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Gerald Hausman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0133

Scope and Content

The collection contains manuscripts and correspondence pertaining to Hausman's published books, in addition to the books and audiobooks themselves. Also included are a script, poems, slides and photographs, video materials and some artwork.

Dates

  • 1981-2003

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography

Gerald Hausman was born 13 October 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Sidney (an engineer) and Dorothy (Little) Hausman. He attended New Mexico Highlands University (B.A., 1968). His career has included Poetry teacher (Lenox, MA, 1969-1972), editor of the Bookstore Press (1972-1977), vice-president of Sunstone Press (Santa Fe, NM, 1979-1983); English teacher at the Santa Fe Preparatory School (1983-1987). He has also been the Poet-in-residence in public schools (1970-1976) and at Central Connecticut State College (1973). Hausman has received the Union College poetry prize (1965, Quebec Poems), and established the Gerald Hausman Scholarship awarded in author's name to two Native American high-school students at Santa Fe Preparatory School in 1985.

In addition to his work as a poet, editor, and educator, Gerald Hausman writes books for children and young adults that are inspired by his interest in history and in Native-American and Caribbean lore. In Duppy Talk: West Indian Tales of Mystery and Magic, Doctor Bird: Three Lookin' Up Tales from Jamaica, and The Story of Blue Elk he retells tradition narratives, while Castaways: Stories of Survival includes six stories inspired by first-person accounts that combine courage and a touch of the supernatural.

Collections of animal lore are compiled in a series of books Hausman has written in collaboration with his wife, Loretta Hausman. Focusing on older readers, Hausman has also written short fiction as well as novels such as Tom Cringle: Battle on the High Seas and its sequels. Collaborative works for teen readers include The Jacob Ladder, a novel coauthored with Jamaican writer Uton Hinds, as well as the history-centered Napoleon and Josephine: The Sword and the Hummingbird, A Mind with Wings: The Story of Henry David Thoureau, and Escape from Botany Bay: The True Story of Mary Bryant, all which were coauthored by the husband-and-wife team.

Extent

9 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Gerald Hausman was born 13 October 1945 in Baltimore, MD. He attended New Mexico Highlands University (B.A., 1968). His career has included Poetry teacher (Lenox, MA, 1969-1972), editor of the Bookstore Press (1972-1977), vice-president of Sunstone Press (Santa Fe, NM, 1979-1983); English teacher at the Santa Fe Preparatory School (1983-1987).

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased from the author in 1997 and 2003.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to children's literature and associated artwork. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated Material

African-American Alphabet (proof, paperback) Dodd Call No. B 5431/ B 5432

Anthology of Magazine Verse,1984 edition Dodd Call No.

Bestiaire Indiens d'Amerique Dodd Call No. A 4225

Beth Dodd Call No. B 3337

Circle Meadow Dodd Call No. B 3336

Contemporaries: Twenty-eight new American Poets (hardcover, pbk) Dodd Call No. B 4197/ B 5479a

Coyote walks on Two Legs Dodd Call No. CLC C 1202

Crazy to be Alive in such a Strange World Dodd Call No. B 5441

Doctor Moledinky's Castle (proof, hardcover) Dodd Call No. CLC C 1206/ C 1207

Duppy Talk Dodd Call No. CLC C 1208

Eagle Boy Dodd Call No. CLC C1203

The First Berkshire Anthology Dodd Call No. C 3454

From Seedbed to Harvest Dodd Call No. A 4255

Ghost Walk Dodd Call No. CLC A433

The Gift of the Gila Monster (proof, paperback) Dodd Call No. A 4222/ A 4223

The Gift of Tongues Dodd Call No. B 5444

Granite, Number 5, 6 Dodd Call No. LMC/ B 5484

The Greenfield Review v. 12 Dodd Call No. Dodd Periodicals

I Guerrieri della Prateria Dodd Call No. A 4227

How Chipmunk got Tiny Feet Dodd Call No. CLC C1204

Die Indianer, Meine Freunde Dodd Call No. C 5322

Junior Great Books, Series 5, First Semester Dodd Call No. B 5485

Meditations with Animals Dodd Call No. A4224

Meditations with the Navajo Dodd Call No. A4226

My Racine Dodd Call No. A 4247

The Mythology of Dogs Dodd Call No. C 5319

Naked and Fiery Forms Dodd Call No. A 4322

New Mexico Poetry Renaissance Dodd Call No. D 5443

Night Flight Dodd Call No. CLC C 1259

Night Herding Song Dodd Call No. A 4237

No Witness (proof, hardcover) Dodd Call No. A 4238/ A 4239

Our Place Dodd Call No. B 3339

Oyez Review Number 12, 13 Dodd Call No. B 5481/ B 5480

Phantoms of the Night Dodd Call No. A 4252

Poems Here and Now Dodd Call No. A 4236

Prayer to the Great Mystery (proof, hardcover) Dodd Call No. C 5320/ C 5321

The Second Berkshire Anthology Dodd Call No. C 3296

Sitting on the Blue-Eyed Bear Dodd Call No. A 4240

Southwest Dodd Call No. B 5446

Stargazer Dodd Call No. A 4241

The Sun Horse Dodd Call No. A 4242

Superheroes Dodd Call No. B 5445

Tales from the Great Turtle Dodd Call No. B 5442

The Third Berkshire Anthology Dodd Call No. B 3705

Tunkashila (proof, hardcover, paperback) Dodd Call No. A 4243/ A 4244/ A 4245

Turtle Dream Dodd Call No. A 4246

Turtle Island ABC Dodd Call No. CLC C 1205

Turtle Island Alphabet (hardcover, paperback) Dodd Call No. C 5317/ C 5318

Warriors of Blood and Dream Dodd Call No. A 4254

Wheel of Fortune Dodd Call No. A 4253

Wilderness Dodd Call No. C 5323

The Yogurt Cookbook Dodd Call No. A 4248

Title
Gerald Hausman Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2014 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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