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Collection Title: Barbara Seuling Papers

Collection Number: DG0880

Inclusive Dates: 1969-1997

Volume: 21.40 cu. ft. (56 boxes)

Provenence : Material was donated by Barbara Seuling from 1974 to 1998.

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:

Barbara Seuling grew up in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York and enjoyed playing outside with neighborhood friends. She began drawing at a young age and was inspired by Walt Disney. During high school she joined the Jane Froman Fan Club and became a very close friend of the actress. According to Ms. Seuling, Jane was the reason she began writing. Her best friend, Winnette Glasgow, was the editor and Barbara was the assistant editor, writer, and illustrator of the club journal, where she contributed a series called “Lil' Janey.” She attended Hunter College in Manhattan and Columbia University. After struggling to work full time and attend school, Barbara decided begin her career in illustration. She illustrated for such authors as Wilma Thompson, Nan Hayden Agle and Moses Howard. She also made contributions to Cricket.

After traveling throughout Europe, Barbara was hired as a secretary for two editors at Dell Publishing. When a children's department was opened she began reading manuscripts for editor Lee Hoffman. She continued to work at Dell until 1970, when she got an editing job at Lippincott. Weekly Reader Book Club published her first Freaky Facts book in 1972 and she continued to write and illustrate other fact books based on themes or subjects she enjoyed researching.

As she began to write more books, she illustrated less, and became known for her editing and writing abilities. In 1984, she wrote a book called How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published , which was revised in 1991. She taught writing for children at the Bank Street College of Education's Writer's Lab for three summers, as well as writing workshops in New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. In 1997 she published To Be a Writer: A Guide for Young People Who Want to Write and Publish for children who are interested in writing. She continues to write, illustrate, edit and teach.

Sources:

Something About the Author, Autobiography Series , vol. 24, pp. 217-233.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains typescripts, sketches, illustrations, correspondence, research materials and proofs for 45 titles. There are also materials for short stories, audio scripts, and index card files. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The correspondence and reviews are separated by title.

Ms. Seuling is most well-known for her books about “freaky” and “little known” facts. Thirteen of the books in the collection are fact books , including books about animals, laws, presidents, geography, and sports. After researching a topic that interested her, Ms. Seuling would write facts on index cards and begin writing and sketching for a book. Her first fact book, Freaky Facts, was published in 1973 and was followed by More Freaky Facts in 1974. She continued writing fact books through 1993 when Too Cold to Hatch a Dinosaur and Other Freaky Facts about the Weather was published. Because of their popularity, many of the books have been revised and republished. There are research materials, typescripts, sketches and illustrations for these titles.

Nine of the books in the collection are puzzle books that Ms. Seuling wrote and illustrated. These titles include Christmas Puzzles (1980), Monster Madness (1974), Monster Mix (1978), and Valentine's Puzzles (1980). There are typescripts, correspondence, sketches and illustrations for these titles. .

Ms. Seuling also illustrated books for other authors including The Affair of the Rockerbye Baby (1970) by Antonia Barber, Bembelman's Bakery (1978) by Melinda Green, Break a Leg! (1969) and Footsteps on the Stairs (1970) by Stella Pevsner, and Magicians, Wizards, & Sorcerers (1973) by Daniel Cohen. There are sketches, illustrations, and dust jacket proofs for these titles. She has also co-authored several books with her friend Winnette Glasgow, including Fun Facts About People Around the World (1986). There are typescripts and a book proposal for this title.

Two of the books in the collection are for adults. Who's the Boss Here? (1986) is an informational book about parental authority. There are 5 typescripts for this title. How to Write a Children's Book and Get it Published (1984) was expanded, revised in 1991. There are numerous typescripts and revisions for both editions in the collection.

The December 1998 accession added materials for 10 titles, materials for a teacher's guide to the MASSTE Project, a Macmillian reading project, and Ghostwriter Magazine. Two boxes of personal photographs and negatives of Ms. Seuling, her friends, and family and three boxes of fact cards were also added to the collection. Three titles not in the previous inventory include two new fact books Too Cold to Hatch a Dinosaur and Other Freaky Facts about the Weather (1993) and Bugs That Go Blam! and Other Creepy Crawler Trivia (1995).

The third new title, To Be a Writer: A Guide for Young People Who Want to Write and Publish (1997) is a step-by-step guide for young writers who are interested in publishing their own materials. In the book, Ms. Seuling provides creative writing activities, examples of submission letters, and general publishing information. There are typescripts, page proofs, and correspondence for this title.

Series and Subseries:

A. Correspondence

B. Books (1969-1997)

  • ABRACADABRA!: CREATING YOUR OWN MAGIC SHOW FROM BEGINNING TO END (1975)

  • THE AFFAIR OF THE ROCKERBYE BABY (1970)

  • BEMBELMAN'S BAKERY (1978)

  • BOO THE GHOST HAS A PARTY (1986)

  • BREAK A LEG! (1969)

  • BUGS THAT GO BLAM! (1995)

  • CHRISTMAS PUZZLES (1980)

  • DID YOU KNOW? (1977)

  • DINOSAUR PUZZLES (1976)

  • ELEPHANTS CAN'T JUMP AND OTHER FREAKY FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS (1985)

  • FOOTSTEPS ON THE STAIRS (1970)

  • FREAKY FACTS (1972)

  • FUN FACTS ABOUT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD (1986)

  • FUN WITH CRAFTS: EASY THINGS TO MAKE (1975)

  • GOBLINS AND GHOSTS: PUZZLES AND CUT OUT FUN (1980)

