Natalie Babbitt Papers
Scope and Content
The Natalie Babbitt Papers include correspondence, reviews, publicity, manuscripts, and artwork concerning Ms. Babbitt and her career. The collection includes dummies, manuscripts, drafts, sketches, illustrations, galleys and proofs for sixteen published books, two unpublished stories and several short stories.
- undated, 1906-2012
The collection is open and available for research.
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Natalie Babbitt was born 28 July 1932, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph Zane and Genevieve (Converse) Moore. She received her B.A. from Smith College in 1954. That same year she married Samuel Fisher Babbitt, who also collaborated with her on her first book, The 49th Magician. Ms. Babbitt is a member of the Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and PEN (American Center).
Ms. Babbitt has received the Children's Literature Festival Award, Keene State College, for the body of her work (1993) as well as the following for individual titles:
The Search for Delicious--Best Book for Children Ages Nine to Twelve citation, New York Times (1969).
Kneeknock Rise--American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book citation (1970) Newbery Honor Book citation (1971) and Horn Book Honor citation.
Goody Hall--Book World Children's Spring Book Festival Honor Book citation (1971), Children's Book Council Showcase title (1972), and School Library Journal Honor List citation.
The Devil's Storybook--ALA Notable Book citation (1974), School Library Journal Best Book of the Year citation (1974), Horn Book Honor List citation (1974), and National Book Award nomination (1974).
Tuck Everlasting--ALA Notable Book citation (1976), Horn Book Honor List citation (1976), Christopher Award for juvenile fiction (1976), International Reading Association choices list citation (1978), U.S. Honor Book citation (1978), and Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People citation (1978).
The Eyes of the Amaryllis--ALA Notable Book citation (1977).
Herbert Rowbarge--George C. Stone Center for Children's Books award (1979), Hans Christian Andersen Medal nomination (1981), Best Books citation, New York Times (1982).
Ouch!--Blue Ribbon Book, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (1998), ALA Notable Book citation (1999), and Audie Award (2001).
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Language of Materials
The papers of children's author and illustrator, Natalie Babbitt include correspondence, reviews, publicity, manuscripts, drafts, illustrations and finished artwork for sixteen books and several articles.
Series I: Published Books (undated, 1906-1991) arranged in chronological order by date of first publication includes sketches, drafts, dummies, original art, proofs, manuscripts and correspondence.
Series II: Published Articles and Short Stories (undated, 1971-1978) is arranged chronologically by publication date and includes some artwork with the manuscript materials for the stories.
Series III: Unpublished materials (circa 1953, circa 1963) contains the manuscripts and artwork for two unpublished stories.
Series IV: Subject Files (undated, 1953-1961) includes programs, publicity, correspondence and award information regarding Ms. Babbitt's work.
Series V: Artifacts (undated).
The collection was deposited in several installments by Ms. Babbitt.
The photographs, books, textbooks, and periodicals have all been separated from the collection. The photographs are located in Box 28.
The following separated materials have been cataloged:
H. Thompson Fillmer. American book English. Dodd CLC C7240
Babbitt, Natalie. At the Edge of the World. Dodd CLC C3733
Huck, Charlotte S.Bright horizons : a collection. Dodd CLC A2369
Building Reading Skills Dodd CLC C6011
Sutherland, Zena. Children and books. Dodd CLC C3730
Children of the Alps. Dodd CLC A2184
Children's Books Mean Business. Dodd CLC C6010
The Children's Carol. Dodd CLC A2173
Children's Literature. Dodd C6585
The Children's Book Showcase. Dodd CLC C6013
Spyri, Johanna. The Children's Carol. Dodd Call No.
The Christopher Robin Birthday Book. Dodd CLC A2180
Matteoni, Louise. Daystreaming. Dodd CLC C3697
Spyri, Johanna. Dora. Dodd CLC A2186
Babbitt, Natalie. East of the Sun. Dodd CLC C3732
Chagnon, Peggy. Fights : Theme II : conflict : anthology 2. Dodd CLC C3729
Ruddell, Robert B.Free rein. Dodd CLC C3667
The Great Excluded Critical essays on Children's Literature Dodd Call No.
