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C-04. Children's and Young Adult Literature Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: C-04
The Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collections are rich research collections of over 25,000 volumes that support the study of American young adult and children’s literature, both historical and contemporary. Particular strengths include contemporary young adult literature, 20th-century boys’ and girls’ series books, dime novels, 19th-century literature, over 500 volumes of the works of G.A. Henty, “toy” and chapbooks, and early schoolbooks.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Alice in Wonderland collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2015-02
Abstract

Ephemeral materials related to Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Examples of materials include miscellaneous writings, doilies, illustrations, cut-outs, a vinyl record, soap, dexterity games, etc.

Dates: Created: 1900-2013; Other: Date acquired: 05/00/2015

Bruce Hale collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2020-08
Abstract

The collection includes sketches and final art for Bruce Hale's illustrated children's books. Images include original artword from the Class Pets, the Chet Gecko Mysteries, and the Monstertown Mysteriesseries. Additionally, it features the brainstorming notes for the book Dial M for Mongoose: A Chet Gecko Mystery.

Dates: 0000

Children's and Young Adult Ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MS-2007-05
Abstract

A collection of ephemera, including commemorative pins, bookmarks, print materials, and more, that detail the ways in which children's and young adult novels are promoted by publishers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1985 - 2022

Children's Literature Collection

 Collection
Identifier: C21

Elizabeth Lee Barron collection of children’s literature prints

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2018-01
Abstract

This collection includes four color prints collected and donated by Elizabeth Lee Barron, a librarian employed by the University of Tampa. The framed prints in the collection are reproductions of illustrations from 20th and 21st century children's literature books. Two of the prints are signed by the artist. This collection was donated as a gift in honor of William Edwards Lee III.

Dates: Created: 1922-2016; Other: Date acquired: 04/05/2018

Gloria Houston papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1993-05
Scope and Contents

This collection includes articles, a biography, lesson plans, brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, contest information and contest entries. Also included are materials from the Suncoast Young Authors Conference, the "Tell Me A Story" writing contest sponsored by IBM and Good Housekeeping, and the Harper Collins Children's Books "Favorite Teacher" Writing Contest.

Dates: Created: 1986-1992; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993

Graham Salisbury literature collection

 Collection
Identifier: S76
Abstract

A collection of drafts, notes, correspondence, etc. for written works of Graham Salisbury.

Dates: Created: 1988-2004; Other: Date acquired: 04/00/0015

Greg Neri collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2019-04
Abstract

This collection consits of research material from author and graphic novelist Greg Neri, best known as a writer for young adults.Material included is relaetd to the following publiations: Grand Theft Horse, Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale, and When Paulie Met Artie.

Dates: 2004 - 2016

Haas-Kaywell collection of Young Adult materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2014-04
Scope and Contents

A collection of items relating to young adult literature. Included in the collection are letters from Ted Hipple and author Chris Crutcher as well as general correspondence on topics of young adult literature. Teaching, promotional, and conference materials on the topic of young adult literature are also included in the collection.

Dates: Created: 1984-2018; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/2014

Harry K. Hudson collection

 Collection
Identifier: H37
Abstract

Harry K. Hudson, the Boys' Book collector who was one the sources for many of USF's resources in its Children's and Young Adult Literature Collections, was an avid collector of adventure novels, particularly serialized boys' books.

Dates: Created: 1934 - 1987; Other: Majority of material found in 1953-1981

Hope Larson collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2014-08
Scope and Contents

Comprises materials from six of her major works including draft and final typescripts of novels, autographed color and black and white sketches and prints, character sketches, thumbnails, watercolors, rough and final art, publishers proofs, as well as materials from short comics published in the New York Times and miscellaneous art. Final art preserves the artists working order.

Dates: Created: 2005-2013; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Iain Lawrence collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2022-03
Abstract

A collection of assorted materials related to Iain Lawrence's life and career as a children's novelist.

Dates: 1970 - 2020

Jack Gantos collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2019-05
Abstract

The Jack Gantos collection consists of archival materials, typescripts, and published materials donated by Gantos, a children’s and young adult author. Cataloged materials, including books, advanced reader copies, and audiobooks are hyperlinked to records available in the USF Libraries catalog.

Dates: 2002 - 2018

Jacqueline Woodson collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2008-03
Abstract

The papers of Jacqueline Woodson, an American author of award-winning works of juvenile literature.

Dates: Created: 2001 - 2003; Other: 2008

John T. Dizer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2007-01
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Dr. Dizer’s correspondence and research files relating to nineteenth- and twentieth-century American popular children’s literature, with particular emphasis on series books, story papers, and dime novels.  Notable are extensive files dealing with Edward Stratemeyer, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, and the Boy Scouts of America.

Dates: Created: 1853-2007; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2007

Lurlene McDaniel collection

 Collection
Identifier: M68
Abstract

This collection consists of materials related to Lurlene McDaniel’s career as an author of young adult fiction. Included are documents related to McDaniel’s published works, as well as her many appearances as a guest speaker.

Dates: Created: 1984-2018; Other: Date acquired: 01/29/2019

Maggie Thrash collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2019-03
Abstract

The literary papers of writer, memoirist, artist, and graphic novelist Maggie Thrash (ze/zir/they/her), who is known for exploring LGBTQ+ issues in their work.

Dates: Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2019

Noel Sainsbury Collection

 Collection
Identifier: S79
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of manuscripts, personal letters and dust jackets related to Sainsbury’s literary works. Included are typed manuscripts of early book drafts. Also included are correspondence and personal letters between Noel and family, business associates, and fans with a personal scrapbook of newspaper clippings that mention Noel. Also included are dust jackets for Sainsbury's published works.

Dates: Created: 1928-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/15/2017

Richard and Louise Lee Floethe collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1979-02
Scope and Contents

Collection primarily consists of mock-ups and illustration boards for children’s books written and illustrated by Louise and Richard Floethe.

Dates: Created: 1951-1967; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1979

Suncoast Young Authors collection

 Collection — Handmade books
Identifier: S30
Scope and Contents

Collection includes handmade, bound books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written and illustrated by elementary school children (grades kindergarten to 5).

Dates: Created: 1984-1993; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1992