  • THE GREAT BIG ELEPHANT AND THE VERY SMALL ELEPHANT (1977)

  • HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN'S BOOK AND GET IT PUBLISHED (1984)

  • HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN'S BOOK AND GET IT PUBLISHED: EXPANDED AND REVISED (1991)

  • I'M NOT SO DIFFERENT: A BOOK ABOUT HANDICAPS (1986)

  • IT IS ILLEGAL TO QUACK LIKE A DUCK AND OTHER FREAKY LAWS (1988)

  • JUST ME (1982)

  • THE LAST COW ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN AND OTHER LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY (1978)

  • THE LAST LEGAL SPITBALL AND OTHER LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT SPORTS (1975)

  • THE LOUDEST SCREEN KISS AND OTHER LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE MOVIES (1976)

  • MAGICIANS, WIZARDS, & SORCERERS (1973)

  • THE MAN IN THE MOON IS UPSIDE DOWN IN ARGENTINA AND OTHER FREAKY FACTS ABOUT GEOGRAPHY (1991)

  • MONSTER MADNESS: PUZZLES AND FUN TO SCARE YOURSELF WITH (1975)

  • MONSTER MIX: PUZZLES AND PASTIMES FOR MOSTER LOVERS (1974)

  • MONSTER PUZZLES (1978)

  • MORE FREAKY FACTS (1973)

  • NATURAL DISASTERS: ALL ABOUT EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES, HURRICANES AND TORNADOS (1994)

  • NEW YORK KID'S BOOK (1979)

  • THE OSTRICH CHASE (1974)

  • SPACE MONSTER PUZZLES (1980)

  • STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE: A BOOK ABOUT SAFETY RULES

  • TARR OF BELWAY SMITH (1969)

  • THE TEENY TINY WOMEN: AN OLD ENGLISH GHOST TALE (1976)

  • THAT BARBARA! (1969)

  • TO BE A WRITER: A GUIDE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WRITE AND PUBLISH (1997)

  • TOO COLD TO HATCH A DINOSAUR AND OTHER FREAKY FACTS ABOUT THE WEATHER (1993)

  • THE TRIPLETS (1980)

  • VALENTINE PUZZLES AND ACTIVITIES (1980)

  • WHAT KIND OF FAMILY IS THIS? (1985)

  • WHO'S THE BOSS HERE?: A BOOK ABOUT PARENTAL AUTHORITY (1986)

  • YOU CAN'T COUNT A BILLION DOLLARS AND OTHER FREAKY FACTS ABOUT MONEY (1979)

  • YOU CAN'T EAT PEANUTS IN CHURCH AND OTHER LITTLE KNOWN LAWS (1975)

  • YOU CAN'T SHOW KIDS IN UNDERWEAR AND OTHER LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT TELEVISION (1982)

  • YOU CAN'T SNEEZE WITH YOUR EYES OPEN AND OTHER FREAKY FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY (1991)

C. Other Published Materials

  • “A DAY AT CONEY ISLAND ”

  • “CASEY AND THE RUNAWAY BABY”

  • “SCARY HAIRY PUZZLE BOOK”

  • “SCBW GUIDE FOR ILLUSTRATORS”

  • “THE VOYAGE OF THE MIMI”

D. Audio Scripts for Coleco Games

E. Publishers' Promotional Materials

F. Miscellaneous Materials

G. Research Index Cards

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A. Correspondence

1/1

Correspondence with the de Grummond Collection, 1974-1995, 18 items.

1/2

General correspondence, 1969-1984, n.d. 13 items.

1/3-1/4 Reader correspondence,
1/3 1970-1979, 39 items.
1/4

1984-1989, 13 items.

1/5 Fan mail, 1980-1984, n.d., 21 items.
1/6 Classroom fan mail from book talks, 1973-1984, 12 sets of letters.
45/1

Fan mail, 1997, n.d., 3 items.

B. Books (1969-1997)

Abracadabra!: Creating Your Own Magic Show From Beginning to End by Barbara Seuling (New York: J. Messner, 1975).

1/7 Correspondence, 1974-1979, 14 items.
1/8 Book proposal, carbon copy, 11 pp.
 

Book proposal with sketches, 10 pp.

1/9 Research notebook, 1 item.
 

Research materials, 2 items.

1/10 Dummy with sketches, 1 item.
2/1 Typescript, rough draft with cut and pasted pages, 68 pp.
2/2 Typescript, rough draft with cut and paste pages and minor corrections, 90 pp.
2/3 Typescript, “final draft,” pp. 1-58, and charts and index, 10 pp.
 

List of corrections, 6 pp.

2/4

Typescript, carbon copy sent to publisher, pp. 1-66, and charts and index, 10 pp.

2/5-2/6 Typescript, “final, edited,” edited with typesetter's marks,
2/5 pp. 1-26.
2/6 pp. 27-69, and charts and index, 10 pp.
3/1 Galley, “uncorrected,” 23 pp.
3/2 Preliminary sketches, pencil, 19 items.
3/3 Illustrations made from sketches, pen and ink, 39 items.
3/4 Illustration layouts, pp. 26-35.
3/5 Preliminary dust jacket illustrations, ink and color marker, 12 items
3/6 Dust jacket, 1 item.

The Affair of the Rockerbye Baby by Antonia Barber, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Delacorte Press, 1970).

3/7

Research and manuscript notes, 8 items.

3/8

Layout dummy, 4 pp.