Green Salad Seasons. Dodd CLC C3697
Tudor, Tasha. Illustrated Mother Goose. Dodd CLC A2176
Innocence and Experience Essays and Conversations on Children's Literature. Dodd C6586
Gilkison, Grace. The King's Christmas Pudding. Dodd CLC A2174
Earl Schneider, editor. Know your pug. Dodd WSF 3
Language for Daily Use. Dodd C7238
Language Skills and use. Dodd C6849
Miller, Olive, ed. Little Pictures of Japan. Dodd C3665
Thurber, James. Many Moons. Dodd CLC C210
Spyri, Johanna. Mazle. Dodd CLC A2187
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. Monsters, Ghoulies and Creepy creatures. Dodd CLC C3668
Ruddell, Robert B. Moon magic. Dodd CLC C3731
Hopkins, Lee Bennett. More books by More people: Interviews with 65 authors of books for children. (inscribed to Natalie Babbitt from author) Dodd Call No.
Mother Goose's Rhymes and poems. Dodd CLC A2183
Price, Margaret Evans. Myths and Enchantment Tales. Dodd CLC C3541
Angel, Marie. New Bestiary. Dodd Call No.
Lipson, Eden Ross. The New York Times parent's guide to the best books for children. Dodd CLC C3734
Once upon a time: celebrating the Magic of Children's books in honor of the Twentieth Anniversary of Reading is fundamental. Dodd Call No.
Field, Rachel. People from Dickens. Dodd CLC C1070
Hoffman, Carolyn. The Princess finds a playmate. Dodd CLC A2172
Trelease, Jim. The Read aloud handbook. Dodd Call No.
Boots, Jack. Ready or not skills book. Dodd CLC C6012
Something about the Author. volume 6. Dodd Call No.
Stories from Shakespeare. (inscribed to Natalie Babbitt from 'Mother") Dodd CLC A2182
Daniels, Jack. Tales Told in Holland . Dodd C3516
Kirkpatrick, D. L., ed. Twentieth-century children's writers. Dodd Call No. C6545
Spyri, Johanna. Vinzi. (owned by Margery Titus, inscribed from her mother 1923). Dodd CLC A2185
Stetson, Judy. Wellfleet. A Pictorial History Dodd A9772
Clymer, Theodore. Windows and walls. Dodd CLC C3726
Field, Eugene. With Trumpet and Drum. Dodd CLC A2181
Varlejs, Jana. Young adult literature in the seventies : a selection of readings. Dodd CLC C3727
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. February 1989
Children's Digest. October 1967, March 1971, April 1975
Clinical Symposia. v. 26, #4, 1974
Cricket the magazine for Children. volume 1, #5 January 1974, volume 1, #6 February 1974, volume 1, #8, April 1974.
Compton's yearbook 1978.
Harper's. January 1977
The Horn Book Magazine. February 1972, March/April 1989
Journal of Reading. Volume 31 Number 1 October 1987
Language Arts. November / December 1977
Library Talk. March/April 1988
The Lion and the Unicorn, Fantasy and creativity in Children's literature. vol. 1 #2 fall 1977
The New Yorker. 28 December 1981
Okapi. 15-30 November 1974
Publishers Weekly. July 26, 1976 Volume 210 No 4
The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. Volume 39, Number 2 Spring 1982
Redbook. December 1971
Review. July/August 1987
Saturday Review. November 9, 1968
Scholastic Sprint. Sept 16, 1983 Volume 9 No. 1, Spring November 1/15, 1985 Volume 11, No 4
School Library Journal. January 1971
Short Story International. Seedling series number 5. 1982
Something about the author v.5
Touchdown School magazine. 1986, 1990
Wintersetl. Spring, 1974
The Writer. June 1971
Highlights. November 1966
Jack Plank Tells Tales 1994-0001.cd1
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