Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

JUSTER MSS.

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Inventory

I. Biographical Information

Box 1
  • folder 1: Biographical information

II. Writings. Subseries arranged alphabetically by title. Note: A.D. is an "Autographed Document," a handwritten manuscript; T.D. is a "Typed Document."

Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys (New York: Pantheon Books, 1965)
  • folders 2–3: Alberic the Wise (title story): notes and plot set–ups
  • folders 4–6: Alberic the Wise (title story): first drafts, 1964, undated. A.Ds and T.Ds.
  • folders 7–8: Alberic the Wise (title story): second drafts. A.Ds and T.Ds.
  • folders 9–13: Alberic the Wise (title story): TV adaptation. Suggestions for adaptation, synopses, scenes, outline, etc.
  • folder 14: Two Kings: notes and drafts
  • folders 15–16: Two Kings: drafts. A.Ds and T.Ds.
  • folder 17: She Cries No More: notes. A.Ds.
  • folders 18–20: She Cries No More: first drafts and revisions
  • folder 21: Final draft. A.D.
  • folder 22: First typed draft
  • folder 23: Revised typed draft
As: A Surfeit of Similes (New York: Morrow, 1989)
  • folders 24–25: Notes, plot synopses, scenes, and outlines, 1987, undated. A.Ds.
  • folder 26: Examples of similes written by students. A.Ds.
  • folder 27: Possible introductory verse. T.D.
  • folders 28–36: Early text drafts, 1988, undated. Photocopies and T.Ds.
  • folders 37–39: Later drafts with revisions, 1988, undated. Photocopies and T.Ds.
  • folder 40: Sample artwork by David Small, 1987
  • folders 41–42: Illustration examples and drafts. Photocopies and A.D.
  • folder 43: Norton Juster's notes on illustrations
  • folder 44: Pen and ink sketches
  • folders 45–46: Complete manuscript dummies. Photocopies and A.D.
  • folder 47: Illustrations (two sets). Photocopies
  • folders 48–49: Printer's manuscripts. T.Ds.
  • folder 50: Author's Galley, 1988
  • folder 51: Master galley corrected
  • folder 52: Revised galley
  • folder 53: Illustrations, revised, 1988
  • folder 54: Final artwork and proofs, 1988
  • folder 55: Final complete manuscript dummy with corrections
  • folder 56: Dust jacket production materials
  • folder 57: First advance sheets
  • folders 58–59: Publicity notes and lists of review copy recipients, 1989, undated
  • folders 60–62: Book Reviews with correspondence, ca. 1989–1993
  • folder 63: Children's Books 1990 from William Morrow containing announcement for As: A Surfeit of Similes, 1990
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
  • folders 64–66: Correspondence, 1963–2000
The Dot and the Line:... First edition (New York: Random House, 1963)
  • folder 67: Notes. A.Ds.
  • folders 68–74: First edition early drafts. 1962, undated. A.Ds and T.Ds.

Box 2

  • folders 1–3: First edition dummies
  • folders 4–6: First edition illustrative materials
  • folders 7–8: Dust jacket materials
  • folder 9: First advance sheets
The Dot and the Line:... Second edition (New York: SeaStar Books, 2001)
  • folder 10: Notes. A.Ds.
  • folder 11: Draft storyboard
  • folders 12–13: Miscellaneous materials for book mock-ups
  • folder 14: Photocopy of first edition
  • folder 15: Photocopies of artwork (used and unused) and some pages of first edition
  • folder 16: Second edition dummy
  • folder 17: Proof sheets
  • folders 18–19: Mechanicals in color and black and white
  • folder 20: Dust jacket materials
  • folders 21–23: Reviews and publicity, 1963–1965, undated
  • folder 24: Notes and storyboard for film, includes photocopies
  • folder 25: Screen treatment
The Hello, Goodbye Window (New York: Hyperion Books, 2005)
  • folder 26: Correspondence 1998–2006, undated
  • folders 27–28: Notes, plot synopses, outlines, and revisions, 1997–2004, undated. A.Ds. and T.D.
  • folder 29: Typed text drafts. T.D.
  • folder 30: Proposed revisions. T.D.
  • folder 31: First sketches and illustrations by Chris Raschka
  • folders 32–34: Corrected proofs, 2003, undated
  • folder 35: Publicity and book reviews, 2005–2006. Photocopies
  • folder 36: Notes on related short stories, 1998, undated. A.Ds.
  • folder 37: Handwritten text draft, 1997–1998, undated. A.Ds.
  • folder 38: Typed text drafts, 1998–2000. T.D.
  • folder 39: Revision for typed draft, Feb. 1998. T.D.
  • folder 40: Corrected text draft, June 1999. T.D.
  • folder 41: Submission copy, June 1999. T.D.
  • folder 42: Revisions for text drafts, April 2000
  • folder 43: Corrected typed draft, July 2000. T.D.
  • folder 44: Proposed cuts for text drafts, July 2002
  • folder 45: Review in Publisher's Weekly, Feb. 2005
  • folder 46: Review in Publisher's Weekly, April 2005
  • folder 47: Review in School Library Journal, May 2005

