Jane Zalben Papers

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Jane Zalben Papers

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McGarrity, Irene

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin
Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997)
CL.03
Finding aid prepared by Irene McGarrity

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
January 24, 2022

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College
229 Main Street
MS 3201
Keene, New Hampshire, 03435
603-358-2717
archivist@keene.edu

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Table of Contents
Summary Information ................................................................................................................................. 3
Biographical Sketch....................................................................................................................................... 4
Scope and Content Note................................................................................................................................4
Controlled Access Headings..........................................................................................................................4
Collection Inventory...................................................................................................................................... 6
Series 1: Unfinished Dreams...................................................................................................................6

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Summary Information
Repository

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library /
Keene State College

Title

Jane Breskin Zalben Papers

Date

1994-1995, 1997

Extent

0.74 Linear feet

Language

English

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Biographical Sketch
Jane Breskin Zalben was born in New York City and attended the High School of Music and Art there.
After receiving a BA in art from Queens College she went on to study lithography at the Pratt Graphics
Center. An acclaimed author of children’s books, Zalben has published over 25 books for youthful
audiences.

Scope and Content Note
Consisting of manuscripts and correspondence, the papers document Jane Breskin Zalben’s work in
writing Unfinished Dreams along with the editorial work involved in bringing the book to publication.
The collection also documents Zalben’s contributions to the design of Unfinished Dreams (Subseries
A, folder 4). Outgoing correspondence in 1994 is to an editor (Subseries B, folder 1) while incoming
correspondence in 1994 is from an associate (Subseries B, folder 2). Incoming correspondence in 1997 is
from David White acknowledging receipt of the collection (subseries B, folder 3). An illustration by Jane
Breskin Zalben, Beni’s First Chanukah, is part of the Festival Gallery Collection at Keene State College.

Administrative Information
Publication Information
College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College

Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

• Children's Literature Festival Manuscript Collection

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Series 1: Unfinished Dreams

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Unfinished Dreams

Subseries A: Manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 1; Rewrite Manuscripts, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2; First Copyedited Manuscript, 1995

Box 2, folder 3; Second Copyedited Manuscript, 1995

Box 1, Folder 4; Design Manuscript, 1995

Box 2, Folder 5; Draft 1, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6; Research notes, Miscellaneous, n.d

Subseries B: Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1; Outgoing Correspondence, 1994

Box 2, Folder 2; Incoming Correspondence, 1994.

Box 2, Folder 3; Incoming Correspondence, 1997

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin
Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997)
CL.03
Finding aid prepared by Irene McGarrity

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
January 24, 2022

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College
229 Main Street
MS 3201
Keene, New Hampshire, 03435
603-358-2717
archivist@keene.edu

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Table of Contents
Summary Information ................................................................................................................................. 3
Biographical Sketch....................................................................................................................................... 4
Scope and Content Note................................................................................................................................4
Controlled Access Headings..........................................................................................................................4
Collection Inventory...................................................................................................................................... 6
Series 1: Unfinished Dreams...................................................................................................................6

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Summary Information
Repository

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library /
Keene State College

Title

Jane Breskin Zalben Papers

Date

1994-1995, 1997

Extent

0.74 Linear feet

Language

English

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Biographical Sketch
Jane Breskin Zalben was born in New York City and attended the High School of Music and Art there.
After receiving a BA in art from Queens College she went on to study lithography at the Pratt Graphics
Center. An acclaimed author of children’s books, Zalben has published over 25 books for youthful
audiences.

Scope and Content Note
Consisting of manuscripts and correspondence, the papers document Jane Breskin Zalben’s work in
writing Unfinished Dreams along with the editorial work involved in bringing the book to publication.
The collection also documents Zalben’s contributions to the design of Unfinished Dreams (Subseries
A, folder 4). Outgoing correspondence in 1994 is to an editor (Subseries B, folder 1) while incoming
correspondence in 1994 is from an associate (Subseries B, folder 2). Incoming correspondence in 1997 is
from David White acknowledging receipt of the collection (subseries B, folder 3). An illustration by Jane
Breskin Zalben, Beni’s First Chanukah, is part of the Festival Gallery Collection at Keene State College.

Administrative Information
Publication Information
College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College

Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)

- Page 4 -

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

• Children's Literature Festival Manuscript Collection

- Page 5 -

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Series 1: Unfinished Dreams

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Unfinished Dreams

Subseries A: Manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 1; Rewrite Manuscripts, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2; First Copyedited Manuscript, 1995

Box 2, folder 3; Second Copyedited Manuscript, 1995

Box 1, Folder 4; Design Manuscript, 1995

Box 2, Folder 5; Draft 1, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6; Research notes, Miscellaneous, n.d

Subseries B: Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1; Outgoing Correspondence, 1994

Box 2, Folder 2; Incoming Correspondence, 1994.

Box 2, Folder 3; Incoming Correspondence, 1997

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A Guide to the Jane Breskin
Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997)
CL.03
Finding aid prepared by Irene McGarrity

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
January 24, 2022

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College
229 Main Street
MS 3201
Keene, New Hampshire, 03435
603-358-2717
archivist@keene.edu

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Table of Contents
Summary Information ................................................................................................................................. 3
Biographical Sketch....................................................................................................................................... 4
Scope and Content Note................................................................................................................................4
Controlled Access Headings..........................................................................................................................4
Collection Inventory...................................................................................................................................... 6
Series 1: Unfinished Dreams...................................................................................................................6

- Page 2 -

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Summary Information
Repository

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library /
Keene State College

Title

Jane Breskin Zalben Papers

Date

1994-1995, 1997

Extent

0.74 Linear feet

Language

English

- Page 3 -

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Biographical Sketch
Jane Breskin Zalben was born in New York City and attended the High School of Music and Art there.
After receiving a BA in art from Queens College she went on to study lithography at the Pratt Graphics
Center. An acclaimed author of children’s books, Zalben has published over 25 books for youthful
audiences.

Scope and Content Note
Consisting of manuscripts and correspondence, the papers document Jane Breskin Zalben’s work in
writing Unfinished Dreams along with the editorial work involved in bringing the book to publication.
The collection also documents Zalben’s contributions to the design of Unfinished Dreams (Subseries
A, folder 4). Outgoing correspondence in 1994 is to an editor (Subseries B, folder 1) while incoming
correspondence in 1994 is from an associate (Subseries B, folder 2). Incoming correspondence in 1997 is
from David White acknowledging receipt of the collection (subseries B, folder 3). An illustration by Jane
Breskin Zalben, Beni’s First Chanukah, is part of the Festival Gallery Collection at Keene State College.

Administrative Information
Publication Information
College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College

Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)

- Page 4 -

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

• Children's Literature Festival Manuscript Collection

- Page 5 -

A Guide to the Jane Breskin Zalben Papers (1994-1995, 1997) CL.03

Series 1: Unfinished Dreams

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Unfinished Dreams

Subseries A: Manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 1; Rewrite Manuscripts, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2; First Copyedited Manuscript, 1995

Box 2, folder 3; Second Copyedited Manuscript, 1995

Box 1, Folder 4; Design Manuscript, 1995

Box 2, Folder 5; Draft 1, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6; Research notes, Miscellaneous, n.d

Subseries B: Correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1; Outgoing Correspondence, 1994

Box 2, Folder 2; Incoming Correspondence, 1994.

Box 2, Folder 3; Incoming Correspondence, 1997

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