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Thomas P. Whitney Papers

Summary Information
Title: Thomas P. Whitney Papers
Dates: 1967-1968
Creator: Whitney, Thomas P.
Extent: 4 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1640
Collection contains typescripts for two children's books translated by Thomas P. Whitney.

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

Access and Use


Materials are arranged by published title.

Biographical Sketch

Thomas P. Whitney was born on January 26, 1917 in Toledo, Ohio. He earned his B.A. from Amherst College in 1937 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1940. After living in Moscow for nine years with the U.S. Embassy and the Associated Press, Thomas P. Whitney began to translate Russian literature, both juvenile and adult, for an English speaking audience.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 25, pp. 216-218.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts for Scarlet Sails and The Story of Prince Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney.

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.
  • Whitney, Thomas P.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Scarlet Sails 1967 
Note Grinevskii, Aleksandr Stepanovich
New York: Scribner, 1967
Box MF 1047
typescript, corrected (173 p.)  Box MF 1047
typescript, corrected (115 p.)  Box MF 1047
The Story of Prince Ivan, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf 1968 
Note Hogrogian, Nonny
New York: Scribner, 1968
Box MF 831
carbon typescript in ringbinder (70 p.)  Box MF 831