Box 3

  • folder 1: Review in The Recorder, May 12, 2005
  • folder 2: Review in The New York Times Book Review, May 15, 2005
  • folder 3: Review in The New York Times Book Review, June 19, 2005
  • folder 4: Review in The Booklist, June 2005
  • folder 5: Review in The Bulletin, June 2005
  • folder 6: Review in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, July 9–10, 2005
  • folder 7: Review in The Hornbook Magazine, July/Aug. 2005
  • folder 8: Review in The Hornbook Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2005
  • folder 9: Review in The Recorder, Nov. 10, 2005
  • folder 10: Review in The New York Times Children's Book Review, Nov. 13, 2005
  • folder 11: Review in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Nov. 26–27, 2005
  • folder 12: Review in The Amherst Bulletin, Dec. 2, 2005
  • folder 13: Review in The New York Times Book Review, Dec. 4, 2005
  • folder 14: Review in The School Library Journal, Dec. 2005
  • folder 15: Review in The Best Children's Books of 2005
  • folder 16: Review in Child Magazine, Dec./Jan. 2006
  • folder 17: Review in Nick Jr. Magazine, Dec./Jan. 2006
  • folder 18: Review in Parenting Magazine, Dec./Jan. 2006
  • folder 19: Review in the American Library Association Cognote, Jan. 23, 2006
  • folder 20: Review in Publisher's Weekly, Jan. 2006
  • folder 21: Review in The Hornbook Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2006
  • folder 22: Review in The New York Times Book Review, Feb. 12, 2006
  • folder 23: Review in The New York Times Book Review, Mar. 12, 2006
  • folder 24: Review in Publisher's Weekly, Mar. 2006
  • folder 25: Review in The New York Times Book Review, April 9, 2006
  • folder 26: Review in The Republican, April 13, 2006
  • folder 27: Review in Publisher's Weekly, April 2006
  • folder 28: Review in Cooperative Children's Book Center, 2006
  • folder 29: Announcements of book signings, 2005–2006, undated
  • folder 30: Awards information, 2005–2006
  • folder 31: Bestseller lists, Feb. 2006
  • folder 32: Photographs of Norton Juster's granddaughter
Box 4 (Oversize)
  • The Hello, Goodbye Window: Corrected proofs
Box 12 (Oversize)
  • The Hello, Goodbye Window: Final proof
Box 13 (Oversize)
  • The Hello, Goodbye Window: First edition mock up, 2005
Box 14 (Oversize)
  • The Hello, Goodbye Window: Final draft mock up, 2005

