2. Poems, 1970 - 1992
Scope and Contents
Series I, Correspondence, is the second largest series in the collection. It contains correspondence between Bill Martin, Jr. and numerous individuals (including friends, acquaintances, and colleagues) as well as organizations (including companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies). It includes a major sub-series for art-related correspondence. Note that photographs originally filed in this series have been moved to separate photograph-only folders that have been retained adjacent to the source folder.
Series II, Working files, is the largest series in the collection. It consists of three primary sub-series: works by Bill Martin, Jr., works collected by Bill Martin, Jr. (including both materials curated by Martin for his many textbooks and readers as well as for inspiration), and works about Bill Martin, Jr. The latter is substantially less voluminous than the former two. All three primary sub-series are further subdivided into secondary sub-series based on the form of the material. The first two contain sub-series for stories, poems, songs, notes, art, travel materials, and the like, while the latter contains sub-series for promotional materials, awards, reviews, and legal and medical materials. The files within these secondary sub-series are sorted by title or by author, as appropriate. Note that photographs originally filed in this series have been moved to separate photograph-only folders that have been retained adjacent to the source folder.
Series III, Personal papers, is the second smallest series in the collection. It consists of biographical and bibliographical material about Bill Martin, Jr., his birth certificate and related materials, and a personal greeting from Eric Carle.
Series IV, Photographs, is the third largest series in the collection. It contains numerous black and white and color photographs, as well as negatives, transparencies, and contact sheets, the vast majority of which include Bill Martin, Jr. as a chief subject. All of the photographic materials in this series were originally filed separately as photographs, as opposed to the photographs that were filed in correspondence and working files, which have been retained in those respective series.
Series V, Audio/visual, is the third smallest series in the collection. It contains all non-textual audio and visual materials in the collection (aside from photographs), including VHS video tapes, grooved discs (vinyl records), cassettes, and a reel-to-reel audio tape. Note that some audio/visual materials have been removed from their original locations in the collection due to preservation concerns.
Series VI, Realia, is the smallest series in the collection. It contains materials that are neither two-dimensional textual nor audio/visual. It is comprised of just a teddy bear and a scrapbook.
- Creation: 1970 - 1992
- From the Collection: Martin, Bill (Person)
From the Collection: 33.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English