, New York, 10 March 1974, 2 pp.

 

Research notes, character sketches and miscellaneous, 13 items.

3/2-3

Typescript, incomplete, partially photocopied, revised and
corrected, 1975,

3/2

prologue, synopsis, chapters 1-7, 157 pp.

3/3

chapters 7-16, 160 pp.

3/4-5

Typescript, unedited, 1979,

3/4

prologue-chapter 5, 131 pp.;

3/5

chapters 6-12, 143 pp.;

4/1

chapters 13-16, 125 pp.;

4/2

chapters 17-24, 143 pp.;

4/3

chapters 25-33, 170 pp.

4/4-5 Author's galleys, photocopy
4/4 chapters 1-13, 101 pp.;
4/5

chapters 14-33, 130 pp.

5/1

Publicity/promotional booklet, The Literary Guild, Spring 1980, 18 pp.
and cover clipping.

5/2 Reviews:
 

School Library Journal, August 1980, photocopy, 2 pp.
Book World, 23 March 1980, photocopy
Kirkus, 1 January 1980, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 27 February 1981, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 18 January 1980, photocopy
Booklist, 1 May 1980, photocopy
Library Journal, 15 February 1980, photocopy
Top of the News, Fall 1981, photocopy, 4pp.
New York Times Book Review, [n.d.], 2 pp.

AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck (New York: Dial, 1999). [abridged edition]

5/3-4 Typescript, copy-edited with extracts marked, dated 12/30/98
5/3

Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-111,

5/4

Chapters 6-10, pp. 112-214

5/5-6

Page proofs, copy-edited, author set, dated 3/11/99

5/5 Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-88
5/6

Chapters 6-10, pp. 89-169

5/7-8 Page proofs, copy-edited, final, dated 3/24/99
5/7

Front matter, chapters 1-5, pp. i-vi, 1-88,

5/8

Chapters 6-10, pp. 89-170

ANONYMOUSLY YOURS by Richard Peck (Englewood Cliffs, NJ:  Julian Messner, 1991).

5/9 Publisher correspondence:
 

Letter to Richard Peck from Emily Easton, 2/4/91, 3 pp.

  Publication information from publisher, 3 items.
5/10-11 Typescript, corrected and edited by author
5/10

Preface, Chapters 1-4, 110 pp.

5/11

Chapters 5-8, Epilogue, 79 pp.

5/12-13 Typescript, minor corrections
5/12

Preface, Chapters 1-4, 106 pp.

5/13

Chapters 5-8, Epilogue, 82 pp.

6/1

Galley, minor editing, i-x, pp. 1-122, 10-06-91

ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? by Richard Peck (New York:  Viking, 1976).

6/2 Holographic notes, 2 pp.
 

Typescript of outline, 7 pp.

6/3

Typescript, photocopied, corrected, incomplete, prologue-chapter 9 and part of chapter 10, 21 February 1975, 92 pp.

6/4 Typescript, corrected, chapters 1-13, incomplete, undated, 145 pp.
6/5-6 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 1976,
6/5 dust jacket copy, front matter, prologue-chapter 7, 91 pp.;
6/6

chapters 8-14, 88 pp.

7/1

Author's galleys, corrected.

7/2

Typescript of “Are You in the House Alone,” speech delivered at the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Pre-convention, 24 November 1976, 5 pp. 

 

Letter to Richard Peck from Karen Shaw Widman at Viking Press, 16 February 1977, 1 p.

 

A Teacher’s Guide to The Paperback Edition of Are You in the House Alone? Dell

 

Book cover for Penguin Putnam paperback edition

 

Book cover for Laurel Leaf paperback edition, photocopy

 

Book cover for Pan Horizons edition

7/3

Reviews:

 

Glasgow Evening Times, photocopy, [n.d.]
Teaching Adolescent Literature: A Humanistic Approach, 1979, photocopy
Booklist, 15 October 1976, photocopy, 3 pp.
The Horn Book, February 1977, photocopy
Kirkus, 1 September 1976, photocopy
Elementary School Library Collection, [n.d.], photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 13 September 1976, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, March 1977, photocopy, 2pp
English Journal, January 1978, photocopy, 2 pp.
English Journal, May 1978, photocopy, 2 pp.
School Library Journal, December 1976, photocopy
Literature for Today’s Young Adults, 1980, photocopy, 7 pp.
Kliatt, Winter 1978, photocopy

7/3

Publicity, Pan Horizons, 1986.

 

Publicity, Viking, 1976.

 

Publicity, various sources, 2 pp.

7/4

Publicity folder for Are You in the House Alone? film, Worldvision Enterprises, Inc., 1981:

 

Photograph movie stills, 8x10, black and white, 3 items
Photograph movie stills, color slides, 2 items
Letter to Dr. Patsy Perritt from Hal Golden, 7/31/81, 1 p.
Film publicity flyer, photocopy

35/1-2 Video, recording of Are You in the House Alone? film on U-matic video cassette, 1981, 2 volumes, [2 items]
33/1 Statuette, Edgar Allan Poe Award for Are You in the House Alone?, Mystery Writers Association of America, 1977.

BEL-AIR BAMBI AND THE MALL RATS by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte, 1993)

7/5 Publisher correspondence:
 

Letter to Richard Peck from Wendy Lamb at Delacorte Press, November 18, 1991, 3 pp.
Letter from Wendy Lamb to Richard Peck, 1/4/94, 1 p.

 

Publisher publicity, Bantam Doubleday Dell catalog, 1995.

7/6-7 Typescript, corrected and edited by author
7/6 Chapters 1-6, 70 pp.
7/7 Chapters 7-14, Epilogue, 97 pp.
7/8 Typescript draft of Chapter 1 [w/post-it notes], 26 pp.
7/9

Typescript, Chapter 1, revised, April 16, 1992, 13 pp.

7/10-11

Typescript, final version, photocopy, dated May 1992.

7/10

Letter of submission from Richard Peck to Wendy Lamb, 9/23/92, 1 p.

7/11

Chapters 1-6, 93 pp.

7/12 Chapters 7-14, 122 pp.
7/13 Typescript, Chapter 1, copyedited, 7 p
 

Research notes, 2 pp.

7/14 Miscellaneous typescript pages, 4 pp.
  Book cover for Laurel Leaf paperback edition, 2 items
 

Book jacket

  Review:
 

VOYA, December 1993, 2 pp., 2 items.

BLOSSOM CULP AND THE SLEEP OF DEATH by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1986).

8/1

Style sheets, 9 pp.

 

Holographic notes on lined notebook paper, 1 p.

 

Photocopy of punctuation and usage rules, 1 p.

8/2

Typescript, early draft, 179 pp.

8/3-4 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter,
8/3

title page, half-title, front matter, chapters 1-7, 110 pp.;

8/4 chapters 8-14, 117 pp.
8/5

Page proofs, edited, 97 items.

8/6 Book cover, Dell Yearling paperback edition
 

Article: “Read with Care,” by Carl Chancellor, Akron Beacon Journal, 28 July 1991, photocopy, 1 p.

CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1981).

8/7

Magazine article used for research, 6 pp.

 

“The Classics and Young Adult Literature,” by Judy Druse, featuring Close Enough To Touch by Richard Peck, photocopy, 3 pp., [n.d.].

