Carol Matas

An Inventory of Her Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Leah Morton
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(August 2003)

Finding aid encoded by Leah Morton (August 2003)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - A.03-51 MSS 140 PC 148 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
Carol Matas

Title:
Carol Matas fonds

Dates:
1983-2003, 2000-2003 predominant

Quantity:
187.5 cm textual records. --5 photographs. -- 10 negatives. -- 13 slides.

Identification:
A. 03-51 MSS 140 PC 148

Language
English.

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Biography of Carol Matas

Carol Matas was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1949. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1970. She then pursued a theatrical career, graduating from the Actor’s Lab in London, England in 1972. In 1976 she embarked on a literary career, winning international acclaim for her young adult novels. The Holocaust and other facets of Jewish life are common themes in Matas’ work. She is also the author of several works of fantasy often in partnership with Perry Nodelman. Her books have been translated in several different languages and boast a worldwide readership.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, fan mail, publicity (newspaper and magazine articles), research, various drafts of Matas' many novels, some photographs and copies of several of her books. Much of the correspondence, research and writing relates to her latest novels, the Rosie series.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 10 series.

  • Personal, 2001-2003
  • Correspondence, 1988-2003
  • Publicity, 2001-2003
  • Research, 1985-2003
  • Published Work, 1985-2003
  • Plays, [199-], 1991
  • Unpublished Work, 1983-2001
  • Books
  • Restricted Material, 1985-2002
  • PC 148

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Restrictions on Access

Material in Box 15 has been classified as restricted and is unavailable to researchers for 25 years after 2003.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Related Papers

This is the fifth accession of the Carol Matas fonds.

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Custodial History

The records were donated by the creator in 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Personal, 2001-2003
BoxFolder
11 Curriculum Vitae, 2003
2 Biography and Select Bibliography, 2001
3 Hackamack Children's Choice Book Award, 2002
4 Queen's Choice Jubilee Medal, 2002

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Correspondence, 1988-2003
BoxFolder
General Correspondence
BoxFolder
15 Correspondence, 1988-1993
6 Correspondence, 1989-1991
7 Correspondence, 1999
8 June-November, 2001
9 December 2001
10 January 2002
11 February 2002
12 March, 2002
13 April, 2002
14 April, 2002
15 May 2002
16 May 2002
17 June, 2002
18 June, 2002
19 August, 2002
BoxFolder
21 August, 2002
2 September, 2002
3 September, 2002
4 October, 2002
5 October, 2002
6 November, 2002
7 November, 2002
8 December, 2002
9 December, 2002
10 January, 2003
11 January, 2003
BoxFolder
31 February, 2003
2 February, 2003
3 March, 2003
4 March, 2003
5 April, 2003
6 May, 2003
7 May, 2003
8 May, 2003
9 June, 2003
10 June, 2003
BoxFolder
41 Birthday and Thank You Cards, [200-]
BoxFolder
Fan Mail
BoxFolder
42 Letters from students about The DNA Dimension, [199-]
3 Letters to Scholastic from students re: Lisa's War, 2000
4 Letters from students at Ecole Riverbend Community School, Winnipeg, 2002
5 Letters from students at Rockwood School, Winnipeg, 2002
6 General Fan Mail, 2001-2003
7 General Fan Mail, 2001-2002

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Publicity, 2001-2003
BoxFolder
48 Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 2001-2002
9 Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 2003
10 Online Reviews, 2001-2003
11 Lifestyles International Vol.31 No. 183, 2003

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Research, 1985-2003
BoxFolder
51 Notes and Brochures re: Legoland in Denmark, [198-]
2 Books and Pamphlets about Denmark- Research for Lisa's War, 1985
3 Research on Baseball, 2002
4 Research for Rosie books, 2002
5 Research for Rosie books, 2002
6 Research for Rosie in New York, 2002
7 Research for Rosie in New York 2002
8 Research for Rosie books, [200-]
9 Research for Rosie in Los Angeles, 2003
10 Research for Rosie in Los Angeles, 2003
11 Article on Israeli - Palestinian Conflict,

2002

12 Research on Jews, 2002

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Published Work 1985-2003
BoxFolder
61 Handwritten Draft of Zanu, 1985
2 Handwritten Draft of Zanu, 1985
3 40 R.C.E., [198-]

(working title of Zanu )

4 Copyedited Draft of The Fusion Factor, 1986

(includes correspondence from an editor)

5 Handwritten Draft of It's Up to Me, [198-]

(The Fusion Factor)

6 Draft of It's Up to Me, [198-]

(The Fusion Factor)

7 Draft of Danish Rescue, [198-]

(early working title of Lisa's War)

8 Synopsis of The Race, 1991
9 Teaching Guide to The Race, 1991
10 Proposal for three Legoland books, [199-]
11 Draft of The Dragons Come to Legoland [199-]
12 Draft of a Legoland chapter, [199-]
13 Movie treatment for Adventure in Legoland, 1993
14 Handwritten Draft of Space Lego, 1994
15 Draft of Of Two Minds, 1994
BoxFolder
71 Draft of Sworn Enemies, 1994
2 Draft of Sworn Enemies, 1997
3 Draft of Sworn Enemies, 1997
4 Handwritten Draft of Jade, [200-]
5 Draft of Jade Episode One, [200-]

(annotated)

6 Draft of Jade Episode One: The Freak, [200-]
7 Jade: A One Hour Series Proposal, 2002

(includes correspondence)

