Carol Matas:

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

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:
2007-2008

Quantity:
1 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 140 (A.08-92)

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), Whirlwind (Orca Book Canada, 2007), The Freak, Visions (Key Porter, 2007), and The Proof that Ghosts Exist (Key Porter, 2008).

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The fonds consists of professional and personal correspondence, handwritten and typed drafts of published and unpublished works, book outlines and proposals, reviews and publicity, copies of publications in English and in translation.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four series:

  • 1. Biographical info
  • 2. Manuscripts
  • 3. Correspondence
  • 4. Books

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Restrictions on Access

There are restrictions on this material.

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Restrictions on Use

There are restrictions on this 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.07-23); PC 148 (A.03-51, A.05-42)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Biographical info
BoxFolder
11 Newspaper clippings, Publicity, Awards, 2007
2 Oral history - notes taken by Carol Matas, 2007

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Manuscripts
BoxFolder
13 Freak Trilogy : Book 1 (Freak) and 2 (Visions)- Uncorrected Proof, 2007
4-5 Visions, May 23, 2007
6-7 Visions -copy edit, 2007
8 Freak, May 23, 2007
9 Road Trip Mysteries - Series proposal, June 2007
BoxFolder
21 Freak, , May 23, 2007
2 Ghost Hunters - Perry's Draft, April 2007
3 Ghost Hunters, July 2007
4 Proof that Ghosts Exist, November 2007
BoxFolder
31 Ghost Hunters - copy edit, November 2007
2 Ghost Hunters - draft, January 2008
3 Mirage, April 1, 2008
4 Mirage, March 2008
5 Jade - a play
6 Far, April 13, 2008
BoxFolder
41 Far, February 2008
2 Far, - draft, December 27, 2007
3 Curse of the Evening Eye, June 2008
4 Freak, Far - excerpts with Carol Matas' notes, 2007

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Correspondence 2007-2008
BoxFolder
45 Children's Correspondence, 2007
6 Correspondence, February - March, 2007
7 Correspondence, April 2007
8 Correspondence, May 2007
BoxFolder
51 Correspondence, June 2007
2 Correspondence, July 2007
3 Correspondence, August 2007
4 Correspondence, September 2007
5-6 Correspondence, October 2007
7-8 Correspondence, November 2007
9-10 Correspondence, December 2007
BoxFolder
61 Correspondence, January 2008
2 Correspondence, February 2008
3 Correspondence, March 2008
4 Correspondence, April 2008
5 Correspondence, May - June 2008
6 Correspondence, June 2008
7 Correspondence, July 2008

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Books
BoxFolder
7 Books by Carol Matas, Catalogues - Books for Young Readers

  • Des pas sur la neige/tr. by M. Faubert, 2006
  • Entree Refusee/ tr. by M. Faubert, 2006
  • Visions, 2007
  • Freak, 1997
  • Whirlwind, 2007
  • The Proof that Ghosts Exist, 2008
  • Catalogues - Books for Young Readers

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