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Charles Paul May Papers

Identifier: CLRC-804

Scope and Contents

The collection contains corrected typescripts and correspondence related to the writing an publication of Box Turtle Lives in Armor, and nonfiction children's book written by Charles Paul May and published in 1960.


  • Creation: 1958 - 1959


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

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 freelance 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, as well as magazines for young people. Many of his writings deal with nature subjects.

Biographical Source: "Charles Paul May (1920-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 4. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material for one nonfiction juvenile title written by Charles Paul May.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Paul May.

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Genre / Form


Charles Paul May Papers, 1958-1959
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • May 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library