8 Draft of Footsteps in the Snow, 2001
9 Draft of Footsteps in the Snow, 2001
10 Draft of The Second Clone, 2001
11 Cover of The War Within, 2001
BoxFolder
81 Draft of Sparks Fly Upwards, 2001
2 Cover of Sparks Fly Upward, 2002
3 Authors Note for The War Within, 2001
4 Early Outline for Rosie series, 2002

(Originally called Ruthie)

5 Notebook entitled 'Rosie!', [200-]
6 Handwritten Draft of Rosie in New York, 2002
7 First Draft of Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2002
8 Draft of Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, August 2002
9 Copyedited Version of Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2002
10 Excerpt from Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2002
BoxFolder
91 Edited Draft of Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2002
2 Galley for Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2002
3 Original Cover for Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2002
4 Handwritten Draft of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2002
5 Draft of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2003
6 Edited Draft of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2003
7 Copyedited Draft of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2003
8 Draft of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2003
9 Galley of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2003
BoxFolder
101 Cover of Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball, 2003
2 Handwritten Draft of Rosie in Los Angeles: Action!, 2003
3 Draft of Rosie in Los Angeles: Action!, 2003
4 Copyedited Draft of Rosie in Los Angeles: Action!, 2003
5 Draft of Rosie in Los Angeles: Action!, June 2003

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Plays
BoxFolder
106 Lisa A Play Adapted from the Novel, 1991

(by Carol Matas and Per Brask)

7 Jesper A Play Adapted from the Novel, [199-]

(by Carol Matas and Per Brask)

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Unpublished Work, 1983-2001
BoxFolder
108 The Land of No Flowers, 1983
9 Oh Yes I Will, [198-]
10 What is Work?, [198-]
11 The Window, [198-]
12 I Get Grumpy, [198-]
13 Which is Better?, [198-]

(2 drafts)

14 Draft of the Travelers, [199-]
15 The Uncommon Reader, [199-]
16 Drafts of Sari Saves Pesach, [199-]
17 Reparation, 1995

(by Carol Matas and Per Brask)

BoxFolder
111 Handwritten Draft of Untitled Story
2 Untitled Play
3 Incomplete copy of untitled story
4 Handwritten draft of untitled story
5 Handwritten story about a frog, a toad and a turtle
6 Chapter 3, untitled story
7 Draft of untitled story
8 Handwritten draft of untitled manuscript
9 Untitled manuscript
10 Outline for Imagine: How to Know Yourself
11 Outline for Sassy
12 Rough draft of an adult baseball mystery
13 Various story ideas
14 Proposal for a third Miranda book, [199-]
15 The Devouring, 1997
16 Various Story Proposals, 1998
17 Outline and draft of Past Crimes, [199-]
18 Series overview of Ghosthunter, [200-]
19 Outline and draft of Ghost Hunters, [200-]

(by Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman)

20 Two outlines for Ghost Hunters, 2001
21 Outlines and rough chapter drafts for Ghost Hunters, [200-]

(by Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman)

22 Draft of Ghost Hunters, [200-]
23 Draft of Ghost Hunters, [200-]
24 Draft of Ghost Hunters, 2002
25 3 photographs of Carol Matas

(PC 148)

26 Negatives and Slides of Legoland

(10 negatives and 13 slides) (PC 148)

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Books
BoxFolder
121 Greater than Angels

(advance reviewer copy)

2 Footsteps in the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott
3 The War Within: A Novel of the Civil War, 2001

(advance reviewer copy)

4 umudun bittigi yerde, 1999

(translated version of Greater than Angels)

5 Miranda Das Klon-Projekt, 2002

(German Version of Cloning Miranda)

6 Despues de la guerra, 2003

(Spanish translation of After the War. Signed copy)

7 El Factor Fusion, 1998

(Spanish translation of The Fusion Factor)

8 Viaje a Zanu, 1988

(Spanish Translation of Zanu)

9 Yo, Y Nadie Mas, 1998

(Spanish translation of Me, Myself and I)

10 Granahan, Louise Margaret Children's Books that Nurture the Spirit, 2003
11 Clarion Books Spring Calendar, 2002
BoxFolder
131 Matas, Carol and Perry Nodelman Out of Their Minds, 1998

(advance reviewer copy)

2 Jesper, 1989

(Spanish translation of Jesper)

3 The Lost Locket, 1994
4 Sparks Fly Upward, 2002
5 A Meeting of Minds, 2002

(Japanese translation)

6 More Minds, 1996

(Japanese translation)

7 Rosie in New York: Gotcha!, 2003

(sample copy)

8 Rosie in New York City: Gotcha!, 2003
BoxFolder
141 Het is Oorlog geweest, 1998

(Dutch translation of After the War)

2 De Tuin, 2000
3 Bij de Vijand Thuis, 2001

(Dutch translation of In My Enemies House)

4 Gertridge, Allison Clarion Books Titles, Fall 2002
5 Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing, Fall 2002
6 Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing, Summer 2003

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Restricted Material, 1985-2002
BoxFolder
15 1 Royalty Statements, 2000-2001
2 Royalty Statements, 2002
3 Royalty Statements, 2002
4 Royalty Statements, 2002
5 Royalty Statements, 2003
6 Records from Literary Agent, [199-]
7 Rejection Letters, 1985-2002
8 Personal Diary, 2000

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Oversized Material
BoxFolder
161 Thank you card from a class, [200-]
2 Elementary Library Resource Initiative Plaque, [200-]
3 Various illustrations and sketches
4 2 family photographs, 1985

(each picture is 14x10) (PC 148)

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