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SARAH RIEDMAN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0815
1947-1982
10.00 cu.ft. (30 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Sarah Riedman between 1966-1985.

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
Sarah Riedman was born Sarah Regal on April 20, 1902 in Kishiniev, Rumania and became a U.S. citizen in 1918. She married Maurice Riedman in 1921. In 1926, she received a bachelor's degree from Hunter College, followed by a master of science degree from New York University in 1928. In 1935, Ms. Riedman received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught at Hunter College from 1926 to 1930, and at Brooklyn College from 1930 to 1952. At Brooklyn College, she was an instructor, and later an assistant professor of biology. From 1952 to 1958, Ms. Riedman worked as a freelance scientific writer, and as director of medical literature at Hoffman-LaRoche from 1958 to 1967.

Ms. Riedman began writing science books for children in 1947, with the publication of How Man Discovered His Body. Between 1947 and 1983, she wrote or co- wrote approximately forty books. She also contributed to several magazines and encyclopedias.

Sources:

Scope and Content
The "Books" series contains material for twenty-three titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.

The books in this collection cover a broad array of scientific topics. Books on anatomy, physiology and medicine include Allergies, Diabetes, The Good Looks Skin Book, Heart, Hormones, How Man Discovered His Body, and Masters of the Scalpel. Books on zoology include Focus on Sharks, Have You Ever Seen a Shell Walking?, Home Is the Sea, Odd Habitats of Land Animals, Sharks, Spiders and Turtles. Food for People and Gardening Without Soil deal with conservation topics. Other books on natural science and ecology include How Wildlife Survives Natural Disasters and Trees Alive. The collection also contains material for several science biographies, including Antione Levoisier, Men and Women Behind the Atom, and Portraits of Nobel Laureates in Medicine and Physiology. The materials for these books includes correspondence, research materials, typescripts, galleys, proofs, layouts and photographs.

Series and Subseries

A. Correspondence (1960-1968)

B. Books (1947-1982)

C. Miscellaneous Photographs


Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A.  Correspondence (1960-1968)
     
     1/1       1960-1968, 5 items.


B. Books (1947-1983)
     
     Allergies by Sarah R. Riedman (New York: F. Watts, 1978).

     1/2       Correspondence, 1977, 5 items.

               Sample chapter and outline, 8 pp.

     1/3       Typescript, chapters 1-8 and back matter, 49 pp.

     1/4       Fact-checking report, 15 pp.

     1/5       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks; front matter, 4 pp., chapters
               1-8, pp. 1-42, and back matter, 13 pp.

     1/6       Captions and labels, typescript and galley, 2 pp.

     1/7       Galley, pp. 1-21, and index, 2 pp.

     1/8-2/1   Layouts,

     1/8            Front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 2-11.

     1/9            pp. 12-37.

     2/1            pp. 38-64.

     Antoine Levoisier, Scientist and Citizen by Sarah R. Riedman (New
     York: Nelson, 1957).

     2/2       Illustrations, photographs and photocopies, 9 items.

     Biological Clocks by Sarah R. Riedman, illustrated by Leslie Morrill (New
     York : Crowell, 1982).

     2/3       Correspondence, 1979-1982, 14 items.

     2/4       Outline, 7 pp.

     2/5-2/6   Typescript, edited, "rough draft,"

     2/5            Chapters 1-6, 49 pp.

     2/6            Chapters 7-12, 46 pp.

     2/7       Typescript, edited, 57 pp.

     2/8-2/9   Typescript, "2nd revision,"

     2/8	    Front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-11, pp. 1-61.

     2/9	    Back matter, 23 pp.

     2/10-3/1  Typescript, "final copy,"

     2/10           Front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-5, 39 pp.

     3/1            Chapters 6-12, 53 pp.

     3/2       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, chapters 1-11, pp. 1-61.

     3/3       Editor's report, 10 pp.

     3/4       Proof, 13 January 1982, chapters 1-11, pp. 1-93.

     3/5-3/6   Proof, 27 April 1982, 

     3/5            Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-56.

     3/6            Chapters 7-11, pp. 57-111. 

     Diabetes by Sarah R. Riedman (New York: Watts, 1980).

     4/1       Correspondence, 1978-1980, 8 items.

     	       Author questionnaire, 1 item.

	       Outline, 5 pp.

