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William Howard Armstrong Papers, 1955-1979

Summary Information
Title: William Howard Armstrong papers
Dates: 1955-1979
Creator: Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1914-1999.
Extent: 3 boxes (3.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1156
Abstract:
William Howard Armstrong's papers include holographs, typescripts, galleys, and proofs for a number of titles published in the 1950s through the 1970s, as well as correspondence to and from Armstrong.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of William Howard Armstrong, received in several donations, with the bulk of the material dating from and arriving during the 1970s.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

William Howard Armstrong papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

William Howard Armstrong was born September 14, 1914 (other sources state September 14, 1911) in Lexington, Virginia. He attended Augusta Military Academy and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1936. He married Martha Stonestreet Williams and had three children. Armstrong taught history at the Kent School in Kent, Connecticut beginning in 1945.

Armstrong published his first book, Study is Hard Work in 1956. He is best known for his work of juvenile fiction, Sounder , published in 1969, which won the John Newbery Medal and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1970). He continued to publish adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Sour Land , The MacLeod Place , and The Mills of God .

William Armstrong died on April 11, 1999.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials for titles published between 1957 and 1979. It includes holographs, typescripts, research material including photographs, galley and page proofs, a publisher's dummy and some correspondence. The bulk of the correspondence is from school children and adult readers, mostly concerning Sounder . There is also a small amount of publisher's correspondence regarding the publication of Through Troubled Waters .

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Publications  
 
Animal Tales , 1970 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Page Proof 1972  Box 1, Folder 1
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript 1972  Box 1, Folder 2
 
Barefoot in the Grass , 1970 
Box 1
Typescript, Corrected Partial Carbon undated  Box 1, Folder 3-4
 
Typescript, Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 1, Folder 5-8
 
Layout Notes undated  Box 1, Folder 9
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2, Folder 1-2
 
Galley Proof 1970  Box 2, Folder 3
 
The Education of Abraham Lincoln , 1974 
Box 1
Typescript, Corrected Partial Carbon undated  Box 1, Folder 15-16
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1974  Box 1, Folder 17
 
Research Material 1974  Box 1, Folder 18
 
Corrected Photocopy Typescript with Front Matter 1974  Box 1, Folder 19-20
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 21-22
 
Typescript Carbon undated  Box 1, Folder 23
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2, Folder 4-6
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 7
 
Corrected Galley Proof with Front Matter 1974  Box 2, Folder 8
 
Hadassah: Esther the Orphan Queen , 1972 
Box 1
Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 24
 
Corrected Typescript, Layout Notes 1972  Box 1, Folder 25
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2, Folder 9-10
 
Corrected Galley Proofs 1972  Box 2, Folder 11
 
Publisher's Dummy 1972  Box 2, Folder 12
 
Joanna's Miracle , 1977 
Box 1
Corrected Carbon Typescript with Front Matter and Correspondence 1977  Box 1, Folder 26-27
Box 2
Holograph with Correspondence 1977  Box 2, Folder 13-14
 
The MacLeod Place , 1972 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 28-32
 
Partial Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 33
 
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, Research Material undated  Box 1, Folder 34
Box 2
Holograph, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 2, Folder 17
 
Corrected Galley Proof, Book Jacket 1972  Box 2, Folder 18
Box 2
Holograph, One Page Typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 15-16
 
The Mills of God , 1973 
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2, Folder 19-20
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescripts undated  Box 2, Folder 21
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1973  Box 2, Folder 22
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Partial Photocopy undated  Box 3, Folder 1
 
Page Proof, some with corrections 1973  Box 3, Folder 2
 
My Animals , 1974 
Box 2
Holograph 1972  Box 2, Folder 23
Box 3
Carbon Typescript, Corrected Typescript with Front Matter 1974  Box 3, Folder 3
 
Galley Proof 1974  Box 3, Folder 4
 
Sounder , 1969 
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3, Folder 5
 
Holograph, Partial Carbon and Photocopy Typescripts undated  Box 3, Folder 6
 
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 7-8
 
Partial Carbon and Photocopy Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 9
 
Sour Land , 1971 
Box 3
Holograph and Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 10-11
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 12-13
 
Corrected Galley Proofs 1970-1971  Box 3, Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Page Proof 1971  Box 3, Folder 16
 
Holograph and Typescript, Miscellaneous pages undated  Box 3, Folder 17
 
The Tale of Tawny and Dingo , 1979 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Front Matter undated  Box 3, Folder 18
 
Corrected Photocopy Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 19
 
Corrected Galley Proofs 1979  Box 3, Folder 20
 
Through Troubled Water , 1957 
Box 3
Holograph undated  Box 3, Folder 21
 
Partial Carbon Corrected Typescript undated  Box 3, Folder 22
 
Correspondence 1955-1956  Box 3, Folder 23
 
Correspondence  
Box 1
From adults 1972-1973  Box 1, Folder 13
 
From children 1972-1976  Box 1, Folder 12-14