3/9 Sketches, 13 items.
3/10 Preliminary illustrations, ink, 30 items.
3/11

Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, ink and marker, 5 items.

3/12

Illustrations, pen and ink, “finished art, ready for printer,”pp. 18, 21, 25, 31, 35, 49, 57, 65, 70, 73, 79, 88, 99, 109, 119,139,146, 155, 161, 169, 175, 181, and 189.

4/1

Color separations for dust jacket, 1 item.

4/2

Dust jacket, 4 items.

Bembelman’s Bakery by Melinda Green, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Parents’ Magazine Press, 1978).

4/3 Correspondence, 1976-1978, 7 items.
4/4 Typescript used for illustration placement, 8 pp.
4/5 Preliminary sketches, pencil, 107 items.
4/6 Layout illustrations, pp. 2-10, 34, and 36.
 

Color separations, pp.32-34.

Map Case 5H/1

Press sheet, 1 item. [Oversized]

Boo the Ghost Has a Party by Barbara Seuling, art by Gail Roth (New York: Parents’ Magazine Press, 1986).

4/7

Typescripts, edited, 3 versions.

Break a Leg! by Stella Pevsner, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Crown Publisher, 1969).

4/8 Correspondence, 1969-1970, n.d., 5 items.
4/9

Layout sketches, 2 items.

4/10 Sketches, pen, ink and pencil, 5 items.
4/11 Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, pen and marker, 5 items.
4/12

Illustrations, pen and ink, numbered 1-8.

4/13 Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.
4/14 Dust jacket, 2 items.

Bugs That Go Blam! and Other Creepy Crawler Trivia written by Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Tim Davis (St. Petersburg, Florida: Willowisp Press, 1995).

45/2

Correspondence, 1995, 10 items.

45/3

Research notes, 4 sets.

45/4 Research articles, 5 items.
45/5

Book proposal, 11 pp.

45/6

Book contract, pp. 1-13.

45/7

Typescript, pp. 1-72.

45/8 Page proofs, pp. 1-112.

Christmas Puzzles by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1980).

5/1 Correspondence, 1979, 1 item.
5/2

Preliminary sketches, notes, and puzzles, 54 pp.

5/3 Typescript, edited, includes some sketches of puzzles, 87 pp.
5/4 Typescript only, carbon copy, 65 pp.
5/5 Sketches, pencil and colored pencil, 52 items.
5/6 Sketches, ink, 10 items.
5/7

Layout illustrations, pen and ink, pp. 7, 10-15, 18-19, 23-24, 26, 29, 31-32, 34-35, 38-40, 45, 47, 50, 55, and 57.

Did You Know? by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1977).

6/1 Correspondence, 1976-1977, 3 items.
 

Lists of acknowledgments, 2 items.

44

Index cards used during research [Housed with other index cards].

6/2 Typescript, “working manuscript,” edited, 74 pp.
6/3

Typescript, carbon copy, 64 pp.

6/4 Sketches, pencil and ink, 98 items.
6/5

Layouts with text and illustrations, pp. 1-80 and front cover.

6/6 Photocopy of layouts, pp. 1-80 and front cover.

Dinosaur Puzzles by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1976).

7/1

Correspondence, 1975-1976, 10 items.

7/2

Typescript, “first draft,” includes some sketches, 32 pp.

7/3 Typescript, edited, pp. 1-64.
7/4

Sketches, pencil and ink, 14 items.

7/5 Typescript, “final manuscript,” carbon copy, pp. 1-63.

Elephants Can’t Jump and Other Freaky Facts about Animals by Barbara Seuling (New York: Dutton, 1985).

7/6 Correspondence, 1980-1988, n.d., 25 items.
7/7

Manuscript and research notes, 38 pp.

7/8-7/9 Dummy, “very crude with sketches” pp. 1-99(?).
7/10 Typescript, edited and pasted, pp. 1-66(?).
8/1 Typescript, “first division,” edited and pasted, 54 pp.
8/2 Typescript, edited, 73 pp.
8/3 Typescript, edited 78 pp.
8/4 Typescript, photocopied, pp. 1-59.
8/5

Sketches, pencil and ink, “sketches for later illustrations,” 85 items.       

8/6

Illustrations, pp. iii, 2-4, 6-10, 14-19, 22-23, 25, 27, 29-31, 35, 39-40, 43, 45-47, 49, 51, 53, 57-58, 60-61, 63, 65, and 67-69.

9/1 Proofs, “uncorrected proofs,” from the British edition that was to be published in 1986, pp. 1-22. Includes corrections and questions by the author concerning the changing and rewriting of the original facts.
9/2 Dust jackets, 2 items.
53

Index cards used during research. [Housed with other index cards].

Footsteps on the Stairs by Stella Pevsner, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Crown Publishers, 1970).

9/3 Correspondence and notes, 1971, 3 items.
9/4 Sketches, pencil, 28 items.
9/5

Sketches, pen, ink, and marker, 14 items.

9/6 Illustrations, “finished art ready for printer,” pp. 11, 23, 35, 50, 61, 72, 88, 99, 111, and 125.
9/7 Illustration for dust jacket, “had to be redone,” 1 item.

Freaky Facts by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1972).

9/8 Correspondence, 1970-1972, 26 items.
44

Index cards used during research. [Housed with other index cards].

9/9

Typescript, carbon copy, minor corrections, pp. 1-57.

9/10

Dummy, includes sketches, 1 item.

9/11

Illustrations, photocopied, pp. ix-237.

9/12

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 4-95.

