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DOROTHY EDWARDS SHUTTLESWORTH PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0894
1962-1977
2.1 cu.ft. (5 boxes)

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Provenance
Donated by Dorothy Shuttlesworth between 1971 and 1977.

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
Dorothy Edwards was born on October 10, 1907 in Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, she began working at the American Museum of Natural History where she eventually became a member of the staff of Natural History from 1931-1936. She proposed a similar magazine for children, called Junior Natural History, which she edited from 1936 to 1948. Ms. Edwards married Melvin Shuttlesworth in 1941, and retired in 1948 to raise her children. Soon she began writing again, publishing her first children's book, Exploring Nature with Your Child, in 1952. After 1952, she wrote more than thirty books about nature for children. Most of these books focus on the animal kingdom, though she has written books about botany, astronomy, archaeology, and three books about conservation. In general, Shuttlesworth targets her books towards young adults in grades 6 and above.

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Scope and Content
This collection contains material for sixteen children's books. The material has been arranged and alphabetized according to title. Within each title, the material is arranged in probably order of creation.

With one exception, all of the books in this collection concern some aspect of nature or natural history. Eight are about animals and pets: Animal Camouflage, Gerbils and Other Small Pets, How Wild Animals Fight, Pets and People, The Story of Ants, The Story of Cats, The Wildlife of South America, and Zoos in the Making. Dodos and Dinosaurs, and To Find a Dinosaur concern paleontology and natural history. Clean Air, Sparkling Water; Disappearing Energy; and Litter--The Ugly Enemy all deal with conservation. The Tower of London recounts the history of the famous English fort and prison.

The collection holds a typescript for every title, and a galley for roughly half the titles. Also included are photographs for Clean Air, Sparkling Water, Disappearing Energy, and To Find a Dinosaur. There are layouts for How Wild Animals Fight, and To Find a Dinosaur.


Series and Subseries

A. Alphabetical File

B. Books (1962-1977)


Box Inventory



  Box/Folder 

A. Alphabetical Files

1/1 Correspondence with de Grummond Collection, 1966, 1968, 2 items. Manuscript page, "steps in the making of a book," 1 item.