  Reviews:
 

New York Times Book Review, 21 November 1983, photocopy, 2 pp.
English Journal, April 1982, photocopy, 2 pp.
VOYA, October 1981, photocopy, 2 pp.
Booklist, 1 September 1981, photocopy
The Horn Book Magazine, December 1981, photocopy
School Library Journal, September 1981, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 2 October 1981, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 September 1981, photocopy
New York Times Book Review, 15 November 1981, photocopy
School Library Journal, August 1983, photocopy

8/8-9

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter,

8/8 List of characters, front matter, chapters 1-6, 74 pp.
8/9 Chapters 7-13, 100 pp.
8/10 Book cover, Laurel Leaf paperback edition, 2 items
  Book cover, Dell paperback edition
 

Book jacket proof, 3 items

9/1

Author's galleys, corrected.

9/2

Uncorrected proof, 124 pp., bound

DON’T LOOK AND IT WON’T HURT by Richard Peck (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1972).

8/11 Reviews/publicity for film [“Gas Food Lodging”]:
 

Time, 17 August 1992, 2 pp.
Village Voice, 4 August 1992.
The New York Times, 26 July 1992.
The New York Times, 31 July 1992, 2 pp., 4 items.

34/6

Filmstrip, Don’t Look and It Won’t Hurt, part 1, Young Adult Filmstrip Library, [n.d.].

8/12

Book cover, Laurel-Leaf paperback edition, 2 items

  Book jacket, German edition
  Reviews:
 

Kirkus, 15 August 1972, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 25 September 1972, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, January 1973, photocopy
Book World, 5 November 1972, photocopy
Booklist, 15 February 1973, photocopy
Library Journal, 15 December 1972, photocopy
New York Times Book Review, 12 November 1972, photocopy, 3 pp.
Teaching Adolescent Literature: A Humanistic Approach, 1979, photocopy, 2 pp.

THE DREADFUL FUTURE OF BLOSSOM CULP by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1983).

9/3

Research materials, 1982, undated, 14 items.

8/13-14 Typescript, corrected, 30 December 1982,
8/13 title page, chapters 1-8, 94 pp.
8/14 chapters 9-18, 110 pp.
8/15

Uncorrected proof, annotated, 123 pp., bound.

8/16 Book cover, revised paperback edition, 2001
 

Book cover, Dell Yearling paperback edition.

  Book jacket, 4 items. 
  Publicity, Doubleday & Company
8/17 Reviews:
 

Booklist, 18 October 1983, photocopy
The Horn Book Magazine, February 1984, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, February 1984, photocopy
New York Times Book Review, 18 December 1983, photocopy
School Library Journal, October 1983, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 21 October 1983, photocopy

DREAMLAND LAKE by Richard Peck (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973).

9/4

Book jacket, laminated.

  Reviews:
 

School Library Journal, January 1977, photocopy, 2 pp.
The New York Times Book Review, 23 February 1978, photocopy, 2 pp.
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, January 1974, photocopy, 2pp.
Publishers Weekly, 6 August 1973, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 December 1973, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 June 1973, photocopy
Elementary School Library Collections, [n.d.], photocopy
News For Parents From IRA, January 1981.
Library Journal, 15 December 1973, photocopy
Library Journal, 15 November 1973, photocopy
Booklist, 15 November 1973, photocopy

EDGE OF AWARENESS edited by Richard Peck (New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1966).

9/5

Article: “Essay Collection Aimed at Teens,” by Coleman T. Mobley, Herald & Review, 1 January 1967, photocopy, 1 p., 3 items

FAIR WEATHER by Richard Peck (New York:  Dial, 2001).

9/6 Publisher correspondence:
 

Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik at Dial Books For Young Readers, 7/5/00, 3 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik, with image suggestions, 8/7/00, 6 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik, 8/31/00, 1 p.
Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik, 10/19/00, 1 p.

 

Review:

 

Smithsonian Magazine, 2001, photocopy, 13 pp.

 

Publicity, bookmark

9/7 Research material:
 

Typewritten and handwritten notes, 29 pp.
Articles used for research, 5 items.

9/8 Typescript, early draft, 166 pp., [n.d.].
9/9-11

Typescript, copyedited, 9/8/00.

9/9

Front matter, Chapters 1-3, 56 pp.

9/10 Chapters 4-7, 54 pp.
9/11 Chapters 8-12, Back matter, 68 pp.
10/1-2

Typescript, revised, 9/1/00

10/1 Chapters 1-6, 89 pp.
10/2

Chapters 7-12, 84 pp.

  Replaced pages, 30 pp.
10/3-5

Page proofs, copyedited, 12/15/00.

10/3 Front matter, Chapters 1-3, 46 pp.
10/4 Chapters 4-7, 42 pp.
10/5

Chapters 8-12, Back matter, 53 pp.

FATHER FIGURE by Richard Peck (New York:  Viking, 1978).

10/6

Typescript, corrected, 29 June - 30 August, 1977, 167 pp.

10/7

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, undated, 188 pp.

10/8

Book cover, Laurel-Leaf paperback edition

 

Reviews:

 

School Library Journal, October 1978, photocopy
Book World, 12 November 1978, photocopy
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, January 1979, photocopy, 2 items
Kirkus, 1 September 1978, photocopy, 2 items
Publishers Weekly, 17 July 1978, photocopy
The Horn Book, December 1978, photocopy
Top of the News, Fall 1980, photocopy
Booklist, 13 July 1978, photocopy
New York Times Book Review, 30 September 1979, 2 pp.
English Journal, February 1979.
Instructor, January 1980, photocopy 

35/3

Video, recording of Father Figure film on Betamax, [n.d.].

THE GHOST BELONGED TO ME by Richard Peck (New York:  Viking, 1975).

10/9-10 Typescript, edited, annotated and marked for typesetter,
10/9 dust jacket copy, front matter, chapters 1-11, 85 pp.
10/10

Chapters 12-22, 88 pp.

11/1

Galleys, edited.

11/2

Galleys, author's copy, corrected.

11/3

Revised final teleplay script "The Ghost Belonged to Me" by Jim
Lawrence, 8 August 1977, 108 pp. [Aired 1977 by Walt Disney Productions].

11/4

Book cover, Dell Yearling paperback edition

  Book cover, Penguin Puffin paperback edition, photocopy
 

Reviews:

 

The Christian Science Monitor, 10 June 1975, photocopy, 2 pp.
School Library Journal, September 1975, photocopy
Childhood Education, January 1976, photocopy.
Psychology Today, September 1975, photocopy, 2 pp.
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, July-August 1975, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 April 1975, photocopy
Elementary School Library Collection, 1979, photocopy
The Horn Book, October 1975, photocopy, 2 pp.
Junior Bookshelf, June 1977, photocopy, 2pp.
Booklist, 1 July 1975, photocopy
Booklist, 15 December 1976, photocopy2001
School Library Journal, December 1975, photocopy

GHOSTS I HAVE BEEN by Richard Peck (New York:  Viking, 1977).

11/5-6

Typescript, corrected,

11/5 folder, annotated by Peck;
 

list of characters, 1 p.;

 

research notes, 1 p.;

 

prologue, chapters 1-9, 110 pp.;

11/6

chapters 10-18, 102 pp.

12/1-2

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter,

12/1 Letter to Richard Peck from Karen Shaw Widman at Viking Press, 28 February 1978;
 

front matter, prologue-chapter 9, 112 pp.;

12/2 chapters 10-18, 105 pp.
12/3

Galley, corrected, master set, 4/11/77.