9/13 Illustrations for dust jacket, pencil, ink and marker, 2 items. Includes rejected title “Fact & Fancy.”

Fun Facts About People Around the World by Barbara Seuling and Winnette Glasgow (Middletown, Connecticut: Weekly Reader Books, 1986).

10/1 Book proposal, 6 pp.
10/2

Manuscript notes, 18 pp.

10/3-10/8

Typescripts of facts, edited,

10/3 55 pp.
10/4 64 pp.
10/5 68 pp.
10/6

52 pp.

10/7 59 pp.
10/8

54 pp.

10/9 Typescript, edited, pp. 1-55.

Fun With Crafts: Easy Things to Make by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1975).

11/1

Correspondence, 1975, n.d., 10 items.

11/2

Manuscript notes, 29 pp.

11/3 List of ideas and materials, 9 pp.
11/4 Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-57.

Goblins and Ghosts: Puzzles and Cut Out Fun by Barbara Seuling (New York: Weekly Reader, 1980).

11/5 Correspondence, 1979-1980, n.d., 10 items.
11/6 Typescript, “first draft of final,” includes sketches of puzzles, 43 pp.
11/7

Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-28.

The Great Big Elephant and the Very Small Elephant by Barbara Seuling (New York: Crown Publishers, 1977).

11/8

Correspondence, 1975-1979, n.d., 35 items.

11/9

Typescripts, edited, 3 versions.

11/10 Typescripts, edited, 3 versions
11/11

Miscellaneous items, 4 items.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

11/12

Preliminary sketches of elephants, pencil, ink and marker, 20 items.

11/13

Sketches, pencil and ink, 26 items.

11/14 Sketches, ink and marker, 12 items.
 

Color swatch layouts made with marker, 2 items.

11/15

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations for front matter and title page, 2 items.

 

Color separations for front matter and title page, 2 items.

How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published by Barbara Seuling  (New York: Scribner, 1984).

12/1

Correspondence, 1981-1990, n.d., 24 items.

12/2 Manuscript notes and outlines, 40 pp.
12/3 Research materials, 8 items.
12/4 Book proposals, 2 versions.
12/5

Typescript, edited rough draft of introduction and chapter 4, 4 items.

12/6 Typescripts, “working draft,” 68 pp.
12/7-13/1 Typescripts, edited,
12/7 pp. 6-25.
12/8 pp. 36(?)-122.
13/1 pp. 123-171.
13/2-13/4

Typescript, edited,

13/2

Chapters 1-6, 68 pp.

13/3 Chapters 7-11, 54 pp.
13/4 Chapters 12-18, 65 pp.
13/5-13/7

Typescript, minor corrections,

13/5 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-57.
13/6 Chapters 7-14, pp. 58-137.
13/7

Chapters 15-18, pp. 138-172.

 

List of inserts, 18 pp.

14/1 Typescripts of insertions and corrections, 43 pp.
14/2

Typescripts of insertions and corrections, photocopy, 43 pp.

14/3-14/5

Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

14/3

Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-57.

14/4

Chapters 7-12, pp. 58-112.

14/5 Chapters 13-18, pp. 138-187, and index, 6 pp.
45/9 Dust jacket proof, 1 item.

How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published: Revised and Expanded by Barbara Seuling  (New York: Schribner, 1991).

14/6-15/1 Typescript, “revised second draft,” November 1990,
14/6 Chapters 1-7, 67 pp.
14/7 Chapters 8-15, 70 pp.
15/1 Chapters 16-21, 66 pp.
15/2-15/5 Typescript, edited,
15/2 Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-76.
15/3

Chapters 7-12, pp. 77-146.

15/4

Chapters 13-18, pp. 147-218.

15/5 Chapters 19-21, pp. 219-246, appendices, pp. 247-282.
15/6-16/2 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,
15/6

Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-76.

15/7

Chapters 7-14, pp. 77-165.

16/1

Chapters 15-18, pp. 166-218.

16/2 Chapters 19-21, pp. 219-246, appendices, pp. 247-281.
16/4

Captions, additions, inserts, and corrections for appendices and indices, 67 pp.

16/5 Dust jackets, 3 items.

I’m Not So Different: A Book About Handicaps by Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Pat Schories (New York: Golden Books, 1986).

16/6 Typescripts for possible stories, 3 pp.
16/7

Dummy with pasted text, 32 pp.

16/8

Typescript, pp. 1-8.

It Is Illegal to Quack Like a Duck and Other Freaky Laws by Barbara Seuling,    illustrated by Gwenn Seuling (New York: Lodestar Books, 1988).

16/9

Correspondence, 1986-1989, n.d., 16 items.

16/10

Manuscript notes, 18 pp.

16/11

List of possible titles and a short draft, 8 pp.

 

Book proposal, 5 pp.

16/12 Typescript of facts by subject, 112 pp.
17/1

Typescript, edited ”first version,” 22 August, pp. 1-57.

17/2 Typescript, edited, “revised Christmas week 1986,” 41 pp.
17/3 Typescript, “file copy,” pp. 1-40.
17/4 Typescript, “edited revision,” 15 June 1987; pp. 1-40 and 7 pp. of additions
17/5 Typescript, “latest updated version,” photocopied, 27 July 1987; pp. 1-40.
17/6

Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. i-viii, 1-40, and index, pp. 1-16.

17/7

Galley, photocopied, 25 September 1987, pp. i-ix, 1-55.

17/8 Proofs, photocopied, 21 March 1988, pp. i-ix, 1-64.
18/1

Sketches, photocopied, 48 items.

18/2 Dust jacket, 1 item.

