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Sara Schwebel Papers on Scott O'Dell

Identifier: CLRC-2239

Scope and Contents

Collation fo the extant typescripts of Scott O'Dell's novel Island of the Blue Dolphins held at the Kerlan Collection (two drafts) and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Drafts were used to research and create the annotated version of "Island of the Blue Dolphins: The Complete Reader's Edition," edited by Schwebel and published by University of California Press in 2016


  • Between 2012 and 2016


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

Sara Schwebel was born in 1975 and earned her BA in History from Yale University, and her PhD from Harvard in History of American Civilization. She is currently an Associate Professor of Englsih Language and Literature and the University of South Carolina. She edited the print critical edition of Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins, published in 2016.

See the Scott O'Dell Papers for information on O'Dell.


.2 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

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Contains collation of typescripts for Island of the Blue Dolphins, created while researching an annotated critical edition of the book, published in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sara L. Schwebel

Existence and Location of Originals

Original Scott O'Dell typescripts are held in the Scott O'Dell Papers at the University of Minnesota, and the Philadelphia Free Library.

Related Materials

Scott O'Dell Papers

Sara Schwebel Papers on Scott O'Dell
Caitlin Marineau
November 2016
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Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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