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Box 1Books Published Internationally.  

  1. Time Masters. Singapore : EPB Publisher’s Pte Ltd, c1995.
    1. Paperback.
    2. Correspondence.
  2. Vissen met een beer. (Translation of Wild Timothy). Nederlandse Uitgave: Uitgeverij Ploegsma bv Amsterdam, c1989. Stichting Nederlandse: Kinderjury, c1990.
  3. Tussen vuur en ijs. (Translation of The Dying Sun). Nederlandse Uitgave: Uitgeverij Ploegsma bv Amsterdam, c1990. Stichting Nederlandse: Kinderjury, c1991.
  4. Een boek heel ver gevist. Nederlandse Uitgave: Uitgeverij Ploegsma bv Amsterdam, c1990. Stichting Nederlandse: Kinderjury, c1991. Short story “Het griezelfeestje”, by Gary Blackwood, appears on pages 120-133.
    1. Hardback.
    2. Correspondence.
  5. Tegenvoeters. (Translation of Beyond the Door). Nederlandse Uitgave: Uitgeverij Ploegsma bv Amsterdam, c1992. Stichting Nederlandse: Kinderjury, c1993.

Box 2Come on In – The Water’s Over Your Head.

  1. Typed manuscript.
  2. Musical score.
  3. Correspondence.

Box 3Correspondence arranged roughly in chronological order.

  1. For seven titles.
    1. Pig Tale.
    2. Tales are Told.
    3. The Last Dragon.
    4. Mutter & Vatter.
    5. Not Noisy.
    6. Fortune’s Fool.
    7. The Great Race.
  2. 59 items/groups involving 2 or more works.
  3. 9 items, for published works that we do not have materials for:
    1. The Lion and the Unicorn, c1982.
    2. Attack of the Mushroom People, c1983.
  4. 39 items/groups, about short stories & articles.
  5. Miscellaneous that does not mention specific titles.

Box 4Dark Horse.

  1. Notes (2 parts).
  2. Typed draft.
  3. Screenplay (draft).
  4. Correspondence.

Box 5Four-Eyes.

  1. Handwritten manuscript.
  2. Typed draft.
  3. First version (written 1979).
  4. Screenplay (draft).
  5. Typed original (book) 1991.
  6. Correspondence.

Box 6a - Green River.  

  1. Handwritten manuscript.

Box 6bGreen River.

  1. First typed draft (1991).
  2. Carbon copy.
  3. Correspondence.

Box 7Hunter of Deer.

  1. Draft.
  2. Revisions.
  3. Correspondence.

Box 8Miscellaneous.

  1. Articles about author.
    1. “Writers Give Writing Tips at Young Author’s Festival,” newspaper article, source unknown.
    2. “Interview with Three Local Novelists,” from In Joplin ! Metropolitan, p. 39, June 1988.
  2. Alan at Fifteen at the Heart of Adolescent Literature, program, St. Louis, 1988.
  3. Typed manuscript for speech at 1988 ALAN workshop, “ALAN at Fifteen”.
  4. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Situations”, typed manuscript with correspondence.
  5. Chapter six, “Adventure and Romance”, typed manuscript.
  6. Handwritten manuscript, untitled.

Box 9 - Not Published.

  1. An Art of Short, Swift, and Secret Stealing.
    1. Typed copy.
    2. Correspondence.
  2. Sherlock Smith.
    1. Handwritten manuscript (no pagination).
    2. Correspondence.
  3. The Impostor.
    1. Handwritten manuscript (October, 1992).
    2. Correspondence.
  4. Morning Star.
    1. Notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
  5. The Cabinet or Dr. Manicotti.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. Correspondence.
  6. I Like Cows.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. Correspondence.
  7. The Rest of the Story.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. Typed draft and revisions (November, 1991).
    3. Correspondence.

Box 10Plays.

  1. Crown of Blood.
    1. Manuscript.
  2. Futures. Player’s Press, Inc., c1996.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. Correspondence and playbill.
  3. The Seer.
    1. Notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. Typed draft.
    4. Correspondence.
  4. Alien Creatures.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
  5. Thoreau (performed, but not published).
    1. Correspondence.

    *Futures is the only one of these plays that has been published.

Box 11Sex and Violence.

  1. Handwritten manuscript (1978).
  2. Typed original draft.
  3. Revised book manuscript.
  4. Screenplay rough draft (1984).
  5. Correspondence.

Box 12Short Stories.

  1. An Epidemic.
    1. Manuscript.
  2. The First Egg of Manhood.
    1. Manuscript.
    2. Correspondence.
  3. Don’t Shoot the Piano Player.
    1. Manuscript.
    2. Correspondence.
  4. In the Missouri Desert.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. Typed draft.
  5. Catnap.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
  6. A Brush With History,” published in Spider, The Cricket Magazine Group, 1996.
    1. Typed manuscript.
    2. Typed draft.
    3. Correspondence.
  7. Ethan Unbound”, published in Short Circuits, Edited by Donald R. Gallo (Central Connecticut State University). New York: Delacorte Press, c1992.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. Correspondence.

Box 13With Other Authors.

  1. Words Apart.
    1. Letter and handwritten manuscript from Charley Glenn.
  2. Running Before the Wind. By James R. Redican, with Gary Blackwood.
    1. Research and notes.
    2. Correspondence.
    3. Typed manuscript and summary.
  3. From Inspiration to Publication: Institute of Children’s Literature: Writers on Writing for Children (by invitation; they ask prominent writers to each write a chapter), 1999.
    1. Materials for chapter three, written by Gary Blackwood.
      1. Notes.
      2. First typed draft.
      3. Second typed draft.
      4. Correspondence.