Just Me written and illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982).

18/3

Correspondence, 1980-1982, 19 items.

18/4 Typescripts, edited drafts, 4 versions.
18/5 Typescript, 39 pp.
18/6 Typescript, carbon copy, pp. 1-30.
18/7 Storyboard layout, 1 item.
18/8 Sketches, pencil, ink and marker, 84 items.
18/9-18/10 Illustrations with color separations and text past-ups,
18/9 pp. 1-38.
18/10 pp. 39-64.
18/11 Dust jacket, 2 items.

The Last Cow on the White House Lawn and Other Little Known Facts About the Presidency written and illustrated by Barbara Seuling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1978).

19/1 Correspondence, 1976-1984, n.d., 27 items.
46/1 Correspondence, 1976-1991, 9 items.
19/2

Research materials, 68 items.

19/3

Typescript, carbon copy, 31 March 1976; 41 pp.

19/4-19/5

Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

19/4 pp. i-vii, and 1-27A.
19/5 pp. 28-91.
19/6 Preliminary sketches, pencil, 19 items.
19/7 Sketches, pencil and ink, 38 items.
19/8

Illustrations, ink, pp. 1, 8, 19, 26, 40, 65, and 74.

19/9

Galley, “reader's foundry set,” pp. 1-95.

19/10

Galley. “Reader's final set, “ pp. 1-95.

20/1

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-96.

20/2

Dust jackets, 4 items.

54 & 55

Index cards used during research. [Housed with other index cards].          

46/2-46/5 Typescripts of facts, ordered by each president, 4 folders.
47/1 Typescript of revisions, 6 pp.
47/2 Reviews, 18 pp.
47/3

Proofs for dust jacket, 3 items.

The Last Legal Spitball and Other Little Known Facts About Sports written and illustrated by Barbara Seuling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975).

20/3

Correspondence, 1973-1980, 7 items.

20/4

Research materials, 33 items.

20/5 Typescripts of facts by subject, 65 pp.
20/6

Typescript of facts by subject, edited carbon copy, 81 pp.

20/7 Typescript, edited carbon copy, pp. 1-50.
20/8

Typescript,”copy for cutting,” pp. 1-50.

20/9 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp.1-52.
21/1

Preliminary sketches, pencil, 17 items.

21/2 Sketches, pencil, 10 items.
21/3 Sketches, ink, 8 items.
21/4

Illustrations, ink, pp. 7-8, 12, 15, 19-20, 23-24, 27, 31-32, 35-36, 39, 43-44, 48-49, 52, 55, 59-60, 63-64, 67, 71-72, and 75-76.

21/5

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-80.

21/6

Galley, “reader's set,” pp. 1-80.

21/7 Galley, “final galley,” pp. 1-80.
21/8

Proofs, photocopied, pp. 1-80.

21/9

Miscellaneous items, 2 items.

The Loudest Screen Kiss and Other Little Known Facts about the Movies by Barbara Seuling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976).

21/10

Correspondence, 1975-1982, 8 items.

21/11

Book proposal, carbon copy, 7 pp.

44

Index cards used during research [Housed with other index cards].

21/12

Manuscript notes, 19 pp.

 

Lists of edited facts by subject, 30 pp.

21/13-21/14 Typescript, “rough draft,” edited,
21/13 pp. 1-50.
21/14 pp. 51-111.
21/15 Typescript, “uncorrected,” carbon copy, pp. 1-105.
22/1-22/2 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,
22/1 pp. 1-50.
22/2 pp. 51-104.
22/3

Sketches, pencil, 16 items.

22/4

Illustrations, ink, p. 24, 38-39, 42, 47, 51, 57, 60, 64-65, 68, 75, 78, 82, and 92.

22/5 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-96.
22/6

Galley, “reader's set,” 7 April 1976, pp. 1-96.

22/7 Dust jackets, 4 items.

Magicians, Wizards, & Sorcerers by Daniel Cohen, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (Philadephia: Lippincott, 1973).

22/8

Illustrations for dust jacket, ink and marker, 14 items.

22/9 Layout for dust jacket, 1 item.
 

Preliminary separation using paint and cutouts, 1 item.

 

Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.

 

Dust jackets, 2 items.

The Man in the Moon is Upside Down in Argentina and Other Freaky Facts about Geography by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1991).

23/1 Typescript, “first draft,” edited, pp. 1-57.
23/2 Typescript, “draft,” edited, 11 February 1990; pp. 1-60.
23/3

Typescript, “final draft,” edited, 23 February 1990; pp. 1-61.

47/4 Correspondence, 1980-1990, n.d., 11 items.
47/5

Research notes and typed facts, 58 pp.

47/6

Typescript, edited, pp. 1-61.

47/7

Sketches, pencil, 12 items.

47/8 Illustrations, pen and ink, 7 items.
47/9

Dust jacket proof, 1 item.

Monster Madness: Puzzles and Fun to Scare Yourself With by Barbara Seuling (New York: Weekly Reader, 1975).

23/4

Correspondence, 1975-1977, 29 items.

23/5 Typescript, some with pasted sketches, 40 pp.
23/6

Typescript, carbon copy, edited, 64 pp.

23/7 Illustrations for dust jacket, pen and marker, 13 items.
23/8 Xerox prints of illustrations, 20 items.
23/9 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-64.
24/1

Photocopied layouts, 19 May 1975, pp. 1-64.

24/2

Preliminary separation using marker and cutouts, 1 item.

 

Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.