Otter Nonsense

Box 5
  • folder 1–4: Correspondence, 1969–2000
Otter Nonsense. First edition (New York: Philomel Books, 1982)
  • folder 5: Notes. T.D. and A.Ds.
  • folder 6: Draft. A.D.
  • folders 7–9: Drafts. T.(photocopies)D.
  • folder 10: Printed profiles by Eric Carle
  • folders 11–15: Dummies
  • folders 16–18: Original Artwork by Eric Carle: "Oxidentally on Porpoise"; "Roofus, Walrus, and Floorus;" "Ant" (not published in book)
  • folder 19: Author's galleys, 1982
  • folder 20: Drafts of jacket copy
  • folder 21: Clippings, reviews, publicity, 1979–1981
  • folders 22–23: Publisher catalogs, 1982–1983
Otter Nonsense. Second edition (New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1994)
  • folder 24: Notes. A.Ds.
  • folder 25: Sample artwork (pen and ink original, artist unknown)
  • folder 26: Color illustrations with notes
  • folder 27: Rejects and duplicate illustrations
  • folder 28: Miscellaneous illustrations, color copies by Michael Witte
  • folder 29: Dummy – notes, color illustrations, and text
  • folder 30: Author's galleys, 1993
  • folder 31: Dust jacket front cover samples
  • folder 32: First advance sheets with dust jacket
  • folder 33: Clippings, reviews, and publicity, 1994
The Phantom Tollbooth (New York: Epstein & Carroll, dist. by Random House, 1961)
  • folders 34–36: Notes, ideas, and lists of characters. A.Ds.
  • folders 37–46: Text rejects arranged by chapter. A.D.
  • folders 47–55: Complete draft. A.D.
  • folders 56–62: Complete draft. T.D.
  • folder 63: First draft submitted to publisher – Chapters 1–7 and plot synopsis of remaining chapters. 2 copies, A.D. and T.D.
  • folder 64: Final draft. T.(carbon)D.
  • folder 65: Book synopsis T.D.
  • folders 66–67: Galleys
  • folders 68–69: Original artwork by Jules Feiffer: miner from Number Mines outside Digitopolis; and, figure from Dictionopolis market (not published in book)
Box 6 (Oversize)
  • Original artwork by Jules Feiffer: Tock
Box 7
  • folder 1: Publishing and performance history
  • folder 2: Reviews and comments, 1961–2002
  • folder 3: Educational uses and responses, 1980–2001
  • folder 4: Educational uses and responses: Ms. Jendrysik Melrose Middle School Team 7A, MA 2001
  • folder 5: Educational uses and responses: Ms. Quinlan's 5th grade class, Ambrose School, Winchester, MA 2001
  • folder 6: Educational uses and responses: Ms. Scagel's 4th grade class, Maple Street School, East Hampton, MA 2001
  • folder 7: Educational uses and responses: Mrs. Walnoha's class, Margaret White School, Blythe, CA 1998
  • folder 8: Educational uses and responses: Mrs. Walnoha's class, Margaret White School, Blythe, CA 2002
  • folder 9: Theatrical adaptations and productions, 1964–1996
  • folder 10: Academic citations and award information, 2001
  • folder 11: Cultural presence, 1961
  • folder 12: Miscellany, student drawings for Norton Juster, 1997–2003, undated
The Phantom Tollbooth, Opera Materials
  • folder 13: Correspondence, 1990–2003, undated
  • folder 14: Musical adaptation information, 1992–1993.
  • folder 15–17: Notes, plot synopses, outlines, etc. 1993–1998, undated. A.Ds.
  • folder 18: Commonwealth audition information, 1997–1998
  • folder 19: Opera Brochure, 1998
  • folder 20: Various theatrical agents, 1998–1999
  • folder 21: Opera promotion for Peter Brosius, 1999
  • folder 22: Opera promotion for Linda Hartzell, 1999
  • folder 23: Permission of use for Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1999
  • folder 24: Music Theater International contract, 2002
  • folder 25–26: Opera reviews and publicity, 1989–1998, undated. Photocopies
  • folder 27: The Phantom Tollbooth logo
Box 8
  • folder 1: The Phantom Tollbooth images
  • folder 2: Demo tape labels
  • folder 3: Opera review title labels
  • folder 4: Cover stock
  • folder 5: Opera and other scripts, 1977, undated. T.D.
  • folder 6: Music Theater International production of Annie, 1978. T.D.
  • folder 7: Working copy Act I, 1994. A.D.
  • folder 8: Working copy Act II, 1994. A.D.
  • folder 9: Working copy with notes, 1994. A.D.
  • folder 10: Adaptation for musical theater with notes, 1994. A.D. and T.D.
  • folder 11: Opera books including photographs of original production, 1994
  • folder 12: Original photos of OperaDelaware production, 1995
