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Arna Bontemps Papers

Summary Information
Title: Arna Bontemps Papers
Dates: 1951
Creator: Bontemps, Arna
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1049
The collection consists of a galley proof for a single title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Sam Patch, the High, Wide and Handsome Jumper, 1951

Biographical Sketch

Arna Bontemps was born in 1902 in Alexandria, LA. When he was still a boy, the family moved to California. He received a BA from Pacific Union College in 1923. As a young man he moved to New York City and participated in the Harlem Renaissance. He received his MA from the Unisversity of Chicago in 1943. He had a long career as a teacher, librarian and writer of books for both children and adults. He died in 1973. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 44, pp. 45-53.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a galley proof for a single title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Bontemps, Arna
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Sam Patch, the High, Wide and Handsome Jumper 1951 
Note  New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1951
Box MF 134
galley proof, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 134