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Charles Paul May Papers

Summary Information
Title: Charles Paul May Papers
Dates: 1960
Creator: May, Charles Paul
Extent: 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-804
The collection contains written material for 1 title, and includes corrected typescripts, corrected notes, an outline, and correspondence.

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

Access and Use
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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.


Box Turtle Lives in Armor, 1960

Biographical Sketch

Charles Paul May was born November 23, 1920, in Bedford, Iowa, where he grew up on a dairy farm. He became a university instructor, editor, photographer, and free-lance writer. His early attempts at writing for adults were not published, but he met with more success when he began writing for children. He has contributed many articles to the Book of Knowledge and to the Encyclopedia International. He has also contributed many articles to magazines and periodicals for young people. Many of his writings deal with nature subjects.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 4

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains corrected typescripts, corrected notes, an outline, and correspondence.

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.
  • May, Charles Paul
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box Turtle Lives in Armor 1960 
Note  New York: Holiday House, 1960
Box MF585
typescript, corrected, with 4 p. outlines in manuscript form (20 p.)  Box MF585
typescripts, corrected (122 p.)  Box MF585
typescript, corrected carbon (98 p.)  Box MF585
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF585
small corrected typescript (26 p.)  Box MF585
corrected typed notes. (17 p.)  Box MF585