     4/2       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks; front matter, 5 pp., chapters
               1-10, pp. 1-50, and back matter, pp. 51-56.

     4/3       Typescript pages, 7 pp.

     4/4       Galley, 29 pp.

     4/5       Galley, 30 pp.

     4/6       Galley, pp. 1-21.

     4/7       Layouts with pasted-up text; front matter, 6 pp., and pp. 1-62.

     4/8       Sketches and illustration proofs, 7 items.

     Focus on Sharks Sarah R. Riedman and Elton T. Gustafson (New York: 
     Abelard-Schuman, 1969).

     5/1-5/2   Correspondence, 

     5/1            Letters from publisher, 1968, 5 items.

     5/2            Research and permissions, 1966-1968, 9 items.

     5/3       Notes, 18 pp.

     5/4-5/6   Research material,

     5/4            16 items.

     5/5            9 items.

     5/6            "Reproduction in the Basking Shark," 65 pp.

     5/7-5/10  Typescript,

     5/7            Front matter, 5 pp., and pp. 1-55.

     5/8            pp. 56-112.

     5/9            pp. 113-168.

     5/10           pp. 169-227.

     6/1       Typescript, index, pp. 1-23.

     6/2-6/3   Galley,

     6/2            pp. 1-32.

     6/3            pp. 33-61.

     6/4       Photographs, 43 items.

     6/5       Sample illustrations, 4 items.     

     Food for People by Sarah R. Riedman, illustrated by Helen Ludwig (New
     York: Abelard-Schuman, 1954).

     6/6       Correspondence, 1973-1975, 24 items.

     6/7-7/1   Research materials,

     6/7            Diet.

     6/8            Malnutrition.

     6/9            Milk.

     6/10           Monographs.

     6/11           Organic foods, additives, food labeling, food processing.

     6/12           Trace metals.

     7/1            Vitamins, minerals and fiber.

     7/2            World food problem, non-conventional foods, green revolution.

     7/3-7/5   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     7/3            Captions and front matter, 10 pp.

     7/4            Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-98.

     7/5            Chapters 7-13, pp. 99-198, and back matter, pp. 199-200.

     7/6-7/7   Index, 

     7/6            Notes, 37 pp.

     7/7            Typescript, pp. 1-21.

     8/1-8/3   Galley,

     8/1            Captions, tables, and front matter, 18 pp.

     8/2            Chapters 1-8, pp. 1-69.

     8/3            Chapters 9-13, pp. 70-119, and back matter, pp. 120-121.

     8/4-8/6   Galley,

     8/4            Front matter, 9 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-58.

     8/5            Chapters 7-13, pp. 59-119, and back matter, pp. 120-121.

     8/6       Sketches, 25 items.

	       Instructions to the artist, 1975, 5 items.

	       Illustration sources, 14 items.
     

     Gardening Without Soil by Sarah R. Riedman, illustrated by Rod Slater
     (New York: F. Watts, 1979).

     8/7       Correspondence, 1977, n.d., 16 items.

     	       Outlines, 4 pp.

     8/8-9/2   Research materials,

     8/8            18 items.

     9/1	    27 items.

     9/2            18 items.

     9/3       Typescript, "master copy"; front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-11, 58
               pp.

     9/4       Typescript, edited, front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-11, 58 pp.

     9/5       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks; front matter, 2 pp., and pp.
               1-59.     
     
     9/6       Typescript pages, 11 pp.

     9/7       Index, typescript and galley, 5 pp.

     9/8       Galley, 36 pp.

     9/9       Galley, pp. 1-23.

     9/10      Folded and gathered sheets, pp. 1-64.
     
     9/11      Illustrations, photocopies, 20 pp.


     The Good Looks Skin Book by Sarah R. Riedman, line drawings by
     Robert McGlynn (New York: Julian Messner, 1983).

     10/1      Correspondence, 1981-1983, 10 items.

     10/2      Research material, 

     10/2-10/4      Acne, 

     10/2                4 items.

     10/3                5 items.

     10/4                1 item.

     10/5           Miscellaneous, 14 items.

     10/6           Questionnaire for teenagers, 20 responses.

     10/7           Research on cosmetics, 4 items.

     10/8           Source materials for illustrator, 10 pp.

     10/9      Typescript, "my original," June 1982; chapters 1-11, 76 pp.

     11/1      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, front matter, 4 pp., and
               chapters 1-10, pp. 1-70.

