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Pete Hautman Papers

Identifier: CLRC-969

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The Pete Hautman Papers contain typescripts and editorial correspondence related to four young adult novels written by Hautman: Stone Cold (later published under the title No Limit), A Hole in the Sky, Mr. Was, and Sweetblood.


  • 1996-2003


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.

<emph render="bold">Biographical Sketch</emph>

Peter Murray Hautman was born September 29, 1952, in Berkeley, CA, the son of Thomas Richard and Margaret Elaine Hautman. He attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1970-72, and University of Minnesota, 1972-76. After working for almost twenty years in advertising and design, he left that field in 1992 to begin his second career as a freelance author. Pete Hautman is a prolific author who has found publishing success in not only adult novels but in several highly acclaimed works of fiction for teen readers. Lauded by critics for their imaginative, action-filled plots are Mr. Was, Stone Cold, and Hole in the Sky, all of which feature young protagonists whose confrontation with difficulties force them to follow unusual paths into adulthood. Under the pseudonym Peter Murray, Hautman has penned numerous works of juvenile nonfiction, covering everything from dinosaurs to weather to biographies of notable Americans. Hautman lives in Minneapolis, MN with companion and writer Mary Logue.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.


.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

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The collection contains typescripts and correspondence related to four young adult novels by Pete Hautman.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pete Hautman.
Pete Hautman Papers, 1996-2003
Felicity Hanson
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Collecting Area Details

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