Monster Mix: Puzzles and Pastimes for Monster Lovers by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1974).

24/3

Correspondence, 1973-1975, 16 items.

24/4 Typescript, “first draft, no longer valid,” carbon copy, 58 pp.
24/5

Typescript, “first draft, no longer valid,” pp. 5-33, and 51-56.

24/6

Typescript, carbon copy, 64 pp.

24/7 Typescripts of omissions dated 23 February, carbon copy, 7 pp.
24/8

Typescript, carbon copy, minor corrections, pp. 1-101.

24/9

Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-91.

24/10 Sketches, pencil and ink, 3 items.
24/11

Dummy, text and sketch paste-ups, 1 item.

24/12

Preliminary color separations for dust jacket, pen and marker,3 items.

25/1

Illustrations with text paste-up, pen and ink, 57 items.

Monster Puzzles by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1978).

25/2

Correspondence, 1978, 4 items.

25/3 Manuscript notes, 12 pp.
 

Handwritten puzzles with sketches, 58 pp.

25/4 Typescript, carbon copy, 52 pp.
25/5 Dummy, pasted text, 1 item.
25/6 Sketches, pencil, 47 items.

More Freaky Facts by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1973).

25/7 Correspondence, 1972-1978, 83 items.
44

Index cards used during research [Housed with other index cards].

25/8 Manuscript notes, 11 pp.
25/9

Typescript, carbon copy, edited, pp. 1-53.

25/10

Typescript, edited, pp. 1-56.

26/1 Typescript, carbon copy, edited, pp. 1-70.
26/2

Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-64.

26/3

Sketches, pencil, 2 items.

26/4 Illustrations, ink, 5 items.
 

Illustrations, “revised February 1978,” 7 items.

26/5

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-96.

26/6

Illustrations for dust jacket, ink and marker, 2 items.

Natural Disasters: All about Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Hurricanes and Tornadoes by Barbara Seuling (Chicago: Kidsbooks, 1994).

26/7 Correspondence, 1994, 3 items.
26/8

Research notes and materials, 9 items.

26/9

Typescript, pp. 1-21.

26/10 Dummy, pasted text, pp. 1-31.

New York Kid’s Book by the Children’s Writers and Artists Collaboration (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1979).

26/11

Correspondence, 1976-1980, n.d., 41 items.

26/12 Related materials, memos, notes from meetings, 34 items.
27/1

Illustrations, pen and ink, 26 items.

27/2

Dust jacket, 1 item.

27/3 Publicity materials, 22 items.

The Ostrich Chase by Moss Howard, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winton, 1974).

27/4 Correspondence, 1974, 1 item.
 

Author's notes concerning illustrations, 2 items.

 

Story board layouts, 2 items.

27/5

Preliminary sketches, pencil, 13 items.

27/6 Sketches, pencil, 23 items.
27/7

Illustrations, ink, pp. 12-13, 19, 34-35, 44, 62-63, 74, 97, 107, 116, and front endpage. Also one illustration with a rabbit that was not used in final publication.

27/8 Illustration for dust jacket, pencil and marker, 2 items.
 

Mounted illustration for dust jacket, marker and paint, 1 item.

 

Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

Space Monster Puzzles by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1980).

27/9 Correspondence, 1979, 5 items.
27/10-27/12

Typescript of puzzles,

27/10 With sketches, 56 pp.
27/11 Carbon copy, 39 pp.
27/12

Edited with typesetter's marks, 45 pp.

27/13-27/14 Storyboard layouts,
27/13

Rough sketches, 7 pp.

27/14 Ink final, 7 pp.
27/15 Sketches, 27 items.
27/16 Illustrations, ink, 30 items.

Stay Safe, Play Safe: A Book about Safety by Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Kathy Allert (New York: Golden Books, 1985).

28/1 Notes, 5 items.
28/2

Typescript, pp. 1-9.

28/3

Promotional brochure of dust jacket, 1 item.

Tarr of Belway Smith by Nan Hayden Agle, drawings by Barbara Seuling (New York: Seabury Press, 1969).

28/4

Photographs of a black labrador, 33 items.

28/5

Sketches, pencil, 18 items.

28/6 Sketches, ink, 18 items. Includes letter from author about sketches.
28/7 Preliminary illustrations, pen and ink, 23 items.
28/8 Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.
28/9 Layouts for front matter, 2 items.
28/10

Checkoff list from storyboard, 1 item.

 

“Finished illustrations,” ink, 12 items.

The Teeny Tiny Woman: An Old English Ghost Tale retold and illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Viking Press, 1976).

28/11 Correspondence, 1973-1984, n.d., 28 items.
28/12

Typescript, “original,” pp. 1-13.

 

Typescript, “revised 11/13/73,” carbon copy, pp. 1-13.

28/13

Sketches, pencil and ink, 70 items.

28/14

Sketches, colored pencil, 7 items.

28/15

Photographic illustration reproduction, 11 items.

 

Color separations, “rejected,” 2 items.

29/1

Typescript of front matter, 3 pp.

 

Galley, 2 pp.

29/2

Proof, 2 pp.

 

Storyboard with text, 1 item.

29/3 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-33, 24 items.
29/4 Folded and gathered sheets, 2 sets.
29/5 Dust jacket proofs, 3 items
29/6 Dust jacket proofs, “rejected,” 3 items.
29/7 Dust jackets, 3 items.
29/8 Class questions from students about the book, 13 items.

That Barbara! by Wilma Thompson, illustrated by Barbara Seuling (New York: Delacorte Press, 1969).

