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Chester Aaron Papers, 1981-1982

Summary Information
Title: Chester Aaron papers
Dates: 1981-1982
Creator: Aaron, Chester.
Extent: 1 box (0.3 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-498
Abstract:
The collection contains written production material, including corrected typescripts, corrected galley proof, and front matter, for 2 titles written by Chester Aaron.

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. 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:

Chester Aaron papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Biographical Sketch

Chester Aaron was born May 9, 1923 in Butler, Pennsylvania. A child of Jewish emigres from Poland and Russia, Chester Aaron experienced ethnic slurs and clashes with the onset of World War II. Eventually joining the Army, he was part of the military unit that liberated prisoners at the Dachau concentration camp, an experience that changed his life.

After returning from the war, Chester Aaron studied creative writing as he worked a variety of odd jobs. Following a stream of rejections of his writing, he trained and worked as an x-ray technician, all the while continuing to write on a part-time basis. Chester Aaron's first book, an adult novel entitled About Us , was finally published in 1967 to critical acclaim. Soon after, a teaching position at St. Mary's College in Maraga, California afforded him more time for his writing. Creating mostly young adult and some adult fiction, many of Chester Aaron's novels involve animals and their interactions with human beings. He is praised for the directness and conviction of his writing.

Biographical Sources: Something about the Author, Volume 74, 1993.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written production material, including corrected typescripts, corrected galley proof, and front matter, for 2 titles written by Chester Aaron.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Duchess, 1982 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript 1982  Box 1, Folder 5-6
 
Galley Proof, Corrected Photocopy 1982  Box 1, Folder 7-8
 
Gideon, 1982 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript Photocopy undated  Box 1, Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript 1981  Box 1, Folder 3-4