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James Riordan Collection

Summary Information
Title: James Riordan Collection
Dates: 1976-1979
Creator: Riordan, James
Extent: 5 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1313
Abstract:
The James Riordan Collection contains written production material from two titles published from 1976 to 1979 including a holographs, illustration material, and research material.

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.

Copyright:

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.


Arrangement

Morning Star, 1979

Tales From Central Russia: Russian Tales, Vol. 1; Tales From Tartary: Russian Tales, Vol. 2, 1976


Biographical Sketch

James Riordan was born October 10, 1936, in Portsmouth, England, into a difficult childhood. With his parents' separation and the looming World War II, Riordan was sent to live with his grandparents. Although arduous, the time was also enriching, cultivating within him a strong faith in the ordinary person. Educated at Birmingham, London and Moscow, Riordan traveled and worked in various countries, learning languages and cultures. He soon became a lecturer of Russian at Portsmouth Polytechnic in England. Of his various titles and collections of children's literature, he is particularly fond of retelling folktales, including Russian ones. Riordan published his first children's book in 1974. Along with the children's literature, he is also the author of numerous stories from the former Soviet Union.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 95, 1998.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The James Riordan Collection contains written production material from two titles published from 1976 to 1979 including a holographs, illustration material for Tartar stories published in newspapers, and research material of Russian folk tales.

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.
  • Riordan, James
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Morning Star 1979 
Note  London, 1979
Box MF 673
illustration material for Tartar stories published in newspaper  Box MF 673
 
Tales From Central Russia: Russian Tales, Vol. 1; Tales From Tartary: Russian Tales, Vol. 2 1976 
Note  London: Kestrel , 1976
Box MF 673
holograph (17 p.)  Box MF 673
 
books of Russian folk tales (5 p.)  Box MF 673