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Betsy Cromer Byars Papers

Summary Information
Title: Betsy Cromer Byars Papers
Dates: 1969-1979
Creator: Byars, Betsy Cromer
Extent: 6 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1982
The collection consists of production material for two titles, including corrected typescripts and a galley proof.

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.


Good-Bye Chicken Little, 1979

Trouble River, 1969

Biographical Sketch

Betsy Cromer Byars was born in North Carolina in 1928. She attended Furman University from 1946-1948. She received a BA from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1950. She also attended West Virginia University. She did not start writing for children until she was in her thirties. Byars is now a prolific author who has won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal for Summer of the Swans in 1971. She is known for her sympathetic and humorous characterizations and plots. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 80, pp. 29-35.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production material for two titles, including corrected typescripts and a galley proof.

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.
  • Byars, Betsy Cromer
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Good-Bye Chicken Little 1979 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1979
Box MF 162
typescript, corrected photocopy with front matter, 8 p. (100 p.)  Box MF 162
galley proof, corrected (33 p.)  Box MF 162
Trouble River 1969 
Note Negri, Rocco
New York: Viking, 1969
Box MF 162
typescript, corrected (107 p.)  Box MF 162