12/4

Galley, corrected, master set, 5/27/77.

12/5

Book cover, revised paperback edition, 2001.

 

Book cover, Dell Yearling paperback edition.

 

Publicity, Puffin Books publisher catalog.

12/6

Reviews:

 

Washington Post Book World, 11 December 1977, photocopy
School Library Journal, November 1977, photocopy
The New York Times Book Review, 27 May 1979, photocopy, 2 pp.
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, March 1978, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 September 1977, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 11 July 1977, photocopy
Horn Book, February 1978, photocopy
Booklist, October 1977, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, June 1979, photocopy, 2 pp.
Kliatt, Fall 1979, photocopy

36/3

Poster of book cover mounted on cardboard, handwritten note on reverse to Richard Peck from “Nancy and George,” [n.d.].

THE GREAT INTERACTIVE DREAM MACHINE by Richard Peck (New York: Dial, 1996).

12/7-8

Typescript, corrected and edited by author, [n.d.].

12/7

Chapters 1 – 8, 83 pp.

12/8 Chapters 9 – 17, 74 pp.
13/1-2

Typescript, [n.d.].

13/1 Chapters 1 – 8, 98 pp.
13/2

Chapters 9 – 17, 95 pp.

13/3-4

Typescript, copyedited, author’s copy, [n.d.].

13/3

Chapters 1 – 8, 98 pp.

13/4

Chapters 9 – 17, 94 pp.

13/5-6

Master galleys, copyedited, 1/17/96

13/5

Front matter, chapters 1-8, 55 pp.

13/6

Chapters 9-17, back matter, 47 pp.

13/7-8

Typescript with minor corrections, photocopy, 9/15/95.

13/7 Letter received from publisher, 9/5/1995, 2 pp.
 

Storyline timeframe, handwritten, 1 p.

 

Front matter, Chapters 1-8, 108 pp.

13/8 Chapters 9-17, 94 pp.
13/9

Master galleys, photocopy, 1/17/96, 94 pp.

13/10

Publisher publicity, tearsheet from Dial Books for Young Readers catalog, 1996, 1 p.

 

Publisher publicity, unidentified catalog, photocopy, 1 p.

  Publisher publicity, Penguin USA catalog, April-August 1997, 2 pp.

HERE LIES THE LIBRARIAN by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books, 2006).

14/1

Typescript, copyedited, 14 June 2005, 180 pp.

14/2

Reviews:

 

The Horn Book, May/June 2006
Book Links, September 2006
Washington Post, 9 April 2006, photocopy

THE LAST SAFE PLACE ON EARTH by Richard Peck (New York: Delacorte, 1995).

14/3

Publisher correspondence:

 

Letter to Richard Peck from Wendy Lamb, 6/25/93, 3 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Wendy Lamb, 8/11/93, 1 p.;
Letter to Richard Peck from Wendy Lamb, 9/7/93, 1 p.

14/4-5

Typescript, corrected and edited, August 1993.

14/4

Front matter, chapters 1-6, 90 pp.

14/5

Chapters 7-15, 108 pp.

14/6-7

Typescript, revised, 12/9/93.

14/6

Front matter, chapters 1-6, 75 pp.

14/7

Chapters 7-15, back matter, 88 pp.

14/8-9

Typescript, copyedited with queries attached, author’s copy, April 1995.

14/8

Front matter, i-vii, chapters 1-6, 90 pp.

14/9 Chapters 7-15, back matter, 113 pp.
14/10-11

Page proofs, copyedited, author’s set, 5/4/94

14/10

Front matter, chapters 1-6, 85 pp.

14/11 Chapters 7-15, biographical sketch, 87 pp.
14/12 Sample pages; text/page make-up sheet, 6 pp.
15/1

Booknotes Teacher’s Guide from Bantam Doubleday Dell Books For Young Readers, March 1996, 4 pp.

 

Publisher publicity, Bantam Doubleday Dell catalog, 1995.

 

Reviews:

 

The Times Picayune, 3/26/95, photocopy, 2pp.
Book Links, September 1995, photocopy, 3 items
School Library Journal, April 1995, photocopy, 2 items
San Francisco Chronicle, May 28-June 3, 1995, photocopy
VOYA, February 1995, photocopy

LONDON HOLIDAY by Richard Peck (New York: Viking Press, 1998).

15/2-4 Typescript, copy-edited, dated 4/7/97.
15/2

Chapters 1-4, front matter, 107 pp.

15/3

Chapters 5-11, 133 pp.

15/4

Chapters 12-20, 150 pp.

15/5

Correspondence:

 

Letter to Richard Peck from Pamela Dorman, with line notes included, 6/14/96, 3 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Susan Hans O’Connor, with copyeditor’s notes, 5/2/97, 3 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Susan Hans O’Connor, with attached memo and jacket flap text, 5/16/97, 4 pp.

15/5

Reviews:

 

The New York Times, 8/16/98, photocopy
Amazon, 5/15/98, print-out

15/6-9

Typescript, copyedited, [n.d.].

15/6

Front matter, chapters 1-4, research notes, 100 pp.

15/7 Chapters 5-11, 136 pp.
15/8

Chapters 12-18, 138 pp.

15/9

Chapters 18-20, 61 pp.

15/10

Page proofs, corrected, author’s copy, copyedited, 7/23/97 [incomplete set]

16/1-3

Page proofs, corrected, copyedited, 7/23/97

16/1

Chapters 1-4, front matter i-ix, pp 1-62.

16/2

Chapters 5-11, pp. 63-145.

16/3

Chapters 12-20, pp. 146-252.

A LONG WAY FROM CHICAGO by Richard Peck (New York: Dial, 1998).

16/4

Page proofs, “Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground,” (short story that was the basis for A Long Way from Chicago), photocopy, 1/6/97, 17 pp.

16/5 Unused pages, research notes, 19 pp.
16/6-7

Typescript, preliminary chapters, [n.d.].

16/6 Typescript, preliminary chapters 1-5, 94 pp.
16/7

Preliminary typescript, chapters 6-8. 55 pp.

16/8-9

Typescript, edited

16/8

Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books for Young Readers, 12/2/97, 2 pp.

 

Chapters 1-4, 101 pp.

16/9

Chapters 5-8, 97 pp.

16/10-11 Typescript, copyedited, queries
16/10 Prologue, chapters 1-4, 102 pp.
16/11

Chapters 5-8, 97 pp.

16/12-13

Page proofs, author’s set, dated 3/2/98, queries

16/12 Correspondence:
 

Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books For Young Readers, 1/6/98, 1p.
Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books For Young Readers, 3/16/98, 2pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books For Young Readers, 3/8/98, 1p.           

 

Research notes/corrections, handwritten

 

Front matter pp. vii-x; chapters 1-4, pp. 1-78 [w/post-it notes].

16/13

Chapters 5-8 (3 pages missing), pp. 82-148 [w/post-it notes].

17/1-2

Corrected page proofs, master set

17/1

Page proofs of front matter, pp. i-x, dated 3/18/98

  Chapters 1-4, 80 pp. dated 3/2/98.
17/2

Chapters 5-8, 71 pp. dated 3/2/98

17/3

Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books for Young Readers, 1/13/98, 1p.

  Print-out of final book jacket, 1 p.
 

