Carol Matas:

An Inventory of Her Papers at the University of Manitoba.

Inventory prepared by V. Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2008)

Finding aid encoded by V. Zvonik (2008)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Carol Matas

Title:
Carol Matas fonds

Dates:
2006-2007

Quantity:
0.87 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 140 (A.07-23)

English

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Biography of Carol Matas

Carol Matas was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1949. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Western Ontario in 1970. She then pursued a theatrical career, graduating from the Actor's Lab in London, England in 1972. In 1976 she began her writing career, and has won international acclaim for her young adult novels. The Holocaust, immigration to North America and other facets of Jewish life continue to be common themes in Matas' work. She is also the author of several works of fantasy for young adults in partnership with Perry Nodelman. Her books have been translated into numerous other languages and she boasts a worldwide readership. She regularly publishes more than one title a year. Since 2003, Carol Matas has published several works of young adult fiction, including Rosie in New York City: Gotcha! (Key Porter Books, 2003), Rosie in Los Angeles: Action! (Aladdin paperbacks, 2004) and Rosie in Chicago: Play Ball! (Key Porter Books, 2004), The Dark Clone (Scholastic, 2005), and Turned Away: The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein (Scholastic, 2005), Past Crimes (Key Porter, 2006), and Whirlwind (Orca Book Canada, 2007).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of professional and personal correspondence, handwritten and typed drafts of published and unpublished works, book outlines and proposals, reviews and publicity, copies of publications in English and in translation, and royalty payment records.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into five series:

  • 1. Biographical info
  • 2. Manuscripts
  • 3. Correspondence
  • 4. Books
  • 5. Restricted material

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Custodial History

Part of the fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1995, with additional accessions in 1998, 1999 (A.99-74), 2000 (A.00-39), 2001 (A.01-28) 2003 (A.03-51), 2005 (A.05-42), 2007 (A.07-23), and 2008 (A.08-92).

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Other Finding Aids

MSS 140 (A.03-5, A.05-42, A.08-92); PC 148 (A.03-51, A.05-42)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Biographical info, Publicity, Awards
BoxFolder
1-31 Curriculum Vitae, Newspaper clippings, 2006
BoxFolder
14 International Authors & Writers "Who's Who", 1998
5 Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards, April 29, 2006

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Manuscripts
BoxFolder
16 "Footsteps in the Snow", February 2006
7-8 "Past Crimes", January 22, 2006
9 "Past Crimes" - Editorial notes
10 "Past Crimes" , April 2006
BoxFolder
21 "Past Crimes" - Copy edit, May 1, 2006
2 "Whirlwind" , August 29, 2006
3 “Whirlwind” , August 5, 2008
4 "Whirlwind", November 2005
5 Handwritten manuscript
BoxFolder
31-2 "Mirage!" , July 28, 2006
3 "Visions" - Handwritten manuscript, January 2007
4 "Visions" - Editorial feedback
5-6 "Visions" , March 4, 2007
7 "Visions" , April 9, 2007
8 "Ghost Hunters" , 2007
9 "Ghost Hunters" - Handwritten manuscript (Ch.6, Epilogue)

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Correspondence, 2006-2007
BoxFolder
41 Letter from the Canada Council for the Arts, March 5, 2004
2 Correspondence from Young Readers (Writers' Union of Canada), February 2006
3 Correspondence, January 2006
4 Correspondence, February 2006
5 Correspondence, March 2006
6 Correspondence, April 2006
7 Correspondence, May 2006
8 Correspondence, June 2006
9 Correspondence, July 2006
4 Correspondence, February 2006
BoxFolder
51 Correspondence, August 2006
2 Correspondence, September 2006
3 Correspondence, October 2006
4-5 Correspondence, November 2006
6 Correspondence, December 2006
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61 Correspondence, January 2007
2 Correspondence, February 2007
3 Correspondence, March 2007
4 Correspondence, April 2007
5 Correspondence, September 2006 - April 2007
6-8 Personal Correspondence - Greeting cards, 2006-2007

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Research Material, Books
BoxFolder
69-11 Research Material, 2006
BoxFolder
7 Books

  • Whirlwind by Carol Matas, 2007 - Autographed
  • Whirlwind by Carol Matas - Advance reading copy
  • Jesper by Carol Matas, - Spanish edition (7th ed.), 2005
  • Jesper by Carol Matas, - Spanish edition (14th ed.), 2005
  • Past Crimes by Caral Matas, 2006
  • Today I am!Five short plays about growing up Jewish by Fenichel Asher, Wrestling with Angels, adapted from a story by Carol Matas, 2006
  • Des pas sur la neigeby Carol Matas, 2006 - French edition
  • Entree Refuseeby Carol Matas, 2006 - French edition
  • Season for Miracles: Twelve Tales of Christmas,edited by J. Andrews, 2006 - includes Shelter from the Cold by Carol Matas
  • Novel Study Activities for children - After the War: Study Guideby Pamela A. Wenger, 2003
  • Treasure Chest: story, drama and dance/ movement in the classroom, 1999 - Toronto District School Board
  • Children's books - Catalogues

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Restricted material
BoxFolder
81-14 Contracts, Royalty statements, 1988-2008

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