Will Hobbs Papers
Scope and Content
This collection consist of production materials by Will Hobbs for published titles, and includes corrected typescripts, correspondence, research materials, and notes. The collection also contains two folders of personal correspondence between Hobbs (and his wife, Jean Hobbs) and author Richard Peck.
- Creation: 1978 - 2018
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
Will Hobbs is the author of over twenty novels for upper elementary, middle school and young adult readers, as well as two picture book stories. Seven of his novels, Bearstone, Downriver, The Big Wander, Beardance, Far North, The Maze, and Jason's Gold, were named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association. ALA also named Far Northand Downriverto their list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century. Ghost Canoe received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in l998 for Best Young Adult Mystery.
A graduate of Stanford University and former reading and language arts teacher, Will has been a full-time writer since 1990. He lives with his wife Jean in Durango, Colorado. Biographical Source: http://www.willhobbsauthor.com/will/meetwill.html
3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of production material related to works written by author Will Hobbs.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title, with personal correspondence at the end.
Source of acquisition
Gift of Will Hobbs
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Genre / Form
- Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 21st century
- Bildungsromans -- Juvenile fiction
- Coming of age -- Juvenile fiction
- Endangered species -- Juvenile literature
- Extreme sports -- Juvenile fiction
- Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction
- Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction
- Wilderness survival -- Juvenile fiction
- Young adult fiction, American
- Will Hobbs Papers, 1978-2018
- Heidi Anoszko and CLRC staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- January 2014: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard, EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library