Sketch for book jacket, dated 1/15/98

17/4

Jacket flap copy, dated 12/29/97, 1 p.

 

Book jacket

 

Book cover, Puffin paperback edition, 2004, 2 items.

17/5

Reviews:

 

Children’s Literature, November 1999, photocopy.
Chicago Tribune review of the play, 15 October 2004, photocopy

 

Program, Griffin Theatre Company Presentation, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 2000 [?].

 

Publisher publicity, A Year Down Yonder & A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck: A Reader’s Companion, photocopy, 2000, 11 pp.

  Publisher publicity, Dial Books for Young Readers catalog, photocopy, 1p.
 

Publisher catalog, Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, January-April 2001.

36/4

Layout of front cover, print-out, [n.d.].

36/5

Program from National Book Awards Ceremony, November 18, 1998.

 

“Finalists of the National Book Awards,” The New York Times, October 17, 1998, photocopy, 2 items.

 

“Finalists Announced for 1998 National Book [Awards],” printout from NBA website, 21 October 1998, 2 pp., 2 items.

 

Bookmark, Children’s Books of Distinction Award, Riverbank Review, 1999.

 

Article, “Richard Peck Wins Newbery Honor” by Arlene Mannlein, Herald & Review, 9 February 1999, 2 items.

LOST IN CYBERSPACE by Richard Peck (New York: Dial, 1995).

17/6-7

Typescript, corrected, [n.d.].

17/6

Chapters 1-10, 79 pp.

17/7

Chapters 11-20, 85 pp.

17/8-9

Typescript, hand typed by Richard Peck, [n.d.].

17/8 Chapters 1-10, 89 pp.
17/9

Chapters 11-20, 106 pp.

17/10-11

Typescript, edited and revised [written July 1994, revised November 1994].

17/10

Correspondence:

 

Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books For Young Readers, 11/2/94, 2 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books For Young Readers, 11/23/94, 2 pp.

  Chapters 1-10, 91 pp.
17/11

Chapters 11-20, 106 pp.

17/12-13

Typescript, [n.d.].

17/12

Chapters 1-10, pp. 1-89.

17/13

Chapters 11-20, pp. 90-196.

18/1-2

Typescript, copyedited, 3/23/95

18/1 Front matter, 6 pp.
 

Chapters 1-10, 89pp.

18/2 Chapters 11-20, 83pp.
18/3

Galleys, author’s copy, mildly edited by author, 3/15/95, 104 pp.

18/4

Master galleys, copyedited, 3/16/95, 104 pp.

18/5-6

Page proofs, master set, copyedited, 3/29/95          

18/5

Front matter, pp. i-ix, chapters 1-10, pp. 1-71

18/6

Chapters 11-20, pp. 72-152.

18/7

Book jacket

  Book cover, Puffin paperback edition, photocopy.
 

Publisher publicity and ordering information, Puffin Books catalog, September-December 1997.

 

Publisher publicity and ordering information from unidentified source, photocopy, 1995, 1 p.

  Reviews:
 

Kirkus Reviews, 7/1/95, 2 photocopies
The Times Picayune, 10/15/95, 2 photocopies
The Bulletin, September 1995, 2 photocopies
School Library Journal, September 1995, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, September 4, 1995, photocopy

Titles derived from Love and Death at the Mall by Richard Peck:

A.  LOVE AND DEATH AT THE MALL by Richard Peck (New York: Delacorte, 1994).
18/8-9

Typescript, edited by author, [n.d.].

18/8 Front matter, Chapters 1-5, 79 pp.
18/9

Chapters 6-10, 86 pp.

18/10-11 Typescript, edited, April 1993.
18/10

Letter to Richard Peck from Wendy Lamb, 4/14/93, 1 p.

 

Front matter, Chapters 1-5, 89 pp.

18/11

Chapters 6-12, back matter, 133 pp.

19/1

Typescript, chapter 12, unknown version, [n.d.].

19/2-3

Page proofs, author’s copy, 6/25/93

19/2

Front matter, chapters 1-5 , 72 pp.

19/3

Chapters 6-12, back matter, 103 pp.

19/4

Reviews:

 

Booklist, 5/1/94, 2 photocopies
School Library Journal, October 1994, 2 photocopies
VOYA, April 1994, photocopy

B.  INVITATIONS TO THE WORLD by Richard Peck (New York: Dial, 2002).

19/5

Revisions, list of corrections, 2001, 9 pp.

19/6

Revisions, back matter, 32 pp., [n.d.].

19/7

Revisions, back matter, photocopy, 32 pp., [n.d.].

19/8 Correspondence:
 

Letter received from publisher on September 17, 2001, 2 pp.
Letter received from publisher on November 20, 2001, 1 p. 

  Revisions for Love and Death at the Mall, 2001, Minor corrections, 40 pp.
19/9

Revisions for Love and Death at the Mall, pp. 109-121. 

 

Poem: “Twenty Minutes a Day” by Richard Peck, clipping, [n.d.].

19/10-11

Typescript, copyedited, [n.d.].

19/10 Front matter, chapters 1-8, 73 pp.
19/11

Chapters 9-13, back matter, 78 pp.

19/12

Letter received from publisher with handwritten note on bottom from author, 1/3/02, 1 p. 

  Corrected jacket flap text, 1 p.
  Corrected galley pages, 19 pp.

MINDSCAPES: POEMS FOR THE REAL WORLD by Richard Peck (New York: Delacorte, 1971).

19/13

Reviews:

 

America, 4 December 1971, photocopy, 2 pp.
English Journal, February 1975, photocopy, 2 pp.
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, December 1971, photocopy
Booklist, 15 July 1971, photocopy
Library Journal, 15 June 1971, photocopy
Catholic Library World, October 1971, photocopy
Kirkus, 1 March 1971, photocopy, 2 pp.

MONSTER NIGHT AT GRANDMA'S HOUSE by Richard Peck, illustrated by Don Freeman (New York:  Viking, 1977).

19/14

Typescript, “The Only Trouble with Grandmother's House,” corrected, 12
pp.

19/15

Typescript, “The Only Trouble with Grandmother's House,” edited, 23
May 1975, 11 pp.

19/16

Typescript, corrected, 17 July 1975, 8 pp.

19/17

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 5 pp.

19/18

Galleys, edited and marked for typesetter, 5 pp.

  Reviews:
 

Language Arts, January 1978, photocopy, 2 pp.
Kirkus, 1 May 1977, photocopy
School Library Journal, September 1977, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, September 1977, photocopy,
2 pp.

36/6

Proof pages for title page and book jacket, photocopy, 2 pp.

MC2/J

Press sheet.

THE MOUSE WITH THE QUESTION MARK TAIL by Richard Peck, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2013).

19/19 Publisher publicity flyer.

NEW YORK TIME by Richard Peck (New York: Delacorte Press, 1981).

19/20

Reviews:

 

The Los Angeles Times, 3 April 1981, photocopy
The Clarion-Ledger, 19 April 1981, photocopy
Times Literary Supplement, 21 August 1981, photocopy, 2 pp.
Mademoiselle, March 1981, photocopy
Kirkus, 1 January 1981, photocopy
Booklist, June 1981, photocopy
School Library Journal, March 1981, photocopy                  

ON THE WINGS OF HEROES by Richard Peck (New York: Penguin Young Readers Group, 2008).

19/21

Typescript, “Particular Heroes,” 8 March 2006, 166 pp.