     11/2      Typescript, index and captions, 11 pp.

     11/3-11/5 Layouts with pasted-up text and illustrations, 

     11/3           pp. 2-41.

     11/4           pp. 42-97.

     11/5           pp. 98-143.

     Have You Ever Seen a Shell Walking?: Odd Habitats of Aquatic
     Animals by Sarah R. Riedman (New York: McKay, 1978).

     12/1      Correspondence, 1978, 11 items.

     12/2      Typescript, edited, 20 pp.

   	       Editor's comments, 2 pp.

     12/3      Typescript, 20 pp.

     12/4      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, chapters 1-6, pp. 1-23.

     12/5      Typescript, typesetter's marks; front matter, 5 pp., and pp. 1-23.

     12/6      Galley, 20 pp.

     	       Galley, 20 pp.

     12/7      Galley, 20 pp. 

     12/8      Source material for illustrations, 10 items.

               Illustrations, 9 items.

     	       Illustration proofs, 3 items.

     12/9-12/10 Photographs, 

     12/9           32 items.

     12/10          17 items.

     12/11          Slides, 15 items.

     13/1      Negatives, 3 items.

     13/2      Illustrations and photographs, photocopied, 69 pp.

     13/3      Layouts with pasted-up text and illustrations, pp. i-xii, and pp. 1-54.    


     Heart by Sarah R. Riedman, illustrated by Harry McNaught and Enid 
     Kotschnig (New York: Golden Press, 1974).

     14/1      Correspondence, 1962-1972, 26 items.

     14/2-14/3 Research material, 

     14/2           23 items.

     14/3           25 items.

     14/4      Outlines, 7 pp.

     14/5-14/6 Typescript, "original,"

     14/5           pp. 1-99.

     14/6           pp. 100-148.

     14/7      Typescript, labels and captions, 44 pp.

     14/8      Typescript, index, 17 pp.

     14/9      Storyboard layout and photocopy, 2 items.

     	       Layout templates, 3 items.

     15/1-16/2 Typescript, with spread (two page) layouts, sketches, and source
               material for illustrator,

     15/1           p. 38-39 to p. 54-55, 12 items.

     15/2           p. 56-57 to p.80-81, 13 items.

     15/3           p. 82-83 to p. 96-97, 8 items.

     15/4           p. 98-99 to p. 114-115, 9 items.

     16/1           p. 116-117 to p. 132-133, 9 items.

     16/2           p. 134-135 to p. 144-145, 6 items.

     16/3-16/4 Typescript, with spread layouts, sketches, and source material for
               illustrator,

     16/3	    p. 92-93 to p. 106-107.

     16/4	    p. 108-109 to p. 128-129.

     17/1-17/4 Typescript, with spread layouts and sketches, "final manuscript,"

     17/1           Outline, 7 pp., and pp. 4-49,

     17/2           pp. 40-91.

     17/3           pp. 92-129.

     17/4           pp. 130-156.

     --        Illustrations, 36 items [removed to Bunji Tagawa Papers, DG 1181].

     17/5      Cover proof, 1 item.

     Home Is the Sea: For Whales by Sarah R. Riedman and Elton T.
     Gustafson (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1966).

     17/6      Correspondence, 1964-1965, n.d., 18 items.

     17/7-18/3 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 

     17/7           Front matter, 22 pp., and chapters 1-3, pp. 1-47.

     18/1           Chapters 4-7, pp. 48-111.

     18/2           Chapters 8-12, pp. 112-201.

     18/3           Tables, bibliography, and index, 40 pp.

     18/4-19/1 Typescript, 

     18/4           Chapters 1-4, 64 pp. 

     18/5           Chapters 5-8, 68 pp.

     18/6           Chapters 9-12, 79 pp.

     19/1           Captions, 10 pp., tables, 7 pp., and bibliography, 3 pp.

     19/2-19/3 Galley,

     19/2           Chapters 1-7, pp. 1-34.

     19/3           Chapters 8-11, pp. 35-63.

     19/4      Proof for table, 8 pp.

     19/5      Illustration, 1 item.

     	       Illustration proofs, 16 items.

     19/6-19/10 Photographs,

     19/6           27 items.

     19/7           36 items.

     19/8           21 items.

     19/9           28 items.


     Hormones: How They Work by Sarah R. Riedman, illustrated by Norman 
     Gorbaty (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1973).