30/1 Sketches, pencil, 13 items.
30/2

Sketches, ink, 12 items.

30/3

Illustrations, ink, 10 items.

30/4

Illustrations, colored ink, 12 items.

30/5 Dust jacket proofs, 4 items.
30/6

Dust jacket, 1 item.

To Be a Writer: A Guide for Young People Who Want to Write and Publish by Barbara Seuling (New York: Twentieth Century Books, 1997).

47/10 Correspondence, 1995-1997, 14 items.
47/11

Book proposal, pp. 1-14.

 

Outline, pp. 1-10.

47/12-48/2

Typescripts,

47/12 “First version,” 85 pp.
47/13 “Fifth draft,” pp. 1-107.
48/1

“Sixth draft,” pp. 1-96.

48/2 “Final,” pp. 1-89.
48/3-48/4 Page proofs,
48/3

Edited, pp. 1-112.

48/4 “Second pass,” pp. 1-112.
48/5

Dust jacket proof, 1 item.

Too Cold to Hatch a Dinosaur and Other Freaky Facts about the Weather by Barbara Seuling (New York: Ivy Books, 1993).

49/1

Illustrations, ink, 16 items.

The Triplets by Barbara Seuling (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1980).

30/7

Correspondence, 1972-1982, 23 items.

30/8

Typescripts, pasted together in parts, 2 sets.

30/9 Typescripts, 9 versions.
30/10 Sketches, pencil and ink, 13 items.
30/11

Sketches, colored pen, 32 items.

30/12 Preliminary illustrations, pen and ink, 33 items.
31/1 Illustrations, ink, practicing on different types of paper, 8 items.
31/2 Photographic negatives, 4 items.
31/3

Illustrations for dust jacket and separations, 2 items.

31/4-31/7 Color separations, pp. 1-31,
31/4 5 items.
31/5 6 items.
31/6 6 items.
31/7 6 items.
32/1 Folded and gathered sheets, photocopied, 1 set.
32/2 Dust jackets, 2 items.

Valentine Puzzles and Activities by Barbara Seuling (Middletown, Connecticut: Xerox Education Publications, 1980).

32/3 Correspondence, 1979-1981, 6 items.
32/4-32/7

Typescripts of puzzles,

32/4

Some handwritten notes and sketches, 46 pp.

32/5

Photocopied “sample”, 32 pp.

32/6

Edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-72.

32/7

Photocopied, pp. 1-72.

32/8

Storyboard, 10 pp.

 

Photocopied storyboard, 10 pp.

32/9 Sketches, pencil, 14 items.
32/10 Illustrations, pencil, 52 items.
32/11 “Valentine art”, 5 items
32/12 Illustrations, ink, 1-36d.
32/13 Royalty statement, 1 item.

What Kind of Family is This? A Book About Stepfamilies by Barbara Seuling (New York: Golden Books, 1985).

33/1 Handwritten notes, 12 pp.
33/2

Dummy with pasted text, pp. 1-31.

 

Typescript “#4,” pp. 1-8.

 

Typescript, pp. 1-6.

 

Typescript, carbon copy, pp.1-6.

33/3 Dust jacket, 1 item.

Who’s the Boss Here?: A Book about Parental Authority by Barbara Seuling, illustrated by Eugenie (Racine, Wisconsin: Western Publishing, 1986).

33/4 Handwritten notes, 10 pp.
33/5 Typescripts, 5 versions.

You Can’t Count a Billion Dollars and Other Freaky Facts about Money by Barbara Seuling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1979).

33/6

Correspondence, 1977-1981, 10 items.

44

Index cards used during research. [Housed with other index cards].

33/7 Research materials, 42 items.
33/8 Research notes, 87 pp.
33/9-34/1 Typescripts,
33/9 List of sources, 5 pp.
 

pp. 1-42.

33/10 pp. 43-83.
33/11 Edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-73.
34/1 Carbon copy, pp. 1-62.
34/2 Sketches, pencil, 17 items.
34/3 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-96.
34/4-34/6 Galleys, 3 sets.
34/7 Dust jackets, 2 items.
49/2

Correspondence, 1978-1991, 13 items.

49/3-49/4 Typescript,
49/3

“Sample material,” 10 pp.

49/4

pp. 1-47.

49/5 Sketches, pencil, 12 items.
49/6

Reviews, 5 items.

You Can’t Eat Peanuts in Church and Other Little Known Laws by Barbara Seuling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975).

35/1 Correspondence, 1973-1977, 42 items.
35/2 Notes, 17 pp.
35/3

Book proposal, pp. 1-8.

35/4-35/9

Typescripts,

35/4-35/5

Edited,

35/4 pp. 1-60.
35/5 pp. 61-121.
35/6 Edited, carbon copy, pp. 1-76.
35/7 Additions, carbon copy, pp. 1-15, 1-9, and 1-12.
35/8-35/9 Edited with typesetter's marks,
35/8 pp. 1-31.
35/9 pp. 32-77.
36/1

Illustration layouts, 12 pp.

36/2-36/3 Galleys, 2 sets.
36/4

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-64.

36/5 Dust jackets, 4 items.
53

Index cards used during research. [Housed with other index cards].

You Can’t Show Kids in Underwear and Other Little Known Facts about Television by Barbara Seuling (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1982).

36/6 Correspondence, 1980-1984, 13 items.
36/7

Research materials, 10 items.

36/8 Notes, 46 pp.
44

Index cards used during research. [Housed with other index cards].