20/1

Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik at Dial Books For Young Readers, 4/3/06, 1 p.

 

Typescript, “Particular Heroes,” edited, 3 April 2006, 167 pp.

20/2

Typescript draft, heavily corrected/edited, [n.d.], 133 pp.

20/3

Typescript draft #2, heavily corrected/edited, [n.d.], 138 pp.

20/4

Publicity from publisher featuring biographical sketch and bibliography,1p.

 

Preliminary mock-up for book cover (w/sample illustration page by Chuck Pyle), 5 pp.

20/5

Front and back matter text, edited, 9 pp.

  Front and back matter, page proofs, pp. i-ix; p. 147
 

Correspondence:

 

Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik at Dial Books for Young Readers, 23 March 2006, 1 p.
Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik, 7 June 2005, 2 pp.
Letter to Richard Peck from Jessica Dandino at Dial Books for Young Readers, 22 July 2005, 1 p.
Letter to Lauri Hornik from Richard Peck [?], 31 July 2005, 1 p.

20/6

Research notes, handwritten and typewritten, 2005, [n.d.], 38 pp.

 

Research materials, 1985-2005, [n.d.], 13 items

20/7 Page proofs, 1st pass, author’s set, 10 May 2006.
 

Front matter, pp. i-x;

 

pp. 1-150.

PAST, PERFECT, PRESENT TENSE: NEW AND COLLECTED STORIES by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004).

20/8 Typescript, edited, w/front matter, [n.d.], 203 pp.
20/9

Dust jacket, color print-out

 

Dust jacket, final

  Review:
 

The Horn Book, March/April 2004, fax copy

PICTURES THAT STORM INSIDE MY HEAD:  POEMS FOR THE INNER YOU edited by Richard Peck (New York:  Avon, 1976).

20/10

Typesetting composition order, 6 pp.

 

Letter to Richard Peck from Colette B. Ammerman at Avon Books, 17 November 1977, 1 p.

 

Reviews:

 

Booklist, 1 December 1976, photocopy, 2 pp.
School Library Journal, May 1977, photocopy

 

Typescript, partially photocopied, edited and marked for typesetter, 132 pp.

PRINCESS ASHLEY by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1987).

21/1-2

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter,

21/1

front matter, chapters 1-11, 124 pp.;

21/2

chapters 12-20, 126 pp.

21/3

Style sheets, 9 items.

 

Paste-ups, title page, pp. [1], 3, 3 items.

 

Photocopies of paste-ups, title page, pp. [1], 3, 4 items.

  Photograph print of front cover
  Publicity, News from Dell Books for Young Readers, [n.d.].
 

Review:

 

School Library Journal, August 1987, photocopy, 2 items.

REMEMBERING THE GOOD TIMES by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1985).

21/4

Typescript draft of chapter 1, incomplete, 24 March 1984, 3 pp.

 

Notes, 7 pp.

 

Outline, 4 pp.

 

Bibliography from back of title page, 2 copies

21/5-6 Typescript, corrected, 24 March - 19 June, 1984,
21/5

chapters 1-8, 111 pp.;

21/6

chapter 9-epilogue, 107 pp.

21/7 Typescript, edited, photocopy, 26 June 1984, 225 pp.
21/8

Typescript, edited, photocopy, 26 June 1984, 225 pp.

22/1-2 Typescript, edited, photocopy, 26 June 1984,
22/1

chapters 1-7, 106 pp.;

22/2

chapters 8-epilogue, 118 pp.

22/3-4

Typescript, photocopy, 14 July 1984,

22/3

chapters 1-8, 122 pp.;

22/4

chapter 9-epilogue, 108 pp.

22/5-6

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter;

22/5 front matter, chapters 1-8, 129 pp.
22/6

chapter 9-epilogue, 108 pp.

22/7

Reviews:

 

Los Angeles Times, 10 August 1986, photocopy
Booklist, 3/1/85, photocopy
School Library Journal, April 1985, photocopy, 2 items
The Horn Book Magazine, July/August 1985, photocopy, 2 pp.
VOYA, June 1985, photocopy.
School Library Journal, March 1986, photocopy

 

Publicity brochure, Delacorte Press, 1985, 2 items.

 

Article: “Remembering the Good Times: Excerpts from Richard Peck’s Latest Novel,” Scholastic Voice, 6 September 1985, photocopy, 9 pp.

22/8 Dummy, demonstrating typeface and page design, 3 pp.
 

Page proofs, annotated, author’s set, 10/25/84, 50 pp.

22/9

Page proofs, annotated, reader’s set, 10/25/84, 49 pp.

REPRESENTING SUPER DOLL by Richard Peck (New York: Viking, 1974).

22/10

Book cover, Laurel-Leaf paperback edition, 2 items.

 

Book cover, Dell paperback edition

 

Publisher publicity, Puffin Books catalog, May-August 1997.

22/11 Reviews:
 

Book World, 10 November 1974, photocopy
Booklist, 1 October 1974, 2 pp.
Top of the News, April 1976, photocopy
Library Journal, 15 October 1974, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 October 1974, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 7 July 1975, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 9 September 1974, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, November 1974, photocopy

THE RIVER BETWEEN US by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003).

23/1

Research notes and material, 2/6/02 & undated, 8 pp.

 

Poster, “A Look at People and Places: United States History,” 2004.

23/2

Reviews:

 

The Times Picayune, original & photocopy, 2 November 2003, 3 items
The Washington Post, 28 September 2003, print-out, 2 items
The San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 October 2003, print-out, 2 items
Publishers Weekly, 14 July 2003, photocopy
The Horn Book, 30 July 2003, photocopy
Booklist, 15 September 2003, photocopy

 

“2003 National Book Award Finalist: Young People’s Literature,” National Book Foundation website print-out, 2003, 3 pp.

 

“National Book Award Nominations,” by Dinita Smith in The New York Times, 16 October 2003, photocopy

23/3-4

Typescript, heavily corrected/edited, [n.d.].

23/3

Prologue, chapters 1-6, 68 pp.

23/4 Chapters 7-15, 76 pp.
23/5

Typescript, edited, front matter and chapter 1, [n.d.], 8 pp.

23/6

Letter to Richard Peck from Lauri Hornik at Dial Books for Young
Readers, 10 September 2002, 3 pp.

 

Typescript, original submitted draft, 30 July 2002, 189 pp.

23/7

Email from Emily Thomas at Hodder & Stoughton to “Mary T.,” 12 August 2002, 1 p.

 

Back matter, [n.d.], 8 pp.

 

Back matter, revised, 15 September 2002, 7 pp.

 

Typescript, edited early draft of various chapters, 50 pp.

23/8

Typescript, copyedited, [n.d.], 195 pp.

 

Handwritten notes for printer, 2 pp.

A SEASON OF GIFTS by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009).

23/9

Typescript, “The Last House in Town,” edited, 12 May 2008, 194 pp.

 

Review:

 

Publishers Weekly, 13 July 2009, photocopy

23/10

Discussion Guide, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009.

SECRETS AT SEA by Richard Peck, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2011).

24/1 Correspondence:
 

Email from Lauri Hornik at Dial Books for Young Readers to Lily Malcom, 23 November 2010, 1 p.

 

Typescript, edited, w/publisher transmittal sheet, 2 December 2010, 204 pp.

 

Handwritten notes, [n.d.], 1 p.

