Carol Matas:

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

Inventory prepared by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(3 May 2012)

Finding aid encoded by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson (3 May 2012)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
Carol Matas

Title:
Carol Matas Fonds

Dates:
2008-2012

Quantity:
62.25 cm textual records -- 1 audiobook -- 1 oversized folder

Identification:
MSS 140, EL 30 (A.12-32)

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 children's and young adult novels. The Holocaust and other facets of Jewish life are common themes in Matas’s work. She is also the author of several works of fantasy, often in partnership with Perry Nodelman. Her books have been translated into several different languages and boast a worldwide readership.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of personal and professional correspondence, fan mail, publicity (reviews in newspapers and periodicals, as well as reviews from websites and posters advertising her appearances), research, drafts of some of Matas's novels, and a copy of her 2012 novel Behind Enemy Lines.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into 9 series:

  • 1. Biographical information
  • 2. Research material
  • 3. Drafts and manuscripts
  • 4. Published work
  • 5. Publicity
  • 6. Correspondence
  • 7. Restricted material
  • 8. Audiobook
  • 9. Oversized material

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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), 2008 (A.08-92), 2011 (A.11-50), and 2012 (A.12-32).

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Other Finding Aids

MSS 140 (A.03-51, A.05-42, A.07-23; A.08-92; A.11-50); PC 148 (A.03-51, A.05-42, A.11-50)

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Biographical information
BoxFolder
11 Curriculum vitae [200?]

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Research material [200?]
BoxFolder
12 Research material [200?]

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Drafts and manuscripts 1997-2012
BoxFolder
13 Sworn Enemies play - drafts, 1997
4Shelter From the Cold draft, 5 August 1997
5The Curse of the Evening Eye draft, 13 October 2008
6The Curse of the Evening Eye draft, 2009
7The Edge of When publication notes, 13 May 2011
8Behind Enemy Lines edits and notes, 2011
9Behind Enemy Lines final draft, 10 October 2011
10Secrets draft, 8 Feburary 2012
11Fame draft [201?]
12The Graduates (The Travelers, book 1) draft, [201?]
13Oh Yes I Will! draft, [201?]
14Road Trip Mysteries series outline [201?]
15But I'm Afraid of Baths! draft (by Rebecca Brask, Matas's daughter), [201?]

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Published work 2011-2012
BoxFolder
21Owl magazine with "Star Line 135" story by Matas, March 2011
2Behind Enemy Lines , 2012

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Publicity 2006-2012
BoxFolder
23 Newspaper and magazine reviews, 2008-2012
4 Online reviews, 2006-2012
5 Publicity regarding appearances, 2010-2012
6 Thin Air Writers' Festival, 2008

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Correspondence 2008-2012
BoxFolder
27 Correspondence, April 2008
8 Correspondence, May 2008
9 Correspondence, June 2008
10 Correspondence, July 2008
11 Correspondence, August 2008
12 Correspondence, August 2008
BoxFolder
31 Correspondence, September 2008
2 Correspondence, October 2008
3 Correspondence, November 2008
4 Correspondence, December 2008
5 Correspondence, November 2009
6 Correspondence, December 2009
7 Correspondence, January 2010
8 Correspondence, April 2010
9 Correspondence, May 2010
10 Correspondence, June 2010
11 Correspondence, July 2010
BoxFolder
41 Correspondence, August 2010
2 Correspondence, October 2010
3 Correspondence, April 2011
4 Correspondence, June 2011
5 Correspondence, August 2011
6 Correspondence, August 2011
7 Correspondence, August 2011
8 Correspondence, September 2011
BoxFolder
51 Correspondence, October 2011
2 Correspondence, November 2011
3 Correspondence, December 2011
4 Correspondence, January 2012
5 Correspondence, February 2012
6 Correspondence, March 2012
7 Correspondence, April 2012
8 Fan mail, 2008-2012
9 Illustrations for The Proof that Ghosts Exist by students at Mountview Alternative School [201?]
10 Greeting cards, 2008-2012

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Restricted material
BoxFolder
511 Restricted correspondence 2012
12 Contracts for proposed Adventures in Legoland film adaptation 2008

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EL 30 - Audiobook
BoxFolder
513 "Playaway" brand audiobook of Daniel's Story 2008

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Oversized material (in map folder) 2010-2012
BoxFolder
61 Posters for book launches (of Matas alone and with Perry Nodelman) at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg 2010-2012

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