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James Sterling Ayars Papers, 1943-1978

Summary Information
Title: James Sterling Ayars papers
Dates: 1943-1978
Creator: Ayars, James Sterling.
Extent: 2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1215
Abstract:
The James Sterling Ayars Papers contains holographs, typescripts, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, research materials, and photographs from eight titles published between 1952 and 1977.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of James Ayars.

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:

James Sterling Ayars papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are listed alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

James Sterling Ayars was born November 17, 1898, in Wimette, IL. He completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and attended the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois for graduate studies. In addition to his career as a writer, Ayars worked in publishing as an editor.

Ayars authored and co-authored eleven books which include: Basketball Comes to Lonesome Point (1952), Caboose on the Loose (1956), Another Kind of Puppy (1965), and We Hold These Truths (1977). His book, The Illinois River (1968), received the Clara Ingram Judson Award from the Society of Midland Authors in 1969. He married fellow editor and children's book author Rebecca Caudill in 1931.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers contain holographs, typescripts and corrected typescripts, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, research materials and notes from eight titles published between 1952 and 1977.

Separated Material

The University of Illinois Library holds a collection of papers from James S. Ayars.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Another Kind of Puppy, 1965 
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1, Folder 1-4
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript with Front Matter 1964  Box 1, Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescript with Front Matter 1964  Box 1, Folder 7
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript, Galley Proof, Correspondence 1964  Box 1, Folder 8
 
Typescript 1961  Box 1, Folder 9
 
Basketball Comes to Lonesome Point, 1952 
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1, Folder 10-12
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 13-24
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 25-28
 
Corrected Typescript with Front Matter undated  Box 1, Folder 29-30
 
Correspondence, Notes 1949-1950  Box 1, Folder 31
 
Caboose on the Roof, 1956 
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1, Folder 32
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 33
 
Corrected Typescript 1954  Box 1, Folder 34
 
Holograph, Corrected Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 35
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 36
 
Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 37
 
Corrected Carbon Typescript 1956  Box 1, Folder 38
 
Correspondence, Clippings 1954-1956  Box 1, Folder 39
 
Happy Birthday, Mom! 1963 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript 1961  Box 1, Folder 40
 
Holograph, Corrected Carbon Typescript 1961  Box 1, Folder 41
 
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 42
 
The Illinois River, 1968 
Box 1
Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript with Front Matter 1967  Box 1, Folder 43
 
Corrected Galley Proof 1968  Box 2, Folder 1
 
Research Material 1965-1967  Box 2, Folder 2
 
Pet Parade, 1960 
Box 2
Holograph undated  Box 2, Folder 3
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript 1959  Box 2, Folder 4
 
Holograph, Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript 1959  Box 2, Folder 5
 
Typescripts undated  Box 2, Folder 6
 
Carbon Typescripts, Correspondence 1959  Box 2, Folder 7
 
Track Comes to Lonesome Point, 1973 
Box 2
Holograph with Notes 1972  Box 2, Folder 8-9
 
Holograph, Corrected Typescript with Notes undated  Box 2, Folder 10-12
 
Typescript 1972  Box 2, Folder 13
 
Corrected Partial Carbon Typescript with Front Matter 1973  Box 2, Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Partial Photocopy Typescript 1971  Box 2, Folder 16
 
Corrected Page Proof 1973  Box 2, Folder 17
 
Correspondence 1971-1973  Box 2, Folder 18
 
Notes undated  Box 2, Folder 19
 
Research Materials including Photographs and Clippings 1943-1964  Box 2, Folder 20
 
We Hold These Truths, 1977 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript with Front Matter 1978  Box 2, Folder 21-22
 
Corrected Galley Proof undated  Box 2, Folder 23
 
Corrected Typescripts 1974-1977  Box 2, Folder 24-26