36/9 Book proposals, 3 versions.
37/1-38/4

Typescripts,

37/1-37/5 Rough drafts, some pasted and rewritten, 5 versions.
38/1

Edited, carbon copy, pp. 1-76.

38/2-38/3

Edited with typesetter's marks,

38/2 pp. 1-47.
38/3 pp. 48-97.
38/4 Carbon copy, pp. 1-97.
38/5

Front matter materials and specifications, 6 items.

38/6-38/7 Galleys, 2 sets.

You Can’t Sneeze with Your Eyes Open and Other Freaky Facts about the Human Body by Barbara Seuling (New York: Dutton, 1991).

38/8 Correspondence, 1985-1986, 16 items.
49/7 Correspondence, 1990-1991, 2 items.
38/9 Notes, 6 items.
39/1 Book proposals, 2 versions.
39/2-39/10 Typescripts, edited,
39/2

With pasted text, pp. 1-38.

39/3 42 pp.
39/4-39/5 “Rewrite,”
39/4

54 pp.

39/5

49 pp.

39/6

“Final draft,” 24 June 1985, pp. 1-49.

39/7

22 October 1985, 21 pp.

39/8

pp. 1-48.

39/9

“Final revised,” 1 November 1985, pp. 1-50.

39/10 With typesetter's marks, pp. 1-50.
40/1

Typescript for index, 12 pp.

 

Proof of index with author's corrections, 4 pp.

40/2 Sketches, pencil, 80 items.
40/3

Sketches, pencil and colored pencil, for dust jacket, 20 items.

40/4 Proofs of dust jacket, 2 versions.
49/8 Typescript revisions, 14 pp.

C. Other published materials

“Casey and the Runaway Baby”

40/5 Handwritten and typed plot notes, 38 pp.
40/6-41/1

Typescripts, edited, various versions,

40/6

3 versions.

40/7

3 versions.

40/8 Dummy version.
40/9 4 versions.
40/10 3 versions
41/1 3 versions.
41/2 Typescript, “audio versions,” 4 versions

“A Day at Coney Island” (1976)

41/3 Correspondence, 1974-1976, 4 items.
41/4-41/5 Typescripts, various versions,
41/4 4 versions.
41/5 5 versions.

“Scary Hairy Puzzle Book” (1980?)

41/6 Correspondence,1980, 6 items.
41/7 Typescript, edited, 54 pp.
41/8 Storyboard layouts with sketches, 3 pp.
41/9

Photocopy of storyboard, 7 pp.

“SCBW Guide for Illustrators” (1983)

41/10 Correspondence, 1982, n.d., 3 items.
41/11

Research materials, 13 items.

41/12 Illustrator information, contact information, and contracts, 8 items.
41/13

Typescripts, edited, 3 versions.

41/14

News publication of part of book, distributed by the Society of Children's Book Writers, 1 item.

“The Voyage of the Mimi” (1983?)

41/15

Correspondence, 1983, 2 items.

41/16

Research materials, 16 items.

41/17 Research notes, 23 items.
42/1

Typescripts, edited, 3 versions.

42/2-42/3 Teaching guides, lesson plans and activities, 9 items.

D. Audio Scripts for Coleco Games

42/4 Correspondence, 1983, 9 items.
42/5 Script and notes for “Berenstain Bears ,” 3 pp.
42/6 Script for “All Aboard,” 38 pp.
42/7

Contract changes for “Smurfs Save the Day!,” 1 item.

42/8 Contract changes for “Smurfette Saves the Day!,” 1 item
43/1 Instructional songs for various “Smurf” games, 16 items.
43/2

Notes for “One Fish, Two Fish,” 4 pp.

43/3 Instructional songs for “One Fish, Two Fish,” 4 items.
43/4 Contract changes for “One Fish, Two Fish,” 1 item.

E.  Publishers’ Promotional Materials

43/5

Publishers' promotional materials, 43 items.

F.  Miscellaneous Materials

43/6

Miscellaneous materials, 11 items.

G. Research Index Cards

44

Research index cards for 8 titles.

H. Teacher’s Guide to the MASSTE Project by Barbara Seuling for Bank Street College (date?)

49/9-49/10 Typescript,
49/9

pp. 1-116.

49/10 pp. 117-232.

I. Macmillian Reading Project

49/11 Correspondence, 1995-1996, 9 items.
49/12

Research materials, overviews, outlines, and vocabulary requirements, 6 items.

49/13-50/1 Typescripts,
49/13 “The Story of Skipper, the Humpbacked Whale,” 3 versions.
50/1 “Little Tiger's Loose Tooth,” pp. 1-16.
 

“Where's That Chick?” pp. 1-8.

 

“Elephant Boy,” pp. 1-8.

J. Ghostwriter Magazine (published by the Children’s Television Network)

50/2 Correspondence, 1991-1992, 7 items.
50/3

List of goals and plans for Ghostwriter television show and classroom activities, 22 pp.

50/4-50/5 Typescripts, minor editing, 2 versions
50/6

Storyboard layout, 5 pp.

50/7

Ghostwriter Magazine, 1991, 1 item.

 

Ghostwriter Classroom Activity Booklet, 1 item.

 

Ghostwriter Leader Activity Booklet, 1 item.

K. Autobiographical Essay

50/8

Page proofs from Something About the Author , Autobiography Series, vol. 24, pp. 217-233.

L. Photographs

51 & 51A

Personal photographs.

M. Negatives

52 Negatives of personal photographs

N. Research Index Cards

53-55 Research index cards for 3 titles.

Processed: December 1998; Revised January 1999

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