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Richard Chase Papers

Summary Information
Title: Richard Chase Papers
Dates: 1943-1948
Creator: Chase, Richard, 1904-
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-903
Includes typescripts and galley proofs for two books of folktales.

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

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Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


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Grandfather Tales; American-English Folktales, 1948

Jack Tales, 1943

Biographical Sketch

Richard Chase was born in 1904 near Huntsville, Alabama. He was a folklorist, editor, and author. His renown as a storyteller of Appalachian folktales was paralleled by the numerous collections of folktales he edited. He died in 1988.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol 56 p. 25-26.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes typescripts and galley proofs for two books of folktales.

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.
  • Chase, Richard, 1904-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Grandfather Tales; American-English Folktales 1948 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948
Box M.F. 201
typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box M.F. 201
galley proof, corrected (133 p.)  Box M.F. 201
Jack Tales 1943 
Note Williams, Berkeley, Jr.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943
Box M.F. 201
typescript, corrected carton (158 p.)  Box M.F. 201