de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
USM Libraries
The University of Southern Mississippi



ANN WEIL PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG1035
1931-1965
1.80 cu.ft. (8 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Jon Weil in 1972.

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
Ann Weil was born on August 31, 1908 in Harrisburg, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University and Evansville College in Indiana. She married Sam Weil in 1930 and settled in Evansville. Ms. Weil served with numerous civic and political organizations, including Planned Parenthood, Children's Theatre Association, and the League of Women Voters. She wrote her first book, The Silver Fawn in 1939. For the most part though, she wrote books for a series of historical biographies for children which the Bobbs-Merrill Company published during the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. Ms. Weil's book, Red Sails to Capri, was a runner up for the John Newbery Medal in 1953. She died in 1969.

Scope and Content
The "Correspondence" series includes letters to and from agents and publishers which don't relate specifically to a book in this collection. The materials in the "Books" series are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The collection includes correspondence and one or more typescripts for children's biographies about the following individuals: Betsy Ross, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John Philip Sousa, John Quincy Adams, and Patsy Jefferson. The collection also holds a proof for Betsy Ross, and galleys for Franklin Roosevelt, and John Quincy Adams.

For Animal Families, The Silver Fawn, and The Very First Day, the collection contains correspondence. For The Silver Fawn, and The Very First Day, the collection holds one or more typescripts. For The Silver Fawn, the collection has a proof as well.

Series and Subseries

A. Correspondence (1931-1965)

B. Books (1938-1965)

Box Inventory

  Box/Folder 

A.  Correspondence (1931-1965)

          1/1-1/3   Correspondence, 

          1/1            1931-1942, 46 items.

          1/2            1943-1949, 50 items.          

          1/3            1950-1965, n.d., 34 items.

B. Books (1938-1965)
     
          Animal Families written by Ann Weil, illustrated by Roger Vernam (New
          York:  Greenberg, 1946).

          1/4       Correspondence, 1939-1954, 25 items.    

          Betsy Ross: Girl of Old Philadelphia by Ann Weil, illustrated by Sandra
          James (Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1954).

          1/5       Correspondence, 1952-1954, 47 items.

                    Research material, 1 item.

           1/6-1/8  Typescript,

           1/6           Chapters 2-7, 59 pp.

           1/7           Chapters 8-12, 27 pp.

           1/8           Chapter 13, 4 versions, 27 pp.          

           1/9-1/10 Typescript,

           1/9           Chapters 1-5, 62 pp. 

           1/10          Chapters 8-14, 75 pp. 

           2/1-2/2  Typescript,

           2/1           Chapters 3-9, 52 pp.

           2/2           Chapters 10-14, 49 pp.

           2/3-2/5  Typescript,

           2/3           Chapters 3-5, 28 pp.

           2/4           Chapters 6-7, 29 pp.

           2/5           Chapters 8-13, 66 pp.
     
           2/6-2/8  Proof,

           2/6           Front matter, 6 pp., and chapters 1-4, pp. 11-61.

           2/7           Chapters 5-8, pp. 62-113. 

           2/8           Chapters 9-16, pp. 114-192.
          
           Eleanor Roosevelt: Courageous Girl by Ann Weil (Indianapolis:            
           Bobbs-Merrill, 1965).

           2/9      Correspondence, 1964, 7 items.

           2/10     Notes, 2 items.

                    Research material, 21 items.

           2/11-3/2 Typescript, 

           2/11          Chapters 1-3, 32 pp.

           2/12          Chapters 4-7, 58 pp.

           3/1           Chapters 8-11, 58 pp.

           3/2           Chapters 12-15, 51 pp.

           3/3      Proof pages, pp. 157-158.

                    Article, 1 item.

           Franklin Roosevelt: Boy of the Four Freedoms by Ann Weil, 
	   illustrated by Robert Doremus (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962).

           3/4-3/5  Correspondence, 
          
           3/4           1945-1946, 43 items.

           3/5           1947-1952, 23 items.               

           3/6-3/10 Typescript,

           3/6           Front matter, 4 pp.

                         Chapters 1, 2 versions, 35 pp.

           3/7           Chapters 2, 2 versions, 30 pp.
               
           3/8           Chapters 4-5, 35 pp.
     
           3/9           Chapters 6-9, 37 pp.

           3/10          Chapters, 10-16, 47 pp.

           3/11-4/2 Typescript,

           3/11          Chapters 1-3, pp. 4-55.

           4/1           Chapters 4-9, pp. 56-117.

           4/2           Chapters 10-14, pp. 118-144.

           4/3      Typescript, 13 pp.

           4/4      Typescript, corrected pages, 11 pp.

           4/5-4/6  Galley,

           4/5           pp. 1-2   
     
           4/6           pp. 21-45.     

           John Philip Sousa, Marching Boy by Ann Weil, illustrated by
           Katherine Sampson (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1959).

           4/7      Correspondence, 1954-1956, 9 items.

                    Research material, 1 item.

           4/8-4/10 Typescript, 

           4/8           31 pp.

           4/9           30 pp.

           4/10          7 pp.

           John Quincy Adams: Boy Patriot by Ann Weil, illustrated by William
           Moyers (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1963).

           4/11     Correspondence, 1941-1952, 40 pp.

           4/12     Research material, 29 pp.

           4/13-4/16 Typescript,

           4/13          Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-51.

           4/14          Chapters 6-9, pp. 52-83.

           4/15          Chapters 10-13, pp. 84-114.

           4/16          Chapters 14-17, pp. 115-143.

           5/1      Typescript, 10 pp.
          
           5/2      Typescript, 29 pp.

           5/3      Typescript, 19 pp.
          
           5/4      Typescript, 20 pp.
          
           5/5-5/6  Galley,

           5/5          Front matter, and pp. 13-96.

           5/6          pp. 97-192.

           My Dear Patsy: A Novel of Jefferson's Daughter by Ann Weil,             
           illustrations by Jessie Robinson (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1941).

           5/7-5/9 Correspondence,

           5/7          1939-1940, 15 items.

           5/8          1941,

           5/9          1942-1943, n.d., 15 items.

           5/10    Notes, 3 pp.

           5/11-5/12 Typescript, 

           5/11         Chapters 1-3, 45 pp.

           5/12         Chapters 4-15, 44 pp.

           5/13-5/14 Typescript, "Copy A" 
     
           5/13         Chapters 1-3, 45 pp.

           5/14         Chapters 4, 10, 16 pp.

           5/15    Typescript, "Copy B," chapters 1-4, 58 pp.
     
           5/16    Typescript, "Copy C," chapters 11, 14, 15, 24-26, 48 pp.

           5/17    Typescript, chapter 13, pp. 3-18.

           6/1     Typescript, miscellaneous pages, 31 pp.

           Silver Fawn by Ann Weil, illustrated by E. Leon (Indianapolis:
           Bobbs-Merrill, (1939).
          
           6/2-6/4 Correspondence, 

           6/2          1938, 6 items.

           6/3          1939, 20 items.

           6/4          1940-1962, n.d., 27 items. 

           6/5    Typescript, 

                        Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 11, pp. 1-23, 48-65, 123-139.

           6/6-6/9 Proof,

           6/6          Front matter, 4 pp., and chapters 1-3, pp. 9-51.

           6/7          Chapters 4-6, pp. 52-108.

           6/8          Chapters 7-10, pp. 109-165.

           6/9          Chapters 11-15, pp. 166-228, and glossary, 2 pp.  
     
           The Very First Day by Ann Weil, illustrated by Jessie Robinson (New York:
           D. Appleton-Century, 1946).

           6/10    Correspondence, 1945-1951, 7 items.
               
                   Typescript, 2 versions, 9 pp.




Processed: July 1998
Revised: July 2001

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory
[Return to top]

ABOUT USCOLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS | RESEARCH | SHOWCASE | RELATED SITES

SEARCH the ON-LINE CATALOG | FINDING AID SEARCH | SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

USM LIBRARIES | SITE INDEX | USM HOME

Contact:
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-4349
Comments and Questions

This page created by Instructional Media Unit Webteam and maintained by de Grummond Collection.
Office of Technology Resources
The University of Southern Mississippi
http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/degrum/public_html/ | Last updated June 3, 2002.
AA/EOE/ADAI