Box 14Wild Timothy.
New York: Atheneum, c1987.

  1. Notes and miscellaneous pages.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. Proofs.
  4. Master set, first pass, galleys.
  5. Correspondence, book announcements, and reviews.

Box 15The Dying Sun.
New York: Atheneum, c1989.

  1. Original manuscript pages.
  2. Original manuscript revisions.
  3. Galleys.
  4. Correspondence and book reviews.
  5. Friends of American Writers Book Award.

Box 16Beyond the Door.
New York: Atheneum, c1991.

  1. Handwritten manuscript.
  2. First typed draft.
  3. Second typed draft.
  4. Reviews and correspondence.
  5. Galleys.

Box 17The Hallowe’en Spirit.
Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People
. October 1992.

  1. Typed manuscript dated 1990.
  2. First typed draft (1991).
  3. Second typed draft (two copies).
  4. Revised draft (two copies dated 1992).
  5. Correspondence.

Box 18Rough Riding Reformer: Theodore Roosevelt.
New York: Benchmark Books, c1998.

  1. Notes.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. First typed draft.
  4. Second typed draft.
  5. Galleys.
  6. Captions and miscellaneous pages.
  7. Correspondence.

Box 19The Shakespeare Stealer.
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, c1998.

  1. Notes.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. Typed draft.
  4. Galleys.
  5. Correspondence.

Box 20Life on the Oregon Trail.
San Diego: Lucent Books, c1999.

  1. Research and notes.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. First typed draft (missing page 9).
  4. Typed revision pages.
  5. Second typed draft.

Box 21Moonshine.
Tarrytown, N.Y.: Marshall Cavendish, c1999.

  1. Research and notes.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. Handwritten revision of first half of manuscript (missing pages 15-20 &26).
  4. Typed draft.
  5. Manuscript pages.

Box 22aSecrets of the Unexplained, group I.

  1. Fateful Forebodings.
    New York: Benchmark Books, c1999.
    1. Notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Photo keys – draft.
    6. Captions.
    7. Corrected manuscript notes.
    8. Chinese Fortune Cookies recipe.
  2. Paranormal Powers.
    New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c1999.
    1. Notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Incomplete galleys (missing pages 1,4,5,6,9).
    6. Complete galleys.
    7. Captions.
    8. Corrected manuscript pages.
  3. Alien Astronauts.
    New York: Benchmark Books, c1999.
    1. Research and notes.
    2. First typed draft.
    3. Second typed draft.
    4. Galleys.
  4. Folder containing correspondence.

Box 22bSecrets of the Unexplained, group II.

  1. Long-Ago Lives.
    New York: Benchmark Books, c1999.
    1. Research and notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Captions with quotes.
    6. Galley pages/miscellaneous.
  2. Spooky Spectres.
    New York: Benchmark Books, c1999.
    1. Research and notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Galleys (missing pages 8,11,12,21,31).
    6. Captions.
  3. Extraordinary Events and Oddball Occurrences.
    New York: Benchmark Books, c2000.
    1. Research and notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Galley pages.
  4. Correspondence.

Box 23Life in a Medieval Castle.
San Diego: Lucent Books, c2000.

  1. Handwritten manuscript and notes.
  2. Typed draft.
  3. Typed revision.
  4. Proofs.
  5. Computer disk.

Box 24aShakespeare’s Scribe.
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, c2000.

Sequel to: The Shakespeare Stealer.
Working Title: The Gypsy Players.

  1. Handwritten draft pages.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. First typed draft.
  4. Second typed draft.

Box 24bShakespeare’s Scribe.
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, c2000.

Sequel to: The Shakespeare Stealer .
Working title: The Gypsy Players.

  1. Third typed draft.
  2. Revision pages.
    Revision pages from editor.
  3. Edited proof.

Box 25Ethan Frome. (adaptation)
Baker’s Plays, c2001.

  1. Handwritten manuscript.
  2. Typed rough draft.
  3. First typed draft.
  4. Second typed draft.
  5. Typed draft pages.

Box 26aBad Guy Series.

  1. Highwaymen.
    New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c2002.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. First typed draft.
    3. Second typed draft.
  2. Pirates.
    New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c2002.
    1. Notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Editor’s proof.
    6. Captions for illustrations.
  3. Swindlers.
    New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c2002.
    1. Notes.
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Editor’s proof.

Box 26bBad Guy Series.

  1. Gangsters.
    New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c2002.
    1. Handwritten manuscript.
    2. First typed draft.
    3. Second typed draft.
    4. Editor’s proof.
  2. Outlaws.
    New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, c2002.
    1. Notes
    2. Handwritten manuscript.
    3. First typed draft.
    4. Second typed draft.
    5. Editor’s proof.

Box 27The Year of the Hangman.
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, c2002.

  1. Notes and Miscellaneous pages.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. Typed manuscript.
  4. Typed manuscript with Author’s Note and handwritten pages.

Box 28 - Shakespeare’s Spy.
New York: Dutton Children’s Books, c2003.

Sequel to: Shakespeare’s Scribe.

  1. Handwritten Notes and Pages.
  2. Handwritten manuscript.
  3. Editor’s note.
  4. Typed first draft and Author’s Note.
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