  • folder 13: Production guide from Music Theater International, 1995
  • folder 14: Production notes, 1995–1996, undated. A.D.
  • folders 15–18: Copies of the adaptation for musical theater, revised 1995. T.Ds.
  • folder 19: Proposed cuts for school version, 1995
  • folder 20: Script example of Afternoon of the Elves, 1996. T.D.
  • folder 21: Short version, June 1996. T.D.
  • folder 22: Short version with revisions, revised 1996. T.D.
  • folders 23–26: Copies of school version, revised 1996. T.Ds.
  • folder 27: Adaptation for musical theater, revised 1996. T.D.
Box 9
  • folders 1–2: Copies of adaptation for musical theater, revised 1996. T.Ds.
  • folder 3: Revisions for short and full scripts, July 1996
  • folder 4: Scripts from Dick Rescia, July 1996. T.D.
  • folder 5: Script from Li Ciaglo, revised 1996. T.D.
  • folder 6: Revised plot synopsis, 1998
  • folders 7–10: Copies of adaptation for musical theater, revised 1998. T.Ds.
  • folder 11: School version, revised 1999. T.D.
  • folder 12: School version and revisions, revised, 1999. T.D.
  • folder 13: School version, revised 1999. T.D.
  • folder 14: School version and revisions, revised 2001. T.D.
  • folder 15: School version, 2001. T.D.
  • folder 16: Full version revisions for act I, 2001
  • folder 17: Full version revisions for act II, 2001
  • folders 18–19: Copies of adaptation for musical theater, revised 2001. T.Ds.
  • folder 20: Harwich Junior Theater materials, 2001–2002
  • folder 21: School version revised pages, revised Jan. 2002
  • folder 22: Music Theater International script, Oct. 2002. T.D.
  • folders 23–24: Copies of final school version for Music Theater International, revised 2002. T.Ds.
  • folders 25–26: Copies of school version, 2002. T.Ds.
  • folder 27: School version with notes, June 2002. T.D.
  • folder 28: School version, Sept. 2002. T.D.
Box 10
  • folder 1: Short version, Nov. 2002. T.D.
  • folder 2: Piano/Vocal score for short version, revised 2002
  • folder 3: Full version revisions, revised Feb. 2002. T.D.
  • folders 4–5: Complete piano/vocal score, revised 2002
  • folder 6: Contract with Music Theater International, 2003
  • folder 7: Short version, revised 2003. T.D.
  • folder 8: Complete copy of full and short version, revised 2003. T.D.
  • folder 9: Adaptation for musical theater, revised 2003. T.D.
  • folder10: Script for Northlight Theater adaptation, revised 2005. T.D.
  • folder 11: Revisions and script for Northlight Theater, Nov. 2005. T.D.
  • folder 12: Adaptation for OperaDelaware, revised 2006. T.D.
  • folder 13: Adaptation for musical theater, revised 2006. T.D.
  • folder 14–16: Adaptation for Kennedy Center, revised 2007. T.Ds.
  • folder 17: Musical adaption. T.D.
  • folder 18: Corrected copy of musical adaptation. T.D.
  • folder 19: Musical suite and notes
Stark Naked: A Paranomastic Odyssey, First edition (New York: Random House, 1969)
  • folder 20: Correspondence, 1968–1997
  • folders 21–23: Notes. Includes lists for illustrations, names, etc. A.Ds and T.Ds.
  • folder 24: Draft T.(carbon)D.
  • folders 25–28: Dummies, various stages
  • folder 29: Photocopy of finished book
Stark Naked:... Proposed second edition, with title changed to Emotional Heights
  • folder 30: Notes, name lists, outlines, etc. 1996, undated. A.Ds.
  • folder 31: Notes on illustrations. T.D.
  • folder 32: Alternative titles. T.Ds.
  • folder 33–39: Narrative outline, 1997, undated A.Ds. and T.Ds.
  • folder 40: Name lists. T.D.
  • folder 41: Second edition proposal. A.D.
  • folders 42–45: Drafts. A.D. and T.Ds.

III. Audio/Visual Materials

The Phantom Tollbooth Opera
Box 11
  • VHS Tape of the Commonwealth Opera: Phantom Tollbooth, Sat., May 9, 1998 at the North Hampton High School (1 copy)
  • Commonwealth Opera presentation of The Phantom Tollbooth on CD, 1998 (2 copies)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth Opera demo on CD (2 copies)
  • Adaptation for the Musical Theater of Norton Juster's novel The Phantom Tollbooth on CD (4 copies)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth demo on cassette (1 copy)
  • Presentation of The Phantom Tollbooth an Opera based on the novel by Norton Juster (2 copies)

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