Nikki Grimes Papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains written production materials for 42 titles, including holographs, typescripts, front matter, correspondence, notes, clippings, copies of illustrations, galley proofs, dummies, photocopies, research material, a musical play, photograph illustrations, layout pictures, and a map. The collection also includes production material from unpublished titles and other unpublished material, including correspondence and an award acceptance speech.
- Grimes, Nikki (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials in English
Restrictions on Access
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Restrictions on Use
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Nikki Grimes was born October 20, 1950, in Harlem, NY. She writes under her own name and under the pseudonym Naomi McMillan. She has had a number of jobs related to writing, teaching, and publishing, including a six year period in Sweden as a radio scriptwriter and producer, and is also a prolific writer for young people. She has received a number of awards and honors for her work. Grimes draws upon her own childhood to convey the black experience and themes such as friendship, tolerance, family and community relationships, and adolescence. Her works generally feature young African American characters with whom children and young adults can identify. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vol. 136; Children's Literature Review, vol. 42
8.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
The collection contains written production material for 42 titles.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title.
Source of acquisition
Gift of Grimes, Nikki.
- Nikki Grimes Collection, 1992-2013
- Jim Eyer, Liz Kent
- 2004, 2009
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
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- Description is in English