Scope and Contents note
The Alice Bach Papers consist of manuscripts from seven of her published novels, as well as two photographs of the author.
The manuscripts are arranged in alphabetical order. The files include draft manuscripts, page proofs, layouts, book dummies, and galley proofs. Notable in the Warren Weasel's Worse Than Measles file is an original cover illustration.
The photographs are contained in box six.
- Bach, Alice (Person)
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Alice Bach was born April 6, 1942, in New York City. She received her B.A. in 1963 from Barnard College, and started her career as an assistant editor for Random House Publishing Company in 1964. In 1966 she became an associate editor at Harper and Row Publishing, Inc., and then senior editor for Books for Young Readers at Dial Press in 1969. In 1973 she became a consultant for the Beford-Stuyvesant Writers' Workshop; beginning in 1979 she spent two years as an adjunct professor of creative writing at New York University's School for Continuing Education. Bach maintained memberships in the Authors' Guild, the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, and the American Fern Society.
One of Bach's novels, Mollie Make Believe (not included in this collection), was cited by the New York Times as one of the best books of the year in 1974. She received the MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 1976 and 1977, as well as the American Library Association Notable Book Award for her novel, Waiting for Johnny Miracle, a book about young cancer patients.
Besides writing juvenile fiction, Bach was a contributor of book reviews and articles to such periodicals as the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Publishers Weekly.
3 linear feet (6 containers) : 6 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials
Alice Bach (1942-) was an editor and writer of fiction. The collection includes manuscripts, illustrations, and photographs that reflect her work as an author.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Gift of Harper and Row Publishers in 1981.
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- Women authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young adult fiction, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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