24/2-3 First proof, author’s copy, 25 February 2011, 241 pp.
24/2 chapters 1-8, 118 pp.
24/3 chapters 9-16, 122 pp.
24/4

Reviews:

 

New York Times Book Review, 13 November 2011, photocopy
The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2011, photocopy

SECRETS OF THE SHOPPING MALL by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1979).

24/5

List of characters, 1 item.

 

Typescript, corrected, 21 August 1978, 160 pp.

24/6

Book cover, Dell Yearling paperback edition.

 

Publicity brochure, Delacorte Press, 2 items

 

Reviews:

 

New York Times Book Review, 2 December 1979, photocopy, 4 pp.
Instructor, January 1981, photocopy
Instructor, November 1979, photocopy
School Library Journal, November 1979, photocopy
Wilson Library Bulletin, October 1979, photocopy, 2 pp.
Booklist, 1 November 1979, photocopy
Kliatt, Winter 1981, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 October 1979, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 19 December 1980, photocopy
Time, 23 August 1982, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, February 1980, photocopy

24/7

Typescript, incomplete, edited, chapters 1-6, 53 pp.

24/8

Typescript, photocopy, incomplete, chapters 1-6, 6 February 1979, 51 pp.

24/9

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 192 pp.

25/1

Teleplay script, photocopy, "Paradise Mall" by Steven Alix, preliminary version, 10 November 1983, 129 pp.

 

Peck's consultation notes on teleplay "Paradise Mall," February 1984, 4 pp.

SOUNDS AND SILENCES: POETRY FOR NOW edited by Richard Peck (New York: Delacorte Press, 1970).

25/2

Publicity for Delacorte Press, The New York Times Book Review

  Reviews:
 

English Journal, Spring 1971, photocopy, 2 pp.
America, 5 December 1970, photocopy
Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, December 1970, photocopy
Children’s Book World, 8 November 1970, photocopy
Booklist, 1 November 1970, photocopy
Top of the News, January 1971, photocopy
Library Journal, 15 November 1970, photocopy
Kirkus, 15 July 1970, photocopy, 2 pp.
Publishers Weekly, photocopy
Christian Science Monitor, 23 January 1971, photocopy

  “The Geese,” photocopy of published page.

STRAYS LIKE US by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998).

25/3

Typescript of first chapter w/miscellaneous page added at the end, [n.d.],
15 pp.

25/4 Typescript, photocopy, 2/14/97, 188 pp.
25/5

Typescript, edited by author, 4/13/97, 188 pp.

25/6

Revised typescript, with author’s corrections, 4/17/97, 166 pp.

25/7

Sample design layouts, 8/1/97, 3 pp.

 

Handwriting art for pp. 60-62 of manuscript, 8/11/97, 2 pp.

 

Front and back flap text, with prospective art for book jacket (photocopy),
7/14/98, 5 pp.

25/8

Typescript, copyedited, 8/11/97, 188 pp.

26/1 Page proofs, 8/28/97, 155 pp.
26/2

Page proofs, master set, copyedited, 10/20/97, 156 pp.,

 

front matter, 4 pp.

26/3

Publisher publicity, Penguin Books catalog, April-August 1998.

  Publisher publicity, flyer, Dial Books for Young Readers
 

Reviews:

 

Publishers Weekly, 4/13/98, photocopy
Amazon, 5/15/98, print-out, 2 pp.

  Correspondence:
 

Letter to Richard Peck from Cindy Kane at Dial Books for Young Readers, 3/11/97, 4 pp.
Rough draft of letter to Cindy Kane from Richard Peck, 4 pp., [n.d.].

THE TEACHER’S FUNERAL by Richard Peck (New York:  Dial Books, 2004).

26/4

Notes, typewritten and handwritten, [n.d.], 26 pp.

 

Research articles, photocopies, [n.d.], 5 pp.

26/5

Typescript, edited early draft, [n.d.], 183 pp.

26/6

Typescript, edited early draft, photocopy, [n.d.], 142 pp.

26/7-8

Typescript, unknown version, January 2004,

26/7

chapters 1-9, 114 pp.

26/8 chapters 10-17, 106 pp.
27/1

Typescript, with publisher transmittal sheet, edited and marked for
typesetter, 6 February 2004, 225 pp.

27/2

First proof, author’s copy, 5 March 2004, 196 pp.

36/7

Publicity poster with discussion questions for previous books on the
reverse.

THIS FAMILY OF WOMEN by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1983).

27/3 Typescript of (unpublished?) introduction, corrected, 11 pp.
27/4-28/1

Typescript, photocopy, annotated with minor corrections, 9 June 1982,

27/4

prologue-book I, 165 pp.;

27/5

book II-book III, 245 pp.;

27/6 book IV-book V, 210 pp.;
28/1 book VI, 53 pp.
28/2

Book cover for paperback.

 

Book jacket

  Publicity packet, 11 pages.    
 

Publicity clipping

 

“Books for Young Adults,” School Library Journal, ca. 1983, 1 p., photocopy

28/3

Reviews:

 

Sunday Magazine Baton Rouge, 17 July 1983, clipping & photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 11 February 1983, photocopy, 2 items
Books for Young Adults, December 1984, photocopy
Cleveland Plain Dealer, 13 March 1983.photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 11 February 1983, photocopy
Kirkus, 1 February 1983, photocopy, 2 pp.
Kirkus, 15 March 1983, photocopy
Booklist, 1 February 1983, photocopy
Book World, 1 May 1983, photocopy
School Library Journal, May 1983, photocopy
Christian Science Monitor, 3 August 1983, photocopy
New York Times Book Review, 17 April 1983

THOSE SUMMER GIRLS I NEVER MET by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte, 1988).

28/4-5

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 8 December 1987,

28/4

front matter, chapters 1-6, 107 pp.;

28/5

chapters 7-12, 105 pp.

28/6

Uncorrected proofs, bound

 

Photocopy of summary/review by John T. Gillespie and Corrine J. Naden
in Juniorplots Volume 4: A Booktalk Guide for Use with Readers Ages 12-16, 1992, pp. 100-105.

28/7

Reviews:

 

ALAN Review, Winter 1989, photocopy
The Horn Book Magazine, January/February 1989, 2 photocopies, 2 pp.
Booklist, 10/1/88, 2 photocopies
Publishers Weekly, 8/12/88, photocopy

  Book cover, Laurel-Leaf paperback edition, 2 items
  Book cover, Pan Horizons edition

THREE QUARTERS DEAD by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books, 2010).

28/8

Typescript, early draft, “The Queen of Now,” [n.d.], 172 pp.

28/9

Typescript, revised, “The Queen of Now,” photocopy, [n.d.], 181 pp.

28/10

Handwritten notes, [n.d.], 1 p.

 

Typescript, unknown version, [n.d.], 216 pp.

29/1 Typescript, revised and edited, 6 October 2009, 217 pp.
29/2

Typescript, edited, w/front matter and publisher transmittal sheet, photocopy, 29 October 2009, 218 pp.

29/3 Typescript, edited & marked for typesetter, w/front matter, [n.d.], 219 pp.
29/4 Reviews:
 

Kirkus, 15 September 2010, photocopy
The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2010, photocopy
Publishers Weekly, 13 September 2010, photocopy

THROUGH A BRIEF DARKNESS by Richard Peck (New York: Viking Press, 1977).

