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Walter Dumaux Edmonds Papers

Summary Information
Title: Walter Dumaux Edmonds
Dates: 1941-1974
Creator: Edmonds, Walter Dumaux
Extent: 0.15 linear ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-23
Walter D. Edmond's papers focus on three of his works of fiction for children and young adults. The collection contains only corrected typescripts.

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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Beaver Valley Matchlock Gun Story of Richard Storm, 1971

Matchlock Gun, 1942

Story of Richard Storm, 1974

Biographical Sketch

Walter D. Edmonds was born July 15, 1903, in Boonville, NY; died January 28, 1998, in Utica, NY. Most of his books are part history, part fiction and were set in Mohawk Valley in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, where he grew up. He received the Newbery Medal in 1942 for The Matchlock Gun. In 1976 he won the National Book Award for Bert Breen's Barn. Drums Along the Mohawk was his best-known historical novel and was on the bestseller list for two years. In 1939 it was made into a movie starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 99, p. 78

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts for three titles published between 1941-1974. The typescripts are not complete for each title.

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.
  • Edmonds, Walter Dumaux
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Beaver Valley Matchlock Gun Story of Richard Storm 1971 
Note  New York: Dodd, Mead, 1971
Box MF 290
Typescript, corrected (51)  Box MF 290
Matchlock Gun 1942 
Note  New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942
Box MF 290
Typescript, corrected (26)  Box MF 290
Story of Richard Storm 1974 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1974
Box MF 290
Typescript, corrected (9 )  Box MF 290