     19/10     Correspondence, 1972-1973, 3 items.

     19/11     Typescript, "new material for revised edition," chapters 2-15, 80 pp.

     20/1      Typescript, index, pp. 1-12.

     20/2-20/3 Proof, 

     20/2           pp. 1-99.
     
     20/3           pp. 100-214.

     20/4      Sketches, 10 items.

     20/5      Illustrations, photocopies, 5 items.


     How Man Discovered His Body by Sarah Riedman, illustrated by Frances 
     Wells (New York: International Publishers, 1947).

     20/6-20/7 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     20/6           Front matter, 7 pp., and chapters 1-9, pp. 1-63.

     20/7           Chapters 9-21, pp. 64-153, and index, pp. 1-10.
     
     20/8      Galley, 63 pp.

     20/9      Galley, "author's set," December 1965, pp. 1-45.

     21/1      Galley, pp. 1-45.

     21/2      Galley for index, 2 pp.

               Proof for index, 3 pp.


     How Wildlife Survives Natural Disasters by Sarah Riedman (New York: 
     McKay, 1977).

     21/3-21/4 Correspondence,

     21/3           1973-1975, 9 items.

     21/4           1976, 18 items.  

     21/5-23/2 Research material,

     21/5-21/7      Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, index cards, 3 folders.

     22/1-22/3      Forest Ecology and Management, 

     22/1                11 items.

     22/2                11 items.

     22/3                2 items.

     22/4           Gray Squirrels, 4 items.

     22/5-22/6      Hurricanes, 

     22/5                11 items.

     22/6                Camille, 9 items.
     
     22/7           Insect, Diseases and Other Problems of Florida's Trees

     22/8-23/2      Natural Disasters, 

     22/8                12 items.

     23/1                52 items.
     
     23/2                15 items.

     23/3      Typescript, chapter 5, 12 pp.

     23/4      Typescript, chapter 8, 2 versions, 30 pp.

     23/5-23/6 Typescript, 
     
     23/5           Front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-5, 59 pp.

     23/6           Chapters 6-10, 65 pp.

     23/7-23/8 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     23/7           Front matter, 6 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 1-59.

     23/8           Chapters 5-10, pp. 60-124.

     23/9      Captions and credits for photos

     	       Typescript, 2 versions, 12 pp.

 	       Galley, 8 pp. 

     24/1      Typescript for flap copy, 2 pp.

 	       Typescript for index, 2 versions, 8 pp.

	       Miscellaneous pages, 7 pp.

     24/2      Reader's report, 3 pp.

     24/3      Galley, 65 pp.

     24/4      Galley, "master," 63 pp.

     24/5-24/7 Illustrations,

     24/5           Sources.

     24/6-24/7      Photographs, 

     24/6                46 items.

     24/7                24 items.

     25/1-25/3 Layouts, with pasted-up text and illustrations,

     25/1	    Front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-3, pp. 1-47.

     25/2	    Chapters 4-6, pp. 48-101.

     25/3	    Chapters 7-8, pp. 102-143, and index, pp. 152-154.

     25/4-25/5 Layouts, photocopies, 

     25/4	    Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-85.

     25/5	    Chapters 7-10, pp. 86-157.

     26/1-26/2 Blues,

     26/1	    pp. i-vi, and pp. 1-58.

     26/2	    pp. 59-154.


     Masters of the Scalpel; the Story of Surgery by Sarah R. Riedman
     (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1962).

     26/3      Correspondence, 1961, 1 item.

     26/4-26/5 Typescript, 

     26/4	    Chapters 1-8, 120 pp.

     26/5           Chapters 9-16, 162 pp.

     26/6      Photographs, 12 items.


     Men and Women Behind the Atom by Sarah R. Riedman (London, New
     York: Abelard-Schuman, 1957).

     26/7      Research material, 2 items.

     26/8      Photographs, 29 items.


     Naming Living Things: the Grouping of Plants and Animals by Sarah
     R. Riedman, illustrated by Jerome P. Connolly (Chicago: Rand-McNally, 1963).

     26/9      Photographs, 20 items.


     Odd Habitats of Land Animals by Sarah R. Riedman, line drawings by
     Robert McGlynn (New York: McKay, 1980)

     26/10     Correspondence, 1977-1979, 18 items.

     26/11     Outline, 4 pp.

     26/12     Typescript, edited, July 1979; front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-7, 38
               pp.