29/5

Book cover, Laurel-Leaf paperback edition, 2 items.

  Publisher publicity, Puffin Books catalog, May-August 1997.
29/6

Reviews:

 

Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, 27 March 1974, photocopy, 2 pp.
Kirkus, 1 December 1973, photocopy
School Library Journal, 15 February 1974, photocopy
Junior Bookshelf, October 1976, photocopy
Booklist, 1 October 1979, photocopy

UNFINISHED PORTRAIT OF JESSICA by Richard Peck; Delacorte, 1991.

29/7

Typescript, early draft, corrected, 130 pp.;

29/8

Typescript, fragment, chapter 2, pp. 21-33;

29/9-30/1

Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, November 1991;

29/9

front matter, pp. 1-106;

30/1

pp. 107-178.

30/2-3

Page proofs, 1st pass, author corrected;

30/2

pp. 1-96;

30/3

pp. 97-176.

30/4 Reviews:
 

Booklist, 9/15/91, 2 photocopies
Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/91, 2 photocopies
The Times Picayune, 11/7/91, clipping & photocopy

  Book cover, Laurel-Leaf paperback edition
  Typescript, book talks, 4 pp.

VOICES AFTER MIDNIGHT by Richard Peck (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1989).

30/5-6 Typescript, corrected, early draft;
30/5

pp. 1-111;

30/6 pp. 112-209.
30/7-8

Typescript, corrected, early draft;

30/7

pp. 1-109;

30/8 pp. 123-204 (lacking pp. 110-122).
30/9 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 17 August 1989, 134 pp.
30/10

Page proofs, minor corrections, 9 March 1989, 191 pp.

31/1

Page proofs, 11 April 1989, 96 pp.

31/2

Page proofs, corrected, 2nd pass, 13 April 1989, 192 pp.

31/3 Letter to Richard Peck from Karen Harper at Dell Publishing, 29 December 1989.
 

Book cover for paperback edition

 

Reviews:

 

Booklist, 10/1/89, 4 photocopies
School Library Journal, September 1989, 2 photocopies
Kirkus Reviews, 8/15/89, 2 photocopies
Review from unknown source, [n.d.]

A YEAR DOWN YONDER by Richard Peck (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000).

31/4

Handwritten notes, 5 pp., [n.d.].

31/5 Typescript, copyedited, 7/30/99,
 

front matter, prologue, chapters 1-8, 169 pp.

31/6

Typescript, heavily edited, [n.d.],

  front matter, prologue, chapters 1-9, 144 pp.
31/7 Typescript, revised, [n.d.],
 

front matter, prologue, chapters 1-3, 157 pp.

31/8

Page proofs, master set, 12/15/99,

  front matter, prologue, chapters 1-8, 139 pp.
32/1

Final proof, double-spread, photocopy, 74 pp.

32/2

Edited book jacket text, 3 pp.

 

Final book jacket

32/3 Rough sketch artwork for cover, photocopy, 9/21/99, 2 pp.
  Final artwork for cover, photocopy
32/4

Publisher promotional material, 5 items.

32/5

Publicity page from publisher’s catalog, photocopy, 2000.

 

Articles:

 

“Newbery, Caldecott Awards Presented,” by Eden Ross Lipson, The Times-Picayune, 21 January 2001.
“Newbery, Caldecott Awards Presented,” by Eden Ross Lipson in The New York Times, January 2001, photocopy.
“Children’s Literature, GLBT, BCALA Awards Announced,” in ALA Cognotes, January 2001.
“LSU Adjunct Professor Winner of Newbery Medal,” by Greg Langley in unidentified publication, [ca. 2001].
“Richard Peck Wins Newbery Award,” in Louisiana State University School of Library Science Newsletter, Volume 29, Spring 2001.
“Meet Grandma Dowdel,” The Times Press, 16 July 2003, photocopy.

32/6

Program, Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Awards Banquet, 2001.

 

Richard Peck’s Newbery Medal acceptance speech in The Horn Book, July/August, 2001.

 

Press Release: ”Adjunct Faculty Member Receives Newbery Award,” LSU News Service, 2 March 2001.

  Correspondence:
 

Letter to Richard Peck from William L. Jenkins, President of LSU, re: Newbery Medal, 3/12/01.
Letter to Richard Peck from Mark A. Emmert, Chancellor of LSU, re: Newbery Medal, 1/31/01.

 

F. Short Stories, Plays, & Poetry (1968-2009)

Stories:

32/7 Typescript, photocopy, "Serpent in the Kobra's Eden," published in April 1978 issue of Pizzazz magazine, 14 pp.  [Also published as "Priscilla and the Wimps" in Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young
32/8

“Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground,” published in Twelve Shots: Outstanding Short Stories About Guns, ed. Harry Mazer (New York: Delacorte Press, 1997).

 

Page proofs and photocopy of cover, “Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground,” 1996                 
Correspondence: Letter from Harry Mazer to Richard Peck, 27 October 1995, 1 p.
Typescript for “Shotgun Cheatham’s Last Night Above Ground, 12 September 1996, 18 pp.

32/9

Printed copy of “I Go Along,” published in September/October 2000 issue of Cicada, pp. 78-84.

 

Printed copy of “The Size of the Universe,” published in Autumn 1986 issue of Southwest Review, pp. 493-509.

32/10

Birthday Surprises: Ten Great Stories to Unwrap, ed. Johanna Hurwitz (New York: Morrow, 1995)

 

Review: The Bulletin, May 1995, photocopy.
Promotional bookmark

32/11

Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults, ed. Donald R. Gallo (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1984).

 

Cover print-out
Biographical sketch from uncorrected proof, photocopy, 1 p.

  Cover print-out, Visions: 19 Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults ed. Donald R. Gallo (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1987).
 

Cover print-out, Connections: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults ed. Donald R. Gallo (New York:  Delacorte Press, 1989).

 

Book jacket, Time Capsule: Short Stories About Teenagers Throughout the Twentieth Century ed. Donald R. Gallo (New York: Delacorte Press, 1999).

 

Miscellaneous pages from “The White House Cow,” printed in Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out by The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance (Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick, 2008), color print-out/photocopy, 2 pp.

Play:

32/12

“Effigy in the Outhouse” from Acting Out: Six One-Act Plays! Six Newbery Stars! by Justin Chanda (New York: Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2008).

  Correspondence:
 

Letter from Richard Peck to the de Grummond Collection, 2/17/09, 1 p.
Letter from Lydia Frost at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to Richard Peck, 12 February 2009, 1 p.

 

Typescript, edited and marked for publication, photocopy, 40 pp.

36/8

First proof, edited w/post-it notes, 27 September 2007, 14 pp.

 

First proof, copyedited, 27 September 2007, 14 pp.

36/9

Second proof, 7 February 2008, 15 pp.

 

Second proof, edited, 7 February 2008, 15 pp.

36/10

Third proof, 29 February 2008, 15 pp.

36/11 Fourth proof, 4 March 2008, 14 pp.

Poetry:

32/13 “I Read/Yo Leo,” bookmarks, 1990, 2 items.
 

“I Read/Yo Leo,” ordering information tearsheet from ALA catalog, 1990.

 

“I Read/Yo Leo,” typescript, photocopy,1990.

  “Street Trio,” The Saturday Review, 4 September 1971, photocopy
 

“Nancy,” published in The Saturday Review, 21 June 1969, photocopy

 

Typescript for untitled poem beginning, “Open the book and let me in…,” signed by author, [n.d.].