B. Books

ANIMAL CAMOUFLAGE by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth, illustrated by Matthew Kalmenoff (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966). 1/2 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks: front matter, 7 pp., chapters 1-8, pp. 1-39, and captions, 9 pp. CLEAN AIR, SPARKLING WATER: THE FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968). 1/3 Typescript, edited: front matter, 11 pp., body, 56 pp., captions, 5 pp., and index, 7 pp. 1/4 Galley, 14 pp. 1/5-1/10 Photographs, 1/5 pp. 8-24, 8 items. 1/6 pp. 24-32, 8 items. 1/7 pp. 32-47, 9 items. 1/8 pp. 48-60, 8 items. 1/9 pp. 63-73, 8 items. 1/10 pp. 76-90, 8 items. DISAPPEARING ENERGY: CAN WE END THE CRISIS? by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth with Lee Ann Williams (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974). 1/9-1/10 Typescript, 1/9 Front matter, 6 pp., and chapters 1-7, pp. 1-44. 1/10 Chapters 8-12, pp. 45-76, back matter, 10 pp., and captions, 4 pp. Typescript, front matter, 2 pp. 1/11 Galley, pp. 1-35. 2/1-2/4 Photographs, 2/1 pp. 2-34, 9 items. 2/2 pp. 34-53, 8 items. 2/3 pp. 54-64, 8 items. 2/4 pp. 70-93, 12 items. 2/5 Copies of photographs, 6 items. DODOS AND DINOSAURS by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (New York: Hastings House, 1968). 2/6 Typescript, edited: front matter, 2 pp., pp. 1-37, captions, 6 pp., and back matter, 2 pp. THE DOUBLEDAY FIRST GUIDE TO ROCKS by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth, illustrated by James Caraway (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1963). 2/7 Typescript, edited: front matter, 4 pp., pp. 1-25, and back matter, 2 pp. Book jacket, 1 item. GERBILS AND OTHER SMALL PETS by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (New York: Dutton, 1970). 2/8 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks: front matter, 13 pp., and body, 67 pp. HOW WILD ANIMALS FIGHT by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976). 2/9 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks: front matter, 7 pp., chapters 1-10, pp. 1-46, captions, 6 pp., and back matter, 11 pp. 2/10 Galley, front matter, pp. 1-5, body, pp. 5-22, and back matter, pp. 23-25. 3/1-3/2 Layouts with pasted-up text and illustrations, 3/1 pp. 1-47, 26 items. 3/2 pp. 48-96, 25 items. LITTER, THE UGLY ENEMY: AN ECOLOGY STORY by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth with Thomas Cervasio (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972). 3/3 Typescript, chapters 1-10, pp. 1-50. 3/4 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks: front matter, 9 pp., chapters 1-10, pp. 3-50, and captions, 5 pp. 3/5 Galley, "author's proof": front matter, 3 pp., chapters 1-10, pp. 3-18, and captions, 1 p. PETS AND PEOPLE: HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND LIVE WITH ANIMALS by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (New York: Dutton, 1975). 3/6-3/7 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 1 November 1974, 3/6 Front matter, 11 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 5-46. 3/7 Chapters 5-11, pp. 47-94, captions, 7 pp., and back matter, 11 pp. THE STORY OF ANTS by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth, illustrated by Su Zan N. Swain (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964). 3/8 Typescript, edited, pp. 1-49. Correspondence, 1 item (attached to p. 17 of typescript). THE STORY OF CATS by Dorothy Shuttlesworth, illustrated by G. Don Ray (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962). 3/9-3/10 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 3/9 pp. 1-48. 3/10 pp. 49-87. 3/11 Galley, 2 pp. Proof, 4 pp. THE TOWER OF LONDON: GRIM AND GLAMOROUS by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth, photos by Camilla Jessel, drawings by Floyd James Torbert (New York: Hastings House, 1970). 4/1-4/2 Typescript, 4/1 Front matter, 7 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 3-33. 4/2 Chapters 5-10, pp. 34-66, captions, 3 pp., and back matter, 11 pp. Galley, 1 p. TO FIND A DINOSAUR by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1973). 4/3-4/4 Typescript, typesetter's marks, 4/3 Front matter, 10 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-38. 4/4 Chapters 7-12, pp. 39-72, captions, 7 pp., and index, 16 pp. 4/5 Galley, 13 December 1972, pp. 1-34. 4/6-4/9 Photographs, 4/6 pp. 3-32, 8 items. 4/7 pp. 36-58, 8 items. 4/8 pp. 60-89, 9 items. 4/9 pp. 91-101, 5 items. 4/10-4/11 Layouts with pasted-up text and illustrations, 4/10 Front matter, 6 items, and pp. 1-55, 28 items. 4/11 pp. 56-114, 30 items. THE WILDLIFE OF SOUTH AMERICAN by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth, illustrated by George Frederick Mason, foreword by Philip K. Crowe (New York: Hastings House, 1966). 5/1 Manuscript, pp. 55-59, 6 pp. 5/2-5/3 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 5/2 Front matter, 6 pp., and chapters 1-4, 42 pp. 5/3 Chapters 5-12, 63 pp., and back matter, 3 pp. 5/4 Book jacket, 1 item. ZOOS IN THE MAKING by Dorothy E. Shuttlesworth (New York: Dutton, 1977). 5/5-5/7 Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 5/5 Front matter, 7 pp., and chapters 1-6, pp. 1-36. 5/6 Chapters 7-15, pp. 37-90, captions, 7 pp., and index, 12 pp. 5/7 pp. 15a, 26, 30, 36, 66a (segregated for preservation purposes).

Processed: February 1998
Revised: July 2001

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