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John Ney Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1803

Scope and Contents

This collection contains corrected typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and notes related to the first three titles in the Ox series by John Ney, as well as a screeplay for Ox Goes North, which was never filmed.


  • Creation: 1969 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

John Ney was born in 1923, in St. Paul, MN. He wrote fiction and nonfiction for both young adults and adults. For young readers, he created the "Ox" series, including Ox: The Story of a Kid at the Top(Little Brown, 1970), Ox Goes North: More Trouble for the Kid at the Top(Harper, 1973), and Ox Under Pressure(Lippincott, 1976) which was one of the finalists for the 1977 National Book Award in the Children's Book Category.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



This collection contains production material for three titles in the Ox series by John Ney.


Collection guide arranged in order by publication date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Ney.

John Ney Papers, 1969-1976
Karen Bauer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • May 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library