  Typescript handouts for “A Teacher’s Prayer” and “I Read,” attached, [n.d.], 2 copies.
 

Typescript handout for “A Teacher’s Prayer,” [n.d.].

  “The Fervent Prayer of a Teenager’s Parent,” handout, photocopy, [n.d.].
 

“The Fervent Prayer of a Teenager’s Parent,” The ALAN Review, Winter 1987, photocopy.

 

“Notes for the Refrigerator Door,” handout, photocopy, autographed, 31 March 1990.

 

“Twenty Minutes A Day,” handout, photocopy, [n.d.].

  Handwritten note re: early Peck poetry

 

G. Articles, Reviews, & Essays (1971-1997; undated)

Articles:

32/14

"In the Country of Teenage Fiction," published in April 1973 issue of American Libraries, 4 pp.

  “In the Country of Teenage Fiction,” published in Young Adult Literature in the Seventies: A Selection of Readings edited by Jana Varlejs (Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press), 1978, photocopy, 11 pp., 2 items.
 

“Writing in a Straight Line,” published in September/October 1997 issue of The Horn Book, photocopy, 5 pp.

 

“Love is Not Enough,” published in September 1990 issue of School Library Journal, 2pp.

 

“The Silver Anniversary of Young Adult Books,” published in Fall 1993 issue of Youth Services in Libraries, photocopy, 5 pp.

32/15 “Huck Finns of Both Sexes: Protagonists and Peer Leaders in Young-Adult Books,” published in September-October 1993 issue of The Horn Book Magazine, photocopy, 5 pp.
 

“A Writer From Illinois,” published in June 1986 issue of Illinois Libraries, photocopy, 3 pp.

 

“Communicating with the Pubescent,” published in June 1-15 1994 issue of Booklist, photocopy, 2 pp.

 

“From Strawberry Statements to Censorship,” published in January 1997 issue of School Library Journal, photocopy, 2 pp.

 

“The Genteel Unshelving of a Book,” published in May 1986 issue of School Library Journal, photocopy, 2 pp.

 

“Growing Up Suburban: ‘We Don’t Use Slang, We’re Gifted,’” published in October 1985 issue of School Library Journal, photocopy.

  “British Publishers Enter the Young Adult Age,” by Richard W. Peck and Patsy H. Perritt, published in Spring 1988 issue of Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, photocopy, 8 pp.
32/16

“Literacy, Writing and the 1980’s,” published in July/August 1984 issue of Oklahoma Librarian, photocopy, 3 pp.

 

“A Second Look: The Prince and the Pauper,” published in September/October 1985 issue of The Horn Book, photocopy, 2 pp.

 

“YA Books in the Decade of the Vanished Adult,” published in Winter 1986 issue of Top of the News, photocopy, 2 pp, 3 items.

 

“Noel Streatfeild,” published in Fall-Winter 1988 issue of Dell Carousel [w/note from Peck to Patsy Perritt attached, 1/28/88].

 

“Earthy Elegance Lurks in Alleys,” published in the 30 July 1972 issue of The New York Times, 2 pp., 2 items

32/17

“TV Role Models for Teenagers,” published in Fall/Winter 1981 edition of React, photocopy, 3 pp.

 

“Rape and the Teenage Victim,” published in Winter 1978 edition of Top of the News, photocopy, 3 pp.

 

“Writing Back to Authors: A Correspondent’s Mini-Course” published in August 1980 issue of Voice of Youth Advocates, photocopy, 2 pp., 2 items.

 

“Care and Feeding of the Visiting Author” published in Spring 1982 issue of Top of the News, photocopy, 5 pp., 2 items.

 

“Ten Questions to Ask About A Novel,” published in Spring 1978 issue of ALAN Newsletter, original & photocopy, 3 items.

  “We Can Save Our Schools,” published in September 1971 issue of Parents’ Magazine & Better Family Living, photocopy, 6 pp.
32/18

“Communicating with a New Generation: A Challenge to Writers and Teachers,” published in May 1975 issue of Illinois Library Journal, photocopy, 8 pp., 2 items.

 

“What Turns Them On!” published in Summer 1977 issue of Kentucky Library Association Bulletin, photocopy, 11 pp.

 

“People of the World,” published in Fall 1981 issue of School Library Media Quarterly, photocopy, 6 pp.

32/19 “Coming Full Circle: From Lesson Plans to Young Adult Novels,” published in April 1983 issue of The Horn Book, photocopy, 8 pp., 2 items.
 

“The Invention of Adolescence and Other Thoughts on Youth,” published in Winter 1983 issue of Top of the News, photocopy, 9 pp.

 

“Can Students Evaluate Their Education?” published in May 1971 issue of The Education Digest, photocopy, 3 pp.

 

“Writing for the Young Adult,” published in Winter 1975 issue of Texas Library Journal, photocopy, 6 pp.

 

“Future-Laugh,” published by The Saturday Review, 26 August 1972, photocopy, 2pp.

32/20 “Traveling in Time,” published in Winter 1990 issue of The ALAN Review, photocopy, 3 pp.
 

“Battered by Left and Right: Censorship in the ‘90s,” published in DePauw University Alumni Magazine, [n.d.].

 

“Battered by Left and by Right,” published in July 1993 issue of Illinois Issues, original & photocopy, 3 pp., 3 items.

 

“Peck Responds,” in October 1990 issue of School Library Journal, photocopy, 2 pp.

Reviews:

32/21 Advance Reading Copy of Hare’s Choice by Dennis Hamley (New York: Delacorte Press, 1989), featuring a review blurb by Richard Peck on the back cover.
 

Review, Jenny of the Tetons by Kristiana Gregory from The Los Angeles Times, 28 May 1989.

 

Review, The Murderer by Felice Holman and Deadly Game at Stony Creek by Peter Zachary Cohen, The New York Times Book Review, 21 January 1979, 2 pp., photocopy

 

“Birds, Deserts, Space Insects and a Navajo Grandfather,” Children’s Bookshelf column in Book Review Sunday Los Angeles Times, 27 March 1988, 2 items.

  “Consciousness-Raising,” review column for young adult books in American Libraries, February 1974, 2 pp., photocopy.
 

“Of Rabbits and Roadsters,” review column for young adult books in American Libraries, July 1974, 2 pp., photocopy.

 

“From Realism to Melodrama,” review column for young adult books in American Libraries, February 1975, 3 pp. photocopy.

 

“Delivering the Goods,” review column for young adult books in American Libraries, October 1974, 3 pp., photocopy.

 

“Teenagers’ Tastes,” review column for young adult books in American Libraries, May 1974, 2 pp., photocopy.

Essay:

32/22 Typescript, "O Brave Old World:  London's Barbican at Midpoint," [n.d.], 14 pp.    

 

H. Miscellaneous (1938; Undated)

32/23

Photograph of Laura Bush autographed to Richard Peck, [n.d.], photocopy.

  Tear sheet, “Finnie the Office Goldfish,” from Jack and Jill: The Magazine for Boys and Girls owned by Richard Peck, undated, 1 p.
36/12 Scrapbook of magazine clippings pasted into pages of The Porky Pig Coloring Book, created by Richard Peck as a child, 1938 [?].

 

 

Processed:  December 1991
Revised:  November 2, 2017

 



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