     26/13     Typescript, July 1979; front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-7, 40 pp,
               and index, 2 pp.

     27/1      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, front matter, 4 pp., and
               chapters 1-6, pp. 1-41.

     27/2-27/3 Illustrations,

     27/2           Sources, 41 items.

     27/3           Sketches, 3 items.

                    Sketches, photocopies, 17 items.
     

     Portraits of Nobel Laureates in Medicine and Physiology by Sarah R. 
     Riedman and Elton Gustafson (London: Abelard-Schuman, 1963).

     27/4      Photographs, 27 items.

	       Negatives, 6 items.

     
     Sharks illustrated with photographs and maps by Robert McGlynn (New
     York: F. Watts, 1977).

     27/5      Correspondence, 1976-1977, 15 items.

               Outline, 2 pp.

     27/6      Research material, 18 items.

     27/7      Typescript, 15 pp.

	       Typescript, "final edit," 11 pp.

     27/8      Typescript, typesetter's marks, 18 pp.

     27/9      Typescript, "U.K. text," 3 January 1977, pp. 1-16.

     27/10     Index, notes, typescripts and proofs, 15 pp.

     27/11     Mechanicals, pp. 1-10.

     27/12     Galley, 14 pp.

     27/13     Galley, 12 pp.

               Galley, 11 pp.

     28/1      Layouts, with pasted-up text, pp. 2-48.

     28/2      Layouts, photocopies, pp. 5-46.

     28/3      Layouts, with pasted-up text and illustrations, pp. 1-48.
     
     28/4      Illustration proof, 1 item.

     28/5      Negative, cover, 1 item.

     28/6      Negatives, 34 items


     Spiders by Sarah R. Riedman (New York: F. Watts, 1979).

     28/7      Author questionnaire, 4 pp.

	       Outline, 1 p.

     28/8      Research material and notes, 17 items.

     28/9      Typescript, edited, pp. 1-15.

	       Typescript, edited, pp. 1-15.

     28/10     Typescript, typesetter's marks; front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-17.

     28/11     Typescript, front matter, captions and credits, 8 pp.

     28/12     Index, typescript and galley, 3 pp.

     28/13     Galley, 14 pp.

     28/14     Illustration, 1 item, and photocopies, 2 items.

     28/15     Layouts, with pasted-up text, pp. 1-48.

     28/16     Layouts, with pasted-up text and illustrations, pp. 1-48.

     28/17     Book jacket, negatives, blues and proofs, 5 items.


     Trees Alive by Sarah R. Riedman, illustrated by Giulio Maestro (New York: 
     Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1974).

     29/1      Research material, 41 items.

     29/2      Typescript, edited, "Draft 1"; front matter, 3 pp., and chapters 1-11, 91
               pp.

     29/3      Typescript, chapters 1-11, 99 pp.

     29/4      Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks; front matter, 3 pp., and
               chapters 1-11, pp. 1-99.

     29/5-29/6 Galley, 
     
     29/5           Front matter, 3 pp., and pp. 1-75.

     29/6           pp. 76-128.

     29/7      Illustrations, photocopies, 35 pp.


     Turtles: Extinction or Survival? by Sarah R. Riedman and Ross Witham
     (New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1974).

     30/1      Correspondence, 1973, 5 items.
     
               Reports from readers and editors, 3 items.

     30/2      Research notes, 29 pp.

     30/3      Research material, 19 newspaper clippings.
     
     30/4      Typescript, edited, "rough copy"; front matter, 3 pp., chapters 1-12, pp.
               1-72, and chapter 12, 6 pp.

     30/5      Typescript, front matter, 2 pp., and chapters 1-12, pp. 1-80. 

     30/6-30/7 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     30/6      Front matter, 10 pp., and chapters 1-8, pp. 1-51.

     30/7      Chapters 9-12, pp. 52-80, and back matter, 22 pp.
     
     30/8      Typescript, appendix, 5 pp.

     30/9      Proof, front matter, 23 pp., chapters 1-12, pp. 13-88, and back matter,
               pp. 89-99.

     30/10     Proof, front matter, 15 pp., chapters 1-12, pp. 15-148, and back
               matter, pp. 150-157.

     30/11     Illustrations, 7 items.


C.  Miscellaneous Photographs

     30/12     Photographs, 13 items.

 

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Revised: July 2001

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