Blue Balliett Papers
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.
- Creation: 1999 - 2016
- Balliett, Blue, 1955- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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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.
6.25 Cubic Feet (5 record cartons)
Language of Materials
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.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Blue Balliett.
- Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Juvenile fiction (Depicted, Person)
- Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 -- Juvenile fiction (Depicted, Person)
- Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Juvenile fiction (Depicted, Person)
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Genre / Form
- Art thefts -- Juvenile fiction
- Authors, American -- 21st century
- Children's stories, American
- Detective and mystery stories
- Diaries -- Juvenile fiction
- Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction
- Grandparents -- Juvenile fiction
- Kidnapping victims -- Juvenile fiction
- Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction
- Blue Balliett Papers, 1999-2016
- Carter Thurmond
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- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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