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Barbara Corcoran papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1320

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the manuscript material from three titles published between 1977 to 1987. It includes; typescript, corrected typescript, carbon typescript, front matter, book jackets, galley proofs, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, holographs, and plot outlines related to fourteen books.

Dates

  • undated, 1979-1987

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Barbara Corcoran was born in 1911. She was a prolific midlist author who could write several children's and young adult books in a year. She occasionally wrote books under pseudonyms (Paige Dixon, Gail Hamilton) to prevent sales competition between her books which were often published in the same year. Her first book, Sam, was intended for adults but was published as a children's book. For the next three decades she wrote children's and young adult novels. Barbara Corcoran died in 2003.

Extent

3 boxes (1.2 cubic feet)

Abstract

This collection consists of typescript, corrected typescript, carbon typescript, front matter, book jackets, galley proofs, corrected galley proofs, correspondence, holographs, and plot outlines related to fourteen books published between 1977-1987.

Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Corcoran, Barabara
Title
Barbara Corcoran papers, undated, 1979-1987
Author
CLRC staff
Date
November 2004, March 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library