Guide to the Madeline Tabler Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Ellen E. Jarosz and Billy Hughes.
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2008-01-07
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San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
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Guide to the Madeline Tabler Collection 1963/1975

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Madeline Tabler Collection
Dates: 1963-1975
Identification: MS-0248
Creator: Tabler, Madeline, 1922-2002
Physical Description: 4.17 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Madeline Ann Balch McDougal was born in 1922. Her mother, Catherine Ann Balch, died in childbirth when Madeline was 5, and she grew up using her mother's maiden name. She graduated both from Michigan State College with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, and also from the School of Nursing at Sparrow Hospital. James Gilmore Tabler married Madeline in 1946, and the couple had two children, Michael and Joseph. The family moved to San Diego in 1952.
While in San Diego, Tabler's interest in writing led her to take writing classes from Paul D. Perry in Coronado, eventually teaching some classes herself. In the late 1950s and 1960s she authored articles for the Pacific Beach Sentinel under the pseudonym Clementine Cartwright. Tabler was an early member of Chet Cunningham's San Diego Writer's Workshop, started in the 1960s. She published several nurse novels, works of juvenile and young adult literature, soap opera novels, ghost-authored at least one novel (a western for Chet Cunningham), wrote several short stories, articles, and poems. She also wrote several unpublished mysteries and romances.
Aside from her professional and personal writing, she was involved in the community. She was a member of the Clairemont Woman's Club, the PTA, and taught community children to swim in the Backyard Swim Program in Bay Park. Other hobbies included knitting and needlepoint, swimming, bicycling, and yoga, which she continued after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's Disease. She died in 2002.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers
Publications

Personal Name:

Tabler, Madeline, 1922-2002 -- Archives

Topical Term:

American literature -- 20th century

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Madeline Tabler Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

For a list of published works donated with the Madeline Tabler Collection which were not published by Tabler herself, please search the Pac or ask at the reference desk for assistance.

Arrangement of Materials:

I. Manuscripts
II. Articles

Scope and Contents

The Madeline Tabler Collection documents the creative process behind writing children's and young adult literature.  The collection dates from 1963-1975.  The collection consists primarily of unpublished manuscripts and published articles.  It has accordingly been divided into two series, Manuscripts and Articles.
The Manuscripts series includes several unpublished manuscripts written by Madeline Tabler, some of which were eventually published and some of which were not.  Some research files are included for the Runaways manuscript.  The materials are arranged alphabetically by manuscript title.  There are two manuscripts Madeline Tabler did not author, which were written by Kit Dalton.
The Articles include several published newspaper and magazine articles written by Madeline Tabler, dating from 1963-1975.  They are arranged chronologically.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Manuscripts

Box 1, Folder 1

35 Miles Per Hour

Box 1, Folder 2

35 Miles Per Hour

Box 1, Folder 3

The Angel Syndrome

Box 1, Folder 4

The Angel Syndrome

Box 1, Folder 5

The Angel Syndrome

Box 1, Folder 6

The Bitsy Caper I

Box 1, Folder 7

The Bitsy Caper I

Box 2, Folder 1

The Bitsy Caper II

Box 2, Folder 2

The Bitsy Caper II

Box 2, Folder 3

Buckskin #23: California Crossfire by Kit Dalton

Box 2, Folder 4

Capitol I

Box 2, Folder 5

Capitol I

Box 2, Folder 6

Capitol I

Box 3, Folder 1

Capitol II

Box 3, Folder 2

Capitol II

Box 3, Folder 3

Capitol II

Box 3, Folder 4

Dog's Ghost

Box 3, Folder 5

Dog's Ghost

Box 3, Folder 6

Enzyme I

Box 4, Folder 1

Enzyme II

Box 4, Folder 2

Enzyme II

Box 4, Folder 3

Enzyme II

Box 4, Folder 4

Epidemic

Box 4, Folder 5

Epidemic

Box 4, Folder 6

The Flip Side of Memory

Box 4, Folder 7

The Flip Side of Memory

Box 4, Folder 8

Getting It Together

Box 4, Folder 9

Getting It Together

Box 5, Folder 1

God, The Fuzz, and Merrie

Box 5, Folder 2

God, The Fuzz, and Merrie

Box 5, Folder 3

God, The Fuzz, and Merrie

Box 5, Folder 4

God, The Fuzz, and Merrie

Box 5, Folder 5

In A Storm's Eye

Box 5, Folder 6

In A Storm's Eye

Box 6, Folder 1

Lamp Among The Stars

Box 6, Folder 2

Lamp Among The Stars

Box 6, Folder 3

Lamp Among The Stars

Box 6, Folder 4

Lamp Among The Stars

Box 6, Folder 5

Love Is A Family Affair

Box 6, Folder 6

Love Is A Family Affair

Box 6, Folder 7

Only Today I

Box 6, Folder 8

Only Today I

Box 6, Folder 9

Only Today I

Box 6, Folder 10

Only Today I

Box 7, Folder 1

Only Today II

Box 7, Folder 2

The Prize And The Passion

Box 7, Folder 3

The Prize And The Passion

Box 7, Folder 4

Remember The Future

Box 7, Folder 5

Remember The Future

Box 7, Folder 6

Remember The Future

Box 8, Folder 1

Runaways

Box 8, Folder 2

Runaways

Box 8, Folder 3

Runaways

Box 8, Folder 4

Runaways

Box 8, Folder 5

Runaways

Box 9, Folder 1

The Search Is Murder

Box 9, Folder 2

The Search Is Murder

Box 9, Folder 3

Spencer Rimfire by Kit Dalton

Box 9, Folder 4

Tiona Lee Is Back

Box 9, Folder 5

Tiona Lee Is Back

Box 9, Folder 6

Transfusion

Box 9, Folder 7

Transfusion

Box 9, Folder 8

The Trouble With Models I

Box 10, Folder 1

The Trouble With Models II

Box 10, Folder 2

The Trouble With Models II

Box 10, Folder 3

The Trouble With Models II

Box 10, Folder 4

The Zoo Murders

Box 10, Folder 5

The Zoo Murders

Box 10, Folder 6

The Zoo Murders

Box 10, Folder 7

The Zoo Murders

 

Articles

Box 10, Folder 8

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 9

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 10

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 11

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 12

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 13

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 14

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 15

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 16

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 17

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 18

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 19

1963 - 75

Box 10, Folder 20

1963 - 75