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Blue Balliett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-2222

Scope and Contents

The Balliett Papers contain manuscripts, galleys, illustrations, correspondence, and notes for The Calder Game, Chasing Vermeer, The Danger Box, Hold Fast, Pieces and Players, and The Wright 3. Press clippings and some personal material is also included.

Dates

  • 1999 - 2016

Creator

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

Blue Balliett is an American children's novelist. She was born and raised in New York City, and earned a degree in art history from Brown University. Her first novel, Chasing Vermeer, was published in 2004 and remains one of her most popular works. In addition to her writing, Balliett worked for a decade as a teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She lives in Chicago, IL.

Information sourced from: Balliett, Blue. "Bio." Blue Balliett Books. Accessed May 2020. http://www.blueballiettbooks.com/bio.html.

Extent

6.25 Cubic Feet (5 record cartons)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Blue Balliett is an American children's novelist popular for publishing Chasing Vermeer. The Balliett Papers contain manuscripts, galleys, illustrations, correspondence, and notes. Press clippings and some personal material is also included.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Blue Balliett.
Title
Blue Balliett Papers, 1999-2016
Status
Completed
Author
Carter Thurmond
Date
2/13/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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