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Robert M. McClung Manuscripts

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McClung, Robert M.

A member of Princeton's Class of 1939, McClung was an American writer of children's fiction and non-fiction, especially about animals and natural history.

Contains five manuscripts of published works by McClung on wildlife conservation and endangered species: Lost Wild America (1969), Lost Wild Worlds (1976), Hunted Mammals Of The Sea (1978), America's Endangered Birds (1979), and Vanishing Wildlife Of Latin America (1981). The collection includes the original edited typescripts, outlines, workbooks and notes, page and galley proofs, Xerox copies, reference material, maps, and illustrations of the books, as well as related correspondence--such as McClung's correspondence with his editors, the books' illustrators, and subject experts. In addition, there are several scientific papers by McClung and material related to Princeton President Harold W. Dodds and his father, Samuel Dodds.

Gift of the author. Additions are a gift of Gale S. McClung.

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This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

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1 box

Original typescript with author's corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outline, sample pages, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workbook, rough notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Page proofs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Galleys, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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(see also: Box 6)

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1 folder

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Miscellaneous sources, notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Master xerox of manuscript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Original manuscript, edited, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Dead matter, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Corrected galleys, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workbook for Lost Wild Worlds, 1976 and Hunted Mammals of the Sea, 1978, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 box

Galleys, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Galleys, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Xerox copy of manuscript, with corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Howard Campbell's comments on Chapter 3, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines, proofs of illustrations, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Galleys, corrected typescript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Workbook, notes, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Extra sheets, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Reference material, xerox sketches for illustrations, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

[early title: Threatened Wildlife of Latin America], dates not examined. 1 item.
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Galleys, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outlines, notes for index, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Maps and illustrated material, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Xerox copy of manuscript, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notebook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Paginated galleys, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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1 box

Annotated copies (2) of the 1969 edition, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Notebook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Illustrations (3) by McClung, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Page proofs, with corrections, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Catalog blurb, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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5 boxes

Notebook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Outline and book proposals, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Illustrations (5) by McClung, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typescript, with corrections, Front Matter-Chapter 6 (pp. 4-199), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Typescript, with corrections, Chapters 7-11 (pp. 202-359), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1958-1998. 1 box.
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1 box

Correspondence, 1958-1998. 1 box.
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Lost Wild America, 1969: Quotes, correspondence, 1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lost Wild Worlds, 1976: Quotes, outlines, 1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hunted Mammals of the Sea, 1978: Notes, research materials, 1978. 1 folder.
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1 folder

America's Endangered Birds, 1979: Research materials, 1979. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lost Wild America ( 1993 edition): Notes, research materials, corrections, copies of illustrations, 1993. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Last of the Wild: Vanished and Vanishing Giants of the Animal World, 1997: Research materials, copies of illustrations, 1997. 1 folder.
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1 folder

AM 2008-2, 1937-1938, 1980: scientific papers, 1937-1938. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Included are: TL (carbon, 1943) by McClung to Princeton president Harold Dodds and TLS (1943) by Dodds in reply; "Development of Egg Fragments" (1938); "Families of Mammals" (undated); "The Structural Features of Luminescent Organs in Animals" (includes drawings) (undated); "Protective Adaptations of the Lepidoptera" (1937); "Memorial Service for Harold W. Dodds" by William Bowen (1980) ; "Memories of Eighty-Three Years, 1858-1941" by Samuel Dodds.

Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest